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Best Places for Families in Denver

A lot goes into moving with a family. Once you select an ideal location, you have to think about the school systems, the crime, and the available extracurricular activities. Keeping all that in mind, here are four of the best neighborhoods for families in the Denver, Colorado area.

Best Places for Families in Denver Colorado

1. Washington Park. This neighborhood is a neighborhood surrounding Washington Park, a 165-acre space featuring two lakes, a paved bike path, and a 2-mile jogging path. This location offers a safe city-like feel for those who want to raise their children in an active and low-crime area.

2. Centennial. This neighborhood's major school districts, Cherry Creek in Littleton, are two of the highest achieving districts in Colorado. Cherry Creek also includes the largest high school in the state. Centennial also houses The Streets at SouthGlenn, which is a shopping area that offers a nice mix of retailers, unique shops, places to eat, and entertainment.

3. Parker. This is a quiet town that sits about twenty miles southeast of Denver, with many of its residents working in downtown Denver. One of the city's highlights is its western-style downtown area with book shops and restaurants. The schools in Parker are part of the Douglas County School District, which is one of the top school districts in the country.

4. Lone Tree. Highlands Ranch, or Lone Tree, is known as the premier family-friendly neighborhood in the Denver area. It has a low crime rate, great schools, and plenty of outdoor activities for all ages. Lone Tree has four recreation centers, 25 community parks, 60 miles of hiking and biking trails, and two thousand acres of open space. This area is one of the safest places to live in Denver.

If you’re not too keen on any of these neighborhoods, the key to selecting the best place to have a family is to check the crime rates, the school systems, and see what kind of entertainment is in the area!

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