Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver, Cheesman Park boasts grand mansions that were originally developed for the city’s wealthiest of patrons.

Since then, added high rises around the park and the conversion of mansions to apartments, have helped it become a high population neighborhood with the park at the center of it all. On any given day, year round, you’ll find residents strolling through the grand marble pavilion, picnicking on the grassy knolls, playing volleyball, badminton or just plain soaking up the sun.

The rest of the neighborhood is highlighted with beautiful tree-lined streets, Denver Squares, Victorians, bungalows and the enormous high rise apartments that surround the park and can be seen throughout the city.

If you’re passionate about dogs, Cheesman Park has a reputation of being a very dog-friendly neighborhood complete with one of Denver’s only ‘off-leash’ dog parks, Josephine Gardens, located on Josephine St and Colfax Ave

Spectacular views of the city skyline, an eclectic mix of residents young and old combined and a central location to satisfy all your needs make living in Cheesman Park perfect for anyone.

Lifestyle Highlights

Liks Ice Cream – Family owned creamery offering premium gourmet ice cream since 1976. A Denver icon.

Izba Spa – Russian body therapy through steam bath, therapeutic massage and whisks of oak leaf tapping your body. Truly heavenly.

Lion’s Lair – This tiny, old-school bar and club is host to some serious music and should not be missed. Although not for everyone, the beer’s cheap and the music is soulful.

Fruition Restaurant – Alex Seidel is hands down one of the best chefs in Denver. Seasonal menus and a fierce commitment to exceeding guest’s expectations makes Fruition a destination restaurant for all Denverites.

Oliver’s Meat & Seafood Market – Serving Denver for over 88 years, Oliver’s only serves all natural meat and seafood.

Pete’s Kitchen – Located in formally known “Greek Town” this Denver tradition has been a late-night stop for over 45 years. Pete’s (as it’s known locally) is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Pinche Taco (now known as Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey) – Originating as a one of Denver’s first food trucks, Pinche Taco finally opened a store front on York St and Colfax Ave specializing in the best Mexican street food north of the Border.

Josephine Garden’s – One of Denver’s few “off-leash” dog parks where Fido can run free.

Denver Neighborhood Holiday Lights – There’s Blossoms of Lights, City and County building lights, LoDo Aglow and even Denver Zoo lights but don’t miss the grand lighting display from the residents of Capitol Hill during the holiday season.

  • Gorgeous city and snowcapped mountain views
  • Spooky rumors of over 2000 bodies that still remain under Cheesman Park from the old
  • Prospect Hill Cemetery.
  • Urban living with neighborhood charm
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • Cheesman Park
  • Denver Zoo
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center
  • Cherry Creek North
  • Historic Colfax Ave
  • Denver Bike Routes (D-12, D-11, D-10)
  • Driving but on-street parking can be difficult
  • Easy access to RTD bus lines
  • Two Denver B-Cycle Stations
  • Walk to everything!

Neighborhood Boundaries

Corona St – Josephine St

Colfax Ave – 8th Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Capitol Hill

City Park

Congress Park

Cherry Creek

Public Schools

Dora Moore Elementary (ECE – 8)

Morey Middle School (6 – 8)

East High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Walkable, neighborhood shopping and restaurants, Denver B-Cycle stations, Denver bike routes, off-leash park, tree lined streets, golf course, scary ghosts.

“I have a dog and love how dog friendly the neighborhood is. This is my first time living on my own and I love how many young people live in the neighborhood. As a woman, I like that I can walk everywhere at anytime.”

 

Ashley H – 2 year resident of Cheesman Park