Photo by Sarah Boyum
/ Neighborhood Guide


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.

Population 4,275
2020 average sale price $1,227,592
New listings in 2020 208

Neighborhood Map

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 52
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 35
X Factor Score 6.5

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 dataschool 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.

Your Itinerary

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.

Get Outside

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.

Spots to Eat

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About This Neighborhood

  1. Hilltop
  2. Country Club
  3. South Park Hill
  4. Washington Park West
  5. Platt Park
  6. Washington Park
  7. Congress Park
  8. Wellshire
  9. Sloan Lake
  10. City Park
  11. West Highland
  12. Five Points
  13. Hale
  14. City Park West
  15. University Park
  16. Athmar Park
  17. Harvey Park South
  18. Hampden
  19. Washington Virginia Vale
  20. Montclair
  21. Barnum West
  22. Harvey Park
  23. Skyland
  24. Virginia Village
  25. Westwood

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