Hilltop


Hilltop

Hilltop Neighborhood Information

The beautiful neighborhood of Hilltop is exactly that, perched high on a hill with gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains. The neighborhood is bordered by 8th Ave. (north), Holly St. (east), Alameda Ave. (south), and Colorado Blvd. (west), and is only minutes from downtown Denver (1).

Hilltop was developed largely in the 1940s and 50s and many of the homes built were suburban-style ranches not unlike what was being built in neighboring communities. However, unlike many neighboring communities, Hilltop didn’t have a covenant with religious restrictions and it became a haven for many Jewish residents who were not welcome in other neighborhoods. However in the 1990s a real estate boom shook the neighborhood and more development was added. Many lots have been scraped and new, more luxurious homes have been built (2).

The neighborhood is home to many notable structures that are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places including the Joshel House, Amter Residence, and Cranmer House (3). Much historical architecture, built up by many of Denver’s finest builders, remains in the area.

Hilltop is a family-friendly haven that boasts five schools, and three parks including the beautiful Cranmer Park with its famous sundial (1). The neighborhood also prides itself on a wide diversity of religious places of worship such as the Temple Emanuel, Assumption Greek Orthodox, Augustana Lutheran, etc.

Hilltop – Denver Real Estate Profile

Homes usually run from the high $700,000′s into the multi-millions.

Hilltop Zip Code: 80246, 80220

Sub Areas/Additions & Neighborhoods In Or Around Hilltop:  Crestmoor, Cherry Creek, Lowry, and Mayfair.

 

1) http://denverhilltop.com

2) http://www.westword.com/2000-11-02/news/you-can-t-go-home-again/

3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilltop,_Denver