6.5 out of 10

Cory Merrill

Ranked 23rd best neighborhood in Denver
39.6899802290575 -104.949361643577
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Schools 5/5

"An excellent family neighborhood"

I have lived in a couple of the nearby neighborhoods. Cory Merrill is mostly a residential neighborhood, with very nice homes. South Denver is popular with many residents, including college students and families. Washington Park is nearby, which is a wonderful park space with beautiful gardens. It is also handy to DU, and many grade schools, public and private.
The proximity to Bonnie Brae means that there are great dining options. The Colorado Blvd border of course contains retail stores. There is good access from here to the major traffic corridors, so it is a quiet neighborhood but does not feel cut off from anything. I personally prefer the neighborhoods further north, because I like to be closer to downtown. But the people that I know who live in this part of town simply love it and don't wish to live anywhere else.
This can be a pricey area to live, but that is true of many city neighborhoods. The schools and parks here make this a desirable area. This neighborhood is very close to the extremely moneyed neighborhoods of Belcaro, Cherry Creek, Polo Club, etc. so it's only to be expected that this is not a place to find major real estate bargains. However, prices here are not nearly as high as the wealthier areas to the north, so those with a decent income will find this to be an excellent place to raise a family.
  • close to parks and schools
  • Family-friendly
  • safe neighborhood
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Parking 4/5

"Another Pleasant, Leafy Place Close to Wash Park and the DU Campus"

Cory Merrill isn’t usually talked about as a neighborhood in its own right. Together with the surrounding neighborhoods, it blends into a pleasant, leafy whole. This is far from being a bad thing, however: this particular area of Denver has so many good residential areas that neighborhood boundaries get blurred. The neighborhoods surrounding Washington Park and the University of Denver campus are all older, established areas with some well-integrated new construction. They are safe, low-key, and relatively affluent.

Cory Merrill stands out for its excellent schools, Cory Elementary and Merrill Middle. Housing is mostly owner-occupied, although there are some homes that are rented, likely by students or those with some other connection to DU. Most homes are subtly upscale, as opposed to the more overt wealth of Belcaro to the north. In the middle of the neighborhood, the John Paul II Center, a large, tile-roofed building, stands on a large grassy campus. This houses the Catholic theological seminary as well as the administrative offices of the Archdiocese of Denver. Farther east, the largest area of commercial development adjacent to Cory Merrill can be found along Colorado Boulevard. There are several sprawling shopping plazas along this very busy road, with hotels, restaurants, clothing retailers, and a movie theater.
  • Family-friendly
  • safe neighborhood
  • Not a whole lot of nightlife in the immediate area
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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