2019 rank: 1
Country Club took a bit of a hit this year, but in a way that may be good for home buyers: Yes, the houses—er, mansions—still have million-dollar-plus price tags, but they’ve come down by about eight percent year-over-year, perhaps making them more appealing to a certain kind of shopper. The centrally located neighborhood also encompasses an exclusive golf club; offers easy access to downtown, Cherry Creek, Cheesman Park, and Washington Park; and has one of the lowest crime rates in the city. Non-residential offerings are congregated along East Sixth Avenue.
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
Fruition Restaurant serves thoughtful, seasonal food that often incorporates ingredients from James Beard Award-winning executive chef Alex Seidel’s farm. Among the other limited options are American comfort food at Satchel’s on 6th and Vietnamese cuisine at Pho on 6th. Those looking for a space to work or who simply want a great cup of joe should point themselves to Novo Coffee or Buzz Cafe (which also offers a drive-through). For a broader selection, head just a few blocks east and gain access to all of Cherry Creek North’s offerings.
Want to cook at home? Find top cuts of meat—much of which hail from Colorado—and seafood, as well as fabulous stocks, at Oliver’s Meat & Seafood Market.
Fun fact: Enstrom Toffee & Confectionery has its roots in Colorado, launching as the Jones–Enstrom Ice Cream Company in Grand Junction in 1929. Today, the family business—known for its almond toffee—has a handful of retail locations, including in the Country Club neighborhood.
About That Golf Club
Country Club is primarily residential, but the heart of the neighborhood is Denver Country Club. Founded in 1887, it’s the oldest country club west of the Mississippi and among the oldest in the country. Members have access to a lot more than just golf, though; the facility also has indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an Olympic–sized swimming pool, and a croquet pitch.