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2022 rank: 22

It’s no surprise that this northwestern neighborhood saw a sizable jump in its home prices, pushing it back into the top 10. Berkeley is quintessential Denver, blending historical charm with contemporary wants. It encompasses a patchwork of Denver Squares and Victorians with modern townhomes and duplexes. It’s residential—with two solid schools—but close to all the necessary amenities, anchored as it is by the fabulous restaurants, bars, and shops along Tennyson Street. And its northern edge is lined with two sprawling green spaces, including one of the city’s 12 off-leash dog parks.

The result is an ideal spot for young families, first-time home buyers, and empty nesters to settle down.

Population 9,070
2023 Median Sale Price $950,647

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 10
Schools Score 3.5
Crime Rank 26
X Factor Score 9

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 73 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 and Drink

Whatever you’re craving, you’re almost certain to find it in Berkeley: more than 50 sandwich options at the Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shoppe and Brewery; shareable Asian bites at Hey Kiddo; vegetarian and vegan fare at Vital Root; or fry bread, a traditional American Indian dish, at Tocabe, one of our 25 Best Restaurants in 2022.

Downpours Coffee serves delicious pick-me-ups (and breakfast burritos), while Bakery Four is all about fresh-baked goodies (plus coffee). When happy hour hits, head to socially conscious Berkeley UntappedBerkeley Inn for dive bar vibes, or the Tatarian for craft cocktails and some of the funkiest wallpaper in town. Beer nerds have a number of area options, including Call to Arms Brewing Company and the Empourium Brewing Company.


Spending can be a little too easy along the Tennyson Street corridor. Real Baby sells sweet clothes and toys for tiny ones. Locally owned Feral Mountain Co. is all about making sure you’re prepared for the outdoors and even rents gear. Lady Jones is stocked with fashionable women’s apparel. Guys can pick up all-natural grooming products at Spruce, one of the “eight coolest barbershops in America,” according to Men’s Journal. And for special occasions, there’s Sarah O.’s one-of-a-kind fine jewelry, which incorporates ethically sourced natural gemstones and diamonds.

Play Time

Berkeley Lake Park is popular for its aforementioned dog park. Rocky Mountain Lake Park has tennis courts. The smaller Cesar E. Chavez Park is loved for its playground, which is almost always filled with tykes on sunny days. And Lakeside Amusement Park sits just across Sheridan Boulevard. Indoors, the Oriental Theater hosts an array of local and national acts.

Spots to Eat

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