In Belcaro, large lots, topped with ranch-style homes and inviting mansions, make it one of two ’hoods in the city that command an average sale price above a million dollars (the other is Country Club). Only one school is within the neighborhood’s boundaries—Stephen Knight Center for Early Education—but it gave the area a boost by earning a top rating from Denver Public Schools. There’s not much retail happening here, but Cherry Creek and Washington Park’s Old South Gaylord Street is just a short drive away.
How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 74 had enough data to be included), and ranked them using four variables: home prices, crime data, school rankings, and an X factor score that accounts for things like access to open space, proximity to public transportation, and restaurant and shopping options. For more on our methodology, return to the main page.
Eat & Drink
Brightmarten brings trendy comfort food (think: fried chicken and breakfast tacos) to brunch, lunch, and dinner. Osaka Sushi is a standby that serves an extensive under-the-sea menu and fantastic spicy seafood udon.
Leave your four wheels at home and explore the city via the Cherry Creek Trail, which runs along Belcaro’s northern border. The 42-mile path extends from downtown Denver—at the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, where the Mile High City got its start after gold was discovered in the area in 1858—all the way to Franktown.
Unlike nearby Cherry Creek, Belcaro doesn’t have much to offer in the way of stores. But we are fans of Wish Gifts, a locally owned boutique stocked with humorous party favors, home decor items, and swag for nearly any occasion.