2021 rank: 2
A mainstay on this list, Country Club’s average home sale prices topped $2 million in 2021, and the neighborhood claims the highest median home value in the city. Big spenders do get a lot for their investment: Many of the city’s most renowned architects designed homes in the Historic Landmark District (most of the units were built pre-1940s), and the Denver Squares and Mediterranean–style houses sit on generous lots shaded by century-old trees. The central neighborhood also affords easy access to downtown, Cherry Creek, and Cheesman Park. Though it’s primarily residential (there is no school within its borders), Country Club does encompass an exclusive golf club and has some commercial offerings congregated along East Sixth Avenue, plus the historic—and beloved—Esquire Theatre.
Demographics—Get to Know Your Neighbors
The median age in Country Club is 48.9 years old, and 33 percent of residents are 65 or older. It’s a highly educated community, with 90 percent of the adult (25 and older) population holding bachelor’s degrees or higher. When it comes to housing, the neighborhood is predominantly owner-occupied (85 percent of filled units) and comprised of families (72 percent). The average household income is $233,158, the highest in the city.
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.
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 neighborhood’s other, admittedly 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 toward Novo Coffee or Buzz Cafe (which also offers a drive-through). For a broader selection, head a few blocks east and gain access to all of Cherry Creek North’s offerings, including the chic Forget Me Not cocktail lounge.
Want to cook at home? Find top cuts of meat—much of which originates inColorado—and seafood, as well as fabulous stocks, at Oliver’s Meat & Seafood Market.
The Lark has been a locals’ favorite for hand-picked home decor and unique gifts since it opened in 1971. Support the kids and families at Children’s Hospital Colorado by purchasing consignment antiques at La Cache, which was founded by a hospital volunteer almost 40 years ago.
About That Golf Club
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 eldest 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–size swimming pool, a croquet pitch, and an updated gathering and dining space.