Bonnie Brae literally means “Pleasant Hill”. Originally, Bonnie Brae was thought of as a Scottish village in the outlying areas of what was then the Denver metropolitan area.
Today, Bonnie Brae has grown into a substantial residential neighborhood with many beautiful homes from the 1930´s and 1940´s. There are some relatively newer homes and brand new homes mixed into this neighborhood as well. Bonnie Brae today is best known for its brand new “scraper” homes. These newer homes, or McMansions, have replaced many of the traditional Tudor and ranch style homes historically found here, and are more than suitable for the new urban sophisticate.
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The neighborhood is within walking distance of Washington Park and just a short drive or even bicycle ride to the shopping at Cherry Creek. It is also right next door to Belcaro with its huge, sprawling lots and stately homes.
One of Denver´s most popular and historic pizza parlors is found here in the Bonnie Brae business district, alongside an ice cream shop, a spectacular wine store, and several local eateries. Local residents can easily walk to these many nearby amenities including the public library.
Bonnie Brae is bordered by University on the West and Steele on the East; Bonnie Brae Blvd on the North and Louisiana on the South. What is now being called Bonnie Brae South is located South of Louisiana and North of I-25. Another wonderful feature Bonnie Brae has to offer, is close proximity to the RTD Light Rail Station. It also about a mile away from Denver University and all the amenities there including the recreation center, college sports, music programs and theatre.
The commute to downtown Denver from Bonnie Brae is less than 15 minutes, and it’s only 5 minutes to the nearby Cherry Creek shopping center. Even the beautiful Washington Park is only a 5 minute bicycle ride away. There is a voluntary Bonnie Brae Neighborhood Association that works to improve relations with the City and County of Denver and local builders and businesses.
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream Parlor courtesy of YouTube user MobileWebAmerica via YouTube.
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