Belcaro

   

Belcaro is bordered by Cherry Creek Drive South to the  North, Mississippi Avenue to the South, South Steele Street to the East,  and University Boulevard to the West.

Belcaro is a fashionable neighborhood in central Denver near the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

It is characterized by expansive lots and mostly older albeit stylish  homes built in the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are also large custom homes  priced at seven figures and more.

The Phipps Mansion in Belcaro was originally owned by Lawrence C.  Phipps, treasurer of Carnegie Steel and a U.S. Senator from Colorado. He  spent $310,000 to build the home in 1932 with 54 rooms throughout the  magnificent red brick Georgian mansion, now owned by the University of  Denver.

The vibrant Cherry Creek neighborhood and downtown Denver are only  about 15 minutes from Belcaro. The homes are predominantly ranch-style  homes with a few two-story homes sprinkled about. Belcaro offers easy  access to I-25 and the new light rail system. Washington Park, Denver  Country Club, Glendale, and Cherry Creek are all located nearby.

Belcaro is a wealthy neighborhood, with the Piton Foundation in 2000 reporting an average household income of nearly $164,000.