5.7 out of 10


Ranked 30th best neighborhood in Denver
39.7580738838354 -104.950944089484
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5

"Coming into its own"

Skyland is among the north central neighborhoods that was hit hard by the gang crime wave of the 80s and 90s (see my review of North Park Hill, for example, for a description of this). But Skyland seems to be fighting back, and home values are rirising to reflect this. There was a time when I would not have ventured into this neighborhood. Now, I couldn't afford it.

Skyland is decidedly residential, full of block after block of post-WWII brick bungalows. The south end of Skyland neighborhood is comprised of City Park Golf Course, which is a city-run public course. From this green space, you can see iconic views of downtown with the mountains for a backdrop.

The only retail parts are along Colorado Blvd to the east and York Street to the west. Frankly, they don't offer much. But this neighborhood is also extremely close to the shops of Colfax and the restaurants of neighborhoods just to the west. In addition, it's only a few minutes from downtown and those surrounding neighborhoods, so it's not at all cut off by car. Access to City Park itself is an excellent plus, with the green spaces, lake, pavillion, zoo, museum, and IMAX theater.

While there are rough spots here still, Skyland is a very nice central neighborhood, increasingly attractive to younger families and professionals. You could do a lot worse.
  • Nice brick homes
  • close to central neighborhoods
  • close to the major park
  • pockets of crime remaining
  • home prices are rising
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+

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Unranked Streets in Skyland

Adams St

"Lovely residential neighborhood."
39.7592478081383 -104.948841878197
"Just minutes in walking disatnce from Cherry Creek shopping center"
39.7589767056832 -104.954881828919
"Columbine Street runs into the City Park Esplanade."
39.7589432598117 -104.95734304844
"Fun Vibrant area"
39.7544450883042 -104.951248721201
"The scariest street I've ever been on!"
39.7588519180725 -104.958573370899

Milwaukee St

"Great place to shop"
39.7589678218487 -104.952421941356

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