Wellshire

Residential Extension of University Park
Wellshire is a charming residential neighborhood home to all ages. The community is known for its tree-lined streets, large lots, and beautiful homes, making it a desirable place to live short-term or long-term.

For students, Wellshire is conveniently located near the University of Denver’s campus, which is situated just north of the neighborhood. Many graduate and undergraduate students live in this area because of the proximity to campus and the safety.

For families, it is good to notice that Wellshire is home to several excellent public and private schools. Elementary schools in the area include Slavens K-8 School and Wellshire Elementary School, both of which are highly regarded by parents and students.

Wellshire is also surrounded by several beautiful parks, including the Wellshire Golf Course, which is a popular spot for golf enthusiasts. Other nearby parks include Mamie D. Eisenhower Park, which features playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports fields; Robert H. McWilliams Park, which is dog-friendly; and Observatory Park, which has a planetarium and a scenic walking trail.
What Wellshire Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.1
value
7.5
amenities
5.0
social
6.0
management
6.7
Median rents in Wellshire
Studio
$
1,420
1 Bedroom
$
1,780
2 Bedroom
$
2,250

Living in
Wellshire

Large Homes to Rent or Buy
DU Students and Faculty
Great for Families
Wellshire Golf Course
Mamie D. Eisenhower Park
Observatory Park
Large Yards
Tree-Lined Streets
Restored & Modern Homes
Nearby Train Station
Wellshire — 8/10 Rating (based on 61 neighborhood reviews)
The neighborhood is right next to school and I really enjoy walking instead of having to maintain a car and parking pass. There are also a lot of convenient restaurants next to campus that make it easy to meet up with friends after class as well as the light rail if you need to go downtown.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
Plenty of sidewalks and space. No crime really, park in the neighborhood is nice. Never had any issue with homeless people or cops in the area either.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
The neighborhood where the apartment is located feels safe overall. It is located in a nice neighborhood a 15-minute walk from campus, but it has had some bike/car theft. The downside of the location is that it is not close to many restaurants or shops, and the public transport nearby is pretty limited unless you walk over a mile to the light rail.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
The neighborhood is nice and quiet! It is 10 minutes from downtown, and a less than 30 minutes from the closest hikes. There are many single-family homes and parks nearby, which makes for a nice place to walk with friends or your dog. It would be nice to have more food options nearby, but it is within delivery range of many places and is a quick drive to food as well!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
Colorado Station is less than a mile from the DU campus in a residential area. The residents range from families, to retired folks, some younger people, and a few students. Overall, it's a safe and quiet neighborhood and is within walking distance to the lightrail.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
RedPeak Colorado Station
One Observatory Park is right on the border between University and University Park. It is a great location because you get to experience both University and University Park. I think the neighborhoods are nice, clean, and safe.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
The location of the apartment is less than a 10 minute walk to DU, which is the best part about the neighborhood to me. The neighborhood seems mostly safe and friendly, with lots of college students living in the area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
Great place to be, very close to the school with lots of great food and drink options near. Also, Observatory Park is very close, great area to run in. Walking distance to the tram station.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Arlington
I haven't had any major issues with the neighborhood. The houses behind the apartment complex are beautiful - it's a great area to walk around. Lots of dogs and kids in the area as well.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
Right next to campus, high end luxury homes in the area. A few places to walk to such as the Pioneer. Very safe area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
Coming directly from undergrad it felt like I was in the same kind of location, which I liked. It's active with pets, people exercising, etc. The walk to class is super quick and the area has lots of food/drinks options. Very nice surrounding neighborhood with tons of family houses so safety for me wasn't an issue when walking (granted I'm a guy).
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Topaz
Generally I like the neighborhood. There's a lot of traffic, but that's just the nature of living by a busy street like University. There's a lot of space to go for a walk or a run in the nearby neighborhoods, people are very friendly, and the neighborhood is generally clean. It would be nice if there were more restaurants in the area, or a yoga studio.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Pioneer Apartments
Close food and drinks, basically on campus for DU. Near a RTD lightrail spot.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vista Student Apartments
2 minute walk to the law school. Could not be more convenient!
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Savoy Apartments
S. Colorado Blvd has decently heavy traffic and emits a lot of road noise. There are, however, solid grocery and eating options in the neighborhood. We are very close to a beautiful neighborhood (Observatory Park), so we benefit from easy access to their vibe.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Wellshire
You are just across the street from campus.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
This apartment is just blocks from campus, University, and numerous restaurants. We live in a neighborhood with dorms, fraternities, other apartments, and some residential properties.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Columbine Plaza
I love the location. Very close to campus. It's a pretty safe area and very dog friendly. The RTD station is walking distance. The undergrads can be kind of loud at night though.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Josephine Apartments
Very walkable but not much in it other than houses. But nice houses to look at. A few nice parks in the area
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
The neighborhood is beautiful, and generally very quiet when the sororities are not rushing.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Josephine
Walking distance to campus, but not as many places to eat, drink, or shop in walking distance. Need to drive to get to grocery stores, pharmacies, most restaurants/bars, etc. Observatory Park is close by, which is great for picnics and throwing a ball around when the weather is good.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
University is a great neighborhood. Way less bums than Capitol Hill.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
I love the area. It is close to campus, transit, and restaurants. The only problem is that because of how close it is to campus there are always a lot of undergrads and it can get noisy on the weekends.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Savoy Apartments
Convenient to campus
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
