Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is an affluent Denver suburb located just southeast of downtown with Cherry Creek River flowing just south of the city limits. Along with its upscale atmosphere, Cherry Creek has a rich history dating back to the Pike’s Peak Gold rush and is known for its high-end retail establishments, thriving businesses and consistently high rankings regarding livability and wealth.

There are approximately 6,600 residents living within the 0.85 square miles of the community.

Cherry Creek boasts an art district, world renowned dining options, a popular fresh market twice per week during the warmer months and a 22-mile bike path.
One of the major attractions is Cherry Creek North. Encompassing 16 city blocks, this outdoor shopping district is filled with over 300 retail options including boutique stores, restaurants, galleries and much more.

The Cherry Creek Shopping Center has been a staple in the community since 1953 when it was originally opened. Over 160 stores are located in this bustling shopping complex as well as the locally famous Elway’s Steakhouse owned by the former Denver Broncos’ quarterback.

The People of Cherry Creek

The population of Cherry Creek is more affluent and older than most Denver suburbs. The median age is 51; the median age of Denver residents is 34. Almost 40 percent of Cherry Creek households have incomes of $150,000 or higher.

The crime rate in Cherry Creek is very low with an average of 1,682 crimes/100,000 residents compared to 4,204 crimes/100,000 residents in Denver.

Real Estate in Cherry Creek

Home prices in Cherry Creek are significantly higher than in Denver. The average value of a home in Cherry Creek is approximately $1,000,000 — almost 3 times higher than Denver, with median home prices averaging $566,000.

The ownership rate in Cherry Creek is approximately 45%.

Some of the most expensive homes in Cherry Creek, as well as all of the Denver metropolitan area, are located in Cherry Hills Village.

Cherry Creek consistently ranks as one of the richest neighborhoods in Denver.

The Gold Rush

In the late-1850’s the Cherry Creek area saw its population boom thanks to the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. There were several locations on Cherry Creek where gold had been discovered.

During this period, Cherry Creek was known as the city of Harmon.

Neighborhood Boundaries

North – 6th Avenue
South – Cherry Creek N. Dr.
East – Colorado Blvd.
West – University Blvd.

Distance to

Denver Zoo: 3 mi. (7 min)
University of Denver – Colorado: 4.4 mi. (12 min)
Downtown Denver: 5 mi. (12 min)

Property Taxes

Cherry Creek / Denver Property Tax Rate: Approximately .55% of actual value (e.g. Actual value: $1,000,000; Property taxes: $5,500)

Cherry Creek Public Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Bromwell Elementary School
  • Steck Elementary School

Middle School

  • Hill Middle School
  • Morey Middle School

High School

  • East High School
  • George Washington High School

Private Schools near Cherry Creek

  • Bishop Machebeuf
  • Colorado Academy
  • Denver Academy
  • Denver Academy of Torah
  • Denver Waldorf
  • Good Shepherd Catholic School
  • Graland Country Day School
  • Herzl/RHMA for Jewish Education
  • J.K. Mullen High School
  • Kent Denver
  • St. Mary’s Academy
  • St. Regis Jesuit High School
  • Stanley British Primary
  • Temple Emanuel

Cherry Creek Recreation

Premier Public Golf Courses

  • Arrowhead Golf Club
  • Omni-Interlocken Golf Course
  • Vista Ridge
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines

Private Golf Courses

  • Cherry Creek Country Club
  • Cherry Hills Country Club
  • Columbine Country Club
  • Denver Country Club
  • Glenmoor Country Club
  • Valley Country Club

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS

  • Cherry Creek Park
  • City of Karmiel Park
  • James N. Manley Park
  • Pulaski Park
  • Cherry Creek Bike Path

Cherry Creek Places of Worship

6th Avenue United Church
3205 E. 6th Avenue
303.377.0173

Eighth Avenue Baptist Church
303.320.4944

Bonnie Brae Baptist Church
700 Bonnie Brae Blvd.
303.722.7611

Central Christian Church
3690 Cherry Creek Drive South
303.744.1015

Cherry Creek Community Church
366 Garfield
303.321.3904

Christ Church United Methodist
690 Colorado Blvd.
303.322.7706

Epiphany Episcopal Church
100 Colorado Boulevard
303.321.0813

Good Shepherd Catholic School Catholic Church
2626 E. 7th Avenue
303.322.7706

Grace Lutheran Church
875 Forest
303.388.9347

Jehovah’s Witnesses
203 Jackson
303.377.6830

Lowry Community Christian
952 Willow
303.364.7146

St. Augustine Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 9913
303.698.2433

Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street
303.321.7258

Cherry Creek Hospitals

Children’s Hospital
1056 E. 9th, B20
303.861.8888

Denver Health
777 Bannock
303.436.6000

Kaiser Permanente
2245 Franklin
303.388.3800

National Jewish Medical Center
1400 Jackson
303.398.1539

Presbyterian St. Luke’s
1719 E. 19th
303.839.6000

Rose Medical Center
4567 E. 9th
303.320.2121

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
1835 Franklin
303.837.7111

U.S. Veteran’s Medical Center
1055 Clermont
303.399.8020

Arts, Culture & Entertainment Near Cherry Creek

Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
303.433.7444
www.cmdenver.org

Colorado History Museum
1300 Broadway
303.866.3682
www.coloradohistory.org

Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th
720.913.0075
www.denverartmuseum.org

Denver Botanic Gardens
1005 York
720.865.3500
www.botanicgardens.org

Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA)
1245 Champa
303.572.4599
www.denvercenter.org

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
303.322.7009
www.dmns.org

Denver Zoo
2300 Steele
303.376.4800
www.denverzoo.org

Elitch Gardens
299 Walnut
303.595.4386
www.sixflags.com

Four Mile Historic Park
715 S Forest
303.399.1859
www.fourmilepark.org

Molly Brown Museum
1340 Pennsylvania
303.832.4092
www.mollybrown.org

Ocean Journey
700 Water Street
303.561.4450
www.oceanjourney.org

Art in Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek Art District

The Cherry Creek Art District features over 20 art galleries along with live theater performances. The annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival is located here as well as popular events such as: ArtFeast, Grapes and Galleries and Denver Arts Week.

Shopping in Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek North

Over 16 blocks of outdoor shopping includes 600+ businesses including over 300+ retail establishments and nearly 50 restaurants and eateries to please anyone’s taste buds.

Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Also known as the Cherry Creek Mall, this establishment is considered one of the premier shopping areas in Colorado. There are 160+ shops including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Louis Vuitton which are just a handful of the 40 stores exclusive to the region.