Photo by Jay Bouchard
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Indian Creek


“Safe” is the most appropriate label for this east Denver neighborhood, which boasts the lowest crime rate on our list. Other appealing attributes: home prices average in the low $300,000s—among the cheapest in the city—and a high-performing elementary charter school in Rocky Mountain Prep Creekside. This is a quiet neighborhood that trades trendy shops and rooftop patios for culs-de-sac and biking along Cherry Creek. Ballet Ariel also calls Indian Creek home.

2018 average sale price$315,311
New listings in 201849

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank30
Schools Score4
Crime Rank1
X Factor Score4.5

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 70 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.

Your Itinerary

Eat & Drink

When we say there are no rooftop patios here, we really mean there aren’t very many spots to eat and drink at all. Comrade Brewing sits just beyond the neighborhood boundary, a few doors down from Pat’s Philly Steaks and Subs.

Moru Coffee doesn’t have a storefront (yet), but you can order beans via the website to pick up; the roastery will also deliver within five miles of its shop for free. 

Tune Up

Ready to two-wheel it along the Cherry Creek Trail but not feeling your look? Find a new, handmade setup at Alchemy Bicycles. Then, outfit yourself with Primal’s vast array of cycling apparel.