Cherry Creek is one of the most affluent and relaxing spots in all of Denver. The Creek itself was one of the main focuses of the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in 1858 and 1859. Gold was discovered in “Cherry Creek Diggings,” which was then a part of Western Kansas Territory. The first edition of Rocky Mountain News came out of “Cherry Creek, K.T.” in 1859. While the Gold Rush didn’t last long in Cherry Creek, the lifestyle of wealth sure seemed to.

According to the 2000 U.S. Census the average home price in Cherry Creek was $800,000. This, of course was before the real estate market slid to its current lows, but even in 2000, an $800,000 home was well above average. For visitors, there are reasonably priced luxury hotels as well as upscale shopping available at the Cherry Creek Mall. The Mall offers over 160 stores, including the chic Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren.

Living in Cherry Creek, the area framed by Colorado Boulevard and University Avenue, offers all the amenities and community feel you could want. There are plenty of schools, shopping and supermarkets. For the pampered residents there are spas, boutiques and art galleries. The Denver Country Club calls Cherry Creek its home, and has many affluent and even famous members.

The Cherry Creek Reservoir was formed in 1950, when a 140-foot dam was completed, providing flood control and irrigation for the Cherry Creek Park. The 880 acre reservoir makes it easy for the Park to offer activities like boating and water skiing. In the winter, Cherry Creek Park offers snowtubing, cross-country skiing and winter camping. Cherry Creek Path is a favorite for many Denver residents, it’s a 22-mile road made for bikers and skaters alike.

The Park offers nearly everything for outdoorsman, nature trails, fishing, and even a shooting range. Even your pets can enjoy Cherry Creek, with a leash-free dog area. In the summer, Cherry Creek hosts the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival, a three-day market in July filled with art made from every medium.

Cherry Creek offers a wonderful lifestyle of luxury and relaxation. You have every amenity at your fingertips, and a world of activities for your adventurous side. If you’re looking at Cherry Creek homes for sale, PorchLight Real Estate offers wonderful support for new and returning residents.

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