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Capitol Hill

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

Built in 1886, the Colorado State Capitol is the epicenter of Denver’s Cap Hill neighborhood. In its heyday, Denver’s wealthy and elite took pride in calling this hood’s coveted streets home, erecting elaborate Victorian-style mansions. But conversions and replacements from the roaring 20s onward, would change Cap Hill’s architecture to an eclectic variety of homes that reflected the 20th century’s many economic shifts and popular residential styles. In the 1980s, continuing redevelopments incited city residents to establish organizations like Historic Denver to preserve the neighborhood’s remaining significant architecture. Dense, eclectic, and historic, you’ll find a mix of single-family homes, apartments, and massive mansions in Cap Hill, with plenty of dining, shopping, art, and entertainment to fill your weekends.⁠

Reasons to love Capitol Hill

15,849
people call Capitol Hill home
1st
With 23,307 people per square mile, Capitol Hill is the 1st most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
$49,800.00
The average annual wage for Capitol Hill vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

10

CRIME

Crime Rank

64th

A lower number = less crime.

Location

Perched at the neighborhood’s highest elevation, the Colorado State Capitol comprises the northwest corner of this bustling neighborhood. Heading south from the Capitol, you’ll find tree-lined streets, large mansions, and mid-rise condos. The Governor’s Mansion sits at the south boundary of the neighborhood next to Governor’s Park. Cap Hill is one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. If you’re driving there and see an open parking space, grab it — it could be the last one you see for a while!

Average Commute Times

  • 18-40 minutes to DTC
  • 35-55 minutes to DIA

94

Walk Score®

66

Transit Score®

96

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

Challenging
Capitol Hill does not have ample street parking. Make sure to research parking before purchasing a home in this neighborhood.

Capitol Hill Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout Capitol Hill

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Capitol Hill
$330,000.00
is the median price for a home in Capitol Hill, compared to $549,000 for all Denver neighborhoods.

Median Sale Price by Bedroom

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood last year.

Homes in Capitol Hill appreciated by this much in the last year.
9.3%
23.1%
Homes in Capitol Hill appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Capitol Hill per month.
41

Median Sale Price by Year

The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood each year.

Housing Types

Home Ownership

Price per Square Foot

$394.00

The average price per square foot of residential real estate in Capitol Hill compared to $364 for all Denver neighborhoods.

Capitol Hill Real Estate for Sale

Capitol Hill Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

Capitol Hill is a great neighborhood to meet up with friends to grab drinks or dinner at one of the many neighborhood restaurants or bars throughout this vibrant ‘hood. Two major commercial streets create the north and west borders, allowing for plenty of entertainment destinations. Getting around the neighborhood is best done on foot, bike, or e-scooter, as parking can be tricky even for the best of parallel parkers!

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Parks

Capitol Hill is the home of a park with one of the best views of the Capitol. A few other pocket parks afford a bit of green space for this high-density neighborhood.
  • LINCOLN MEMORIAL/ LIBERTY PARK | part of the Capitol Complex; home to the Veteran's Memorial and the Colorado Liberty Bell (replica of the historical landmark)
  • GOVERNOR'S PARK | tranquil city park featuring leisurely paths for walking and biking, a playground scheduled to be redesigned, and public art
  • QUALITY HILL PARK | a pocket park that the city has slated to turn into a pop-up dog park.
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    PARK
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    Recreational Court
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    Golf Course
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    Rec. Center
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    Pool

Capitol Hill Schools

Neighborhood schools

Students in Denver are not required to attend their neighborhood school. However, if you’re looking for public education options close to home, this will give you an idea of how schools are performing in Capitol Hill. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in Capitol Hill. Ratings for individual schools can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website.

Capitol Hill school score

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Out of Ten

Progress

43.5%

Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

40.5%

Approaching Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

45.8%

Approaching Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

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    Public School
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    Public Charter
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    Private School

denver public schools

Colorado is an open enrollment state, meaning students can choose to attend their assigned neighborhood school, or they can apply to other public schools within their district, or even outside it. Denver Public Schools (DPS) is one of the only districts in the country in which virtually all its schools are options for enrollment.

37%

Denver Public Schools that are charter schools

Students in Denver Public Schools

88,889

74%

Denver Public High Schools’ 4-year graduation rate

Percent of Students
Meeting + Exceeding Standards

School Choices Abound

While the majority of students attend public school, Denver has many private and home-based education options available. 

Private Schools

There are many private school options in the Denver area depending on your budget and academic and athletic interests.

Home Education

Colorado has multiple options for seeking a home-based education. The number of homeschoolers in Denver grew 64.7% in the last 5 years.

School Enrollment

Disclaimer: Our neighborhood guides have been put together as objectively as possible. Most statistics have been compiled from third-party sources and we assume they have done their best in accurately presenting their data. While we do our best to keep our information as updated as possible, Love Your Hood does not make any claims on the accuracy and timeliness of these statistics, the safety of any neighborhood, the neighbors you might find in a neighborhood, etc. For more information on how we calculated and gathered our statistics, please visit our neighborhood guide sources.

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