Shopping and Malls in Metro Denver

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As is true with most major American cities, Denver has no shortage of shopping opportunities. Because of the way the area's street are laid out, routine day to day shopping is seldom further than a mile. In most suburban areas, shopping can be found on every corner of section line intersections. That can mean 2 or 3 large grocery stores, a half dozen small eateries, and all many of convenience shopping. But, you ask, what about the big, fancy malls?

Perhaps the biggest and fancies mall in Denver is the Cherry Creek Mall. Laying on the north side the Cherry Creek about 4 miles southeast of downtown Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the most visited destination in the City of Denver. Anchoring a bevy of top drawer retailers is Nordstrom's, Saks, Niemen-Marcus and Macy's, along with a selection of great restaurants. The 20 block area just north of the mall is Cherry Creek North, a great mixed neighborhood of shops, restaurants and luxury housing, and the host of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, held annually in July. Other shopping in Denver includes a variety of specialty shops in, and the new Northfield Mall in the Stapleton neighborhood in northeast Denver.

Looking north, the power shopper will find Flatirons in suburban Broomfield, and The Westminster Mall, both malls housing major department stores and hundreds of smaller specialty stores. The Southwest Plaza can be found in southern Jefferson County, with the newly rebuilt Southglenn Mall serving Littleton and Centennial.

Park Meadows Mall located at Interstate 25 and the C-470 Parkway completed a new "lifestyle" addition in late 2008. Serving Lonetree, Highlands Ranch, Centennial and shoppers from as far away as Albuquerque, the largest mall in the area houses Nordstrom's, Penny's, Macy's, and Dillard's.

Aurora boasts two malls, the recently remolded Aurora Mall, and the new large "lifestyle" center at Southeast Crossing.