# 5

2022 rank: 19

Cherry Creek is a consistent player on this list, and its modern luxury and traditional ranch-style properties continue to entice (though they may come with some sticker shock). Home prices in the area saw a 28.22 percent year-over-year jump—the third-highest among Mile High City neighborhoods—and have now surpassed $1.5 million. (Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that more than one-quarter of residents are over 70 years old.) Plus, Bromwell Elementary School continues to earn top marks.

But what really catapults Cherry Creek into this collection is its abundant amenities—retail, restaurants, fitness studios, boutique hotels, etc. (Tip: When your family overstays their welcome, encourage them to book a room at one of city’s trendiest boutique hotels; the neighborhood is chock-full of ’em.) Access to the bikeable Cherry Creek Trail, which winds its way directly into downtown, doesn’t hurt either.

Population 7,037
2023 Median Sale Price $1,578,177

Neighborhood Rankings

Real Estate Rank 3
Schools Score 4
Crime Rank 57
X Factor Score 8.5

How we got these numbers: We utilized the city’s official list of 78 neighborhoods (only 73 had enough data to be included), and ranked them using four variables: home prices, crime dataschool rankings, and an X factor score that accounts for things like access to open space, proximity to public transportation, and restaurant and shopping options. For more on our methodology, return to the main page.

Your Itinerary

Eat and Drink

Where to start? Cherry Creek North has seen an influx of higher-end arrivals in recent years, such as as Kini’s, Matsuhisa, Toro, and Quality Italian. For more approachable bites, consider Flower Child, the Cherry Cricket, or the revamped Zaidy’s Deli and Bakery.

Caffeinate at Aviano Coffee or Ku Cha House of Tea, which sells more than 170 varieties.

Speaking of liquid joy, watering hole options span Old World wines at Derecho and craft cocktails at Forget Me Not to the trendy-but-relaxed Local Jones and low-key Milwaukee Street Tavern.


There are abundant ways to make a dent in your wallet in Cherry Creek, starting, of course, at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. (The ground floor play zone has long been a favorite of families.) Shop al fresco by perusing some of our favorite spots for retail therapy along Cherry Creek North’s wide sidewalks: Covered and Garbarini for women’s clothing; Suitsupply for men; White Peacock or Haven for home goods; the Hermitage Bookshop for good reads; Bloom by Anuschka for flowers; and Artisan Center for gifts.

Break a Sweat

Cherry Creek is brimming with fitness studios, including some celebrity-backed imports like Barry’s, SoulCycle, and AKT. Really, you can take your pick from any genre of workout: Studio Climbr (cardio and strength training), Rumble (boxing), Lagree Luxe (high-intensity Pilates)—it’s all available. Whatever you pick, StretchLab is available for a recovery session after.

Spots to Eat

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