These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Denver


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Denver are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. Washington Park
  2. Central East Denver
  3. Lodo
  4. Cherry Creek
  5. University
  6. Alamo Placita
  7. Stapleton
  8. Five Points
  9. Golden Triangle
  10. Capitol Hill

Read on to see how we determined the places around Denver that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Denver.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Denver?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Denver, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 21 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, Washington Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Denver has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Washington Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,580
Median Home Price: $474,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

2. Central East Denver

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 61,361
Median Home Price: $402,770
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%

3. Lodo

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,876
Median Home Price: $449,186
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

4. Cherry Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,191
Median Home Price: $579,920
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%

5. University

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,243
Median Home Price: $473,630
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%

6. Alamo Placita

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,866
Median Home Price: $328,682
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,430
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

7. Stapleton

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,701
Median Home Price: $316,533
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,146
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

8. Five Points

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,477
Median Home Price: $335,942
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,610
Unemployment Rate: 6.3%

9. Golden Triangle

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,584
Median Home Price: $368,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,583
Unemployment Rate: 11.9%

10. Capitol Hill

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,132
Median Home Price: $267,044
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,052
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Denver

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Denver where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Denver:

  1. Northern Denver
  2. Baker
  3. Central West Denver

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Denver

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Washington Park 1 13,580 $474,000 1,583 4.4%
Central East Denver 2 61,361 $402,770 1,583 4.6%
Lodo 3 6,876 $449,186 1,583 5.7%
Cherry Creek 4 5,191 $579,920 1,583 7.2%
University 5 16,243 $473,630 1,583 5.3%
Alamo Placita 6 10,866 $328,682 2,430 3.4%
Stapleton 7 13,701 $316,533 3,146 2.6%
Five Points 8 12,477 $335,942 2,610 6.3%
Golden Triangle 9 1,584 $368,600 1,583 11.9%
Capitol Hill 10 20,132 $267,044 3,052 4.4%
Southeastern Denver 11 112,726 $267,108 3,516 4.6%
Park Hill 12 25,555 $316,203 2,860 7.3%
City Park 13 7,007 $333,783 2,921 6.8%
Jefferson Park 14 4,938 $296,062 3,386 4.2%
Highland 15 14,223 $295,804 3,149 6.3%
Gateway-Green Valley Ranch 16 30,756 $191,620 4,787 5.9%
Southwestern Denver 17 116,073 $205,377 4,700 6.9%
Northwestern Denver 18 29,982 $234,376 4,348 6.8%
Central West Denver 19 47,384 $208,343 4,775 7.3%
Baker 20 4,975 $264,640 3,964 8.9%
Northern Denver 21 24,206 $178,195 5,224 10.3%

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