Welcome to Wellshire
Small-town vibrancy close to city conveniences.
Wellshire is a quaint town brimming with vibrancy. Families are drawn to Wellshire for its suburban feel and proximity to the conveniences and amenities of University and Platt Park.
Bike lanes lining three sides of Wellshire, as well as the High Line Canal trail, provide an abundance of outdoor access.
Mid-century ranches and modern mansions with large lots are common along Wellshire’s winding streets.
What to Love
- Central location
- Family-friendly and an excellent school system
- Quaint, small-town vibrancy
Wellshire is a residential enclave largely devoid of commercial developments, which adds to this community’s charming and tranquil vibe. On any given day, you’ll spot kids and families biking or jogging along its wide streets. Its high quality of living, safe reputation and highly acclaimed schools make Wellshire a great place for families and professionals alike. It’s also ideal for anyone seeking relaxed, upscale suburban living close to downtown Denver.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Though the community itself is devoid of many commercial amenities, you’ll discover plenty of shopping and dining options just beyond the borders of Wellshire and in neighboring communities.
Small boutiques and antique shops abound in Platt Park. Shop women’s fashions at Melrose & Madison or head to Second Star to the Right for children’s and young adult books and toys. Ruby’s Market is a multicultural artisan and food destination that incubates refugee, immigrant, and indigenous entrepreneurs and supports local businesses.
The neighboring town of University Hills is home to a variety of restaurants that are sure to please every palate. You’ll discover traditional Lebanese flavors at Amira Bakery, which serves both classics and delicacies. Poppies is a relaxed neighborhood watering hole, and Junction Food & Drink is a chef-driven food hall featuring inspired creations from both locally and nationally renowned chefs. Additional restaurants, bars, and cafés just a stone’s throw away in Platt Park include Sushi Den, Maria Empanada, Nixon’s Coffee House, and Platt Brewing Company.
Things to Do
Wellshire is a family-oriented community with a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities and parks.
Mamie D. Eisenhower Park and Robert H. McWilliams Park feature playgrounds, ball fields, trails, and more. Nearby Wash Park boasts acres of pleasant grounds, including two lakes and two flower gardens — one of which is a replica of George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon. The cottonwood banks and trails along the High Line Canal offer residents a scenic space to walk, ride and relax.
Golfers can walk in the steps of Ben Hogan — considered one of the greatest players in history — while hitting off lush fairways lined by mature trees at the renowned Wellshire Golf Course. This is the only course west of the Mississippi built by Donald Ross, the famed builder who originally designed Wellshire in 1926.
The Wellshire Inn is a popular Denver landmark location for weddings, corporate events, special occasions, holiday parties, and private golf tournaments.
Wellshire is served by some of the best-ranked schools in Denver. Top educational opportunities include: