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Best Suburbs of Denver

Thinking about moving to the Denver metro? The Mile High City is one of the best cities for jobs and one of the best places for young professionals to live. If you’re looking for an affordable home in a safe area with easy commutes, plenty of outdoor recreation, and fun things to do, check out these five Denver suburbs!


  • Home Price: $339,300 median purchase price; $1,458 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 59% of Colorado cities
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Looking for a great place to make your new home in the Denver area? Look no further than Centennial! This suburb is within 20 minutes of Downtown Denver, offers large single-family homes, and has tons of green space available for hiking, biking, and more. Centennial is also home to exceptional schools like Homestead Elementary School, Newton Middle School, and Arapahoe High School, as well as job opportunities with top employers in the retail, finance, education, and construction industries!

Things to Do in Centennial

Enjoy afternoon ice skating at South Suburban Ice Arena. Go for a bike ride, take the dog on a walk, or bring the kids to the playground at Centennial Center Park. Enroll in a fitness class or go for a swim at Goodson Recreation Center. Shop at stores like Gap, Ann Taylor, and Pottery Barn at Park Meadows. Grab a Shrimp Fajitas Burrito, Taco Salad, or Mexican Hamburger at El Karajo Mexican Restaurant. Feast on upscale seafood dishes like Cedar Plank Salmon or Sea Bass at Eddie Merlot’s. Treat yourself to craft beers like Grill Sauce American Lager or a Transparently Trendy New England IPA while enjoying a night on the patio at Resolute Brewing Company. Or chow down on Buffalo Wings with a Dale’s Pale Ale at Finn McCool’s Bar & Grill.

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Highlands Ranch

  • Home Price: $376,000 median purchase price; $1,624 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 53% of Colorado cities
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

You’ll find plenty to love about Highlands Ranch! Not only is this cozy Denver suburb about 30 minutes outside of the city, but it also provides close proximity to both Denver Botanic Gardens and Chatfield State Park, making it an ideal spot for residents who love getting outdoors. In addition, Highlands Ranch is the perfect place to raise a family, thanks to its spacious single-family homes and new construction, as well as its nearby top-rated schools like Saddle Ranch Elementary School and Highlands Ranch High School.

Things to Do in Highlands Ranch

Tour Highlands Ranch Mansion & Historic Park, an elegant estate that hosts events and has been home to notable Denver political leaders, families, and socialites. Let the kids play on the playground or have a picnic at Civic Green Park. Enjoy an evening barbecue or play a game of softball on the field at Kistler Park. Treat your tastebuds to Diablo Eggs or Breakfast Tacos for brunch at Old Blinking Light. Try a Meatball Sandwich, Ultimate Hawaiian Pizza, or Fettuccine Alfredo at Nicolo’s Chicago Style Pizza. Head to Fujiyama Japanese Hibachi & Sushi for dishes like Chicken Teriyaki or Shrimp Tempura. Or sip on tap beers like CocoaNut Dream Brown Ale or Guava Mountain Gose at Living The Dream Brewing Company.


  • Home Price: $314,100 median purchase price; $1,066 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 44% of Colorado cities
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Littleton has a lot to offer with its small town feel and historic downtown filled with local antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Ranked as one of the best places to live in America, this Denver suburb is a great option for people of all ages and lifestyles, particularly families who want to send their kids to the well-rated schools within the Littleton Public Schools District. But that’s not all! Young professionals who want to work or check out the nightlife in Downtown Denver are only about 20 minutes away from the city center.

Things to Do in Littleton

Visit the Littleton Museum to see historical artifacts or explore with the kids in the interactive gallery. Play a round of golf at Littleton Golf and Tennis Club. Explore public art, attend an outdoor concert, or take a self-guided bird tour at The Hudson Gardens & Events Center. Shop for antique furniture, jewelry, and art from over 250 vendors at Colorado Antique Gallery. Wake up with a ‘Bama Eggs Benny or Station Burrito at Grande Station. Try Italian favorites like the Seasonal Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Tortellini Pizza at Romano’s Pizzeria. Head out to Zaika Indian Cuisine to feast on Tandoori Shrimp, Butter Chicken, or Sweet Potato Masala. Or settle in for a Ricky Bobby charcuterie board and a bottle of your favorite wine at Carboy Winery.


  • Home Price: $440,300 median purchase price; $1,410 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 92% of Colorado cities
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Low crime rates, incredible views, and outdoor recreation await you in Louisville, which is conveniently located between both Denver and Boulder. This suburb was named one of the best places to live in Colorado, thanks to its safety, affordability, easy commutes, and more. Residents of Louisville can find housing options from contemporary townhomes to new construction, as well as excellent schools like Fireside Elementary School and Monarch High School.

Things to Do in Louisville

Take a trip to the Louisville Historical Museum to see coal mining artifacts and explore historic buildings and sites around Louisville. Pop into the Eleanor and Hobbs boutique to find trendy women’s and men’s clothing, home goods, and accessories. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole course at Coal Creek Golf Course. Try a Lorraine Scramlette, Pulled Pork Benedict, or Stuffed French Toast for breakfast at The Huckleberry—and stay for afternoon tea. Feast on Vietnamese meals like Pad Thai or Paleo Beef Pho at Mile High Pho. Savor dishes like Tuna Poke, Miso Soup, or a Lobster Tempura Roll at Mr. Sake Sushi & Grill. Or sit out on the patio and dig into Mexican dishes like a Mexican Pizza, Tequila Lime Chicken Salad, or Fish Tacos at Casa Alegre.


  • Home Price: $456,400 median purchase price; $1,533 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 71% of Colorado cities
  • Perfect For: Singles, young professionals, families, retirees

Searching for somewhere to live with plenty of amenities? Consider living in Superior! This Denver suburb is known for having one of the best job markets in Colorado and is home to exceptional schools within the Boulder Valley School District like Superior Elementary School. Superior is also filled with tons of trails, so getting out and exploring nature is easy. In addition, residents can find several restaurants, shops, bars, and other attractions throughout the area—or head into Downtown Denver, which is just under 30 minutes away!

Things to Do in Superior

Spend an afternoon going on a scenic hike and exploring the Coalton Trail. Play a game of baseball or have a picnic at Founders Park. Let the kids play on the playground or go for a bike ride at Pirate Park. Head over to Flatiron Crossing to find over 200 retailers like Banana Republic, Coach, and Dillard’s. Feast on Mexican favorites like a Chicken Enchilada or Tacos de Carnitas at El Tapatio. Try the Pastrami Burger, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, or Nick’s Patty Melt at Bad Daddy’s Burger and Bar. Enjoy a Spicy Reuben Sandwich or Frontier Burger at PJ’s Diner. Or stop into Wayne’s Smoke Shack and order the Central Texas BBQ Beef Brisket, Smoke Shack St. Louis Pork Ribs, or Smoked Brined Turkey Breast.


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About Mike Beutler

Mike Beutler is a writer and digital content specialist who transitioned to self storage in 2020 after several years in the airline industry. His travels cultivated a passion for exploring cities across the U.S. and abroad and inspired him to learn more about practical insights for urban living. With 14 moves under his belt, both locally and cross-country, he also has a passion for minimalism and organization, and sharing tips to help others make any space feel like home while staying organized.