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University Hills

2019 rank: 9

While this isn’t the area you move to if you want plenty of culture and dining just outside your front door, the triangle-shaped neighborhood in southeast Denver has a lot more going for it than appears at first glance. Like easy access to I-25, a big-box shopping center (hello, convenience), two movie theaters, and Eisenhower (Mamie Doud) Park. Oh, and even with a nearly 13 percent jump in average sale price, University Hills’ unassuming ranch-style homes and manicured lawns are still coming in under $600,000, which is saying something in Denver’s tight market. 

Population 5,706
2020 average sale price $596,061
New listings in 2020 237

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 6
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 46
X Factor Score 6.5

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 74 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 & Drink

University Hills’ best food offerings are of the Middle Eastern variety, like Marrakech Grill and Amira Bakery. There’s also Poppies, a laid-back neighborhood spot, and quick Japanese eats at Kokoro. And there’s more to look forward to: Junction Food & Drink, a 10-concept food hall, is slated to open at I-25 and South Colorado Boulevard in 2020. 

Play Time

There are two movie theaters in the neighborhood—Landmark's Chez Artiste Theatre and Regal UA Colorado Center & IMAX. The latter is next door to Dave & Buster’s, so you can let your inner kid out to play, or, you know, bring your actual kid(s) for some friendly competition. 

Swimmers will find pools at both Eisenhower Recreation Center and the Schlessman Family YMCA just across South Colorado Boulevard in University Park. Also across the road, in neighboring Wellshire, is the public Wellshire Golf Course. The well-shaded High Line Canal connects the two ’hoods. 

Spots to Eat

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About This Neighborhood

  1. Hilltop
  2. Country Club
  3. South Park Hill
  4. Washington Park West
  5. Platt Park
  6. Washington Park
  7. Congress Park
  8. Wellshire
  9. Sloan Lake
  10. City Park
  11. West Highland
  12. Five Points
  13. Hale
  14. City Park West
  15. University Park
  16. Athmar Park
  17. Harvey Park South
  18. Hampden
  19. Washington Virginia Vale
  20. Montclair
  21. Barnum West
  22. Harvey Park
  23. Skyland
  24. Virginia Village
  25. Westwood

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