Country Club is bordered by 8th Avenue to the North, Alameda Avenue to the South, University Boulevard to the East, and Downing Street to the West.
What's To Love About Country Club | Denver, CO
Country Club is home to vast canopies of 100-year-old American elms that spread magnificently over tiled rooftops and broad parkways. Occasionally referred to as “Denver’s Spanish Suburb,” it is also among the most scenic and one of my favorites!
Stately Spanish gateways and lush gardens stand at the entrances to this elegant community. Renowned for their refined Mediterranean designs, William and Arthur Fisher designed the gates, parkways, and many of the area’s home. I can get lost for ages wandering around the neighborhood taking in the design and curb appeal of the homes.
Country Club is primarily residential, but along the edges there are some great retail and restaurant offerings. My all-time favorite coffee shop is nestled in the area, Novo Coffee which has great pastries and friendly staff and killer coffee. Next door is a neighborhood gem Satchel’s on 6th offering great specials and cozy ambiance. The Lark has been a neighborhood treasure since 1971 and is the go-to spot for hostess gifts, baby gifts and holiday décor. For antiques and fine china, do yourself a favor and hop into Le Cache. It’s a volunteer consignment store benefiting the Children’s Hospital Colorado which was always a favorite of my Mom’s growing up. Or, if you love movies as much as I do take in a show at the Landmark.
During the late 1800s, the area was used for farms and sporting facilities. The Gentlemen’s Driving Association planted hundreds of trees near 4th Avenue and Corona. Notable members include Horace Tabor and Walter Cheesman. The association built a half-mile track, two-story clubhouse, and stables for sulky racing.
Brass bands and gala parties frequently filled the clubhouse. As time went by and interest in racing waned, the Driving Association sold the land to a second group of sports-minded Denverites. Seeking a new venue, the members of the Overland Park (Golf) Club incorporated as the Denver Country Club. In 1901 the group acquired a 120-acre tract straddling Cherry Creek. The Denver Country Club sits just to the South of 1st Avenue on Gilpin across from the Country Club neighborhood.
The first clubhouse opened on New Year’s Day 1905. The lush new fairways, quickly acquired a sterling reputation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region thanks to designer James Foulis, Jr.
Originally planned as a single country estate, this elegant enclave boasts some of the grandest estate homes in the city. Most notable is the Tudor Revival Castle (Reed Mansion). The property features a steeply pitched, multi-gabled, slate roof. Soaring stone chimneys, bronze window frames, and elaborate Indiana limestone trim and brickwork.
Photos From The Country Club Neighborhood
Country Club is the 19th most walkable neighborhood in Denver with 3,003 residents.
Country Club has some public transportation and is very bikeable.
Nearby neighborhoods: Cheesman Park, Speer, Cherry Creek, Capitol Hill, Congress Park, Washington Park and City Park West.