Cherry Hills Village, Colorado and the Audi Q7
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado: A South Denver Escape For The Nation’s Most Affluent
Bordering Denver’s southern city limit, the village of Cherry Hills is nestled between Englewood, Littleton, and University Hills.
According to a recent report at Business Insider, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado is the one of the five most affluent cities in the entire country. Similarly, Forbes listed it as one of the “25 Top Places to Retire Rich.” And echoing the results of a Bloomberg poll, The Denver Post notes that the Mile High suburb is one of the top ten places in which “The Rich Get Richer.”
In order to maintain its standing as one of the nation’s preeminent neighborhoods, the Cherry Hills’ city council’s stated mission is as follows:
to preserve and enhance the pastoral environment, the overall low density residential zoning, and the high quality of services and public facilities that exist in the Village and to promote an atmosphere that contributes to a sense of community.
Indeed, the open land, luxurious houses, and top-notch public services ensure that Cherry Hills Village will maintain its rarefied stature as one of the nation’s most exclusive cities.
Yet, the neighborhood was not always a bastion for wealthy families. During the early-twentieth century, most of the land consisted of “wide open fields with a few cottonwoods along the water courses.”
Around 1938, though, developers began to build homes more aggressively in the area. In response to the southward expansion, the members of the community formed the Cherry Hills Improvement Association so as to aid in the “protection of the area and the prevention of unsightly and inconsistent uses of land.” One year later, legislatures zoned the unincorporated land as Cherry Hills. Nowadays, almost 6,000 people call the community’s six square mile expanse home.
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado: A Golfer’s Paradise
While Cherry Hills wasn’t incorporated until 1938, members of the Cherry Hills Country Club founded their organization in 1922. These men were an elite group of Denver Country Club members who sought an even more exclusive, golf experience.
The club hosted the 1938 U.S. Open, which Ralph Guldahl won. Three years later, the PGA Championship tapped Cherry Hills for its competition; Vic Ghezzi claimed victory at the event. Of course, it was the 1960 U.S. Open that brought Cherry Hills Country Club the most national exposure. According to the club’s website, many people “consider [it] the greatest tournament in championship golf history.” Legend Arnold Palmer won the contest; amateur (and eventual “greatest golfer ever”) Jack Nicklaus finished in second place.
Since the 1960 event, the club has hosted numerous events. Most recently, the PGA held the 2014 BMW Championship at Cherry Hills.
Cherry Hills Village, Colorado: A Community for the community minded
In the spirit of civic camaraderie and neighborly engagement, Cherry Hills council members organize several city-sponsored events over the course of the calendar year. For instance, the Summer Movie Night offers cinematic enjoyment for residents of all ages, and autumn’s Exotic Car Show allows Cherry Hill drivers to show off the unique, luxury vehicles to the public. During the month of December, the city hosts a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, replete with train rides, face painting, hayrides, and warm chili.
Residents of Cherry Hills, though, don’t live there just for the golf and events. As the community’s mission statement highlights, its premier “public facilities” lure families to the area as well. One such example of these prestigious services is the community’s educational infrastructure.
In 1886, Cherry Hills Elementary School opened as a one room building built along a dirt road. But times have changed a great deal. Parents living in Cherry Hills can rest easy knowing that they live in “one of the highest-achieving school districts in the state.” which consolidated with Cherry Creek School district many years ago. This elite school district offers children the finest environments in which to succeed.
The Audi Q7: A Full-Sized, Luxury SUV For Denver’s Most Affluent
So what type of vehicle befits an affluent family living in Cherry Hills? While any number of luxury brand automobiles might “fit the bill,” so to speak, the new Audi Q7 perfectly matches the Cherry Hills’ lifestyle.
Why the Audi Q7?
Well, for starters, critics are raving about the newly re-designed 2017 model. For instance, Consumer Reports says: “It is so slick and pampering, that the temptation is there to take the long way home.” To be sure, this is not an isolated, laudatory comment. In fact, virtually every automotive outlet praises the 2017 Audi Q7 as the leader in its class.
Much of the ballyhoo surrounding the Audi Q7’s release centers on its Virtual Cockpit, which also appears in the new A4 and TT. The new dashboard interface boasts a high-resolution, 12.3-inch LCD and allows for multiple views of maps, gauges, and infotainment screens. Of the system’s overall abilities, CNet’s Roadshow claims that it “integrates data better than any car in the industry.” The reviewer, by his own admission, “couldn’t get enough of it.” Edmunds even alleges that the “screen and virtual gauges are so sharp that an increase in resolution would be undetectable to the human eye.”
Audi designers further enhanced the technology in the cabin by adding Audi Connect, which is a fully-integrated LTE connection that offers connectivity for up to eight devices. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for more fluid integration of your smart phone.
To this end, being on the road won’t mitigate your ability to remain connected. Indeed, the “pampering” referenced by Consumer Reports manifests itself in a fully-immersive, digital experience.
Of course, you’ll want a vehicle that best protects your progeny (i.e. your carbon-based assets) when driving around Cherry Hills, Denver, and the Front Range area. To that extent, the 2017 Audi Q7 provides one of the most robust driver’s assistance package on the market.
For example, some of the safety features that the Q7 comes equipped with include adaptive cruise control, active lane assist, high-beam assistant and traffic sign recognition, Park Assist, Parallel Park and Exit Assist, LED headlights, a top view camera system, and Adaptive Chassis. All these features have helped the 2017 Audi Q7 earn “top scores from the insurance industry-funded IIHS,” as The Car Connection points out.
And, like all Audi vehicles, the new Q7 looks great and comes loaded with top of the line materials that make for a luxurious experience. MotorTrend says that the interior surely will “wow you” both with its refinement and its spaciousness. Car & Driver concurs, arguing that the revamped interior has “emerge[d] as the design leader,” insofar as that it is “contemporary, functional, and aesthetically pleasing.” So whether you’re heading to Aspen for a mountain getaway with your family, or driving to the country club with your golf partners, you’ll be able to experience the spacious luxury of an Audi cabin that has reviewers salivating.
Prestige Imports: The local Audi dealer for Cherry Hills Village residents
If you’d like to check out an Audi Q7, visit Prestige Imports. We’re located at 9201 West Colfax Avenue between Kipling and Wadsworth. You can also call one of our Audi Brand Ambassadors at (833) 825-5423 to schedule an appointment for a test drive.
Finally, you can visit our website in order to see what new and certified pre-owned Audi Q7 vehicles that we have in-stock. Before you head into Prestige Imports, spending a little bit more time checking out more images below of the 2017 Audi Q7 posing around Cherry Hills Village:
Banner image by Ken Lund, courtesy of Creative Commons
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