Famous Residents of Cherry Hills Village

Famous Residents of Cherry Hills Village

  • Anne Dresser Kocur
  • 12/21/22

Cherry Hills Village is known throughout Denver for its gorgeous luxury homes. The city’s residents enjoy the greater privacy provided by living in a commercial-free town while remaining only a 20-minute drive from Denver. Many notable people choose to buy Cherry Hills Village homes, and you’ll learn about a few of Cherry Hills Village’s most famous homeowners below.

1. Russell Wilson

The all-pro quarterback of the Denver Broncos owns a home with his wife Ciara in Cherry Hills Village. Wilson spent the first nine years of his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks before an offseason trade brought him to Denver before the 2022 season in exchange for several current players and multiple future first-round picks. The $25 million home is the most expensive property ever sold in the Cherry Hills Village area. Fortunately for Wilson, he signed a $245 million contract extension with the Broncos shortly after the trade from the Seahawks was completed. His new Cherry Hills Village home includes twice as much space as his former home in Seattle. He’ll enjoy an indoor pool, a full-size basketball court, and a home theater in his new digs.

2. John Elway

Wilson isn’t the only Broncos quarterback with an impressive Cherry Hills Village home. John Elway currently works as the President of Football Operations, but most fans remember him better as the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos for most of the 1980s and 1990s. Elway won two Super Bowls and one MVP trophy during his many years in the league. Elway’s Cherry Hills Village home cost nearly $6 million. It boasts seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, along with a jacuzzi pool and four fireplaces.

3. Peyton Manning

Former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning also owns a massive home in Cherry Hills Village. Manning won two Super Bowls and five NFL MVPs during his 18 seasons. He has stayed in the spotlight since his retirement after the 2015 season, regularly appearing on programs such as Saturday Night Live and the Manning Cast on ESPN. When he’s not starring in another commercial, you might find Manning at his 16,000-square-foot Cherry Hills Village mansion.

The Georgian-style property has seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms, along with a seven-car garage, a wine cellar, and a designated dog room with a heated indoor and outdoor kennel. The primary bathroom is imposing. If a massive shower and a heated floor weren’t already enough, you can also find a wet bar and a refrigerator adjacent. The home was purchased in 2012 for $4.575 million, and it’s currently valued at over $6 million. Interested buyers shouldn't get their hopes up, though, as Manning has gone on the record as saying he loves Denver and doesn’t want to leave.

4. David Mandarich

David Mandarich is the President and CEO of MDC Holdings, a local home-building company headquartered in the Denver area. Mandarich’s estimated worth is close to $300 million. Mandarich’s Cherry Hills Village home originally sold for $3 million in August of 2002 and is likely worth much more today.

5. Tom Marsico

Tom Marsico is the founder, CEO, and CIO of Marsico Funds. Marsico Funds manages mutual funds and retirement plans for its clients. They have spent 24 years in business and currently manage over $2 billion in assets. The company is rumored to be worth close to $15 billion. Marsico has made lists of the richest Americans in the past and owns a home somewhere in Cherry Hills Village.

6. Joe Sakic

Joe Sakic is a former professional hockey player. He spent his entire 21-year career with the Colorado Avalanche franchise. He began his playing career when the team was the Quebec Nordiques but moved with the team when they relocated to Colorado in 1995. Sakic was eighth on the list of all-time points leaders at the time when he retired, and in 2012 he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Currently, Sakic works as the President of Hockey Operations for the Avalanche. Sakic’s gorgeous Cherry Hills Village home includes a room full of hockey memorabilia. Step into this room, and you’ll see jerseys, pucks, trophies, ticket stubs, and hockey paintings. You’ll also notice guitars signed by Garth Brooks and members of Aerosmith. There is also a fully stocked wine cellar adjacent to the trophy room.

7.  Rebecca Love Kourlis

Rebecca Love Kourlis was once the justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Her father, John Love, served three terms as the governor of Colorado. She was first appointed to the State Supreme Court in 1995, and some wondered if President George W. Bush would suggest Kourlis as a potential nominee for the United State Supreme Court. Kourlis stepped away from the state Supreme Court in 1995 and began working for the University of Denver as the Executive Director for the Advancement of the American Legal System. When Kourlis isn’t on campus, you may find her at her Cherry Hills Village home with her husband, Tom. Tom is a well-known Cherry Hills Village resident for his own reasons. He worked to establish one of the most respected sheep ranches in the entire state of Colorado. Together, the couple was honored by The Denver Post as Citizens of the West in 2010.

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