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2022 rank: 7

The city divides Greater Park Hill—a diverse neighborhood developed primarily in the early 1900s—into three sections: North, South, and Northeast. Of the trio, South Park Hill narrowly ekes out the highest ranking on this list largely due to its high safety rating, central location, and Grade A marks for all three of its schools.

Home sale prices in the City Park–adjacent neighborhood steadied out in the mid-$900,000s. Residents value the area’s architectural diversity, relaxed, suburban feel, and easy access to downtown. There’s plenty to enjoy close to home, too: Commercial corridors extend along both East Colfax and East 23rd avenues, as well as a flourishing pocket on Oneida Street.

Population 9,493
2023 Median Sale Price $959,876

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 66
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 13
X Factor Score 8

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

There’s a surplus of dining options in South Park Hill. We’re fans of the eclectic offerings that have popped up on Oneida Street and East 22nd Avenue, including: Dang Soft Serve Ice Cream (from the brains behind Little Man Ice Cream); Torpedo Coffee, which serves locally roasted beans; burrito favorite Illegal Pete’s; and the second location of Esters.

Elsewhere, find worthy bites at Lucina Eatery and Bar, Bistro Vendôme, Benzina (which we named a best new restaurant when it opened in 2021), Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, and Neighbors. Honey Hill is a welcoming neighborhood coffee shop where you can caffeinate and fill up on fresh-baked bites. Fiction Beer Company hosts a regular rotation of food trucks to pair with its pints.

Want to handle the cooking yourself? The Local Butcher (which also has an outpost at Denver Central Market in Five Points) is ready with an array of cheese, charcuterie, and Colorado-raised beef.


Mod Livin’s showroom is a favorite among the city’s interior designers—as well as our own 5280 Home editors. There’s also Park Hill Community Bookstore, which has been in operation since 1971. Update your tyke’s wardrobe or find the perfect baby gift at Little Bird Denver; the Hair Studio next-door offers kids’ cuts.

Play Date

Folks of all ages call South Park Hill home, but kids here have it especially good. They can get messy during Art Garage’s creative classes, try age-appropriate strength training at Mighty Movement Academy, or burn some extra energy at Dardano’s School of Gymnastics, Inc. There’s also a branch of the Denver Public Library in the ’hood.

Spots to Eat

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