Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Denver, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Denver neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Denver are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Denver for 2019:
- Cherry Creek (Homes)
- Washington Park (Homes)
- Golden Triangle (Homes)
- Lodo (Homes)
- Central East Denver (Homes)
- University (Homes)
- Stapleton (Homes)
- Southeastern Denver (Homes)
- Park Hill (Homes)
- Highland (Homes)
So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Denver for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Cherry Creek looks to be the best Denver neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Denver that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Denver.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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How we determined the best Denver hoods in 2019
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Denver, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 22 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Denver.” We’re lookin’ at you, Cherry Creek.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Denver, Colorado has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
The neighborhood is located near the geographic center of the City and County of Denver and is a mixture of dense urban development and tree lined residential streets. It is bounded by the Cherry Creek on the south, East Sixth Avenue to the north, University Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard on the west and east, respectively. The neighborhood takes its name from the nearby Cherry Creek running along the south side of the neighborhood.
Washington Park is a neighborhood and public urban park in Denver, Colorado. The Washington Park located in Denver, Colorado, United States is a blend of historic and contemporary styles of architecture. Its historic buildings, lakes, tennis courts, lawns, large flower gardens, and recreation center provide various experiences for visitors. The park was first developed by Architect Reinhard Scheutze in 1899. Its design was influenced by city planner Kessler, the Olmsted Brothers and the famous philanthropist The Unsinkable Molly Brown. The park is very popular both as a tourist destination and among Denver locals, with some comparing it to New York City’s Central Park.
The Golden Triangle is a neighborhood near uptown Denver, Colorado, USA. Many civic and cultural institutions are located in the northern part of the neighborhood, in an area called the Civic Center.
LoDo is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, and is one of the oldest settlements in the city. It is a mixed-use historic district, known for its nightlife, and serves as an example of success in urban reinvestment and revitalization. The current population is approximately 21,145.
University is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. It is home to the University of Denver, many university students, and other residents and businesses, including the first Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. Located 15 minutes Northeast of downtown Denver, the development is on the site of the decommissioned Stapleton International Airport, which closed in 1995. Now referred to as the Stapleton Community, Stapleton contains nine neighborhoods, nine schools public/private, 50 parks, several shopping and business districts, even its own visitor center. Since April of 2016, Stapleton has been connected to the rest of the Denver metro area by RTD’s A line, a recently opened commuter rail.
Park Hill is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, U.S. Located in the northeastern quadrant of the city, it is bordered by Colorado Boulevard on the west, East Colfax Avenue on the south, Quebec Street on the east, and East 52nd Avenue on the north. The entire Park Hill neighborhood is located in the area known as East Denver. It is further divided by the City and County of Denver into three administrative neighborhoods, South Park Hill, North Park Hill, and Northeast Park Hill.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Denver
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Denver where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Denver aren’t all good. Central West Denver takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Denver.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Denver For 2019
|5||Central East Denver||64,393|
|13||Gateway-Green Valley Ranch||35,927|
|22||Central West Denver||50,475|