“Little Cottonwood Plaza” as it translates, Alamo Placita was recently designated a Historical District and is truly one of Denver’s most inviting neighborhoods.

The gorgeous homes of Alamo Placita neighborhood are a mix of Victorians, Tudors, Spanish-Mission and Bungalows. Sometimes referred to as Governor’s Park neighborhood – due to its proximity to the Governor’s Mansion – the beautiful tree-lined streets, mix-use community and gorgeous public gardens are a draw for anyone.

Anchoring the neighborhood is the idyllic Alamo Placita Park. The exquisite Formal Flower Gardens, existing in what used to be an old lake bed, might be the biggest draw not only for the community but for other Denver residents as well.

Located just along the bank of the Cherry Creek, taking off for a long bike ride or run is a breeze. And, given the neighborhoods location in a surrounding commercial district, any needs can be met including catching a movie at the old Esquire Theater.

Lifestyle Highlights

Historic Alamo Placita Park – Featuring to formal Flower Gardens and rated one of Denver’s premier parks.

Landmark Theater – Originally opened in 1927, the Esquire (as it’s called) has retained its charm, received numerous awards and forever remains a local favorite.

Benny’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar – A true Denver favorite. Locally owned and operated since 1987, Benny’s has been serving delicious authentic Mexican cuisine at affordable prices. If you like green chili this is the place to go.

Luca d’Italia – A master in the richness of the Italian food experience, chef Frank Bonanno has contributed greatly to putting Denver on the Nation’s culinary map.

Cherry Creek North – Premier neighborhood destination for shopping, spas, restaurants, art galleries and boutiques stores.

Cherry Creek Art Festival (4th of July weekend) – Since 1991 this three day event draws hundreds of artists from around the world and has received multiple awards and national acclaim making it Colorado’s signature cultural event.

  • Recently designated as a historic district
  • One of the most walkable neighborhoods in Denver
  • One of the most centrally located neighborhoods in Denver

  • Historic Alamo Placita
  • Park and Flower Garden
  • Cherry Creek Bike Path
  • Cheesman Park
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Country Club

  • Denver Bike Route (D-12, D-9)
  • Limited RTD bus line; on main thoroughfares only
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • Cherry Creek Bike Path
  • Walking is recommended throughout the neighborhood

Neighborhood Boundaries

Pennsylvania St – Marion St

E 7th Ave – E Speer Blvd

Surrounding Hoods

Capitol Hill

Country Club

Cheesman Park

Wash Park

Public Schools

Steele Elementary (ECE – 5)

Dora Moore Elementary (ECE – 8)

Denver Center For International Studies High School (9 – 12)

Denver Center For International Studies Middle School (6 – 8)

Defining Qualities

Parking, walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver bike routes, tree-lined streets, on-street parking.

“I have lived in various areas in Denver for over 25 years and I think Alamo Placita is such a special place to live. Where else would a neighborhood have their own formal flower gardens? Everything is in walking distance and a night out on the town is close to home.


E. Licourt 3 year resident of Alamo Placita