Denver

135 reviews
  1. City in Colorado
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$913
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      363
      264
    • Murder
      5
      5
    • Rape
      67
      37
    • Robbery
      164
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      685
      575
    • Theft
      2,159
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      516
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $51,800
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      17%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      27%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      18%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      14%
      14%

    Reviews

    135 reviews
    • Excellent
      68
    • Very Good
      48
    • Average
      16
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      1
    Denver sits at the foot of the beautiful Rockies and has great weather all year. I live in Arvada, which sits on hills north of Denver, and I never grow tired of the mountain and city views, especially at sunset and night. We have lakes and ponds everywhere, rich with waterfowl and eagles, and the people are friendly and open. Music and community events abound, and we have great schools and universities. There are many quaint historical towns nearby so every day trip is a vacation. Denver is growing in diversity and has a lot of heart. I love that there are many nonprofits and outreach organizations who care for the most helpless, and offer many opportunities to volunteer and get free training. This area is a great place to live and go to school!
    • Current Resident
    • 24 days ago
    Denver is an amazing city! As the capital of Colorado, Denver is a fun and diverse city that boasts a generous arts and music scene. Denver is also home to a plethora of outdoor activities with over 300 days of sunshine per year. You don't have to be super outdoorsy to be happy here, but it is a major reason that people live here. Denver also has several professional sports teams to root for year-round.
    My favorite thing about Denver is the different neighborhoods and the old prairie Victorian architecture around City, Cheesman, and Congress Parks.
    • Nearby Resident
    • 1 month ago
    If you're looking for fun and unique city, Denver is the place to be! It is diverse in the different neighborhood pockets it has from the energetic downtown, the artsy area surrounding Santa Fe street, the developing RiNo area filled with new hot spots, to the trendy highlands buzzing with new energy. If I had to pinpoint my favorite thing though, I'd say its the open-air feel this city has without compromising what you'd expect a big city would have to offer. All this without the obvious pro of being so close to mountain fun!
    • Current Resident
    • 9 days ago