2019 rank: 48
Just east of Washington Park sits sleepier—but still desirable—Cory–Merrill, a quaint enclave in the center city. Many of the single-story Les Tremblay small houses, originally built for returning World War II soldiers, have been scrapped; in their place, you’ll find contemporary McMansions standing tall above the remaining bungalows and brick ranches. Nightlife isn’t a thing here, but if you’re seeking above-average schools, proximity to one of the city’s best parks, and easy access to major thoroughfares, Cory–Merrill is worth considering. The Archdiocese of Denver is located here, as well.
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 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.
Eat & Drink
Among the neighborhood’s limited sustenance options are two worthy Asian spots: the Bronze Empire, known for Chinese hot pot, and Jaya Asian Grill. Across South Colorado Boulevard, in Virginia Village, you’ll find Thai Pot Cafe. Otherwise, we suggest heading to adjacent neighborhoods.
Boutique shopping, there is not. But Colorado-born Runners Roost is one of the best spots in town for those looking to lace up with new kicks. The store also hosts a free weekly run club. There’s a Nordstrom Rack within the neighborhood’s boundaries, too.