/ Neighborhood Guide

Indian Creek

2019 rank: 11

“Safe” is the most appropriate label for this west Denver neighborhood, which boasts the second-lowest crime rate on our list. Other appealing attributes: Even after a nearly six percent increase, home prices still average in the low $300,000s—among the cheapest in the city and the cheapest on this list—and there’s a high-scoring 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 and the High Line Canal Trail. 

Population 3,799
2020 average sale price $335,564
New listings in 2020 198

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 24
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 2
X Factor Score 4.5

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.

Your Itinerary

Eat & Drink

When we say there are no rooftop patios here, what we really mean is there aren’t many calorie–replenishing spots at all. Moru Coffee roasts all its offerings in-house; taste them at the coffee bar, or order beans via the website for pickup or delivery (free within five miles of the store). Comrade Brewing sits just south of the neighborhood boundary, a few doors down from Pat’s Philly Steaks & Subs

Tune Up

Don’t let a broken chain or an ill-fitting setup stop you from two-wheeling it along the Cherry Creek Trail. Demo a new, handmade ride at Alchemy. Then outfit yourself with Primal’s vast array of cycling apparel. 

  1. Hilltop
  2. Country Club
  3. South Park Hill
  4. Washington Park West
  5. Platt Park
  6. Washington Park
  7. Congress Park
  8. Wellshire
  9. Sloan Lake
  10. City Park
  11. West Highland
  12. Five Points
  13. Hale
  14. City Park West
  15. University Park
  16. Athmar Park
  17. Harvey Park South
  18. Hampden
  19. Washington Virginia Vale
  20. Montclair
  21. Barnum West
  22. Harvey Park
  23. Skyland
  24. Virginia Village
  25. Westwood

Sign Up For Our Newsletters

All things Colorado delivered straight to your inbox.

Sign Up