Hilltop neighborhood gets its name from the fact that it’s higher in elevation than the other neighborhoods throughout the city. It is also one of Denver’s wealthiest neighborhoods. It was developed in the 1940 and 1950’s.
Offering tree-shaded streets, charming period architecture, and lush parkways, Hilltop lies adjacent to Lowry, a new mixed-use community featuring shops, restaurants, and theaters, and the Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District, home to some of Denver’s most exclusive boutiques, bistros, and art galleries.
In 1859 a lone cabin was built along the Cherokee Trail and with the heavily traveled route led to Denver along the Cherry Creek – the Four Mile Historic Park. The Four Mile Historic Park is a 12 acre oasis featuring pioneer exhibits, special events and guided tours for all ages.
In the 1920’s the University of Colorado School of Medicine moved to the corner of East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and drew numerous professionals to the area. By the 1950s, the neighborhood encompassed more than 700 homes.
English Tudors and classic 50s-style ranches share blocks with multilevel contemporaries and International-style homes, making the allure of Hilltop nearly irresistible. Hilltop boasts a wealth of parks, period architecture, and manicured yards. Cranmer, Burns, and Robinson Parks lie within the neighborhood, while a half-dozen others including Crestmoor, Pulaski Park and Cherry Creek Bikeway, Mayfair, and Lindsley are just blocks away.