The tony neighborhood known as “Cherry Creek” in Denver is a mixture of historic homes, new built luxury multi-family properties and rentals, and high end retail shops, bars and restaurants, galleries and artisans, coffee shops, jewelers, salons and spas, and urban living. Just five minutes from downtown, it’s bordered by East Sixth Avenue on the north; University Boulevard on the west; Colorado Boulevard to it’s east, and Cherry Creek Drive as it’s southern point. The neighborhood derives its name from the actual Cherry Creek, which has extensive bike and running trails stretching from Downtown Denver to Cherry Creek Reservoir (not located in Denver).
First Avenue dissects the neighborhood into the main shopping district of Cherry Creek North. This 16 city-block area with more than 320 upscale galleries, boutiques, restaurants and salons/spas and the pedestrian plaza, Fillmore Plaza, which is host to community events like Films on Fillmore and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in summer and Cherry Creek North Ice Rink (in winter). To the south of First Avenue is the Cherry Creek Mall, housing high end brand stores like Nordstrom’s, Tiffany’s, Restoration Hardware and also notable restaurants like Elways which offers live music on its patio all summer. There’s a Farmer’s Market each weekend in summer near Bed, Bath & Beyond on the Mall side. Parking costs are typically above average, and traffic can be challenging, but it’s worth the visit and there are several parking garages on both sides of First Avenue.
Cherry Creek occupies .856 square miles and its population is almost twice as dense as Denver – the last census shows 6,619 residents. According to REcolorado.com, the average single family home price is over $1.1 million; comparatively, the average home price in Denver is $350,000. Homes styles range from brick bungalows to historic mansions with garages off alleyways, to edgy and modern mixed-use architecture with loads of amenities. The area is bordered by other high end neighborhoods including Denver Country Club, the Polo Club, Park Hill and Congress Park.
If you’re looking for a vibrant, hip yet classic neighborhood that offers activities all year long and is within walking distance, be sure to check out Cherry Creek! Visit REcolorado.com to search homes today.