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.
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!
The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood last year.
The median sale price is based on all attached and detached homes sold in the neighborhood each year.
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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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.
How much students are growing academically each year.
Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.
How satisfied students and families are with 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.
Denver Public Schools that are charter schools
Students in Denver Public Schools
Denver Public High Schools’ 4-year graduation rate
While the majority of students attend public school, Denver has many private and home-based education options available.
There are many private school options in the Denver area depending on your budget and academic and athletic interests.
Colorado has multiple options for seeking a home-based education. The number of homeschoolers in Denver grew 64.7% in the last 5 years.