# 23

2022 rank: 17

In comparison to its sister ’hood (that’d be South Park Hill, which came in at 21), North Park Hill is more affordable and has a slight edge in the safety rankings. This rectangular cut of land is charmingly residential, defined by pre-1960s ranches and newer homes set on tree-shaded lots. Bike lanes on three of its major thoroughfares (East 23rd and East 26th avenues and Martin Luther King Boulevard) make it easy to pedal west to City Park and downtown, or east toward Central Park. It’s also home to two well-performing schools, including McAuliffe International.

Population 11,700
2023 Median Sale Price $859,113

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 27
Schools Score 2.7
Crime Rank 3
X Factor Score 6

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.

Your Itinerary

Eat and Drink

On the otherwise quiet East 28th Avenue, stumbling into Bistro Barbès feels like a (delectable) discovery. Chef Jon Robbins serves a concise dinner menu inspired by the flavors of France, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Sexy Pizza is a reliable carryout spot when you need pizza, now. Em’s Ice Cream scoops small-batch treats in unexpected flavors like roasted banana and burnt brown sugar; don’t miss the selection of vegan popsicles.

For drinks, turn to Long Table Brewhouse—in a restored 1920s building—or Trellis Wine Bar.


Retail is limited in North Park Hill proper, but Denverites from across the city trek to the neighborhood to stock up at Spinelli’s Market. For nearly 30 years, the specialty market has been a go-to for house-made pasta sauces, ready-made entrées, and a stacked menu of classic Italian sandwiches.

Spots to Eat

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