6.9 out of 10


39.6806499984208 -104.993126525888
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters


4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5

"Often overlooked with hidden potential"

Overland is a neighborhood that is easy to drive right through. It consists mostly of the industrial development and road work that is evident from S Santa Fe Drive. But you will also notice a green golf course and many park areas if you take a closer look. This golf course has the claim to fame of being the oldest one west of the Mississippi. This also might be the oldest settlement in Denver.

Southwest Denver appears run-down, industrial, and easy to overlook. But this spot is rather a gem. Home prices are low, views are great, and this is close to downtown, so commutes are short. The golf course has some of the best 4th of July fireworks veiwing that you can find. There are many open park spaces just outside of Overland, including the increasingly popular Ruby Hill.

It might feel a bit claustrophobic at first, when you realize that you're in a heavily-developed neighborhood bisected and bounded by large thoroughfares. But going through the side streets with their tiny bungalows, you might discover the ideal place for a starter home. This area is overlooked by many, but is actually charming, interesting, and inviting when you get to know it.
  • good location
  • great views and green spaces
  • low housing costs
  • has been depressed for a long time-hard to predict recovery
  • heavily trafficked streets
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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