Named by the Arapaho Indians for the chokecherry bushes that grew along its banks, Cherry Creek began as a favorite buffalo hunting ground. Bordered on the east by Colorado Boulevard, on the west by University Boulevard, on the north by Sixth Avenue and on the south by Cherry Creek Drive North, Cherry Creek is an upscale, thriving, dynamic pedestrian neighborhood, where ultramodern, exquisite luxury townhomes co-exist with older, charming bungalows framed by large trees. Cherry Creek East is bordered on the north by First Avenue and extends south to Alameda Drive, and includes and exciting variety of newer single family, duplex and multi-units in a charmingly eclectic diversity of architectural styles to suit all tastes.
Annual events in the neighborhood include the Cherry Creek Sneak, the Taste of Cherry Creek and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival – one of the largest and most popular shows of juried fine artists and craftspeople in the country. Youth and adults alike often make a day of enjoying all the amenities and activities that abound in the Cherry Creek area. Residents can jog, ride their bicycles and rollerblade along the creek; ice skate on the square in the winter; sample the fare at a wide range of fun restaurants; relax at an outdoor caf; or shop to their hearts` content. The Cherry Creek Shopping District has the largest concentration of shops within a 600-miles radius, including the magnificent Cherry Creek Shopping Center, anchored by Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus & Macy’s. Cherry Creek North offers dozens of unique eclectic shops, boutiques, galleries, day spas and salons.