Welcome to Hilltop
Grandeur meets historic charm in this urban oasis.
Situated just east of Cherry Creek, Hilltop is one of Denver’s most scenic and exclusive residential neighborhoods. It’s an urban oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city center and boasts Front Range views, spacious lots, impeccable lawns and tree-lined streets. The neighborhood was one of the first in Denver to be planned based on the car instead of the streetcar, accounting for its flat, wide streets.
Despite the community’s popularity and growth throughout the years, Hilltop residents are careful to preserve its rich history and charm. Homes here range from classic ranches and Tudors to sprawling neo-eclectic and contemporary-style mansions. Stone and stucco estates, colonials, and prairie-influenced homes also add to this town’s stunning streetscape. Houses tend to be set back from the sidewalks, giving way to private, spacious yards.
What to Love
- Spectacular mountain views
- A mix of laid-back luxury and urban vibrancy
- Wide, scenic streets and spacious parks
Residents love Hilltop’s laid-back yet urban vibe, as well as its eclectic mix of relaxed neighborhood joints and trendy hotspots. Families looking to put down roots call Hilltop home due to its top-ranked schools, low crime rate, spacious parks, and proximity to Cherry Creek.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
There’s an impressive array of shopping and dining options located in nearby Cherry Creek, but Hilltop itself is home to several local gems.
No pizza request is too strange at Basil Doc’s Pizza, which serves gourmet pies ranging from classic combinations to innovative creations. There’s something for everyone at The Rotary, which serves elevated wood-fired rotisserie meats, seasonal sides, and fresh vegetables. Their menu includes options for anyone following Paleo, vegan, and Whole30 regimens.
For dessert, head to High Point Creamery, an ice cream parlor with an upscale twist serving artisanal scoops in small batches, as well as handcrafted sauces and coffee. Pick up fresh fruits, vegetables, deli items, Greek specialties, and more at Pete’s Fruits & Vegetables, a cozy local market owned by Pete Moutzouris since 1974.
Things to Do
An abundance of green space, ball fields, and hike and bike trails await anyone seeking year-round fun. Cranmer Park, once the highest point in Denver, is famous for its large, open meadow, mountain views, and six-foot sundial. The Patrick Marold sculpture “Bows” is situated in the park along the path to Second Avenue.
Robinson Park was once a brickyard before Robinson Brick donated the land to the city in 1941. Today, it’s popular for its sledding hill. Crestmoor Park features a sprawling green space that includes softball and soccer fields and tennis courts. D.C. Burns Park encompasses 13 acres of open space and sculptures. The park was created to preserve the mountain views of surrounding properties and add open space to the city.
Perfect your racquet swing at the Denver Tennis Club, which offers lessons and open courts for beginners and advanced players alike.
There are several excellent public and private schools within commuting distance to and from Hilltop. Top educational opportunities include:
Carson Elementary, PK-5
Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences, 6-8
George Washington High School, 9-12