The Denver neighborhood of Hilltop was developed in the 1940's and 1950's but offers larger classic Tudor home styles as well as more mid-century architecture of ranches and two story homes. Hilltop is one of Denver's wealthiest neighborhoods and features many newly constructed homes as the older, smaller homes are scraped and larger mansions constructed, since these neighborhoods have larger sized lots than many Denver neighborhoods. The neighborhood hosts an enclave of architectural charm and diversity, and an abundance of mature landscaping. Hilltop also diverges from the traditional grid street system, as the neighborhood’s southern portion has many curved and arching streets.
The Hilltop neighborhood gets its name from the fact that it is higher in elevation than the surrounding parts of the city. In the center of the neighborhood is Cranmer Park, with a view of the Front Range Mountains. This neighborhood features English tudors, 2-story Colonials and Georgians, as well as, luxurious custom homes. Hilltop is home to several notable structures including the Joshel House and the Cranmer House, two very unique homes.
The highest point on the east side of Denver, aristocratic Hilltop is an elevated choice for families looking for a centrally located neighborhood. One of Denver’s renowned private schools, Graland Country Day School, educates many of the Hilltop kiddos. Not only are the schools top-notch, but the architectural style of the homes are exquisite. You will find traditional architecture along with two parks in the area. Cranmer parks 23-acre space was built with a magnificent view of the Front Range and a city ordinance that will never allow buildings to block it.
The Crestmoor neighborhood is surrounded by the borders of Hilltop. At its center is Crestmoor Park and the homes here cater to the higher-end of both neighborhoods. Home prices in Hilltop and Crestmoor range from the low $100k range for a small condo up to $3 million for the larger homes.
The neighborhood is bordered on the west by Colorado Boulevard, on the north by Severn Ave. and on the south by East Alameda Avenue. The Eastern border is uneven, but includes Monaco Parkway at the northeast corner of the neighborhood and then zigzags south and west to the west of Crestmoor Park. Part of the Southern border shares a boundary with the city of Glendale.