Hilltop

A new mixed-use community featuring shops, restaurants, theaters, and the Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District, which is home to some of Denver’s most exclusive boutiques, bistros, and art galleries.
 
Noted for quiet, tree-shaded streets, charming period architecture, and lush parkways, Hilltop lies adjacent to Lowry. Hilltop is a new mixed-use community featuring shops, restaurants, theaters, and the Cherry Creek Mall Shopping District, which is home to some of Denver’s most exclusive boutiques, bistros, and art galleries. Mall shoppers will soon have even more to choose from when Nordstrom joins Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Foley’s next year.
 
The area’s first settlement, a lone cabin erected in 1859 beside the Cherokee Trail – the heavily traveled route led to Denver along Cherry Creek – has been preserved at Four Mile Historic Park. A treat for the entire family, Four Mile’s traditional Fourth of July is not to be missed.
 
In 1885, after water from the South Platte arrived via the City Lateral Canal, a branch of the Highline Canal, more people began to settle in Hilltop proper. Winding its way more than 84 miles south and east of Denver, the Highline Canal is now a popular recreation trail frequented by dog owners, joggers, and bicyclists.
 
Although Hilltop’s earliest subdivisions were annexed by Denver in 1893, the area remained a rural enclave until the 1920s, when 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.
 
Cranmer Park offers a spectacular panorama of the Front Range Mountains from a flagstone promenade engraved with the names and altitudes of prominent peaks. The park’s name honors George Cranmer, who oversaw Denver’s parks between 1935 and 1947 and helped establish both Red Rocks Park and Winter Park Ski Area.
 
Cranmer frequently appeared on horseback to enjoy the often blazing sunsets as many locals still do today (though not in the company of horses). There’s seldom want of a breeze, so kite flying is a popular pastime along with the usual picnicking and sunbathing.
 
Adjoining the park at its apogee, the Mediterranean-Renaissance Cranmer Mansion (a designated Historic Landmark) designed by the renowned Jules Jacques Benedict, is typical of the magnificent homes, both old and new, that grace much of Hilltop.
 
5280 Magazine: 2011 Real Estate edition – Hilltop
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Overview for Hilltop, CO

3,836 people live in Hilltop, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $127,988. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,836

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$127,988

Average individual Income

Around Hilltop, CO

There's plenty to do around Hilltop, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

41
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
73
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
41
Some Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wine Dispensary, Ukiyo Omakase, and Bonza Bodies Goal Based Training Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.64 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.14 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.37 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hilltop, CO

Hilltop has 1,463 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hilltop do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,836 people call Hilltop home. The population density is 3,980.635 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

3,836

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

48.77 / 51.23%

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Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$127,988

Average individual Income

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Schools in Hilltop, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Hilltop. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Steck Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Carson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

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