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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  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
West Highland is a neighborhood in Denver, Colorado with a population of 8,999. West Highland is in Denver County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in West Highland offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In West Highland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Highland and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Highland are above average.
About West Highland...
Population
8,999

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$466,070
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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West Highland 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
    119.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    845.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,939.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    671.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,910
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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West Highland Reviews

3 reviews
I have had my car opened at night, and possessions stolen a few months ago. I called the police to make a claim, and because of the items that had been stolen, it didn't pose as much of a concern to the police force. My items that were stolen, were a couple skateboards and a backpack filled with my business' USB drive and some other paper work. It was unfortunate, however I am able to move on.

It seems as though other crime incidents have posed as greater threats, and the officers have been successful at catching offenders and solving cases in quick, timely manners.
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The neighborhood has made many drastic improvements over the last 4 years, since I moved in. There are so many fun, upbeat places to eat, drink and spend time with friends and family. There is a great balance between night life and quiet family feel. I would like to see improvements in the road quality and walk ways.
The Highlands is a great, upbeat part of the City of Denver. There are successful people in every direction of this neighborhood. Local restaurants and small businesses have kept the area alive with local foods and living products/services. The cost of living here is fairly upper-class but is reasonable.