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Neighborhood profile: Cherry Creek

Eric Niehoff

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Fourth of July Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

We’re writing about neighborhoods in preparation for our Housing and Resource Fair on May 1. This is part four of our series.

Cherry Creek is known for its large houses and upscale retail stores. In this neighborhood, situated between University and Colorado Boulevards and Alameda Drive and Eighth Avenue, you’ll find several mansions and large houses to marvel over. But not all the housing in this area is too pricey for students.

There are quite a few apartment complexes in and around Cherry Creek that are affordable. Cherry Creek Club and Atrii apartments are only 15 minutes from Auraria campus and provide a solid option for students. A little further north near Colfax Avenue, the Colorado Pointe apartments are conveniently sandwiched between Cherry Creek and downtown.

As hinted at above, Cherry Creek is a shopper’s paradise. The Cherry Creek Mall is one of the largest indoor malls in Colorado with stores such as Coach and Hugo Boss.

For Denver fashionistas, it’s a critical addition to the city.

Aside from shopping, Cherry Creek is known for its involvement in the arts community. Every year, the area hosts the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. There are dozens of galleries, including the Pismo Gallery, to stroll through. After a day of shopping and gallery viewing, definitely stop in for a drink at historic Cherry Cricket, a neighborhood staple. The bar has changed hands a few times since its opening in 1945, and now, under the direction of Wynkoop Holdings, offers cold beers in a friendly setting, according to its website.


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