Located east of University Avenue between Mississippi and Exposition Avenues, Bonnie Brae was developed in early 1900’s on land that had been granted to the Kansas Pacific Railroad in 1870. It is home to one of the Denver’s most vibrant urban-neighborhood commercial districts. The neighborhood’s unusual street patterns don’t follow the typical city street grid, and its winding streets surround an elliptical-shaped park. Bonnie Brae is a serene residential enclave.
The homes range from the original smaller, most commonly Tudor and Bungalow style properties to multi-million dollar custom-built homes. Home prices, like most of the surrounding areas have steadily risen over the years attesting to the charm and ideal location of the neighborhood. The shopping paradise of Cherry Creek is just a few minutes away as is downtown Denver, easily accessed over surface streets or of course the Cherry Creek bike trail if you wish to leave the car behind.
The charming commercial area along University Avenue is home to many long established restaurants and shops, the most famous of which is Bonnie Brae Ice Cream established in 1986–they have been passionately creating and serving up delicious cones, sundaes, banana splits, thick shakes and other yummy treats for local residence for years—just look for the line out the door on warm summer evenings.
Bonnie Bonnie Brae has had an organized neighborhood association for many years and partners with an active Merchants Association, City Council, and the City of Denver. http://bonniebraeneighborhood.org