Love Your Hood


Denver Neighborhood Guide


A blend of old and new, Highland is one of Denver’s most sought after neighborhoods. With its captivating history, charming architecture, and upbeat, fresh energy, there’s no question why. When pedestrian bridges were built, connecting this hood to LoDo, Highland began its transformation from a peaceful northern hood to today’s modern hotspot for foodies and young families alike. Dotting almost every block, Highland’s elegant Victorian homes point to the area’s not-so-humble beginnings as a refuge for Denver’s elite (nestled high above the scurry of downtown Denver). Today, this hood boasts a smattering of modern homes and new apartment buildings, making Highland an ever-enticing destination for Denver residents and tourists alike.

Reasons to love Highland

people call Highland home
With 9,008 people per square mile, Highland is the 17th most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.
The average annual wage for Highland vs. $69,914 for Denver County.


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Educational Level


Neighborhood Organizations

City Council

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Crime Rank


A lower number = less crime.


Overlooking Denver’s amazing skyline, Highland is a quick walk across one of three bridges to the Union Station neighborhood. All the great dining and entertainment options keep many residents close to home. Easy access to Denver’s interstate system makes Highland a popular choice for commuters and those that love a quick getaway to the mountains.

Average Commute Times

  • 20-40 minutes to DTC
  • 35-50 minutes to DIA


Walk Score®


Transit Score®


Bike Score®

Parking Availability

Hit or Miss
Some areas of Highland have ample parking and some do not. Make sure to research parking before purchasing a home in this neighborhood.

Highland Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout Highland

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Highland
is the median price for a home in Highland, 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 Highland appreciated by this much in the last year.
Homes in Highland appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Highland per month.

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


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

Highland Real Estate for Sale

Highland Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

The heart of the dining and entertainment scene is in the Lower Highland (LoHi) area of the neighborhood, with the most concentrated number of establishments on Boulder Street. One of the most popular restaurants in the hood can be found at night by looking for the large Olinger sign. You will notice the O is never lit as the current, more lively tenant, Linger had no need for the old mortuary’s use of the 15th letter in our alphabet.

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  • Library
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    Health Care Facility
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    Point Of Interest


Highland is a riverfront neighborhood with multiple parks along the Platt. Other pocket parks offer sport courts or views of downtown.
  • CITY OF CUERNAVACA PARK | park by the river with picnic tables, biking, hiking, and urban views
  • CONFLUENCE PARK | riverside park featuring biking and walking trails, benches, grassy lawns, and a kayak run
  • HIRSHORN PARK | small neighborhood park with a baseball diamond, basketball court, and a playground
  • HIGHLAND GATEWAY PARK | urban basketball court with views of downtown
  • COMMUNITY PLAZA PARK | grassy pocket park with views of downtown
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  • rec-courts
    Recreational Court
  • Golf Courses
    Golf Course
  • gyms
    Rec. Center
  • swimming-pool

Highland 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 Highland. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in Highland. Ratings for individual schools can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website.

Highland school score

Out of Ten



Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.



Does Not Meet Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.



Meets 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.


Denver Public Schools that are charter schools

Students in Denver Public Schools



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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