# 15

2022 rank: 64

Regis, a rectangular neighborhood that covers the city’s northwesternmost corner, jumped back on this list (last appearance: 2020) with 18.75 percent growth in average home sale prices over the past year. Young professionals and families have flocked to the area as it remains within city limits but is considerably cheaper than Berkeley, its popular neighbor to the south.

While there are no Denver Public Schools within Regis’ borders, the area does share its name with Regis University, a private Jesuit institution with lovely grounds. The area is perhaps best known for the beautiful, public Willis Case Golf Course. It’s slim pickings when it comes to retail around these parts, but there are a handful of enjoyable neighborhood eateries and adjacent neighborhoods have plenty to share.

Population 5,399
2023 Median Sale Price $718,273

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 17
Schools Score 3.3
Crime Rank 19
X Factor Score 6.5

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

Pastel-hued N.O.S.H. is one highlight here, with a menu of pastries (the coffee cake is a standout) and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Another is Dubbel Dutch, which has been slinging sandwiches, salads, coffee, and Dutch groceries since 2003.

Woman-owned Goldspot Brewing Company taps new beers every couple of weeks. Expect to find classic varieties as well as funky collabs and unique spins like a pineapple hazy IPA.

Get Outside

Willis Case is a favorite among golfers for its mountain views—particularly off the first tee—and the variability of each hole, making it more challenging than other city courses.

Catch sunset from a perch at Inspiration Point Park, which was founded in 1910 but recently underwent renovations. Or, if you like hitting the pedals, roll along Clear Creek Trail, which weaves across Regis’ northwest edge. The 20-mile path stretches from Golden to Commerce City.

Spots to Eat

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