Hard to believe when looking at the beautiful green retreat it’s become, but back in the 1800s Cheesman Park was a cemetery. By the end of the century, graves had been relocated, burials suspended, and plans for a park were in development. Named for water baron Walter S. Cheesman, who donated the park’s pavilion in 1910, the Cheesman Park neighborhood includes the area between northbound Josephine, the renowned Colfax, 8th Avenue, and Corona. The area is surrounded by tasteful high-rises with spectacular views as well as historic single-family homes of varying architectural styles.

“Humboldt Island,” a historic residential district within the Cheesman area, consists of several old Victorian mansions. There are also smaller versions of these “Grand Old Ladies” scattered throughout the area. Towering condominiums provide spectacular views of the Rocky Mountain Range as well as Downtown Denver. Lofts are also popular here, and even chic townhomes are available for urban sophisticates. Cheesman real estate is widely varied in price, style, and age.

When buying in Cheesman Park, you're buying a home surrounded by a lively, outdoor community. The 80-acre park is perfect for taking the baby or dog for a walk, jogging with friends, or simply lying in the grass and reading a magazine. A young-at-heart, involved community keeps the neighborhood artistic and alive with a thriving music and arts scene. Enjoy the nearby Botanic Gardens and their outdoor summer concerts and holiday events. A few blocks south of the park is the Cherry Creek bike path if you’re looking for more biking or running options. Head north out of the park and you’ll find the country’s longest road, Colfax, offering everything from acupuncture to concert venues and countless bars and restaurants.

Centrally located, Cheesman truly has everything conveniently within reach, including supermarkets, coffee shops, schools, and easy access to Downtown Denver. For city lovers who also cherish a little quality outdoor time, Cheesman Park is a private, attractive, exciting neighborhood to call home.