University Hills

Welcome to University Hills

University Hills is a suburban residential area in metropolitan Denver and is a popular area with college students attending the University of Denver. This area provides a quick commute for students and for those working in Denver’s main city center.
This neighborhood has numerous outdoor areas for picnics and abundant outdoor recreational areas that are open to the entire community. A small-town atmosphere is predominant, which makes it easy for newcomers to meet locals in this friendly community. Residents consider this area to have a fantastic foodie vibe with a diverse selection of local restaurants in a walkable central area.

What to love

  • Youthful suburbia vibes near Denver
  • Ample dining selections
  • Expansive outdoor recreational space

Local lifestyle

University Hills is a quiet residential neighborhood, and you can see that reflected in the activities of its residents. On the weekends, you will find citizens of this community out walking with their pets in the dog-friendly park areas, swimming in the public pool, or playing golf. Hikers and bikers enjoy this neighborhood's local trails and plentiful green spaces.
The homes in this area are varied and spacious, often having large yards and mature landscaping. Architectural trends lean toward single-family ranch-style and two-story houses from the 1950s and 1960s. Developers have been expanding existing properties recently, and many more apartments and condominiums are being built to suit the college crowd.


Poppies Restaurant & Lounge serves American-style pub food. With such favorites as wings, nachos, prime rib, or smoked ham to accompany your in-house drinks, this is a simple choice when you want an elevated American meal. This lounge has a dark pub-style decor and outdoor dining. It is a great place to get together with friends.
YaYas Euro Bistro serves elegant Mediterranean comfort food influenced by American, French, Italian, and Greek cuisines. This warm and welcoming restaurant makes a point to buy from local providers in their search for the best seasonal ingredients.
Tai Tai Japanese specializes in Japanese and Hawaiian food. Locals love the fresh sushi and poke bowls, as well as the beer, wine, and sake selection. The staff works hard to serve their clientele, catering to all allergy needs and going above and beyond to ensure diners are pleased.
Kokoro Restaurant is an authentic Japanese-style diner, serving quick and delicious Japanese food for sit-down or takeout. This diner offers a vegan menu alongside its regular menu and is favored by locals because of its authentic flavors and excellent service.

Things to do

The High Line Canal Trail cuts across most of lower Denver, following the path used to water the city. This trail cuts across many parks, including the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Park in University Hills. This trail is extremely popular with hikers, bikers, and equestrians and is an excellent way to exercise and see more of the neighborhood.
The Wellshire Golf Course borders University Hills to the southwest. Donald Ross beautifully designed this golf course, and it is open to the public to use the putting green, chipping green, the pro shop, and the golfers’ pub. There is also a junior course for those just learning how to play.
Newman Center for the Performing Arts is the home of performing arts in nearby University Park. The center hosts numerous cultural events, ranging from concerts, ensemble performances, plays, and ballets to seminars and educational presentations by some of the nation’s leading speakers.



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