Welcome to Cherry Hills
The area known today as Cherry Hills was once a vast land of wide open fields with a few cottonwoods along the water courses and, here or there, a small home or collection of homes. Incorporated as a statutory town in 1945 and established as a home rule city in 1966, Cherry Hills Village comprises 6.5 square miles due south of Denver in Arapahoe County and has a population of only 6,000 residents. The Village boasts a unique history that has made the community one of the premier low-density communities in the western United States. Residents have fought over the years to preserve the village’s rural setting with residential homes of varied sizes on larger than average lot sizes and by not allowing commercial areas or businesses within the city. Central to the Colorado experience is the outdoor lifestyle, which is also key to the Cherry Hills identity. The 71-mile High Line Canal waterway runs through Cherry Hills and is a popular draw and is not unusual to see someone riding a horse down one of the heavily treed residential streets. Cherry Hills Village residents take pride in their sense of community, their quality of life, and their comprehensive system of parks and trails while maintaining an overall plan to keep Cherry Hills Village a unique, semi-rural environment situated in the midst of a thriving cosmopolitan area.