Once part of the Town of South Denver, Cory-Merrill was among a few neighborhoods that was founded to spite the saloon flow over seeping out of Denver City. Named after the schools in the area, Cory-Merrill has a unique and distinguishable architectural history.

Architect and developer Les Tremblay bought up property around the schools and began building renowned single story homes as a plan for the returning war vets known as “Les Tremblay small houses.” As later they were too small for families, many of the houses were scraped and rebuilt. Other neighborhood architecture are Ranches, Tudors, Pop-Tops and large Contemporary homes.

This beautiful neighborhood with its wide, tree-lined streets, easy accessibility to nearby Wash Park and Old S. Gaylord Street and located between DTC and Downtown make Cory-Merrill the right neighborhood for any family.

Lifestyle Highlights

Mad About Fitness- From personal training, sports fitness to rehabilitation, MAF’s philosophy is to create a comfortable environment to achieve fitness goals.

Bonnie Brae Park – Central neighborhood meeting place. Also, host to the annual Bonnie Brae picnic in the late summer.

Wash Park – For picnics, athletic activities, boating or enjoying the flower garden.

Bonnie Brae Wine Club – Meeting on the third Saturday of each month it’s a great way to meet your neighbors.

Old South Gaylord Street – Shopping, dining, health and beauty, art and fashion, Old South Gaylord Street is a destination shopping district for the neighborhood.

  • Beautiful views of the Front Range
  • Very small neighborhood
  • Both elementary and middle school in the neighborhood
  • Wash Park
  • Bonnie Brae Park
  • University of Denver
  • S Colorado Shopping Corridor
  • Chamberlin Observatory
  • Denver Bike Route (D-16, D-13, D-8, Cherry Creek Trail)
  • Two nearby Denver B-Cycle Stations
  • Limited RTD bus line; on main thoroughfares only
  • Nearby Light Rail
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • Cherry Creek Bike Path
  • Close to I-25

Neighborhood Boundaries

E Mississippi Ave – I-25

S University Blvd – S Colorado Blvd

Surrounding Hoods

Bonnie Brae


Wash Park


Public Schools

Cory Elementary (1 – 5)

Merrill Middle School (6 – 8)

South High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

Denver bike routes, Denver B-Cycle Stations, tree-lined streets, on-street parking.

“The best thing about my neighborhood is both my kids go to school right down the street from our house.”


Tim S- 5 year resident of Cory-Merrill