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Denver Zip Codes With the Highest and Lowest Home Prices

This five-bedroom, 4,246-square-foot home at 1403 Forest Street in Denver, set on a 16,610-foot lot that also includes three other buildings, sold for $1 million in December 2017.
This five-bedroom, 4,246-square-foot home at 1403 Forest Street in Denver, set on a 16,610-foot lot that also includes three other buildings, sold for $1 million in December 2017. Kentwood Co at Cherry Creek file photo
In our recent post headlined "Exploding the Myths of Today's Denver Real Estate Market," Megan Aller, a sales representative for First American Title Insurance Corporation who's been working in the area for the past thirteen years or so, argued that housing experts who've declared that the Mile High City is shifting toward a buyer's market are overstating the current scenario.

But Aller also notes that Denver offers a slew of different housing options, with plenty of zip codes across the metro area offering greater affordability than many consumers realize.

And she's got the data to prove it.

Every month, Aller assembles a detailed report about the Denver real estate scene. The latest edition crunches numbers from October, supplemented by graphics, several of which are on view below, that offer fresh insight into the places where bargains are more likely to be found — or not.


For instance, she says, prices tend to be higher "closer to the city. If you're getting inside of central Denver, those land prices are going to be at a premium. But as you spread out from Denver along I-76 and north of I-70, and dipping down into Aurora, you're likely to find housing at less than the average price in metro Denver."

A lot less, in fact. According to Aller, "The average price in Denver is around $477,000 right now. But northeast or east of the city, you can find housing prices in zip codes that are just under $300,000."

The lowest prices during October could be found in and around Aurora. Aller specifically points to the 80012, 80014, 80017 and 80247 zip codes.

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