A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$962
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
  • 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
      406
      273
    • Murder
      8
      6
    • Rape
      80
      41
    • Robbery
      180
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      698
      525
    • Theft
      2,193
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      640
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $53,637
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      27%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      24%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      18%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      14%
      13%

    Denver Reviews

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    Denver is a great place to live with many things to do downtown, in each small neighborhood, and the surrounding areas. The mountains are close enough for half day, full day, or weekend trips for hiking, skiing, whitewater rafting, climbing, and more. The public transportation system is fantastic, with lightrail and bus lines that go all over the city and to other regions as well. Bike paths are also abundant, which is wonderful because traffic can be pretty bad. Rush hour lasts a lot longer than an hour, but using the public transportation system and biking are two great options in this area. Cost of living is pretty steep, but salaries are also larger here than in other areas, so it balances out all right. There are tons of places to shop, dine, and explore!
    Review Denver
    Denver is a beautiful, vibrant city that anyone will love. Job opportunities are on the rise and pay well in a large variety of industries. The options for families and singles alike leave many options to keep even the pickiest person happy. There are many outdoor activities that include hiking, biking and wild life watching. Nighlife in Denver and the surrounding areas is full of life. People are able to choose from clubs, bars, and restaurants with great views and top chefs! The cost of living in this beautiful city can be expensive when living in the heart of Denver but overall, the list of benefits make the expense well worth it. Denver is one of the fastest growing cities today and with good reason.
    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!