Charming Cherry CreekCherry Creek is an upscale neighborhood that features multimillion-dollar homes and upscale shops. There are boutiques, hair salons, art galleries and other cultural activities. Though more expensive than other areas of Denver, it still boasts walking paths and is considered a pedestrian friendly city.

Cherry Creek Background

The neighborhood is more expensive than the Denver area with an average home cost of $1,164,138 and ranging to over five million. While many are townhomes, some are bungalows that have been renovated to have the latest home trends. It is one of the top five most desired neighborhoods in Denver. You’ll love the small town feel with just over 5,000 residents and a median age of 44.  The upscale city comes with a slightly higher than average salary at $58,080. The neighborhood is full of power couples and singles along with urbanites that speak multiple languages.

Things to Do in Cherry Creek

If your feet get tired from walking around, there are plenty of places to stop for a rest. The area boasts numerous restaurants, shops, and bars to keep you busy around the clock. You can enjoy eating at places like Little Ollies, True Food Kitchen, or Cucina Colore. Then go for a shopping spree in boutiques such as The Wizard’s Chest, Priscilla of Boston, and Louis Vuitton. Finish the night at one of the top hot spots at The Blues Jean Bar Corp, Ondo’s Spanish Tapas and Bar, or College Inn. Along with shopping, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy as well such as:

  • Cherry Creek Bike Path

  • Cherry Creek State Park

  • Cherry Creek Reservoir

Cherry Creek Schools

The schools in Cherry Creek illustrate the diversity of the neighborhood as well as a poverty issue. Over a fourth of the students in the school system qualify for free or reduced price lunches. The school district, however, spends over $8,222 a year on each student. There is a graduation rate of 87% and the many of the schools are highly reviewed by parents and residents. Most of the schools boast above average statistics for college readiness and proficiency in math and reading. In fact, one was ranked in U.S. News Best High Schools.

Over 40 Elementary Schools, some of which are:

  • Antelope Ridge Elementary School

  • Buffalo Trail Elementary School

  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School

  • Dry Creek Elementary School

  • High Plains Elementary School

  • Homestead Elementary School

  • Red Hawk Ridge Elementary School

  • Sunrise Elementary School

  • Timberline Elementary School

  • Willow Creek Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Campus Middle School

  • Challenge School

  • Cherry Creek Academy

  • Endeavor Academy

  • Falcon Creek Middle School

  • Fox Ridge Middle School

  • Horizon Middle School

  • Laredo Middle School

  • Liberty Middle School

  • Prairie Middle School

  • Sky Vista Middle School

  • Thunder Ridge Middle School

  • West Middle School

High Schools

  • Cherry Creek High School

  • Cherokee Trail High School

  • Eaglecrest High School

  • Grandview High School

  • Marvin W. Foote Youth Services

  • Overland High School

  • Smoky Hill High School

Though Cherry Creek may not seem affordable, there are homes for sale for as little as $175,000 in certain parts. If you want to live in an area that offers outdoor activities like jet skiing, hiking, and running along with high-end boutiques, look no further. Your real estate agent can help you find a home in the area within your price range.