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/ Neighborhood Guide

South Park Hill


Compared to its sister ’hood (North Park Hill, number 17), South Park Hill is pricier, with houses averaging in the mid-$600,000s. But, it’s one of just two neighborhoods in our top 25 where home sale prices are actually decreasing. High marks for all three of the neighborhood’s schools, a solid safety rank, and proximity to City Park and the Denver Zoo combine to make the architecturally diverse neighborhood an ideal area for families to settle down. Though South Park Hill skews residential, Johnson & Wales University’s Denver campus is located within its boundaries, and there are commercial corridors along both East Colfax and East 23rd avenues, as well as smaller pockets on Kearney and Oneida streets.

2018 average sale price$647,805
New listings in 201876

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank64
Schools Score4
Crime Rank11
X Factor Score8

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 70 had enough data to be included), and ranked them using four variables: home prices, crime data, school 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

There’s a surplus of dining options in South Park Hill, often reachable by the district’s bike lanes. In the neighborhood’s northern reaches, Tables is a longstanding neighborhood restaurant. Cake Crumbs Bakery & Café serves classic pastries but also a petite menu of breakfast and lunch offerings.

On the south end, there’s the Elm for pub fare, reliable Middle Eastern eats at Phoenician Kabob, quality east African cuisine from Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant, and Nuggs for house-made ice cream. Fiction Beer Company hosts a regular rotation of food trucks to pair with its pints.


Mod Livin’s showroom is a favorite among the city’s interior designers—as well as our own 5280 Home editors.

Play Date

Folks of all ages call South Park Hill home, but kids, in particular, have it good in this ’hood. They can get messy during Art Garage’s creative classes; expend some extra energy at Dardano’s School of Gymnastics, Inc.; or experience the tea party of their dreams at Wands and Wishes. (While you’re in the area, make an appointment for your kiddo to get a much-needed haircut—in an airplane seat—at Little B’s.)

More Spots to Eat

Tessa Delicatessan

Axum Restaurant


GB Fish & Chips

All Restaurants in South Park Hill


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