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Denver Neighborhood Rankings for 2015

Beyond looking for the perfect dream house, home buyers also search for an ideal neighborhood that balances community and privacy, excitement and safety.

 

Many home buyers base moving decisions on factors like neighborhood crime rates, unemployment rates, access to quality schools and, depending on their lifestyle, additional aspects like proximity to restaurants and entertainment venues. Each year, 5280 Magazine uses these factors and more to rank all of Denver’s neighborhoods.

 

In case you missed it, the 2015 list of Denver’s Best Neighborhoods has been released! Many of our favorite sections of the city scored very high.

 

Here is a quick rundown of some high-ranking neighborhoods that Denver home buyers should consider for their 2015 property search:

 

Lowry Features Affordable Condos and Homes

 

Those who are looking to live the condominium lifestyle will find Lowry to be a great neighborhood to move to. It also has single-family homes that start in the $200k's. There are bars and restaurants nearby, including Lowry Beer Garden.

 

Check out our list of Lowry homes for sale in Denver.

 

Cherry Creek Offers Upscale Shopping and Night Life

 

Whether you're looking to dine at a fine restaurant or browse for beautiful, unique items at a shopping plaza, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy life in Cherry Creek. This neighborhood is high-end with homes averaging north of $1 million. It also has excellent schools and a low crime rate as well.

 

Visit our Cherry Creek Denver neighborhood real estate page for info on homes for sale in this section of town.

 

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Best Elementary Schools in the Denver Area

Every parent wants their child to attend the best schools throughout their academic career. The best way to ensure this is to live in proximity to schools that are known for having a great reputation. If you are planning to move to the Denver area and you have young children, learning which elementary schools are the best and where they are located should be a top priority.

School rankings can be highly subjective. Some parents want their children to attend schools that have excellent art and music programs, others are focused on finding a renowned special needs department. Check out The Neir Team’s guide on how to pick the best Denver school for your child to learn more about evaluating options.

When it comes to objectively ranking schools, test scores are often a key factor. Unfortunately, standardized testing is not always a perfect reflection of a schools overall quality. The website Chalkbeat uses several factors – re-enrollment rate, growth points, status points, poverty percentage and more – to come up with annual rankings for Denver schools. Here is the list of Denver elementary schools that received a “distinguished” School Performance Framework (SPF) rating in the most recent Chalkbeat rankings:

  • Asbury Elementary School
  • Bradley International School
  • Bromwell Elementary School
  • Carson Elementary School
  • Cory Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • McMeen Elementary School
  • Polaris at Ebert Elementary School
  • Steck Elementary School
  • University Park Elementary School

You can find links to more information about these and other schools on our complete list of ...