- Washington Park
- Bonnie Brae Park
- To Downtown: 15 min
- Walk score: 58
- Bike score: 66
- Transit score: 35
Bonnie Brae means “pleasant hill” in Gaelic. Founded in the 1920s, the neighborhood was modeled after a subdivision in Kansas City, KS with the same name. While many of Denver’s streets are on a grid system, Bonnie Brae diverges from this style and focuses on the land’s natural beauty and topography. It is one of Denver’s most unique and attractive neighborhoods with a rich diversity in architectural styles. Many homes date back to the early 1920s, but there are many new builds as well.
Streets are picturesque with beautiful landscaping, spacious yards, and tree-lined streets. With ranch and Tudor-style homes, as well as a rich commercial district, Bonnie Brae preserves a village-like atmosphere nestled between busy Colorado Boulevard and University Boulevard.
Bonnie Brae’s small community is tight-knit with an active neighborhood association that organizes social events. The neighborhood is very walk-able to the many restaurants, cafes, bars, and other local businesses. Some of Denver’s most popular spots reside in Bonnie Brae. The famous homemade Bonnie Brae Ice Cream and Bonnie Brae Tavern (some of the best pizza in Denver!) are anchors of the retail community with South Gaylord Street’s boutiques and restaurants nearby. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Washington Park, and Downtown Denver are all easily accessible through biking, driving, or public transportation. With its beautiful architecture, incredible retail, and restaurant scene, Bonnie Brae is an ideal spot to call home.