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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
University is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado with a population of 12,191. University is in Denver County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in University offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In University there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University are above average.
About University...
Population
12,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,425
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,589
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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University Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    471.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,246.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    345.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,024
National
$55,322
Families with Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Walkable, bikable neighborhood with great people. Great local restaurants and bars without crossing a single major road. A supermarket (Safeway) you can walk or bike to without crossing a single major road. Denver University itself is a gorgeous campus. A good bit more affordable than Platt Park, yet a 5-10 minute bike ride (according to Google Maps) to Old Pearl Street.

Less than a 10 minute drive from the huge shopping district in Sheridan. Five miles from downtown. Convenient to I-25 (University Blvd. or Downing St.), Santa Fe (85) and Hampen Ave (285). Good public schools. Family-friendly, young-couple-friendly, and student-friendly all at once... somehow very quiet, yet still in the middle of lots to do just a short walk or bike ride away. Just a wonderful place to live.
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I am aware of somewhat frequent bike thefts, however considering the proximity to a university, crime seems lower than I would expect.
It's a nice atmosphere, but the stress of quickly increasing rent and difficult to find housing makes moving to or within Denver stressful.