City Guide / Denver

The Most Affordable Neighborhoods in Denver

By Landing | Jun 12, 2020
Affordable apartment in Denver, CO

There are plenty of great reasons to make a move to Denver, CO. For starters,  the acres of parks, the plethora of hiking and bike trails, the wonderful cultural amenities, and incredible views of the mountains make it a beautiful place to call home. If you’re looking for a furnished apartment in Denver, then you’ll have plenty of options for floor plans and neighborhoods whether you’re looking for a single or two- to three-bedroom apartment.

Of course, you’ll want your new home to have easy access to workplaces and Denver’s most impressive attractions. The combination of affordable housing, great public transportation, career opportunities, and tons of things to do has earned Denver a spot on lists of the best cities in the U.S. – a record that it’s held for many years, including this past year. 

Furnished apartments are more expensive than unfurnished, but they ensure that you’ll be equipped for everything you need to enjoy your new urban living experience. If you’re moving in alone and want to customize your place to your liking, then available apartments without furnishings can be a good option.

The average rent for apartments in Denver is around $1,674 per month, but savvy tenants can find more affordable housing. Here are some of the most affordable neighborhoods in the area to help you find your perfect apartment.

Congress Park

This park and neighborhood offers the cheapest monthly rent in the Denver area, with a median monthly rent of $1,250. It’s also practically in the city center and just three miles from Downtown Denver, meaning you’ll have easy access to many attractions like the Denver Art Museum and the vibrant nightlife spots downtown. And you can’t forget about the rows of creative restaurants.

You won’t need to go downtown to find things to do, though, since Congress Park has several attractions within walking distance. Once of the most notable is the Denver Botanic Gardens, where you can relax with a variety of Denver-grown gardens, as well as Japanese-style imports. If you’d like to see more than gardens, you’ll also be close to the Denver Museum of Nature and five minutes away from City Park, which houses the Denver Zoo. 

Aurora

While not quite as cheap, Aurora still has a median rent below the average sitting at $1,350. This neighborhood is home to Cherry Creek State Park, which doubles as a dog park with an off-leash area that includes a whopping 107 acres. Denver is actually one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, with multiple parks and dog-friendly restaurants to enjoy. The area is fantastic for great outdoor adventures, and it’s also known for its golf courses and playgrounds.

If you’re a sports fan, then this is the perfect place for you. This ZIP code is home to many of Colorado’s major sports teams including the MLB’s Colorado Rockies, NFL’s Denver Broncos, NBA’s Denver Nuggets, NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and the MLS’s Colorado Rapids.

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Hilltop

One of Denver’s spacious suburbs, this is an excellent neighborhood for families. It has a wide variety of homes for rent and boasts some of the best public and private schools in the area. It’s also home to four large family-friendly parks and has practically anything you’ll need at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Best of all, the median rent is just $1,301 a month.

Of course, this all just scratches the surface of what the Mile High City has to offer. Denver’s balance is one that offers a great work, family, and home life. You can experience world-class skiing in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, surprises at the independent shops and breweries, great shows at the Ogden Theatre, and see the beautiful Victorian-era buildings downtown. Whatever you’re looking for, Denver has a place for every renter. Browse our available apartments in Denver today! 

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Ted may be the world's slowest typist and struggle to hold a pen, but he has mastered how to pursue a more flexible lifestyle throughout his airborne adventures around the U.S. Whether you're looking for more information before migrating to a new city or want to find an easier way to rent a nest—erm, apartment—Ted will always be here to share his best advice for where to live and how to thrive.