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The Most Expensive Zip Codes in Denver and Colorado

The Most Expensive Zip Codes in Denver and Colorado
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A new study ranking the most expensive zip codes in Colorado shows that the vast majority of them are in the vicinity of Denver and Boulder. Only three zip codes out of the top fifty fall outside that area, and all of them can be found along the Interstate-25 urban corridor.

Since the latest analysis was conducted by Rent Cafe, it's no surprise that the main metric used is the average rent in each zip code. (A previous report shared in this space ranked zip codes by personal median income.) The numbers range from a little over $1,300 in the number-fifty zip code to just shy of $2,000 in the number-one area.

Of the top fifty, nineteen are designated as being in the City of Denver, with seventeen counted toward Denver County. The other top counties in Denver-Boulder are Jefferson (nine zip codes), Boulder and Douglas (seven apiece) and Arapahoe (five), plus Adams and Broomfield, with one each. The only county outside of the Denver-Boulder area to contain any of the fifty most expensive zip codes is Larimer, but all of its three entrants land in the bottom twenty.

Is your zip code on the list? Continue to count down the roster, illustrated with selected Rent Cafe maps.


click to enlarge The number-one most expensive zip code in Colorado is in the Congress Park/Cherry Creek area of Denver. - RENTCAFE.COM
The number-one most expensive zip code in Colorado is in the Congress Park/Cherry Creek area of Denver.
Number 1: 80206
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,991

Number 2: 80113
City: Englewood
County: Arapahoe
Average rent: $1,914

Number 3: 80202
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,891

Number 4: 80303
City: Boulder
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,858


Number 5: 80209
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,813

Number 6: 80238
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,768

Number 7: 80216
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,754

Number 8: 80204
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,744

Number 9: 80211
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,733

Number 10: 80301
City: Boulder
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,732

click to enlarge The number 11 most expensive Zip Code in Colorado covers parts of central and north Boulder. - RENTCAFE.COM
The number 11 most expensive Zip Code in Colorado covers parts of central and north Boulder.
Number 11: 80304
City: Boulder
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,702

Number 12: 80205
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,675

Number 13: 80027
City: Louisville
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,649

Number 14: 80210
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,603

Number 15: 80111
City: Englewood
County: Arapahoe
Average rent: $1,581

Number 16: 80126
City: Littleton
County: Douglas
Average rent: $1,564

Number 17: 80305
City: Boulder
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,558

Number 18: 80223
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,553

Number 19: 80112
City: Englewood
County: Arapahoe
Average rent: $1,549

Number 20: 80124
City: Lone Tree
County: Douglas
Average rent: $1,542

click to enlarge The number 21 most expensive Zip Code in Colorado designates an area just west of Highlands Ranch in Douglas County. - RENTCAFE.COM
The number 21 most expensive Zip Code in Colorado designates an area just west of Highlands Ranch in Douglas County.
Number 21: 80129
City: Littleton
County: Douglas
Average rent: $1,532

Number 22: 80401
City: Golden
County: Jefferson
Average rent: $1,524

Number 23: 80230
City: Denver
County: Denver
Average rent: $1,493

Number 24: 80026
City: Lafayette
County: Boulder
Average rent: $1,490

Number 25: 80134
City: Parker
County: Douglas
Average rent: $1,482

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