The Southern Hills neighborhood has long been a favorite community for people who love traditional ranch style homes on generous lots but don’t wish to move out to the suburbs to find it. Most of these homes were built in the 60’s and 70’s and have been lovingly maintained and updated through the years. The centerpiece of the Southern Hills neighborhood is really Slavens K-8 School, which has consistently been Denver’s top performing school. The neighborhood is extremely safe, ranking as one of Denver’s lowest crime neighborhoods. It is convenient to several local shopping centers, and if you are a golfer you can enjoy the nearby Wellshire Public Golf Course. The Wellshire Golf Club and Inn offers 18 holes of public golf and fine dining and has been voted one of the best public facilities in the nation. The Southern Hills neighborhood is ideally located just a short drive from either downtown or the Denver Tech Center and is just a few blocks from the University of Denver. Neighborhoods like this are rare in Denver so it is not surprising that the demand runs consistently high. We’ve personally helped many people fine homes in the Southern Hills/Wellshire neighborhood who love the old Denver neighborhoods but just need more room and don’t want to move to “the burbs”. Such demand has had the usual affect on property values over the years. Since the recession’s end in 2012, property values in the Southern Hills/Wellshire neighborhood have jumped 70% to where the average price in 2018 exceeds $630,000. The neighborhood proved to be fairly recession proof as values experienced only a minor correction during the recession as the graph below shows. Southern Hills/Wellshire is a great neighborhood, an excellent investment and perhaps the right place to make your next home. If you are ready to sell or buy contact us. We are at your service!