Come talk to our building experts at Nelson and Sons Construction about Denver’s best ‘burbs for building your custom home. The communities are close enough to Denver that you can still enjoy the city’s sporting and cultural events while living in a quieter suburb with great schools, neighborhoods, dining, shopping, and nightlife, and maybe even mountain views. If building a home in one of these communities is your dream, we can make it happen.
According to a Movoto article, this is a list of the best suburbs to live in near Denver. To make their choices of best suburbs, Movoto considered each town’s amenities per capita, standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate), total crimes per 100k, unemployment rate, total crimes per 100k, and average commute time.
Let’s take a look at how they ranked Denver’s suburbs so that you can decide where best to build your custom home.
Source: City of Greenwood Village, Colorado Government via Facebook
- Total amenities: 3,728
- Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent
- Average commute time: 21 minutes
The affluent Denver suburb of Greenwood Village has the second lowest average commute time. Greenwood Village is just a quick drive away from Denver. According to the Movoto article, schools in the area are also highly rated, making this city their number one pick of the best Denver suburbs for families.
Source: City of Louisville, Colorado Government via Facebook
- Unemployment rate: 4.9 percent
- Average commute time: 22 minutes
The wide-open spaces of Louisville provide single-family homes on large lots. The town’s playgrounds, walking trails, fishing ponds, and parks are great for the kids. Louisville is also filled with local restaurants and pubs that are in a pedestrian-friendly area.
Source: Superior, Colorado via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 98 percent
- Unemployment rate: 4.5 percent
- Average commute time: 23 minutes
Superior has room for affordable ranch style homes to spacious and stately single-family homes. The hiking, biking, skiing, and fishing in Superior are perfect for people who love the outdoors. Superior has the second highest high school graduation rate, making it great for families, especially those with teens.
Source: City of Centennial Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,274
- Median rent price: $1,316
Centennial offers housing options from small modern condos to large single-family homes. It has the nearby outdoor Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, where you can listen to musical artists and see mountain views. There is great food, schools, and shopping in Centennial. If you find an empty lot, Centennial is a fantastic spot for a custom-built home.
- Total amenities: 10,774
- Average commute time: 19 minutes
Home to the University of Colorado, Boulder offers dining, art galleries and museums, shopping, educational and cultural events, and nightlife. The housing trend tends to be modern condos but large lots are also available for single-family homes. It is close to Denver and to the mountains.
Lone Tree (tie)
Source: City of Lone Tree Government via Facebook
- High school graduation rate: 97 percent
- Total amenities: 1,286
If you’re looking for a town with options for single-family homes with large lots, this is it. There’s great shopping and dining available, including Park Meadows which is a large shopping mall. There is also the Lone Tree Golf Club for the golf fanatics and the Lone Tree Arts Center with plays and music.
Source: Town of Erie, Colorado – Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 581
- Unemployment rate: 3.9 percent
There are plenty of choices to build the single-family home of your dreams in Erie. There is a wonderful pool and recreation area at Columbine Mine Park. With breweries, dining, and plenty of outdoor activity, this may be your new perfect location for a new home.
Source: City and County of Broomfield via Facebook
- Total amenities: 4,001
- Unemployment rate: 6.5 percent
Here you will find large single-family homes on big lots. Check out their Broomfield Sculpture Trail at the Broomfield County Commons Park, the Bay Aquatic Park, and the Scenic Rock Creek Farm where in the fall there is pumpkin picking and mazes.
Source: City of Lafayette Colorado Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,909
Lafayette has beautiful parks and wide open green spaces. It also has plenty of room for new construction of single-family homes and townhomes. Waneka Lake Park and the Indian Peaks Golf Course offer outdoor fun. But wherever you are, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.
Castle Rock (tie)
Source: Town of Castle Rock Government via Facebook
- Total crimes per 100k: 1,149
- Average commute time: 29 minutes
Castle Rock has the opportunity for modern condos and large single-family homes. The Outlets at Castle Rock offers convenient shopping, dining, and even a fitness facility. Downtown Castle Rock’s has numerous community events, including movie nights, star-lighting, parades, and the county fair and rodeo.
Source: Littleton, CO – Government via Facebook
- Total amenities: 4,965, the third highest per capita
- Average commute time: 25 minutes
Littleton offers the opportunity for both modest townhomes in well-maintained communities and large new construction single-family homes. The town has a museum, live music, great food, and a fun Main Street. The local schools provide an excellent education for your children.
If you want to check out any of Denver’s best ‘burbs for building your custom home, we can help you. Our builders at Nelson and Sons Construction serve all of the Denver area, including all the suburbs. We would love to build your dream home.