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2022 rank: 8

Can you tell Denverites like their green spaces? Sloan’s Lake is another park-adjacent ’hood—in this case, to Sloan’s Lake Park. Long overshadowed by adjoining Highland and West Highland, Sloan’s Lake has come into its own in recent years. Its safe, tree-shaded blocks of Tudors, Mediterranean revivals, contemporary remodels, and in-vogue duplexes and townhomes are in demand with young professionals and families (read: they keep getting more expensive), who are also drawn by the well-regarded Brown International Academy.

A small commercial district is situated at Tennyson Street and West 29th Avenue and is easily reached by bike. Another perk: Sloan’s Goldilocks location. It’s not too far from downtown, Edgewater’s quaint main drag, and the trendy west end neighborhoods—or from the highways that take you west to the Rockies.

Population 8,244
2023 Median Sale Price $934,672

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 26
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 24
X Factor Score 7.5

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

For a neighborhood whose footprint is mostly taken up by the park and residences, Sloan’s has a decent food scene. Case in point: You’ll find carefully crafted Mexican bites at Chile Verde, scratch-made biscuits at Rise and Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Cafe, fresh-baked rounds at Leroy’s Bagels, and some of the city’s cheapest—and best—breakfast burritos at Santiago’s.

SloHi Coffee Co. pours a mean cup, plus it shares space with a bike shop, so you can relax for a few while your wheels receive a much-needed tune-up. Or grab a sweet treat with your cup of joe at Petunia Bakeshop.

For brews, check out English-style Hogshead Brewery; Odell’s Sloan’s Lake Brewhouse, less than a block off the park’s southern border; and the rooftop patio at dog-friendly Joyride Brewing Company, across the way in Edgewater.

Break a Sweat

If you need a break from the park’s tennis courts or running path (or the forthcoming south end playground, which is getting a much-needed upgrade), there are a number of boutique fitness studios in the area. White Lotus Therapeutics offers both yoga and massage, and just beyond Sloan’s boundaries, you’ll find Duality, Row House, High Ride Cycle, and F45 Training.

Don’t Miss…

…the annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place on the city’s largest lake every July. (Did you know the body of water is actually manmade?) Yes, there are actual boats racing, but there are also performances, Taste of Asia food vendors, booths to shop, and more.

Spots to Eat

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