I was fortunate enough to be raised in Cherry Hills Heights. I attended the highest-rated public schools, starting with Cherry Hills Village elementary, then West Middle, and finally graduated from Cherry Creek High school. My family, great neighbors, and childhood friends provided a very happy place for me to grow up.
Now clients ask me, “Cherry Hills Heights is located in Cherry Hills Village, then? Right?”
I guess you could say it’s in the Cherry Hills neighborhood. But, It is not located inside the municipal limits of Cherry Hills Village. My Dad, and my real estate mentor, actually tried to fix that. He asked the Cherry Hills City Council to annex our neighborhood of fewer than 50 homes. Then, he was a volunteer President of the Homeowners Association and Water District. Can you even imagine? Little neighborhoods in the Cherry Hills actually have their own separate, tiny Water Boards? It’s just part of the charm.
But, growing up in Cherry Hills Heights was charming. Two little country lanes veer off the main thoroughfare, Floyd Avenue. The tree-lined streets were perfect. And, we could ride our bikes on them because cars moved slowed if they came through at all. I am still friends with my neighbors from back then even to this day. My memories there are very good.
Today, you can’t buy a home there for less than $1m. But, most will be priced under $2m. My partner and sister sold the highest-priced home there for more than that three years ago. Relatively, it is still an “affordable area” compared to other luxury Denver real estate neighborhoods.
Two Neighborhoods Called Cherry Hills Heights
That’s right, it’s really confusing when clients ask about Cherry Hills Heights. “Which one? I have to ask.” You see, that neighborhood is south of Denver in unincorporated Arapahoe county.
But, the other Cherry Hills Heights is located just northeast of Denver County itself. So, each has its own school district, HOA, and tax structure. Mostly ranch homes in both neighborhoods are larger than most in the Denver area. Lots are bigger too. I grew up on a half-acre lot with a huge backyard and separate private playground. The lots in Denver average closer to a quarter acre.
Cherry Hills Heights Denver
Sometimes, people worry about the quality of the schools in the “other Cherry Hills Heights”. Don’t worry. Slavens Elementary and Middle school campus is located in one of the highest-rated in the Denver public school system. Of course, the Wellshire Golf Course is technically located on the Denver side. But, I used to be able to just walk just down 1/2 a block down the street to sneak on the 10th hole to get a soda and hot dog from the snack shop.
Cherry Hills Heights Real Estate
These are just a few of the many homes sold by The Hotz Group in Cherry Hills Heights.
Of course, the Denver side offers Denver Police protection instead of service from the Arapahoe County Sheriff. The Annual Meeting of Cherry Hills Denver recently cited concern about an uptick in crime there. Historically though, crime in the Wellshire area which includes Cherry Hills Heights is among the lowest crime in Denver. In fact, so far in 2021, it ranks the lowest (78th) for both property and violent crime in Denver. But, residents have revitalized their Neighborhood Watch due to a recent increase in property crime. Here are the Denver Crime statistics in real-time.
Both neighborhoods are comprised of households with above-average income and education. You can see all the demographics about both Cherry Hills Heights neighborhoods in this report I complied.
Ultimately, I cherish my time growing up in this special neighborhood. It was fun. Living here feels like you are just a little more out in the country when you’re just minutes away from the bustling city.
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