# 14

2022 rank: 5

Encompassing more green space than urban blocks, City Park is a centrally located neighborhood that calls to active individuals who want a residential feel (hi, Denver Squares), walkability, and access to the best of the city. The only school is the architecturally striking East High School. But City Park residents are more focused on the amenities anyway, from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) and Denver Zoo—both within the park’s boundaries—to a bevy of restaurants and nearby music venues, like the Bluebird Theater. It’s also a straight shot to downtown or Five Points, by bike or by car.

Population 3,359
2023 Median Sale Price $814,979

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 28
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 54
X Factor Score 8.5

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

East Colfax Avenue is a hub of activity, and you’ll find a number of local favorites along the neighborhood’s south end: Q House serves modern Chinese eats, while Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs has been slinging some of the city’s best hot dogs for more than a decade. Misfit Snackbar—one of our 25 Best Restaurants in 2022—is a hidden gem serving refined pub grub inside Middleman bar. For date night, make reservations at Molotov Kitschen and Cocktails or Okinawa.

Wake early to nab Good Bread’s fresh-baked loaves and pastries before they sell out. (And don’t miss the Friday night pizza parties; by reservation only.)

Thirsty? Atomic Cowboy has you covered with more than two dozen mostly Colorado beers, plus cocktails. For something nonalcoholic, swing by Boba Touch, a family-owned spot specializing in Taiwanese bubble tea.

The park is also the site of a busy farmers’ market on Saturdays from mid-May to late October.

Break a Sweat

City Park is one of Denver’s most scenic—and largest—green spaces. To earn your picnic lunch, run around the perimeter to notch about three miles on your fitness tracker, battle it out on the tennis courts, paddle around either of the two lakes, or take a swing at the public City Park Golf Course, which sits just across East 23rd Avenue in Skyland. Coming soon: a four-acre, multi-sensory playground outside DMNS.

Escape the sun at Carla Madison Recreation Center, where an eight-lane lap pool, weight room, cycle studio, outdoor climbing wall, and lazy river await.

Photo Op

One of the most iconic views of the Mile High City can be seen from City Park: Head behind DMNS and point your camera west to capture the skyline and the mountains in one perfect shot.

Spots to Eat

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