Arapahoe County, CO Real Estate News

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Cherry Creek Reservoir is located in Aurora off I-225 and Parker Road.  There are two entrances, one off Parker Road and another entrance off Dayton in Greenwood Village.This State Park is very popular and will find many boaters and fishing people flocking to the reservoir.    Here are a few features about this park -~There are 880 acres and 12 miles of trails, and a helmet must be worn.~ Park is open from 5 am to 10 pm daily~ Fishing is allowed with a required license~ Camping is allowed (135 sites) for tents and RV (has hook-ups), and reservations can be made online.~ Dogs are allowed, must be on a leash (not allowed on the beach)~ Jet skis can be rented at the lake~ Two boat ramps East and West sides~ There is a group picnic area, and many picnic areas around the park~ You will find ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Pioneer Hills is conveniently located off Parker Road & Chambers Road in Centennial & Aurora 80015.   There are two sections - one that has single-family homes and one that has townhomes and paired homes.   This community was originally built by Lennar, then Cal-Atlantic Homes and Lennar merged.  This community has exceptional views of Cherry Creek State Park, the reservoir, a Dog park, Cherry Creek Schools, and many nearby shopping venues, entertainment, and many dining options.    So close to the Park, residents can hike, bike, swim, and water ski within minutes. Homes in Pioneer Hills were built in this community in 2006, some in 2010,  and were completed in 2017.   There are two stories and ranch homes, all with basements.   The above-ground square footage ranges from 1,842 to 2,87...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find the neighborhood of Sorrel Ranch off Aurora Parkway and Alexander in Aurora CO  80016.    Lennar built the first homes, then Meritage, and now Richmond Homes and LoKal are building brand new townhomes.    Meritage is known for building energy-efficient homes.    You will find ranch and two-story homes with 2 and 3-car garages, some of which are tandem.   Homes have from 1,500 above-ground square feet to a total of just under 6,000 finished square feet with 3-6 bedrooms and 2-5 bathrooms.   These homes were built from 2004 to 2021.   There are currently 411 homes, which will increase as homes are currently being built.  There are now condos being built as well. This neighborhood is so convenient, being a hop, skip and jump to Southlands Mall where you have a multitude of r...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The neighborhood of Forest Trace is located in Southeast Aurora 80016 and in Cherry Creek Schools.    Homes in this neighborhood started building in 2016 and just about sold out.   They are built by Richmond American Homes. You will find ranches and two-story homes, some have finished basements and some have mountain views.   These homes have at least two bedrooms to six bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms to six bathrooms.  Homes range in square footage from 1,886 finished square feet up to 6,048 total square feet, and you will find many have at least some finish in the basements.  Some are full basements, some are walk-outs.   All homes have three-car garages. Living in Forest Trace, you will be close to everything!   Southlands Shopping Mall is just across Smoky Hill and has lots of retail sh...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features some custom homes backing to the Aurora Reservoir.   William Lyons (previously Village Homes), Capital Pacific, Pulte, and Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.   William Lyon Homes, Century, and Richmond are now building new homes.  A few homes offer a primo location to watch the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.    This neighborhood is located in zip 80016.   Currently, there are 1,022 homes built with 2,700 planned for the entire community. Southshore in Aurora is located East of E-470, and has a clubhouse with an exercise room, a party room complete with a kitchen, plus a theater and an outdoor pool.   Southshore is located within the Cherry Creek School district, minutes to Southlands sh...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful neighborhood of homes that was started by DR Horton that is conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and is an easy commute to DIA.   You will also now find Oakwood Homes & Antero Homes building in Tollgate Crossing.   There are now some townhomes in the neighborhood also.  With many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood, it's not uncommon to see neighborhood families with kids playing and enjoying the Colorado weather.  Living in Tollgate Crossing you have retail outlets at Southlands Mall, retail and hospitals close but don't have the traffic you would expect in Denver.   Homes in this neighborhood were built from 2004-to 2019.   This neighborhood is located in the Cherry Creek School District.    You will find this neighborhood ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
   Tallyn’s Reach - Aurora CO  is located in Southeast Aurora near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road.   You will find homes in Tallyn’s Reach ranging from 1,587 square feet to 5,856 finished square feet and ranging in price from $425,000 to custom homes listed over a million.  The 2000 Parade of Homes was featured in Tallyn's Reach and can find an area of this community with custom and semi-custom homes.  The zip code for Tallyn's Reach is 80016.   Several builders have homes in Tallyn’s Reach such as Richmond, Cardel, Capital Pacific, New Town Builders (with solar), Meritage, Beazer, Jayman, Toll Brothers, Brookfield, Century Communities, along with custom builders.  There is some new construction in Tallyn's and when complete this neighborhood should have a total of 1,800 homes. Here is what ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The neighborhood of Willow Trace is located in southeast Aurora and within the boundaries of Cherry Creek School District, making it very desirable.   You will find single-family homes built from 1997 to 2003, but there is also a small enclave of townhomes in Willow Trace also.These homes were built by both Richmond Homes and DR Horton.   This community has a great location being close to both Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir, but also not far from the Cherry Creek State Park.   Within a ten-minute drive, you can be at Southlands Shopping Center which has a multitude of shopping options, dining venues, an emergency center, a movie theater, and many service vendors.   