Country Club

About Country Club

If you were simply counting homes, the Country Club neighborhood would be one of the smallest at under 400 homes. This enclave was founded in 1902 when 120 acres were sold to the Denver Country Club. This area has been home to many prominent Denver families, politicians, and famous figures since then. The Country Club neighborhood sits in between University Boulevard, Cherry Creek, Downing Street, and Eighth Avenue.

Demographics

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2,954

Total Population
Denver Population: 693,417

45.1

Median Resident Age
Denver Median Resident Age: 34.6

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$119,648

Median Income Per Resident
Denver Median Income Per Resident: $41,778

$177,813

Median Income Per Household
Denver Median Income Per Household: $64,973

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$1,744

Median Rent
Denver Median Rent: $1,255

$1,044,100

Median Home Value
Denver Median Home Value: $399,216

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76.3%

% homes owner occupied (vs. renter)
Denver % of homes owner occupied (vs. renter): 50%

93%

% homes occupied (vs. vacant)
Denver % home occupied (vs. vacant): 94%

Country Club-Year Home Was Built

Data for Year Home Was Built-Country Club Compared to Denver
Country ClubDenver
Before 194082%19%
1940 - 19495%7%
1950 - 19594%15%
1060 - 19691%11%
1970 - 19793%14%
1980 - 19891%7%
1990 - 19992%7%
2000 - 20093%12%
2010 - 20130%4%
After 20130%3%

Country Club-Resident Ethnicity

Data for Resident Ethnicity-Country Club Compared to Denver
Country ClubDenver
White93%54%
Hispanic3%30%
Black0%9%
Indigenous1%1%
Asian1%4%
Hawaiian PI0%0%
Other0%0%
Two or more2%2%

Country Club-Resident Education Level

Data for Resident Education Level-Country Club Compared to Denver
Country ClubDenver
Bachelor or higher87%48%
Some college11%22%
HS grad or Equiv2%17%
Less than HS0%13%

Country Club-Resident Age

Data for Resident Age-Country Club Compared to Denver
Country ClubDenver
Under 1010%12%
10 - 1912%10%
20 - 299%18%
30 - 3912%20%
40 - 4915%13%
50 - 5913%11%
60 - 6918%9%
70 - 799%5%
80+2%3%

Registered Neighborhood Organizations

lineart illustration of hour glass with sands nearly all in the bottom indication time is running outCountry Club History

The Country Club and Driving Park Historic Districts are among Denver’s premier residential neighborhoods....

Many of Denver’s prominent historical figures, members of the economic, political and social elite, once called this area home. Many of the houses were designed by leading early 20th century Denver architects, such as: Fisher and Fisher, Benedict, Biscoe, Gove and Walsh, Huddart, Frewen, and Hoyt. The architectural styles range from Victorian, to Denver Squares, Gothic, Colonial, Mediterranean, and other Eclectic Revival styles. The greater Country Club neighborhood is bounded by East 6th Avenue to the north, Downing Street to the west, University to the east, and East 1st Avenue to the south.

Development first began in the area in 1880, with the Denver Gentlemen’s Driving Association. Several prominent men purchased land southeast of Denver to build a private horse racing and riding club, complete with a half mile racetrack, which used to be at East 4th Avenue and Corona Street. By 1888, they sold the land after they realized the area was prime real estate as wealthy Denver residents were looking to move outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Denver. After the Denver Country Club was built in 1902, the neighborhood that would also bear its name was developed, which occurred in four different stages over the course of nearly 30 years.

The first Country Club subdivision was Park Club Place, between 1905 to 1907, which is reflected in its predominant Victorian architecture. Many of these early homes still have hitching posts for horses out front. Next, the Country Club Place subdivision was developed, around 1906. This subdivision with its many Mediterranean style houses, had building requirements such as: no residence should cost less than $4,500, the land wouldn’t be used for any industrial enterprise, no liquor could be sold, no fence could be built over three feet in height. The Denver architecture firm of Fisher and Fisher, along with Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., helped to design this second subdivision, including its Mediterranean style gateways.

Between 1924 to 1927, the Country Club Annex was developed. In this subdivision you’ll primarily find large lot sizes, rectilinear homes, with many of the houses built in the Tudor style, reflecting the 20-year gap between the first two subdivisions. The last subdivision to break ground was Park Lane Square in 1926. Landscape architect Saco DeBoer was responsible for its circular pattern. The characteristics of this subdivision are large parcels inspired by country estates, with no sidewalks, no alleyways, and stately English gates mark its entrances. The Country Club neighborhood was designated a landmark district in 1990, although the western half of the neighborhood had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Overall, the greater Country Club neighborhood has many prime examples of what exclusive residential development looked like at the beginning of the 20th century.

This content was prepared by local non-profit Historic Denver, Inc., with excerpts from the organization’s Historic Denver Guides series and other research. Historic Denver was founded in 1970 and provides technical assistance to owners of historic properties, conducts research, advocates for preservation, and owns and operates District 10’s own Molly Brown House Museum at 1340 Pennsylvania. For more information, or to get answers to your historic home questions, visit www.historicdenver.org.

Public SafetyPublic Safety


Denver Police District 3

Email | Website

Address: 1625 S University Blvd.
Phone: 720-913-1300

Community Resource Officers:

Mike Borquez
mike.borquez@denvergov.org
720-913-1183

Matt Grimsley
matthew.grimsley@denvergov.org
720-913-1218

Jim Lopez
jim.lopez@denvergov.org
720-913-1248

Antonio Pacheco
Antonio.pacheco@denvergov.org
720-913-1245

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The map above shows the outline of Police Districts 2, 3 & 6 within the boundaries of Denver District 10. 

District 10 Neighborhoods

Click on the map to explore other District 10 Neighborhoods. Neighborhoods are shown outlined on the map below and are linked to pages: Belcaro, Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek, Civic Center/Golden Triangle, Congress Park, Country Club, North Capitol Hill/Uptown, and Speer.

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