5.7 out of 10

University Hills

39.6674282320217 -104.934310877756
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees


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

"Runs the gamut from large retial to upscale residential"

University Hills has a bit of a surprising mix of areas. The northwest point has rather oversised businesses. Colorado Blvd is essentially a business strip, and this end has big stores, a large movie theater complex, large restaurants, and a Dave & Busters. It's essentially big-box land. The I-25 border is a hugely-trafficked commuter strip, so it is a hard border to this neighborhood, without much development immediately adjacent.

The residential neighborhoods that spread out along the southeast here are rather surprising given its borders. This is a spacious, wealthy residential areas with some exclusive private schools. It has a rather out-of-the way feel to it to me, being a bit cut off from the inner city action that I prefer. However, this is a quiet, often overlooked area perfect for the well-to-do families that inhabit this neighborhood.

The homes are well-maintained and subtle, without the garishness of the more famous Cherry Hills area to the west. There is plenty of peace and quiet here--too much for some tastes. This is one of the last areas that has not been overdeveloped, and the open feel of it is a pleasant surprise. Those who don't live here have no reason to venture back into the quiet streets, but anyone who discovers this area (and can afford to live here) might feel that they have discovered one of the best-kept secrets in the city.
  • Safe, spacious neighborhoods
  • top-notch schools
  • Expensive area
  • Location is a bit out of things-little innovation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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