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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Stapleton is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado with a population of 21,763. Stapleton is in Denver County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Stapleton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Stapleton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Stapleton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Stapleton are above average.
About Stapleton...
Population
21,763

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$510,616
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,709
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    204.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    158.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    743.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,333
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    595.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$129,489
National
$55,322
Families with Children
54%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Stapleton is wonderful and NOT cookie cutter...with more housing styles than other neighborhoods. The semi-urban planning has done well overall...and the neighborhood is not finished..so more positive aspects can still be expected. It's a great blend of urban and suburban...while being close to downtown and central to the metro. Most neighborhood schools are A rated (which is not often seen in Denver Public Schools). There are several restaurants and retail mixed within the community, lots of recreation, parks, and trails galore. The front porches, pocket parks, and larger Denver parks are designed to get folks out in the community... instead of being in their back yards. Crime is almost exclusively only property crime from criminals trying to take advantage of the neighborhood higher overall income. Affordable housing is mixed in nicely with market-rate housing, but more affordable units is needed in north Stapleton.
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Stapleton is the ideal place to raise young kids, with a variety of parks, playgrounds, and quality schools nearby. It's a close-knit, neighborly community and the residents are very friendly and respectful. It feels like a suburb even though it's in an urban area. Although many of the residents here have common beliefs, it is one of the more expensive places to live with signs of gentrification, upscale restaurants, and wide space. If I were to change one thing about Stapleton, I would wish that the diversity increased, as the neighborhood is majority white.
Stapleton is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood that offers good schools, restaurants, and other services. It offers a variety of housing ranging from low-income to large, expensive housing on green parkways. It's a quick drive to downtown, yet it is far enough away that it is mellow and low-traffic. It's close to the highway for easy access to things like the mountains and Denver International Airport.

My one complaint is that the neighborhood lacks character and diversity. All of the houses look the same and most of the families are white. Parkhill and Montclair, for example, have what I consider to be older and more charming homes and are more diverse. Stapleton is a great neighborhood and is not as severe of a "suburbia" as some, but the newness of the neighborhood is definitely something to keep in mind.