Country Club offers luxury homes including classic Denver Square houses

Denver’s Country Club neighborhood was developed in conjunction with the Denver Country Club in the early 1900s to provide an exclusive community for the city’s elite families.

The neighborhood was designated as a Historic Landmark District in 1990 and continues to be Denver’s premier neighborhood. Country Club routinely tops lists of Denver’s best neighborhoods.

“The location is unsurpassed,” says Craig Harcek, 8z real estate agent. “It’s a small pocket of exclusive, extraordinary homes.”

Why Country Club?

Country Club features elite, palatial homes on large lots that offer easy accessibility to downtown Denver and Cherry Creek. The neighborhood is quiet, with 100-year-old American elms, wide roads, and limited traffic. The area is both walkable and bikeable.

“It’s peaceful and gorgeous,” Harcek says.

Neighbors love decorating their homes for holidays, especially creating extravagant Halloween and Christmas displays.

“You’re a mile and a half from downtown and close to shopping and dining,” Harcek says. “It has everything you’d want in an exclusive neighborhood while being in the middle of an urban area.”

What’s available?

The Country Club neighborhood offers existing single-family homes that include Denver Square homes, a square-shaped, two-story house with a big front porch, and other early 20th century styles, including Gothic, Colonial, and Mediterranean homes.

While there’s no new construction, it’s common to see top to bottom remodels in the neighborhood, Harcek says.

Many of the homes have been in the same family for generations, he adds.

Because the houses rarely turnover, they don’t stay on the market long. At any given time, there are 10 or fewer homes for sale with prices that range from $650,000 to $4.5 million.

Despite the higher price point, Country Club houses typically stay on the market for less than a week.

Who’s moving in?

Because the houses are bigger and more expensive, Country Club draws buyers who are a mix of coastal professionals relocating to Denver and local buyers who can afford to move up to more expensive homes due to appreciation on their existing homes, Harcek says.

“People who are coming from San Francisco or Silicon Valley and the East Coast are seeking out something that offers comparable luxury,” Harcek says. “Country Club is a standout for those buyers. It’s where they prefer to be.”

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