2016 Best Suburbs to Live in Denver Metro

Explore the best suburbs to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 58
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    Superior

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 12 reviews
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    Louisville

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 24 reviews
    Niche User:I love where I live and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow up here. Louisville is a great place to raise a family with a low overall crime rating, good schools, and plenty to do. The atmosphere of the city is friendly and calm, making it a real family city.

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    Inverness

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 6 reviews
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    Holly Hills

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 3 reviews
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    Stonegate

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 14 reviews
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    Cherry Creek

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 7 reviews
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    Highlands Ranch

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 248 reviews
    Niche User:The area I am in has allowed me to connect with everyone in my neighborhood. Everyone is extremely friendly and will go to great lengths to help each other out whether they are close or not. The community as a whole is like one big giant family and is willing to stand behind and support others that are struggling either financially or with their health. If I could choose to live anywhere in the world, I would choose to stay within my community. I feel as though my area is a very high class in comparison to other parts of the country, even though we don't have the most money or the biggest houses, we appreciate everything that we have and tend to try and not taking everything for granted. I see this area flourishing in the future and continuing to hold a light for all the areas around us. This area will always be the place I call home.

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    Lone Tree

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 27 reviews
    Niche User:Even if you're taking a quick trip to the grocery store, it's guaranteed you'll see at least a few cops on the way there and back. The police force in this area is extremely visible, there's a police department juts down the road from where I live which helps me feel extremely safe in knowing the is a constant flow of officers coming and going from the department. Most communities are gated and required a pass code to get in, this definitely boosts the feeling of safety and security. There's not a lot of crimes that happen in this area, besides petty crimes. There are a few people who get caught shop lifting now and then from Park Meadows mall. There's always security guards at the light rail which is extremely helpful when you're waiting for a train late at night. Overall, there isn't a lot of danger to be concerned about, the communities are extremely protective and the police force is helping around the clock as well.

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    Lafayette

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 41 reviews
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    Acres Green

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:A small community in Colorado. We seem to the best of all the worlds. We aren't to far from just about anything there is to do in the Denver metro area. The prices of houses are a lot less expensive though than anything in the area with the same living space. I'm going to miss this place when I move out.

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    Meridian

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 1 review
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    Parker

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 154 reviews
    Niche User:Parker has no real crime to worry about. Our police officers are great and on top of their jobs! Plus the community is very active on making sure we have a safe environment.

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    Centennial

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 197 reviews
    Niche User:Hardly any crime takes place in this area. The police are fast to respond and arrive at the scene when there are outbreaks though which is exceptional.

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    Littleton

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 60 reviews
    Niche User:Littleton is a great are to live in. Lots to do, close to downtown. Lots of parks/open spaces. Easy access to the mountains. good school district.

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    Dove Valley

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 6 reviews
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    Castle Pines

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 14 reviews
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    Greenwood Village

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 33 reviews
    Niche User:Not much crime here,crime in the area is usually stupid High schoolers. I think cops here get pretty bored and find things to do with their time.

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    Cherry Hills Village

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 5 reviews
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    Castle Rock

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 178 reviews
    Niche User:This area is amazing. I would choose to live here again in a heartbeat. This is home. I feel safe in this area. Everyone is so nice and it is very clean. There are plenty of things to do and see. The weather is perfect. The area is expanding in order for there to be more things to see and do which is very beneficial to the community.

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    The Pinery

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 26 reviews
    Niche User:I miss my childhood and it had everything to do with the neighborhood we lived in and the town we grew up in. Everyone is very much the same though, mostly Caucasian population and very conservative, which is what my family was. I would definitely raise my family here because I think this neighborhood and town are going to keep growing and prospering.

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    Ken Caryl

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 56 reviews
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    Broomfield

    • Town in Colorado
    • 137 reviews
    Niche User:People tend to stay in the area unless a financial situation makes them move, or they are moved because of their job. The community is very pet and family friendly. And the community throws block parties together for July 4th and at random times in the summer so the neighbors can get together and socialize.

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    Golden

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 75 reviews
    Niche User:There are few places where I feel safer than in this area. The people are wonderful, it's relatively quiet and peaceful. I'd love to stay in this general area, and the community is strong and collective enough that I see things improving in the future. There are a number of industry-type buildings in the area, mainly automotive businesses, which I'm not fond of and will take the long way around to avoid. I would prefer to have cultural buildings in their place, but overall, I love the area.

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    Erie

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 38 reviews
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    Lakewood

    • City in Colorado
    • 287 reviews
    Niche User:Lakewood is a place I like calling home because of how safe I feel when I'm walking my dog at night. The public transportation is easily accessible with many bus stops and multiple light rail locations. Everything is close by and just a fifteen minute drive to be in downtown Denver. Only thing I wish I could change would be to make it more affordable. I can only dream of one day owning a home here.

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