This affluent central Denver neighborhood is a vibrant mix of up-scale retail shopping, residential dwellings and some of the best dining in town. The neighborhood takes its name from the nearby Cherry Creek which is a tributary of the South Platte River and runs along the south side of the neighborhood. The Cherry Creek North shopping and dining district is a 16 city-block area with more than 320 upscale galleries, boutiques, restaurants and salons/spas.
The neighborhood is perfect for those looking to stay in shape. Manley and Pulaski Parks, the Cherry Creek bike path trail, and the the Gates Tennis Center are just the beginning. There's also an array of neighborhood health clubs that include the The Cherry Creek Athletic Club, Pura Vida, and the JCC.
Home values in Cherry Creek range in price from $500,000 and go up to well over a million. While there are some detached single family homes, townhouses and condo's are the most common type of residence. The nearby Bromwell Elementary school services the area and is one of the top rated schools in the entire Denver public school system.
"Belcaro" means "beautiful beloved" in Italian. One of the upscale
"fashionable" neighborhoods in central Denver, Belcaro is bounded by
University & Colorado Blvd, Mississippi Ave and Cherry Creek Drive.
Close to Cherry Creek shopping and a few minutes from downtown. it's
expansive lots boast mansions, '60s ranch-style houses, and new custom
homes. Tree-lined streets and immaculate yards add to the quiet charm.
Many shops & restaurants in Bonnie Brae and on Old South Gaylord
serve its residents.
Hilltop has become one of Denver's most desirable places to live -- especially for affluent home owners seeking a safe and friendly environment to raise a family. Over the years Hilltop and Crestmoore have really evolved. Starting in the early 1990's and continuing through the mid 2000's developers converged on these neighborhoods for their large lots and the opportunity they provided. Most of the original homes have been scraped and in there place small mansions have been constructed. While many of the homes are relatively new, they retain classical architectural styles, adding a sense of warmth and character to these Southeast Denver neighborhoods.
Park Hill is a personal favorite, and one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods. Classical architecture abounds, with many Tudor mansions, craftsman bungalows and Dutch Colonial homes. Abutting City Park and Museum of Natural History to the West this distinguished neighborhood contains the largest concentration of parkways and landscaped medians in the city, including 17th and 6th Avenues as well as Monaco and Montview Parkways.
The homes of Parkhill hill have a natural charm. Beneath the shade of century old American Elms, solid brick homes sit on lots with generous setbacks. Park Hill's residents are fond of walking to Spinelli's Italian Market for gourmet meats and cheeses, fresh baked breads, scrumptious desserts, and more. Spinelli's is just one of a cluster of quaint shops on 23rd Avenue that includes the popular Italian Trattoria Cherry Tomato.
The Denver School of the Arts services grades 6-12 and is a comprehensive secondary arts magnet school. In addition to a rigorous academic program, students engage in intensive studies in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Stagecraft and Design, Theatre, Video Cinema Arts, and Visual Arts. DSA is committed to fostering a lifelong love of the arts in a culturally diverse, academically challenging environment.
While the economic juggernaut wrecked havoc on many neighborhoods, property values in Wash Park continued to increase and rewarded its residents with consistent annual gains of 3% or better. Wash Park is, in fact, one of very few local neighborhoods that appears to be virtually insusceptible to adverse market conditions. In addition to the economic benefits, great walk-ability and easey access to I-25 and Cherry Creek make the neighborhood very desirable.
The Washington Park neighborhood centers around one of Denver's finest parks, known as Wash Park for short. The park covers 165 acres, and features one of the most popular running trails in Denver. People of all ages enjoy the 2.5 mile loop around the park, but on nice days, no matter the season, you're sure to find many attractive people buzzing around the park. Two scenic lakes and the city's largest flower garden add to Wash Park's bucolic charm.