About Bonnie Brae/Belcaro/Cory Merrill:
Founded in the 1920s to replicate a serene Scottish village, Bonnie Brae-meaning “pleasant hill” in Gaelic-is now a large, well-populated residential neighborhood in the heart of Denver. Winding tree-lined streets and hundreds of distinct, beautiful homes highlight the neighborhood. Many of Bonnie Brae’s houses were built in the innovative architectural styles of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Thus, within the neighborhood, you can find beautiful Cape Cods, brick ranches, English Tudors and some great examples of International Style and Art Moderne Architecture. While many of the original homes have been well maintained or renovated, others have been replaced with new, larger high-end homes. Bonnie Brae consists of curvy streets bordering University Boulevard to the West, Steele Street to the East, Exposition to the North and Mississippi to the South. Just to the East of Bonnie Brae is Belcaro which extends to Colorado Boulevard to the East. South of these smaller enclaves is “Cory Merrill,” named after the elementary and middle schools which extends all the way South to Mexico Avenue.
At the center of the neighborhood is an elliptical-shaped park with a great family playground. A charming commercial district on University Boulevard is within walking distance offering residents a variety of restaurants and coffee and pastry shops. The neighborhood’s most popular attraction however is Bonnie Brae Ice Cream parlor – one of Denver’s oldest and best places to enjoy some homemade ice cream on a hot summer day. These neighborhoods are incredibly convenient to the great metro area with Cherry Creek 5 minutes away, Wash Park to the West and a quick equidistant drive to downtown or the Denver Tech Center.
- Bonnie Brae Ice Cream – the best homemade ice cream in Denver!
- Saucy Noodle Restaurant – Great Italian – “If you don’t like garlic, go home!”
- Elementary: Cory
- Middle: Merrill
- Senior: South High School
University Boulevard to the West, Colorado Boulevard to the East. Exposition to the North and Mexico Avenue to the South.