Originally built to replicate the Scottish village it was named after, Bonnie Brae (“Pleasant Hill” as it translates) is one of Denver’s most darling and attractive neighborhoods.

Regal stone pillars line the entrance way on Tennessee and Kentucky but its wandering, tree-lined streets and unique architecture is what give this neighborhood character. In keeping with the style of the old Scottish village there are beautiful Tudors and Brick Ranch Homes as well as International Style, Art Moderne and Mega Mansions. With only 700 homes designated to the neighborhood, Bonnie Brae is the quintessential “quaint” neighborhood.

The 700 block on S University provides the neighborhood with the oldest and most treasured businesses all within walking distance from most homes. Deciding whether to live here just got a whole lot easier.

Lifestyle Highlights

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.

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream – Locally owned and operated since 1986. All ice cream made in house and over 100 flavors.

Bonnie Brae Tavern – This family owned business has been a neighborhood favorite since 1934.

  • Bonnie Brae Park was constructed in an elliptical shape and formerly known as Ellipse Park.
  • Winding Streets
  • Original homes were built in International Style and Art Moderne as expressed by architects of the Bauhaus School in Germany.
  • Bonnie Brae Park
  • Washington Park
  • Denver Country Club
  • Denver Bike Route (D-12, D-9)
  • Limited RTD bus line; on main thoroughfares only
  • Driving and on-street parking
  • Close to I-25
  • Close to Denver B-Cycle Station
  • Walk with ease to neighborhood restaurants and shops

Neighborhood Boundaries

S University Blvd – S Steele St

E Exposition Ave – E Mississippi Ave

Surrounding Hoods

Wash Park



Public Schools

Stephen Knight Center For Early Education (ECE – K)

Steele Elementary (ECE – 5)

Merrill Middle School (6 – 8)

Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS) (6 – 12)

South High School (9 – 12)

Defining Qualities

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

“It’s not an exclusive neighborhood by any means but what I love about Bonnie Brae is how small and very tight-knit the community is. I know most of my neighbors and at least get together once a year at the annual picnic at the park. I love being able to walk to dinner.”


Shannon A – 11 year resident of Bonnie Brae