The Cory-Merrill neighborhood, was formed in the late 1940′s when the Cory Elementary School and Merrill Junior High School were built on donated farm land. At the same time, developer, Les Tremblay, purchased plots of land around the schools to build small single-story homes for veterans returning from WWII. The homes Tremblay built became known as “Les Tremblay Small Houses” and characterized the neighborhood until the early 21st century.
Today, the Les Tremblay Small Houses are rapidly being scraped and replaced by larger, more expensive homes. The redevelopment/investment opportunities of the neighborhood as well as its close proximity to I-25, 2 light rail stops, and the University of Denver, has made Cory-Merrill one of Denver’s new popular neighborhoods.
- Boundaries: S. University Ave (west), I-25 (south), S. Colorado Blvd (east) and E. Tennessee Ave. (north)
- Red Door Recommends: Catchpenny Kids Theater (E. Arizona & S. Steele), Runner’s Roost (S. Colorado & E. Mexico) and Le Peep (S. Colorado & E. Mexico)
- Walkability/Transit Score: 91/55
- School District: Denver Public Schools
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