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WIthin South Denver you'll find Wash Park, West Wash Park, Cherry Creek, Hilltop, Bonnie Brae, Cory Merrill, University Hills, Observatory Park, Wellshire and Virginia Village. Please scroll below to find information about each specific neighborhood as well as places to check out!

Wash Park

Washington Park is one of the most consistently desired neighborhoods in. Denver. The architecture continues to arc as property owners pop the tops, scrape the lots and add on to existing homes but you may still find some original bungalows all the way to ultra modern new builds. The neighborhood is set around the popular Washington Park, with a lake, tennis courts, a city recreation center with an indoor pool, gardens, playgrounds, and plenty of grass where you'll see lots of people playing volley ball, working out and hanging out with their dogs! Within Wash Park is Gaylord St, an active destination for shopping and dining. You'll find boutiques like WISH, and the european-like coffee shop and bakery, DEVIL'S FOOD,  long-standing restaurants like, REIVER'S and WASH PARK GRILLE as well as new restaurants like PERDIDO.
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West Wash Park

Wash Park West is the western extension neighborhood and is defined by Downing to the east and Broadway to the west. This part of the neighborhood also has great dining options, like CARMINES ON PENN and UNCLE as well as coffee spots like VERT. WEST WASH PARK has a slightly more casual feel than it's popular neighbor and there are more multifamily homes on the west side of Wash Park. However, there is just as much opportunity to take in green park space and walkable treats!

Bonnie Brae

Bonnie Brae is a quiet neighborhood tot he east of University Blvd and to the South of Alameda, known for its various forms of historic architecture, well manicured lots and winding roads. It truly feels nestled between Cherry Creek, Belcaro and Cory Merrill, but is close to all the grocery, shopping and dining destinations you could want in the city. The BONNIE BRAE TAVERN has been serving pizza and burgers for 80 yrs and BONNIE BRAE ICE CREAM just across the street is worth waiting in line on a hot summer evening!
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Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek is a neighborhood that continues to evolve with high-rise condominiums, hotels and luxury shopping this neighborhood has always been rooted in being a shopping, dining and art destination for Denver.

Cherry Creek is a neighborhood to the North of the winding Cherry Creek, which runs through the city from the Cherry Creek State Park at the southeast border of Denver to Confluence park downtown. It found it's name originally from the Arapahoe Indian Tribe, who hunted buffalo along the creek and found many chokecherry trees along its winding waters. Now it is where you will find some of the best shopping in the city. The Cherry Creek Mall includes staples like Nordstrom, Macy's, a totally redesigned Mac/ Apple store and the beautifully updated flagship store for RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) . Cherry Creek North is situated, you guessed it, just to the north of the mall and includes several home furnishing stores, such as Crate and Barrel and it's modern sister store, CB2  as well as high-end clothing boutiques like A Line, flowers and gift shops, such as Bloom by Anuschka,  and plenty of good eating at places like Quality Italian, True Foods and Hillstone. 
Cherry Creek gives luxury city vibes without being downtown and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Hilltop

Hilltop is a well established, long standing neighborhood developed in the 1940's and 1950's, to the east of Cherry Creek neighborhood and Colorado Blvd. It boasts some of the most picturesque traditional homes as well as traditional homes with modern additions in Denver. Hilltop is home to large tree-lined, wide streets and beautiful parks, such as Cranmer Park, which is one of the highest points in Denver and also happens to be a perfect spot to check out a panoramic view of the front range and watch a killer sunset! Within a few miles you'll find everything you need in grocery stores like King Soopers and national retailers like Target, but Hilltop is also within a mile of Cherry Creek shopping and restaurants making it ideal for those who want the convenience of Cherry Creek along with a more traditional, quieter suburban feel.
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University Hills

University Hills was developed on land annexed to Denver from Arapaho County in the early 1950's. Many of the ranch style and brick homes were an answer to more spacious living and growing families at that time. Built around Eisenhower Park and the Highline Canal, University Hills today is a relaxed place with plenty of options for shopping, dining and easy access to both I-25 and the light rail. For decades, residents have enjoyed POPPIES RESTAURANT & LOUNGE as well as DUFFYROLL CAFE BAKERY. Eisenhower Park holds one of the city's most popular outdoor pools and a recreation center with classes for all ages.

Observatory Park / Wellshire

Observatory Park and Wellshire are both lush, well established neigborhoods with mature trees, larger lots architectural variety and are about a 15 minute drive down University Blvd or Colorado Blvd to downtown Denver. University Of Denver Campus is directly to the west of these neighborhoods and there is a great mix of ages and energy along with some of the city's most beautiful ranch style homes. You will find JERUSALEM and PETE'S UNIVERSITY CAFE for traditional places to eat and JUNCTION just to the east of these neighborhoods as a newly developed option. Both neighborhoods have easy access to the highline canal and trails to take you from Bear Creek on the west end to Cherry Creek State Park on the east end and everything in between. The WELLSHIRE golf course is one of the most highly rated public golf courses in Denver.
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