2021 rank: 23
Skyland isn’t a name that rolls off locals’ tongues. Adjacent to City Park and Park Hill, this plot—and its established bungalows and Tudors—often gets lost in the conversation about Denver’s rise. Not for long: Like much of up-and-coming Denver, housing prices here are going up, hovering around the $650,000 mark. Though there isn’t much to speak of in terms of shopping or feasting, Skyland is surrounded by bike lanes and its borders enclose the very popular, public City Park Golf Course (make sure to book your tee time in advance).
Demographics—Get to Know Your Neighbors
The median age of Skyland residents is 35.8 years old. Fifty-five percent of the adult (25 and older) population holds bachelor’s degrees or higher. When it comes to housing, the majority (66 percent) of filled units are owner-occupied. Families slightly outnumber single households at 57 percent. The average household income is $67,216.
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.
Eat & Drink
Denverites will trek from all over town to eat the Plimoth's ever-changing menu of seasonal eats. Next door, Sweet Sweetz offers sugar rushes in a variety of formats—ice cream, pie, brownies, and more. Tip: Venture to City Park West or South Park Hill for a wider variety of options.
Across the neighborhood’s northern boundary, Rivers and Roads Coffee serves a stellar selection of drinks and house-made eats (they even bake their own bread). Its commitment to community is laudable: During non-pandemic times, the cafe hosts a family dinner on the second Thursday of the month; the neighborhood meal is free, but donations are encouraged and support area projects and the work of local organizations.
Take a Walk
Directly south, City Park encompasses much more than just its namesake 314-acre park. It’s also home to the Denver Zoo—don’t miss the annual Zoo Lights event around the December holidays—and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.