Welcome to Country Club
Elegant and prestigious early 20th-century enclave.
The Country Club Historic Neighborhood was developed in the early 1900s in conjunction with the Denver Country Club. This neighborhood’s distinct character is defined by its unique blend of streetscape configurations and early 20th-century architectural styles, and it was designated as a Landmark District by the City of Denver in 1990.
The district incorporates some of Denver’s finest examples of the Denver Square style and the Gothic, Colonial, Mediterranean, and other early 20th-century revival styles. Many of the homes along the wide, elm tree-lined streets of Country Club were designed by Denver’s most prominent architects, including William E. and Arthur A. Fisher, John J. Huddart, Frank Frewen, Ernest and Lester Varian, and Merrill and Burnham Hoyt.
Residents and visitors are greeted by beautiful, lush gardens at the entrances to this elegant community. Country Club’s landscaped parkways, designed by William Fisher, are the defining features of the neighborhood. Fisher also designed the Mediterranean gateways along Fourth Avenue, setting the tone for the other subdivisions included in the district.
What to Love
- Exceptional architecture and generous lots
- Proximity to the exclusive Denver Country Club and downtown
- Historical and geographical significance
Country Club is considered one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city because of its exceptional architecture that reflects the affluence of early Denver. Many of Denver’s social, political, and economic elite continue to call this exclusive neighborhood home.
Residents love the elegance of Country Club as well as its sprawling lots, historic homes, and proximity to the amenities of the Denver Country Club, downtown Denver, Alamo Placita Park, and Cherry Creek.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Though this 400-home community is largely residential, there are many shopping and dining destinations along the edges of this quiet enclave.
A favorite shop among locals is The Lark, which offers unique quality products online and in-store, including home furnishings, designer accessories, gifts, art, and more. Shop for a good cause at La Cache — revenue from this antique consignment shop benefits kids and families at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Nearby Snooze AM Eatery is a vibrant brunch spot with a retro-inspired vibe. Enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine, sushi, sashimi, and upscale all-American food at Little Ollies. Get a jolt of caffeine at Buzz Cafe, a neighborhood coffee shop serving coffee, tea, baked goods, and prepared foods. Fruition serves seasonal fare that often incorporates ingredients from James Beard Award-winning executive chef Alex Seidel’s farm. After dinner, indulge in handcrafted ice cream or sorbet at Liks Ice Cream.
Things to Do
Relax after your shopping and dining excursion at James N. Manley Park in Cherry Creek North, which features a playground and a walking and biking path.
Another option for taking advantage of Country Club’s outdoor space is Alamo Placita Park. Named for the many cottonwoods native to the area, this park was designed by premier landscape architect Saco Resnik DeBoer in 1927. The park still features the gardens originally designed by DeBoer, and vibrant flowers are planted each spring. Cherry Creek Park, just a short drive from Country Club, is the perfect playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Anchored around a reservoir, Cherry Creek Park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and outdoor recreation facilities including camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, and birding.
The heart of the community is the Denver Country Club, the oldest country club west of the Mississippi and one of the oldest in the United States. Founded in 1887, the Denver Country Club originally centered around horse racing but soon expanded to tennis, polo, golf, and a myriad of other sports. Club members enjoy amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a croquet and lawn bowling pitch, a skate house and skating rink, and a fitness facility.
The Country Club area is home to several top-rated schools, including: