“We love walking with our kids and dog to Crepes and Crepes on Saturday morning.”
One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the Denver area, the Country Club Historic District “suffers not from the fluctuations of the real estate market,” says 5280 Magazine. Developed in the early 1900s at the same time as the Denver Country Club, it was first known as the “Spanish Suburb” because of its many tile-roofed homes and its distance from the city center (these days, just 10 minutes by car).
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and designated a Landmark District, prominent local architects William and Arthur Fisher and Jean Jacques Benedict created the area’s elaborate Denver Squares, Georgians, Mediterraneans, Spanish Colonials and Tudors. To complement the eclectic variety of homes, wide parkways and distinctive gates were designed to mark entry points to the neighborhood.
The landmark designation is significant, as no project that alters a home’s exterior may proceed without comment from the Landmark Preservation Office.
An oasis in the city, the neighborhood is made up of only 400 homes. Its location is spectacular, only steps from Alamo Placita Park and Cherry Creek’s “best of the best” shops, restaurants, art galleries, Farmer’s Market and the beloved Bike Path. Residents say they most love the proximity to downtown, the 4th of July Parade, the history of the homes and the beauty of the gardens, gates and flowers. Worry free bike rides for kids and and walks to friends’ houses make this neighborhood a good choice for families.
Boundaries: 1st Avenue to 4th Avenue, Downing to University, Race to University, 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue
Learn more about Country Club Historic District at www.countryclubhistoric.org.