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April 12, 2023

Discovering the Hidden Gem of South Denver - Fort Logan

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Denver, Colorado, lies the charming and often overlooked neighborhood of Fort Logan.

Although it may not be as well-known as some of the city's more popular neighborhoods, Fort Logan boasts a rich history, natural beauty, and a tight-knit community that makes it a hidden gem in the Mile High City.

Fort Logan during World War I. Photo denverlibrary.org

The Early Days

Fort Logan takes its name from the historic military installation that was established in the area in 1887. The fort was used to train soldiers for the Spanish-American War and World War I and was named after Union General John A. Logan. After the fort was decommissioned in 1946, the land was repurposed for use as a hospital for veterans.
The Fort Logan neighborhood began to take shape in the 1950s and 1960s, with the construction of several housing developments to accommodate the growing population. The neighborhood's convenient location, stunning views of the nearby Rocky Mountains, and proximity to outdoor recreation areas such as Bear Creek Lake Park, helped to make it a popular destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Natural Beauty

One of the standout features of Fort Logan is its natural beauty. The neighborhood is surrounded by rolling hills, parks including Matthews/Winters Park and William Frederick Hayden Park, and trails that offer breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. The area is also home to several lakes and reservoirs, including Incinerator, Norgren, Midway, and Valley lakes.

Fort Logan Cemetery. Photo expedia.com

Historical Sites

In addition to its natural beauty and community spirit, Fort Logan is also home to several historical sites. The Fort Logan National Cemetery, which is located on the former site of the military fort, is the final resting place for over 122,000 veterans and their spouses. The cemetery is open to the public and offers a peaceful and serene place to honor and remember those who have served our country.

Living in Fort Logan

For those looking to call Fort Logan home, the neighborhood offers a range of housing options, from single family homes to apartments and town homes. The neighborhood's proximity to the mountains and outdoor recreation areas, as well as its strong sense of community, make it a desirable place to live. The current population of the neighborhood is 17,629 people.

Image from trulia.com

Exploring Fort Logan

Visitors to Fort Logan can explore the area's natural beauty by hiking or biking along the trails of its beautiful parks. The Fort Logan National Cemetery is also open to the public and is a moving place to pay tribute to our nation's veterans.

In Conclusion

Fort Logan is a hidden gem with a rich history, natural beauty, and tight-knit community making it a neighborhood worth discovering. From the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains to the peaceful serenity of the national cemetery, Fort Logan offers something for everyone. Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, Fort Logan is sure to impress with its charm and character.

 

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