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11 of the Best Denver Neighborhoods to Call Home

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Moving to a new city is an adventure, but if you’ve chosen Denver as your new home, you’re off to a great start. In the mile-high city, there are plenty of great places to live for everyone: quiet residential neighborhoods for families, bustling urban areas for young professionals, even mountain-adjacent locales with sweeping views and easy adventuring access. There’s no bad Denver neighborhood – but there are some that might work better for you than the rest.

So before you settle down and hand over a deposit, take a look at our Denver neighborhood guide, and get an idea of which of the Denver neighborhoods is perfect for you.

*Rent calculations gathered by RentCafeWalkScores calculated by WalkScore.

11 of the Best Denver Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,492

Walkscore: 92

For the carless or the city-lover, there’s no better place than Capitol Hill, home to not only the state capitol, but  also the fastest commute into the Central Business District. Just beware of prices: parking amongst the many high-rise condos and apartments can be a bit pricey.

The Highlands

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,799

Walkscore: 77

The majesty of the mountains and the quietude of being on the verge of the city define the Highlands, a more residential neighborhood in northwest Denver. But don’t let the quiet image fool you: the Highlands is one of Denver’s most diverse neighborhoods, and it’s home to one of the city’s best Farmer’s Markets.

Cheesman Park

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,734

Walkscore: 82

After you get past the fact that Cheesman Park’s namesake was once an enormous (now exhumed) gravesite, it’s easy to see the appeal of this centrally-located Denver neighborhood. With the park always plain in sight and plenty of apartment options, Cheesman Park is a renter’s paradise.

Five Points

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,780

Walkscore: 85

Named for the five-way intersection in the middle of the neighborhood, Five Points is a great Denver neighborhood for enjoying the nightlife. It’s also the home of Denver’s music scene and a local jazz mecca, making it a perfect place for audiophiles to call home.

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Country Club

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,734

Walkscore: 77

Country Club is a lot like how its name makes it sound: prestigious, well-maintained, and all-around beautiful. This is the McMansion neighborhood of Denver: you won’t find a bargain here, but you will find luxurious living.

Cherry Creek

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,756

Walkscore: 83

Think of Cherry Creek as the younger sister of Country Club: a little bit cheaper and much more energetic. With its world-class shops and a bike trail straight to downtown, it’s a paradise for both the weekender and the commuter.

Uptown

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,492

Walkscore: 90

Still not sure how to adult? Uptown is the place for you! This Denver neighborhood is chock-full of recent college graduates and younger professionals, and with the main drag on 17th Avenue sporting some incredible food, drink, and nightlife, this part of town is a no-brainer for the younger crowd.

LoDo (Lower Downtown)

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,824

Walkscore: 91

The original Denver neighborhood of LoDo is now the city’s party central, with Coors Field at its center and a host of bars and clubs all around. Don’t worry too much about a hangover here – with a quick commute to downtown, even the craziest party-goers can be on time for work the next day.

RiNo (River North)

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,638

Walkscore: 60

Street art! Artisan shops! Breweries! RiNo, one of Denver’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods, is here to fulfill all your hipster hopes and dreams. It may be short on inexpensive housing, but it isn’t short on culture.

Stapleton

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,255

Walkscore: 42

When Denver tore out its old airport and decided to build the new one across town, they decided to use the land as a new neighborhood – and thus, Stapleton was founded. This lush, quiet, and residential neighborhood is perfect for families, or anyone looking for new development at a steep discount.

Congress Park

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Average one-bedroom rent: $1,853

Walkscore: 82

The highly-coveted homes in Congress Park are truly something to behold: they sit on quiet streets, within a few blocks of one of the city’s most beautiful parks, and still a quick commute to downtown. With Cheesman Park right around the corner and beautiful homes on every block, it’s no wonder so many hope to make Congress Park their home.

Now that you know which Denver neighborhood you’re going to call home, it’s time to start planning your move. Get help moving your stuff, bringing home new furniture, and more with Dolly. Whether you’re going to call Cheesman Park or LoDo or even Country Club your new home, our friendly Helpers can handle all your moving needs. Got a new couch at Costco to bring home? Ready to bring that old dining table to the dump? Or just need someone to cover your whole move? Dolly’s got your back all across the mile-high city.

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Miranda is the Marketing Coordinator at Dolly. She’s moved nine times in the past six years, and while she’s grateful for the moving expertise, she’s hoping she doesn’t need to move a tenth time anytime soon.

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