Easy Commuting

These neighborhoods are known for having nearby public transportation, especially RTD’s FastTracks and Light Rail. These neighborhoods are usually bustling with mixed use real estate of apartments, condos, homes, retail and commercial. If you want walkability and ease of public transport these are great neighborhoods to consider.


Highlands Ranch

What was once expansive open ranchland has grown over the past 25 years to become a suburban escape with hundreds of residential communities and subdivisions. Shopping and dining here consist mostly of national and local chains, but residents enjoy reasonable housing costs and easy access to open space and trails away from the bustle of the city. In Highlands Ranch, you can choose from newer homes, condos and apartment buildings.

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $2200 - $4500 
Townhomes $2000 - $3000
Condos $1500 - $2500

Denver Tech Center (DTC)

The Denver Tech Center (DTC) is a mixed-use area dominated by office parks and large apartment complexes. Endless local and chain lunch spots cater to the DTC workforce, but nightlife here is far from staid. Tons of popular Downtown restaurants and bars have opened sister spots here that attract a more mature crowd in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Families will find comfortable residential neighborhoods just outside of the busy commercial areas. 

Average Rental Rates
Townhomes $2300 - $3500
Condos $1500 - $4000

Arvada

Far from a run-of-the-mill suburb, Arvada has become a destination unto itself. This area northwest of Denver has a charming downtown — known as Olde Town Arvada  — with boutiques, breweries and fantastic restaurants. Housing in walking distance of Olde Town is in high demand and includes historic homes as well as newer townhomes, condos and apartments. However, the surrounding neighborhoods include many modest and affordable homes, mostly built in latter half of the 20th century. 

Average Rental Rates: 
Single Family Houses: $2000 - $3200
Condos: $800 - $1500

Sloans Lake / Edgewater

Once considered a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Denver, Sloan’s Lake is now booming with development. This is partly due to a new mixed-use community being built on the shores of one of Denver’s few lakes. This development will bring much-needed new housing to the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood, which mostly consists of older, single-family homes. While there are some local bars and restaurants in the area, a more common site is strip-malls. However, this neighborhood holds high promise as a new Denver hot spot. 

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $2500 - $3800
Townhomes $2200 - $3200
Condos $1300 - $2200 

Superior / Louisville

On either side of Highway 36, these two towns, though close in proximity, have unique character. Superior is a newer community and is home to modern townhomes, large new builds and big-box and brand name stores. Louisville, on the other hand, has a cute downtown with local restaurants and shops that is surrounded by smaller homes, with townhome and condo communities a short distance away. 

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $3000 - $8000
Townhomes $2000 - $3500
Condos $1500 - $3000

Aurora

One of Denver’s largest suburbs, you can truly find any type of neighborhood here, from spartan apartment complexes to large developments featuring brand-new homes. While lacking a true downtown (unless you count the eclectic stretch of Colfax Avenue), Aurora offers a huge array of amenities and attractions, including golf courses, malls and reservoirs. Parts of Aurora have long been home to certain immigrant populations, so if you love Authentic Asian or African food, you’re in luck — Aurora has some of the most unique and authentic ethnic cuisine in the state. 

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $1800 - $4000
Townhomes $1000 - $2300
Condos $1000 - $1500

Lakewood / Golden

The gateway to the mountains is a sought-after suburb that offers gorgeous views. Housing is varied, with older, affordable subdivisions paving the way to large homes dotting the foothills.  Golden, with its historic, tourist-friendly downtown, is particularly popular. The schools here are fantastic, and young families are joining the older residents who raised their families here a generation ago. Many homes here have the square footage and are ready to be updated, but a few new luxury developments are also still building out.  

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $1800 - $4000
Townhomes $1000 - $2300
Condos $1000 - $1500

Westminster / Broomfield

Relatively new additions to the Denver suburbs, these areas grew up as Denver’s housing needs expanded. Housing here consists of newer homes, smaller homes that need some updates, and condos and apartments with all the amenities. Malls and shopping centers are plentiful here, and dining generally leans toward national chains. However, affordable rates and easy access to both Denver and Boulder makes this area an excellent choice for budget-conscious residents and commuters.

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $1800 - $4000
Townhomes $1000 - $2300
Condos $1000 - $1500

Littleton

Littleton is one of Denver’s most popular suburbs, with a trendy downtown and fabulous mountain views. Houses and condos close to downtown are on the pricier side, but plenty of more affordable options are available throughout Littleton’s large footprint. The oldest neighborhoods often consist of small homes encircling a small park, but newer neighborhoods with larger homes are plentiful. Littleton includes a healthy mix of local shops and restaurants as well as convenient brand-name options. The town is always a popular choice among families young and old. 

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $1800 - $4000
Townhomes $1000 - $2300
Condos $1000 - $1500

Centennial / Lone Tree

Sprawling along the southeastern end of Denver, this area is filled with lots of larger homes and many new subdivisions. Developed around the expanding housing needs of Denver and the burgeoning Denver Tech Center, the suburbs of Centennial and lone Tree were designed to be convenient. Shopping malls and big-box stores are always close by, and the lightrail provides easy access to Downtown and the Tech Center. 

Average Rental Rates
Single Family Homes $2200 - $3200
Townhomes $1200 - $2300
Condos $1300 - $2500


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