Southern Hills in Denver has long been a favorite community for traditional sprawling ranch style homes in the Western tradition. Most homes were built in the 60’s and 70’s. There are now some new “Scraper” homes built on lots where the original structure was literally scraped off the lot. These homes generally cost above $900,000. But, the original ranch homes sell from $400,000-$1m.
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Slavens Public Elementary and Middle School
Southern Hills is home to the famous Slavens School, one of the best elementary schools in the Denver school system. There is currently a waiting list for people who want their kids to attend this school, but those living Southern Hills are given priority. Slavens enjoys a tremendous amount of parental involvement and test scores are high. Slavens serves grades Kindergarten to 8th grade.
The neighborhood is extremely safe, ranking as one of Denver’s lowest crime neighborhoods. Use our Interactive Crime Map to see crimes in the area in the last 6 months. You use an address like 2730 S Langley. It is convenient to several local shopping centers, and the nearby Wellshire Public Golf Course. The University of Denver is less than 1 mile away.
Southern Hills Commuting Times
Travel time to the Denver Technology Center (DTC) and Cherry Creek is less than 15 minutes, and to downtown Denver less than 25 minutes. Commute time to Denver International Airport (DIA) is approximately 35 minutes. Southern Hills offers large lots for people who look for yards for children or pets.
Nearby, the Wellshire Golf Club and Inn offers 18 holes of public golf as well fine dining. Wellshire was operated as a private country club until the 1950’s when it was taken over by the City of Denver. Now, it is operated as a public facility. The Wellshire Inn is well know for great food and elegant ambiance. There is even a lounge which occasionally offers live jazz music.
The University of Denver is less than a mile away offering recreation, cultural, and educational amenities. Walk to nearby Starbucks in the University Hills Center which also has all the shopping you need including King Soopers and Einstein Brothers Bagels. Other nearby restaurants include Beau Jo’s Pizza, Poppies and The Garlic Knot.
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