The Sloan's Lake neighborhood boundaries run north and south from Federal to Sheridan Boulevard and east and west from 17th to 29th Avenue, with the exception of a small pocket on the southeast end, from Meade Street to Federal, where 19th Avenue is the boundary line. Sloan's Lake Park is Denver’s second largest park and the lake is the city’s largest body of water.

On the west side of the lake, at 16th and Raleigh Street is the old Saint Anthony's Hospital, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Francis in the late 1880s. In 2013, the hospital moved to a new location in Lakewood and the building was abandoned. On the east end of the lake stands Lake Middle School, which was built in 1926. The school has unique architecture, with Moorish, medieval and English elements, in some ways resembling a castle.

The lake was created when in 1861, farmer Thomas Sloan was digging a well to irrigate his land. He tapped into a water aquifer which, overnight, spread 200 acres, forming a new body of water. Thomas Sloan sold the farm in 1872.


As of March 24, 2020, the neighborhood saw 219 sales annually and 128 of these were single family homes. The average price was $665,797 and the median price was $605,075. The average close price was 98.8% of list price. A year prior, there were 200 total sales in the neighborhood, 189 of which were single family homes. The average price was $662,606 and the median price was $620,000. The average close price was 99.4% of list price.

The most expensive sale in the last year was 2421 Quitman, which sold on August 2nd, 2019 for $1,670,000. It was on the market for six days and sold for 98.5% of list. The property is a new build with 4 beds, 4 baths, a 3 car garage, a rooftop deck and 4,896 finished square feet. The listing office was LIV Sotheby's International Realty. The year prior, the most expensive sale was $1,511,733 for 2489 Wolff Street.

Just on the other side of the neighborhood boundary is 1746 Meade Street, which is technically in West Colfax, but looks out on Sloan’s Lake. This 4 bed, 5 bath, almost 4,000 square foot home sold for $2,252,500 in September 2019. It features completely unobstructed views of the lake and mountains from the 3rd floor roof deck.

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