The neighborhood is wonderful. There are some fraternity/soroity houses in the area that make a bit of noise, but I haven't found it overly irritating.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
Right next to du which is nice
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
Safe, forested & pet-friendly neighborhood
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Modera Observatory Park
Very safe and there are lots of parks
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
RedPeak Colorado Station
Neighborhood is decent.not much to talk about. But the grocery stores are far off. You need a car.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vista Student Apartments
Lots of students, but overall fairly quiet
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Arlington
Close to campus. Sometimes unsafe.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
A beautiful neighborhood with lots of great parks and walking paths. Great if you have a dog. Plus, it's easy to get just about anywhere from here no matter where you're going.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
Nice neighborhood for walks and runs - never had an issue with neighbors. It is a typical family neighborhood with college kids mixed in.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
DU neighborhood, lots of restaurants & salon suites downstairs
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
The neighborhood is fairly quiet. I was able to join a "Neighborhood" app where you can communicate problems, events, ideas, or whatever else with people near you. University House has a parking garage so you do not have to worry about people breaking into your car.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
It is college neighborhood. I feel like it's safe both the building itself and around the apartment. Most people are students.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vista Student Apartments
Good family neighborhood, quite, near some greek life houses so there are lots of people walking around late at night.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
Good location for Daniels. Car is much quicker than walking to locations on Evans for the most part.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
The neighborhood around the Muse is wonderful. Observatory Park is a short walk away.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
I think the neighborhood is good! Lots of college students in the area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Modera Observatory Park
Atelier is located in a quiet, safe, and accessible neighborhood. Behind the apartment complex there are single-family homes that make for pretty and safe places to walk your dog. It is also within walking distance of a few parks. The apartment is in driving distance of several grocery stores (King Soopers, Safeway, Target, Spruce), as well as several restaurants. Atelier is also about a mile from a light rail stop, and is situated near several bus lines, so walkability and public transportation are relatively accessible. Although the neighborhood is not the busiest, it is not far from downtown (around 15 minutes), the mountains (30 minutes), or the airport (35 minutes).
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9
/10
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Atelier at University Park
Behind this apartment complex is the observatory park neighborhood which is very lovely. Very safe neighborhood with new families moving in and usual construction on houses that are being built and renovated. Definitely a more wealthy section of Denver, but it has its pros since there’s realistically little crime and disturbances.
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8
/10
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Observatory Flats
I feel pretty safe walking at nights and there are banks and restaurants conveniently located.
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10
/10
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Vista Student Apartments
Clean, quiet, safe, and always people out running or walking their dogs.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
Close enough to campus to walk with a lot of restaurants and bars close by. You are super close to campus so you're primarily see other students out to bars. If you're looking to go downtown or to South Broadway it is a little bit of a trek to get down there.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Modera Observatory Park
I don't know exactly what neighborhood I live in but I live right across the street from the University of Denver.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University Lofts
The neighborhood feels safe and is always clean.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House
DU Campus. Relatively safe neighbourhood. Few instances of petty theft, thats it.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Vista Student Apartments
Mostly college kids in the area with some 25-35 y.o. neighbors.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Modera Observatory Park
There are a lot of fratty houses behind my building and the undergrads are super annoying but they mostly keep to themselves and I cant hear them when I'm in my apartment. I don't love going outside at night around here because of the 7-11 next door, but we do have a number of lights and there's always people around
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Atelier at University Park
I already talked about how the amazing neighborhood makes the rent and thin walls worth it.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Josephine
Not very close to any grocery stores, but as long as you have a car, not an issue
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Arlington
Right next to school, mainly students living in the area
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
One Observatory Park Apartments
Great area.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Observatory Park Place
Nice parks for walking. The sidewalks are busted. It's right near all the fraternities and sororities so significant traffic on that back road and very little street parking if people come visit you.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
This complex is close to a few college houses which can be loud at times, but other than that the area is great.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Columbine Plaza
I live right by school, whats to complain about?
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South University Apartments
Less than a 5 minute walk to the heart of campus
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Arlington
Love the area and being close to DU. Sometimes there is suspicious activity but mostly pretty safe.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Pioneer Apartments
Very quiet, except for the Greek Life houses.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Muse Apartments
Quiet most nights
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
University House


Getting to Know
Wellshire

Neighborhood Boundaries
dining
Brueggers
Chez Ali Mediterranean Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Crimson and Gold
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
Greeks Gone Wild
Jason’s Thai Asian Bistro & Sushi
Kada Imports Ltd.
Mustard’s Last Stand
Pete’s University Park Cafe
Qdoba Mexican Grill
grocery
Albertson's Supermarket
fitness
24 Hour Fitness
Coors Fitness Center
Eskimo Ski & Board Club
Jazzercise-Denver Center
Studio 3sixT
coffee
Starbucks
bus
21 (bus)
21 (bus)
24 (bus)
40/46 (bus)
rail
E/F/H (light rail)

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1 Bed $1,720
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