2020 rank: 20
Country Club is back near the top of the list, mostly thanks to a 28 percent vault in average home sale prices, which makes it the most expensive neighborhood in town. 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 elm trees. The centrally located neighborhood also encompasses an exclusive golf club; affords easy access to downtown, Cherry Creek, Cheesman Park, and Washington Park; and has one of the lowest crime rates in the city. Primarily known as a residential ’hood, Country Club’s commercial offerings are congregated along East Sixth Avenue.
Demographics—Get to know your neighbors
The median age in Country Club is 44.3 years old, and more than a quarter of residents are 65 or older. It’s a highly educated community, with close to 90 percent of the adult (25 and older) population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Three-quarters of neighborhood commuters report the trip takes less than 30 minutes. When it comes to housing, 71 percent of available units are owner-occupied. The average household income is $197,813, and the majority of area households are comprised of families.
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.
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, including the snazzy Forget Me Not cocktail lounge.
Want to cook at home? Find top cuts of meat—much of which hails from Colorado—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; find just what you need by browsing in person or online. Support the kids and families at Children’s Hospital Colorado by purchasing the 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 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–size swimming pool, a croquet pitch, and a recently renovated gathering and dining space.