Highland

The Highlands are a young, fun residential neighborhood featuring avenues lined with elegant old homes, chic cocktail bars and trendsetting restaurants. The sleek Highland Bridge spans the South Platte River to Commons and Confluence parks, home to jogging paths, shady picnic spots and riverside trails.

Welcome to Highland


A lively residential neighborhood lined with Victorian-era homes, lush gardens, art galleries, and hip boutiques combine to make Highland one of Denver’s dmost distinct and fascinating communities. This chic area is a great destination for locals and visitors alike, comprising three unique districts: Highlands Square, Lower Highland, and Tennyson Street.

As one of Denver’s most historic neighborhoods, don’t be surprised to find most of the residential streets are anchored by elegant old homes. Before becoming Highland, this suburb was originally known as Northside and it was its own city incorporated in 1875. It wasn’t until 1896 that Highland was annexed to Denver. Highland has seen tremendous growth in recent years with an influx of newcomers attracted to the popular bars, retailers, and restaurants. The entire neighborhood is eminently walkable with all three districts boasting a slightly different vibe.

In terms of residents, Highland has a population of approximately 9,000 people, mostly a mixture of new homeowners, young families, and long-time Denver residents intrigued by the quickly expanding downtown. Homes in this highly coveted area don’t come cheap. The average sales price for a piece of Highland real estate can easily climb as high as $700,000.

Did you know that Highland boasts one of the highest food and beverage offersing per capita of any Denver neighborhood? Mexican eatery Patzuaro’s is a long-time fave and Spuntino is one of the city’s first fast food halls. For a hearty burger, there’s no better option than My Brother’s Bar, Denver’s oldest bar. When it comes to nightlife, you can’t beat the specials at local venues like Denver Beer Co. and Room for Milly––perfect for craft cocktails. Stop by Black Eye Coffee for a snack and cup of craft coffee before attending a show at the Bug Theatre, a community gathering spot for theatrical performances and other creative events and functions.

Plan a picnic at one of the shady spots at Commons or Confluence Parks, green spaces that offer scenic riverside trails and walking paths. There’s also the Cuernavaca Park, a hidden gem that gets overlooked for the more popular Commons. But Cuernavaca has plenty of great features like walking trails, a baseball field, and views of Denver’s skyline.

Denver Public Schools is the public school system in Denver. The city is also home to several colleges and universities, like the University of Colorado Denver, the Community College of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and the University of Denver.

Overview for Highland, CO

36,330 people live in Highland, where the median age is 33.8 and the average individual income is $65,676. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,330

Total Population

33.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$65,676

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Highland, CO

Highland has 18,061 households, with an average household size of 1.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 36,330 people call Highland home. The population density is 8,048.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

36,330

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.8

Median Age

48.8 / 51.2%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
18,061

Total Households

1.99

Average Household Size

$65,676

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Highland, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Highland. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bryant Webster Dual Language Ece-8 School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Valdez Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
North High School Engagement Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Columbian Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
2/5
Brown International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Trevista at Horace Mann
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Denver Online High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Career Education Center Early College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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