Welcome to Cherry Creek
A lively, sophisticated neighborhood offering high-end shopping and dining experiences
Cherry Creek is one of Denver’s most elegant and sophisticated neighborhoods. Bordered by University Blvd to the west, Colorado Blvd to the east, 6th Ave to the North, and 1st Ave to the south, this neighborhood is a luxury enclave known for world-class shopping, fine dining, and high-end homes.
Cherry Creek was named for its wealth of choke cherries alongside meandering creeks, a favorite buffalo hunting ground of the Arapaho Indians. Today, no buffaloes are found in Cherry Creek; instead, the neighborhood offers a combination of luxury single-family homes, upscale new townhomes, high-end condos, modern apartment complexes, and remodeled bungalows and Tudors on leafy streets. Cherry Creek’s walkability is high, with luxury shopping and fine-dining restaurants easily accessible by foot or bike.
What to Love
- Sophisticated, upscale, and lively neighborhood
- World-class shopping experience
- Lots of outdoor dining
- High walkability score
Cherry Creek combines the natural beauty of Colorado and the conveniences of modern living. The neighborhood has excellent shopping, and its renowned restaurants make for a vibrant scene, especially after workdays and on weekends when foodies meet up for drinks and dinner (or brunch). The neighborhood has a super-convenient bike path, a farmers market, and an excess of hotels (in case you are hosting more guests than you have guest rooms). Residents enjoy all the above amenities while also nourishing their passion for the outdoors and the arts.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Cherry Creek is Denver’s scene for shopping, dining, entertainment, and culture. The neighborhood has an impressive collection of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and high-end shopping. For upscale boutique apparel, check out A Line Boutique, Inspyre Boutique, Andrisen Morton, and Bonobos. Style the interior of your home with modern furnishings, posh brands, and luxury items at HW Home, CB2, West Elm, and Arhaus. Your favorite pair of shades is found at SEE Eyewear.
Shopping in Cherry Creek isn’t complete without visiting the famous Cherry Creek Shopping Center. This mall has over 160 stores, including luxury department stores, boutiques, and specialty stores, such as Nordstrom’s, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware’s flagship store, Lululemon, Scotch and Soda, and Cotopaxi.
Cherry Creek also features amazing dining options. Some of the best coffee shops in the neighborhood are Olive and Finch, a New American restaurant with a coffee bar, delicious pastries, and sandwiches, and Aviano, a trendy café with two locations mere blocks apart. When it comes to fine dining, Barolo Grill is your best bet, while Matsuhisa is the ideal spot for housemade sushi. Visit Cherry Cricket to enjoy classic burgers and fries, Machete Tequila and Tacos for the best tacos in the neighborhood, Cherry Creek Grill for prime rib, burgers, and salads, and True Food for amazing vegan options.
Cherry Creek is home to several swanky hotels where you can get first-in-class services and top-of-the-line amenities. The Halcyon hotel features a phenomenal rooftop deck complete with private cabanas, a hot tub, and a pool. Enjoy a cocktail from the bar and take in the expansive views of the Denver skyline and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Staycations have never looked better at resort-style hotels like Clayton Membership Club, The Jacquard Hotel, and Hotel Clio by Marriott.
Things to Do
Spend the day exploring the Cherry Creek Trail, a whopping 40 miles of paved trail from Denver’s Confluence Park all the way to the small town of Franktown, just a few miles from Castlewood Canyon State Park. The trail is perfect for biking, running, walking, birding, and rollerblading. Gather with friends for a thrilling game of tennis or pickleball at the Gates Tennis Center. This public facility has 20 courts, lessons, leagues, ball machines, and a pro shop.
Cherry Creek hosts some of the biggest annual events in the area. Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a renowned event held for three days on the 4th of July weekend to celebrate visual, culinary, and performing arts. The Smash Fine Arts Festival attracts many locals with its classy, boutique-style outdoor fine-art exhibit showcasing top-shelf national artists and live violin, piano, and guitar performances.
During the holidays, Cherry Creek goes all out, with brilliant light displays and Cherry Creek North Winter Wanderland, which features a light extravaganza with more than 600 trees wrapped in nearly half a million twinkling lights.