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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$697
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Denver Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,625
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Denver is a growing community with great potential. I went to high school here and lived with my father in a neighborhood located just across the street from the school. In my opinion, this area appeals to young families looking to find a suburban home to settle in. There are public schools conveniently located for students of all ages and several different options for eating out. The kids are able to grow up together within a small community. In regards to improvement, I personally believe the public school system particularly, East Lincoln High school, need to make some changes for the better. Both my sister and brother went there and it seems they received less quality of an education than I did attending Lincoln Charter. It appears as though the teachers there lack the passion necessary to inspire and motivate young learners. If you are not in AP or honors classes, you tend to be overlooked or underestimated.
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Denver is a great suburban community. Located approximately 25 minutes from downtown Charlotte, Denver has quickly grown to become a hot spot. It is the prime location to raise a family in a small-town environment yet also have access to one of the nation's great cities. Denver has excellent food choices, high-ranked schools, and access to Lake Norman. Denver is a top-notch small town.
Denver, NC is located on the west-side of Lake Norman. It is a quiet little community that is starting to since the economy is picking up. The traffic on this side of the lake is nice and not as hustle, bustle like on the east side of the lake. It has easy access to Uptown Charlotte via the relatively new Highway 16, which is expanding northward into Hickory, NC. The local school system is good and there are several very good charter schools in the area. It is a lovely town to live in.