Uptown

Uptown

Denver Neighborhood Guide

Snapshot

Uptown (officially named North Capitol Hill), is a charming central Denver hood with single-family homes, apartments, and skyscraper views. Much of Uptown was once owned by Henry Brown, an Ohio man who used the Homestead Act of 1862 to claim the area known today as Cap Hill and North Cap Hill, architecting the grid structure of the streets we know today. Perfect for young professionals, Uptown is highly walkable with incredible food and iconic entertainment along the bustling 17th and Colfax Avenues. Bordered by Five Points, downtown, Capitol Hill, and City Park West, Uptown girls and guys can catch shows at the historic Fillmore Auditorium, sample the various eateries and bars, and take in the centerpieces of Denver.

Reasons to love Uptown

2ND

With 20,303 people per square mile, Five Points is the 2nd most densely populated neighborhood in Denver.

7,106

people call Uptown home.
The average annual wage for Uptown is:

$63,601

vs. $69,914 for Denver County.

AGES

Educational Level

HOUSEHOLD TYPES

City Council

Council District

10

Safety

Safety Rank

68TH

Where is Uptown?

Just to the north of the Colorado State Capitol lies the neighborhood of North Capitol Hill. Most locals refer to it as Uptown due to the rapid rise in elevation heading into the neighborhood on 17th Avenue when leaving downtown. The neighborhood is full of restaurants and entertainment destinations and acts as a lower-rise extension of downtown. The hospital complex is adjacent to the neighborhood boundary created by Park Avenue, cutting through the northeast corner of the neighborhood.

Average Commute Times

94

Walk Score®

81

Transit Score®

94

Bike Score®

Parking Availability

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Hit or Miss

Some areas of Uptown have ample parking and some do not. Make sure to look into parking before purchasing a home in this neighborhood.

Uptown Real Estate

What You'll Find Here

In general, you can expect to find these throughout Uptown:

What You Won't Find

While there’s always an outlier, you won’t typically find these in Uptown:

$457,500

is the median price for a home in Uptown,

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 Uptown last year.
Homes in Uptown appreciated by this much in the last year.

2.8%

21.1%

Homes in Uptown appreciated by this much in the last five years.
The average number of homes sold in Uptown per month.

21

Median Sale Price by Year

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

Housing Types

Price per Square Foot

$428

The average price per square foot of residential real estate in Uptown

compared to $364 for all Denver neighborhoods.

Home Ownership

Uptown Real Estate for Sale

Uptown Lifestyle

Amenities + Entertainment

The Uptown neighborhood starts just to the north of our state’s capitol. Restaurant row runs along 17th Avenue, starting around Logan Street and heading east. Marczyks Fine Foods is the place to find high-end, hard-to-find ingredients and gourmet groceries in the neighborhood. With everything thing on 17th Avenue, don’t forget about the Filmore Auditorium, Ogden Theater, and a number of other restaurants and entertainment venues on Colfax Avenue. This hood has a LOT to offer!

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Parks

No parks reside within Uptown, but these border the neighborhood or are a short drive away!

  • CIVIC CENTER PARK | open and expansive grassy space bordered by government
    buildings and the art museum
  • BENEDICT FOUNTAIN PARK | small, open green space with benches and city skyline views
  • SONNY LAWSON PARK | an urban park with a fenced playground and lighted baseball field sits next to a public library
  • CHEESMAN PARK | a larger park that’s a six-minute drive from Uptown. Home to a pavilion, a playground, picnic tables, a jogging path, shelter, fountain + views
  • CITY PARK | a gem of Denver, this park has everything and is a 6 minute drive from Uptown — two lakes, two playgrounds, a fountain, historical monuments, tennis courts, basketball courts, football and soccer fields, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
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Uptown 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 here. Please note that this is an average score for all public schools in the neighborhood (or adjacent neighborhoods for neighborhoods that don’t have schools). Individual school ratings, can be found on Denver Public Schools’ website. 

Uptown SCHOOL SCORE

Out of Ten
0

Progress

41%

Approaching Expectations

How much students are growing academically each year.

AchievemenT

40%

Approaching Expectations

Shows if students at schools are performing at grade level.

Satisfaction

44%

Approaching Expectations

How satisfied students and families are with schools.

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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

88,889

Students in Denver Public Schools

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.

School Enrollment

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.

Disclaimer: Our neighborhood guides have been put together as objectively as possible. Most statistics have been compiled from a third-party source 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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