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Berkeley

#6

Quickly becoming one of Denver’s most loved neighborhoods, Berkeley is a blend of Denver Squares and Tudors with modern townhomes and duplexes. It’s residential, but close to amenities—a perfect combo for young families, first-time home buyers, and empty-nesters. It’s no surprise, then, that the area is also quickly becoming one of the most expensive real estate markets in the Mile High City. Berkeley is anchored by the fabulous restaurants, bars, and shops along Tennyson Street, a main drag that has completely reinvented itself over the past few years.

Population8,564
2018 average sale price$603,789
New listings in 2018396

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank23
Schools Score3
Crime Rank29
X Factor Score8.5

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 70 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.

Your Itinerary

Eat & Drink

Whatever you’re craving, you can likely find it in Berkeley: New York-style pies at Fat Sully’s Pizza, plate-size pancakes at Wendell’s, vegetarian and vegan fare at Vital Root, or fry bread, an American Indian specialty, at Tocabe. We’ll stop there, though we could go on.

Allegro Coffee Roasters and Downpours Coffee serve delicious pick-me-ups. But when happy hour hits, head to BookBar—“a book shop for wine lovers”—or the Way Back for craft cocktails in a delightfully moody space. Beer nerds will want to settle into the old-school pub vibes at Call to Arms Brewing Company.

Shop

Spending is easy along the Tennyson Street corridor. BookBar, mentioned above, is also a delightful independent bookstore. Real Baby sells the sweetest clothes and toys for little ones. Locally owned Feral Mountain Co. is stocked with everything you need for outdoor adventures (they even rent gear). And for special occasions, there’s Sarah O.’s one-of-a-kind fine jewelry, which incorporates ethically sourced natural gemstones and diamonds.

Activities

Berkeley Lake Park is popular for its sizable dog park. (Lakeside Amusement Park sits just across this ‘hood’s boundaries, on the other side of Sheridan Boulevard.) Cesar E. Chavez Park is loved for its playground, which is almost always packed with kids on sunny days. Indoors, the historic Oriental Theater hosts a diverse array of local and national entertainment.

More Spots to Eat

Post Oak Barbecue

American Elm

The Spice Room

Barbed Wire Reef

All Restaurants in Berkeley