Denver Colorado skyline during sunset, with the Rocky Mountains visible in the background Photo Credit: Scott Heaney (iStock).

Photo Credit: Scott Heaney (iStock).

Colorado has been getting all sorts of attention lately when it comes to national rankings, with one recent list highlighting a Denver suburb known for being a great place to raise a family.

Holly Hills, found southeast of downtown Denver, stole the 2nd place spot on a '50 best places to live in America' list published by The Roanoke Times. In addition to noting that the suburb is a great place to raise a family, Holly Hills was also given a nod as a great place to retire.

According to The Roanoke Times, most homes in the suburb are older, built between 1940 and 1969 with a median value of $460,100. Perhaps even more notable is that 97 percent of residents own.

With a population of 2,835, the median household income in Holly Hills is quite high at $132,955. Colorado's median is around $72,000.

The only spot in the United States was ranked higher than Holly Hills was Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania.

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Oops! make that Monaco and Yale (east of the Valley Highway (I-25) West of Monaco and south of Yale).


Holly hills is not a suburb, it's a neighborhood within the city of Denver. Look for Holly Hills Elementary School on a map near Monaco and Evans.


This could be the stupidest thing I'll read all day.

"Holly Hills" has a population of under 3,000 people. I don't even know how you could have a high enough sample size to even measure it as a best place to live.


I have lived in Colorado all of my life. Lived in Denver for the past 20 years. Never heard of this place.


Something Positive : I want there to be a Holly Hills here in Denver. I want to live there!


Nice try. Holly Hills. No such place. Denver native here. W.T. actual F.? Out There Colorado published in Tazekastan or what? Come on.


Spencer McKee lives in Colorado?

There is no such Denver suburb as Holly Hills. There is a neighborhood in SE Denver called Holly Hills, but no suburb by that name. Big difference.

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