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Wellshire

#8

2020 rank: 7

Dependability is the allure of this mid-range neighborhood in southern Denver. It remains one of the city’s safest areas, experiencing the lowest crimes per capita once again, and its Slavens K-8 School consistently earns A+ grades. Families love the district’s suburban feel—you’ll often spot kids riding their bikes or scooters along Wellshire’s wide streets—but residents of the mid-century ranches and new-build mansions are close enough to University and Platt Park that the city’s conveniences feel within reach. Bike lanes lining three sides of the ’hood as well as the High Line Canal trail (more on that below) provide the outdoor access Denverites cherish.

Demographics—Get to know your neighbors

The median age in Wellshire is 42.5 years old. It’s a highly educated community, with 72 percent of the adult (25 and older) population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher. Sixty-nine percent of neighborhood commuters report the trip takes between 15 and 45 minutes. When it comes to housing, almost all available units are owner-occupied (less than 10 percent house renters), and the vast majority are families. The average household income is $124,727.

Population 3,525
2020 average sale price $641,452
New listings in 2020 51

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 41
Schools Score 5
Crime Rank 1
X Factor Score 6

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

Wellshire is a restaurant desert (really, it lacks all retail). But just past its southwestern border, in Englewood, you’ll find affordable Mexican cuisine at El Tepehuan and deep dish purveyor Patxi’s Pizza. There are also plenty of offerings in the nearby neighborhoods; expect to drive as transit is limited.

Get Outside

Wellshire Golf Course is a public course designed by Donald Ross; loosen up before your round on the chipping and putting greens. The High Line Canal hiking and biking trail weaves around it. Bonus: Observatory and Mamie D Eisenhower parks are both nearby.

  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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