The Cherry Creek Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Cherry Creek in Denver is characterized by a mixture of the old and new. The properties here are built in a range of different ages and styles, with condos, townhouses, and some single family homes to be found. There is also a blend of residential and commercial areas within Cherry Creek, with quiet tree lines streets alongside some of the most popular shopping areas in Denver.

The commercial side of Cherry Creek is focused along East First Avenue, where both the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and the Cherry Creek North shopping district are to be found. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center caters to the upscale market, with many designer boutiques and chains. Cherry Creek North is a 16 block district that contains numerous art galleries, boutiques, spas, and restaurants. It is the hub of social activity in the neighborhood, with many events taking place in the Fillmore Plaza, including Films on Fillmore during the summer, the North Ice Rink in the winter, and the local Arts Festival, which is usually held around the Fourth of July. The neighborhood has excellent transport links to the rest of the city, with four major roads and a number of bus routes servicing the area.

Courtesy of the Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Map of Cherry Creek

Parks

Congress Park

Pulaski Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 10 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 1 min

To I-25………….………… 8 min

Grocery Store………. Whole Foods

Walk Score: 86   Bike Score: 79

The Mayfair (Hale) Neighborhood

Nestled between some of Denver’s most sought after neighborhoods, Mayfair is a small community of friends and neighbors residing in a collection of tudors, bungalows, and ranches a short distance east of Downtown Denver. In 1885, Baron Walter Von Richthofen proclaimed Mayfair “The Beautiful Suburban Town of Denver” and advertised the area as a healthy alternative to the moral dilemmas of city living. The area now known as Mayfair became part of Denver in 1902 but was not officially named until after World War II when returning GI’s settled in the area. The area was attractive to these men and their families for many of the same reasons that Mayfair is so popular today. With its wide streets, large lots, varied architecture, and proximity to Downtown Denver, Mayfair is truly an example of urban living with a suburban feel.

City Park is located just north of Mayfair near the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science. Mayfair has its own shopping center at 14th and Krameria Street which has been serving the community for over fifty years, while Colfax Avenue boasts its own assortment of shops and restaurants on the northern border of the neighborhood. In addition, Mayfair is just up the street from the shops, restaurants, and special events found in Cherry Creek.

Mayfair- Colfax Ave

Map Of Mayfair

Parks

Mayfair Park

Lindsley Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 12 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 7 min

To I-25………….………… 17 min

Grocery Store………. Marczyk Fine

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Culture and Night Life

Patio

Homegrown Tap & Dough

Avanti Food & Beverage 

Theater

Black Box Repertory Ensemble 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Music Venue

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Bluebird Theater

Games

Board Game Republic 

Bar

Hearth & Dram 

The Way Back

Brewery

Cheluna Brewing Co.

Cerebral Brewing 

Happy Hour

Postino 

The Spotted Dog

Services

New Hotel

Halcyon

Pet Services

Little Brown Dog Pet Grooming Studio 

Hike Doggie

Florist

Poppy & Pine

Honeycomb & Co.

Ski/Snowboard Tune

EVO

Powder7 Ski Shop

Mani/Pedi

B Nails Salon

Fingers & Toes

Massage

White Lotus Therapeutics 

Moyer Total Wellness

Hair Salon

Clementine’s Salon

Deseo Salon & Blowdry

Bike Shop

Tribella Women’s Multisport 

Colorado Triathlon Company

Denver Fit Loft

Campus Cycles

Interior Designer

Andrea Schumacher

Studio Thomas

Barber

Finley’s Barber Shop

Steel & Leather Barber Co.

Spa

The Spa at The Brown Palace 

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 

 

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The Five Points Neighborhood

The Five Points neighborhood is named because it is located at the point where the diagonal grid of downtown Denver meets East Denver’s rectangular grid, creating a five way intersection where Washington Street, 26th Avenue, 27th Street and Welton Avenue meet. The neighborhood lies within the east side of Denver. Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Much of the neighborhood’s growth occurred during the 1860s and there are many interesting, historic properties still standing within the area. The light rail and the proximity of the neighborhood to downtown Denver have attracted many new people into the neighborhood.

The history of the neighborhood and its African-American heritage can be explored in the Black American West Museum and the Heritage Center, which is located within Five Points. The Five Points neighborhood is today a far more diverse community than ever. It attracts people from all over Denver. Both the Five Points Jazz Fest and Juneteenth is still held in the neighborhood every year and are a major attraction. This festival celebrates the abolition of slavery.

Welton Street In Five Points

Map Of Five Points

Parks

Lawson Park

Benedict Park

Fuller Park

 

Area Information

To Downtown………… 5 min

To 16th Street Mall… 5 min

To I-25………….………… 10 min

Grocery Store………. Safeway

 

Walk Score: 85   Bike Score: 94

The Bonnie Brae Neighborhood

Bonnie Brae is one of the most unique and attractive neighborhoods in Denver. It is predominantly a residential neighborhood with large family homes and  peaceful, tree lined streets.There is a rich diversity of architectural styles. Many of the homes date from the 1930s and 1940s, but there are some large new houses in the area. These new builds, which have replaced some of the ranch and Tudor style homes, are now considered characteristics of the neighborhood and are often highly sought after.

Bonnie Brae is a small community, which still feels something like a village despite having been surrounded by the city. There is an active neighborhood association that organizes social events such as the Bonnie Brae Wine Group. The neighborhood has a good selection of businesses that are within walking distance for most residents of the area. There are some particularly good cafes and restaurants in Bonnie Brae, as well as a range of useful stores. The Cherry Creek shopping center, Washington Park, and Downtown Denver can all easily be reached from Bonnie Brae, and this has made it a very desirable address. The famous homemade Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, Brae Tavern (some of the best pizza in Denver) are all anchors of this retail community.

Campus Lounge in Bonnie Brae

Parks

Bonnie Brae Park

Washington Park

Area Information

To Downtown………… 16 min

To Cherry Creek Mall… 15 min

To I-25………….………… 5 min

Grocery Store………. King Soopers

Walk Score: 60   Bike Score: 70