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2022 rank: 52

With a big swing—a nearly 37 percent jump in year-over-year average home sale prices—Southmoor Park finds itself back in the top 25 after a two-year hiatus.

An oddly shaped plot of land that, alongside Hampden South, marks the city’s southeastern border, Southmoor now holds the title of priciest Denver neighborhood: The average close price in 2022 topped $2 million. (Yes, really.) The neighborhood’s action is concentrated around Belleview Station, a transit-oriented, mixed-use development. The high-performing Thomas Jefferson High School and its adjacent park, along with its proximity to the Denver Tech Center and Cherry Creek Reservoir (not to mention I-25 and the light rail), also lure homeowners seeking grassy lawns and apartment dwellers needing easy commutes to an area we refer to as, “suburbia-lite.”

Population 6,052
2023 Median Sale Price $2,107,857

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 1
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 30
X Factor Score 5.5

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

South Newport Street is lined with the neighborhood’s top restaurants, such as Los Chingones, Sushi-Rama, Ambli Global, Tap and Burger, and Le French. Local java expert Corvus Coffee Roasters also has a location on the strip. Belleview Beer Garden is the ideal spot to soak up Denver’s ample sunshine and some Colorado brews. (Bonus: It has a dog-friendly patio.)

On the other end of the neighborhood—by Happy Canyon Shopping Center—grab a bite at locally born, fast-casual chicken sandwich spot Birdcall or Tai Tai Japanese.


Fashion arrived at Belleview Station with the opening of A Line Boutique, a trendy women’s store that has two additional locations in town. (Schedule a manicure across the street at the Nest Nail Spa to complete your new look.) Those hoping to furnish a new home without breaking the bank should set their sights on Joy’s Consigned Furnishings.

Break a Sweat

Cherry Creek Reservoir, a few miles to the east, is a great place to stretch your legs. If you want a serious sweat, though, check out some of the neighborhood’s boutique fitness studios, like YogaSix, Orangetheory Fitness, and Barre3.

Spots to Eat

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