Welcome to Bonnie Brae

Charming, family-friendly Bonnie Brae features Tudor- and ranch-style homes, many dating from the ’50s and ’60s, on charming, curvy streets just a few blocks south of Cherry Creek and a few blocks east of Washington Park.

Its winding streets give the neighborhood a privacy not found in other Cherry Creek-area neighborhoods. This gives it a quiet, intimate ambience its residents cherish. Established Denver families live here — I call it old school Denver.

Bordered by University Boulevard to the west, Exposition Avenue to the north, Colorado Boulevard to the east and Mississippi Avenue to the south, the neighborhood occupies a sweet spot in southeast Denver real estate — easy access to charming commercial areas but a sense of privacy not found in many other urban neighborhoods.

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Because land itself is expensive in Bonnie Brae, it does not see many scrapes, but a good portion of homes have been popped — homeowners have added second stories.

Small, ellipse-shaped Bonnie Brae Park defines the neighborhood’s character. Its shape determined the winding course of streets around it, which gives the neighborhood its intimate, private feel. You won’t find this winding character of streets in any other Denver neighborhood!

The neighborhood has larger lots and mature trees that line its streets. This adds to its lived-in feel.

Steele Street bisects the neighborhood into west and east. To the east, homes, typically ranch-style, are more spread out on bigger lots. You won’t find two homes with the same footprint — each is very different, very unique. They have their own personality, character.

West of Steele Street, homes are a little closer together, but still sit on larger lots.

The glorious, highly recognizable Bonnie Brae Ice Cream shop, a Denver locals’ favorite, makes its own ice cream, sits on the neighborhood’s western end and is how many Denverites encounter the neighborhood.

Who lives here

Given the larger lots and quiet, intimate layout, families tend to love Bonnie Brae, and many live here.