Apr 14, 2024 - News

Denver's best neighborhoods in 2024, according to local real estate experts

A man enjoys a walk with his dog around Sloan's Lake Park in Denver. Photo: Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Denver's real estate market remains competitive, especially when it comes to the city's top neighborhoods. But the suburbs are growing in popularity β€” and priciness β€” too.

State of play: We looked to a handful of local real estate experts for their top places to live in Denver based on schools, crime, walkability and charm.

Here's what they said:

Highlands

The hip and vibrant vibes here draw in a community of young professionals with dozens of restaurants and bars to bounce between. It also has a mix of older homes with character, new modern builds, and the city's densest cluster of amenity-filled rental apartments.

  • It's "close to downtown but feels like a real neighborhood," Compass agent Kelly Moye told us.
  • Fun fact: Westword just named LoHi the best neighborhood for dining in 2024.

Washington Park

This picturesque and centrally located area boasts a blend of sought-after modern and historic homes β€” averaging over $1 million β€” along with its own mini-downtown, featuring top restaurants, shops and cafes. It also houses arguably the city's best park.

  • "Washington Park is the quintessential park in Denver. It's our comparison to Central Park in New York," Alex Saldana, real estate agent with Denver Property Team, said in a recent YouTube video.

Sloan's Lake

Affordable homes are hard to come by here, but this older neighborhood offers ample opportunities, particularly to buy new construction. Another major attraction is the titular lake, the largest in the city.

  • "This is a part of Denver that continues to be incredibly popular," so when you decide to sell your home, you can have "confidence" there will be "a line of people interested," eXp Realty's Adam Lang shared in a new YouTube video.

Cherry Creek

This elegant, upscale neighborhood is known for high-end shopping, dining options and a vibrant art scene, plus plenty of luxurious single-family homes, condominiums and townhouses along walkable, tree-lined streets.

  • It's an "exceptional destination for those seeking a convenient and sophisticated urban lifestyle," Gerard Langhuoth, broker at Guide Real Estate, told us.

Central Park

The city's newest, large-scale development offers lots of pocket parks and a family-friendly community. Value and space can be found in many single-family homes in the $800,000 to low $1-million range.

  • "Proximity to highways, schools, shops and restaurants make Central Park Denver's urban-suburban oasis," Langhuoth said.

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