Bonnie Brae

Welcome to Bonnie Brae

A picturesque oasis nestled in Denver’s urban landscape


Nestled within Denver, Bonnie Brae stands out as a quaint and charming neighborhood that harkens back to an era of classical architecture and peaceful suburban living. Its name, meaning "Pleasant Hill" in Gaelic, perfectly encapsulates the vibe of this serene community.

Developed in the 1920s, Bonnie Brae's streets curve and wind, straying from the city's classic grid style and giving the area a distinctiveness that’s both visually appealing and historically rich. Many of the homes here exhibit the influence of English Tudor and Cape Cod architectural styles, reflecting the vision of the neighborhood's early developers who sought to recreate a bit of Scottish village charm.

Despite its serene ambiance, Bonnie Brae is conveniently located, offering easy access to the larger metropolitan amenities of Denver. This allows residents to enjoy the best of both worlds — the tranquility of suburban living with the convenience of an urban lifestyle.

Bonnie Brae embodies a small-town feel within a large city, making it one of Denver’s hidden gems where the community's pride and spirit are palpably felt in its tree-lined streets, well-tended homes, and friendly faces. For those seeking a peaceful neighborhood with character and a strong sense of place, Bonnie Brae is a perfect choice.


What to Love

  • Winding streets defy Denver's typical grid design
  • Enchanting nooks offering a unique city experience
  • A delightful blend of urban luxury and small-town charm

Local Lifestyle

The center of activity in Bonnie Brae is the commercial stretch on University Boulevard, known for its locally-owned shops and restaurants. Here, neighbors gather, and friendships flourish, whether they’re meeting for a scoop of homemade ice cream at the beloved Bonnie Brae Ice Cream shop or dining at neighborhood institutions that have served the community for decades.

While Bonnie Brae is primarily residential, it is surrounded by several parks and green spaces that offer residents a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The nearby Washington Park is a local favorite, with its large lake, flower gardens, and recreation facilities.

Life in Bonnie Brae is synonymous with a strong sense of community. Residents often come together for block parties, holiday parades, and other community events that foster a close-knit environment. It’s not uncommon to see families out for a stroll, children playing on the sidewalks, and friends enjoying front porch conversations.
 

Dining and Entertainment

In and around Bonnie Brae, culinary delights abound, each venue offering a unique flavor and experience that contribute to the neighborhood’s charm. At Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, you're not just indulging in creamy, dreamy flavors that seem to whisper sweet stories with every scoop; you're stepping into a world tinted with nostalgia, where the retro decor and beaming smiles of the staff are as much a part of the treat as the ice cream itself.

A stone’s throw away, Bonnie Brae Liquor welcomes connoisseurs and casual browsers alike into a sanctuary of fine spirits and wines. Here, the journey of taste is complemented by the radiant warmth of exceptional customer service that lights up the shop. Nearby, the Campus Lounge stands as a testament to gastronomic excellence in Bonnie Brae. It's not merely a place to eat and drink; it's a locale where cozy ambiance and scrumptious dishes come together to craft unforgettable evenings.

For a slice of Parisian bliss, there’s Katherine’s French Bakery & Cafe, where the divine pastries and heartwarming sandwiches promise a culinary escapade to the quaint cafes of France with every bite. Not far behind in the gastronomic parade is Perdida, where the artful presentation and the burst of flavors in their dishes are complemented by cocktails that are a toast to far-off destinations.

Be sure to visit Agave Taco Bar, a festival of tastes where the authenticity of traditional tacos is celebrated with a contemporary zest. It’s a vibrant homage to the art of Mexican cuisine, ensuring that every visit is a jubilant fiesta for the senses. Each dining spot in Bonnie Brae is more than just a place to eat; they are corners of the community where food and fellowship are woven into the fabric of everyday life.
 

Things to Do

Bonnie Brae isn't just about luxury and dining; it's also an artist's paradise. Alley Art, a distinct and captivating art form, permeates Bonnie Brae’s streets in vibrant color. These alleyways, adorned with creative expressions, offer a visual treat, turning mundane lanes into canvases of creativity and imagination.

On the other hand, if you're looking to immerse yourself in the local vibes, spend an afternoon getting lost in the winding streets. Every twist and turn presents a new facet of Bonnie Brae's character, ensuring you leave with countless stories and memories.
 

Schools

  • Cory Elementary School
  • Merrill Middle School

Overview for Bonnie Brae, CO

24,073 people live in Bonnie Brae, where the median age is 37.5 and the average individual income is $84,104. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,073

Total Population

37.5 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$84,104

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Bonnie Brae, CO

Bonnie Brae has 13,534 households, with an average household size of 1.78. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bonnie Brae do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,073 people call Bonnie Brae home. The population density is 6,872.55 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,073

Total Population

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37.5

Median Age

49.13 / 50.87%

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1.78

Average Household Size

$84,104

Average individual Income

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Schools in Bonnie Brae, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Bonnie Brae. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
DSST: Byers Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
St John's Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Steele Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Stephen Knight Center for Early Education
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
The Montessori School Of Washington Park
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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