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City Park


2020 rank: 30

Encompassing more green space than urban blocks, City Park fell off our list in recent years. But the centrally located neighborhood is back—and rounding out our top 10—thanks to a nearly 12 percent upswing in average home sale prices and rising popularity (the area’s Denver Squares and smattering of new builds are moving the third-fastest in the city). The only school is middle-of-the-pack, but architecturally striking, East High School. That’s not a concern for City Park residents, who are more focused on the amenities, from the Denver Museum of Nature & 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 car.

Demographics—Get to know your neighbors

City Park residents have a median age of 34.3 years old. It’s an educated community, with 69 percent of the adult (25 and older) population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Forty-four percent of neighborhood commuters report the trip takes between 15 and 30 minutes. When it comes to housing, ownership is less likely; 61 percent of all units are renter-occupied. Half of the neighborhood’s households are made up singles; just one-quarter or so are families. The average household income is $78,459.


Population 3,677
2020 average sale price $651,846
New listings in 2020 104

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 16
Schools Score 3
Crime Rank 50
X Factor Score 8.5

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

East Colfax Avenue is a hub of activity, and you’ll find a number of Denver favorites along the neighborhood’s south end: Okinawa is a Japanese food paradise, while Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs has been slinging some of the city’s best hot dogs for more than a decade. Misfit Snackbar is a hidden gem serving refined pub bites inside Middleman bar. For date night, make reservations at To the Wind Bistro or Q House.

Thirsty? Atomic Cowboy has you covered with more than a dozen, mostly Colorado beers, plus cocktails. At Hooked on Colfax, you’ll have to decide between a coffee or booze pick-me-up.

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 of choice, battle it out on the tennis courts, or paddle around either of the two lakes.

In September 2020, City Park Golf Course, which sits just across East 23rd Avenue in Skyland, (finally) reopened after a $45 million makeover that added a clubhouse and driving range and saw some updated hole designs.

When the weather turns, head to the Carla Madison Recreation Center, where an eight-lane lap pool, weight room, cycle studio, and lazy river (sometimes your muscles need a break) await.


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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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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