Should You Call Cherry Hills Village Home?

Should You Call Cherry Hills Village Home?

One of the most affluent and luxurious neighborhoods outside Denver is Cherry Hills Village. In fact, it ranks annually for not only some of the most expensive homes in the city, but some of the most expensive in the state. As of the date of this blog there are 53 active homes on the market in the city of Cherry Hills Village. They range from 1.4 million to 22 million. (The 22 million dollar home is former Broncos Head Coach, Mike Shanahan’s home. 32,000 sq.ft on 3.8 acres.) To be honest, $1.4 million does not buy you a lot in Cherry Hills Village. We know this because we have been helping people buy and sell homes in this neighborhood for over 40 years. We call a 1.8 or 1.9 million dollar home in Cherry Hills Village a starter home. This began in the 1940’s as old farm land, but as the city of Denver grew, so did people moving south looking for more space with great mountain views.

The Boundaries.

The boundaries for this city are as follows: The west boundary is S Clarkson, the east boundary is S Monaco, to the north is Hampden Ave and to the south it’s Belleview. The zip codes are 80111, 80113, 80121. Greenwood Village is on the south side of Belleview and that city is also home to many magnificent and expensive homes. However, you would be amazed at the number of people that will cross the street (Belleview) just to have a Cherry Hills Village zip code. The other big draw for the area is the schools. Cherry Creek 5 school district is very highly sought after. Young families desperately want their kids to start at Cherry Hills Elementary and finish at Cherry Creek High School. There are a number of outstanding and award winning private schools located in Cherry Hills Village - including Graland Country Day School, St Mary’s Academy, and Kent Denver High School to name a few.

Golfing in Cherry Hills Village.

Two magnificent golf courses are in the city of Cherry Hills Village with Glenmoor Country Club followed by the famous Cherry Hills Country Club. The Cherry Hills CC has hosted multiple United States Golf Association (USGA) championships. The U.S. Open was held there in 1938 (won by Ralph Guldahl), 1960 (won by Arnold Palmer) and 1978 (Andy North). Phil Mickelson won the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills CC in 1990, and Steven Fox won the U.S. Amateur there in 2012. The 1993 U.S. Senior Open held at Cherry Hills CC was won by Jack Nicklaus. Birdie Kim won the U.S. Women’s Open hosted by Cherry Hills CC in 2005. PGA championships were hosted by Cherry Hills CC in 1941 and 1985. It is said that Arnold Palmer first ordered his signature drink of half iced tea, half lemonade at the Cherry Hills CC while there to win the 1960 U.S. Open.

Taxes and median income.

The median household income for Cherry Hills Village is well over $200,000 and the taxes are not for the faint of heart. The mature trees, wide streets, and diverse architecture make this one of my favorite cities in Colorado. Moreover, it’s centrally located just 10 minutes from the Denver Tech Center, 18 minutes to Downtown Denver, 13 minutes to the Cherry Creek Shopping District and 10 minutes to Park Meadows Mall. We know many of the builders that have developed Cherry Hills Village, so the quality and craftsmanship is second to none.

If you think this sounds like your future home. Contact us at 720-446-6325 or team@coloradodreamhouse.com

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