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Picture it, a small community in Colorado, 1938. A few homes had been built in what is known as "Country Homes"- sometimes called "The Circle” – which is the area lying south of Hampden Avenue and either side of University Boulevard. South of Country Homes, the Cherry Hills Country Club had managed to survive the depression and was showing a modest increase in membership. After the depression and World War II; the people of Cherry Hills Village continued to go forward; determined to thrive within the community that they had struggled to build. They faced many challenges including land zoning, politics, and little to no budget to work with.
Fast forward to 1972 and Cherry Hills Village won the so-called Nopro case, confirming the City's ability to restrict development incompatible with defined community values and establishing an important precedent in land use law. The City of Cherry Hills Village has since prevailed in maintaining its semi-rural character against changing economic trends. Although new development will continue, Cherry Hills strives to preserve its unique character as a quality, single-family residential community in the Denver metropolitan area. (Need to reword that last part)
The city hosted two PGA Championships (1941 & 1985) and the 2005 U.S. Women's Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club. According to stories amongst members, the classic Arnold Palmer iced tea drink is allegedly to have been started at the Cherry Hills Country Club. Allegedly, Palmer grew angry at the bartender because the bartender refused to mix lemonade in his iced tea. Cherry Hills Village is also the new home of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
This community is located in the Cherry Creek School District; one of the top performing districts in the State of Colorado. It is also home to St. Mary’s Academy, an all-girls’ private high school, which can claim former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice among its alumni. Kent Denver School, also private, counts former Secretary of State Madeline Albright among its alumni.
Community Events and Recreation:
There is a Spring Clean-up and Shred Day to help the area with being environmentally friendly. They also have a Summer Movie Night with free treats for the whole family and just had their first annual Exotic Car Show. During the winter they have a traditional Holiday Tree Lighting; complete with horse drawn carriages, hot cocoa and Santa. There is also the Cherry Hills Country Club if you enjoy golfing; the community has an Equestrian Association. For you hikers, Red Rocks/Dakota Loop is close by and then a quick jaunt to Pirates Cove Aquatic Park to cool off.