There are concerts on Thursday evenings in the summer, along with a Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Here is wha...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find Saddle Rock Ridge on the West side of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill Road in Aurora CO  80015.   Saddle Rock Ridge - Aurora CO is a neighborhood in Southeast Aurora comprised of over 2,000 single-family homes built from 1997 to 2016 by several different builders.  This is one of the largest subdivisions in Southeast Aurora, located within the Cherry Creek School District and close to shopping, hospitals, many restaurant options, and entertainment.  Housing in Saddle Rock Ridge in Aurora is popular with its location close to Southlands Shopping Center with lots of retail options and restaurants, easy access to E-470, and Denver International Airport.   These homes are all located in the zip code of 80015. Let's look at the sales for the month of June 2022 - Total sales - 16...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Greenfield is located in Centennial, with some of this neighborhood in the City of Aurora.    It is located off Arapahoe Road & Picadilly in the South part of the Metro Denver area.   It is located in Cherry Creek School District, which is just one reason this neighborhood is popular! I like to stay on top of the statistics for the community, and nice to review the numbers every month, or at least every quarter.   Most months there are just one or two sales.  For May 2022, there were five sales.     For this size of the neighborhood, we don't usually see many homes go up for sale in Greenfield or Greenfield Estates.    Here is how June 2022 fared: 2 properties sold priced at $890,000 to $905,500 Average Days in MLS were 8 days  (last month was 13 days)Sellers saw 103.55% to list price  ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  You will find Beacon Point East of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill in Southeast Aurora,  Arapahoe County.   Beacon Point has been a highly sought-after neighborhood due to the executive homes and the location close to Aurora Reservoir and all within Cherry Creek School District.   Beacon Point is located in zip code 80016.  There are approximately 875 homes in Beacon Point.  And, although this is a larger neighborhood, we don't see much activity.  Homeowners enjoy living in Beacon Point with the amenities and surrounding beauty!   Homes in Beacon Point range from 1,874 square feet to 6,718 finished square feet and range in price from $450,000 and some now topping the $1 million price point.    Homes were built from 2005 to 2017.   You will find a few homes with a 2-car garage, most hav...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The neighborhood of Copperleaf is located in Southeast Aurora South off Quincy between Picadilly Street and Copperleaf Blvd in Aurora CO  80015.    Richmond Homes began building homes back in 2005 and Lennar, DR Horton, and KB Homes all have homes built in this neighborhood.   There are now not only single-family homes but townhomes also.    The neighborhood of Copperleaf offers a relaxing lifestyle with unique parks, trails, and open spaces.   The Arboretum is located on four full acres and offers, a lap pool, a splash garden for the younger kids, Overlook Terrace for a shaded area, Pool House equipped with changing rooms, showers, and a first aid station.    The clubhouse features an indoor/outdoor fireplace and a lavish entertaining area for birthdays, anniversaries, or special even...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The Neighborhood of  The Conservatory  can be found North of Hampden and between E-470 and Halifax is Aurora CO  80013.    It is very popular with newer homes and homeowners show pride in ownership.  Homes in The Conservatory have basements, some are finished, some have mountain views, and were built from 2002 to 2016.  There are ranch models along with two-story and multi-level homes ranging in square footage from 1,387 to almost 3,000 above ground, all with basements.  DR Horton/Continental was the original builder, but now Richmond, Standard Pacific, and Carpace have homes in this neighborhood also.  There are approximately 1,400 homes in this neighborhood.   The Conservatory has been desirable to buyers with its several pocket parks, trails for hiking or walking the dog, it is a po...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find Saddle Rock Ridge on the West side of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill Road in Aurora CO  80015.   Saddle Rock Ridge - Aurora CO is a neighborhood in Southeast Aurora comprised of over 2,000 single-family homes built from 1997 to 2016 by several different builders.  This is one of the largest subdivisions in Southeast Aurora, located within the Cherry Creek School District and close to shopping, hospitals, many restaurant options, and entertainment.  Housing in Saddle Rock Ridge in Aurora is popular with its location close to Southlands Shopping Center with lots of retail options and restaurants, easy access to E-470, and Denver International Airport.   These homes are all located in the zip code of 80015. Let's look at the sales for the month of May 2022 - Total sales - 16 ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features some custom homes backing to the Aurora Reservoir.   William Lyons (previously Village Homes), Capital Pacific, Pulte, and Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.   William Lyon Homes, Century, and Richmond are now building new homes.  A few homes offer a primo location to watch the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.    This neighborhood is located in zip 80016.   Currently, there are 1,022 homes built with 2,700 planned for the entire community. Southshore in Aurora is located East of E-470, and has a clubhouse with an exercise room, a party room complete with a kitchen, plus a theater and an outdoor pool.   Southshore is located within the Cherry Creek School district, minutes to Southlands sh...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Greenfield is located in Centennial, with some of this neighborhood in the City of Aurora.    It is located off Arapahoe Road & Picadilly in the South part of the Metro Denver area.   It is located in Cherry Creek School District, which is just one reason this neighborhood is popular! I like to stay on top of the statistics for the community, and nice to review the numbers every month, or at least every quarter.   Most months there are just one or two sales.  For May 2022, there were five sales.     For this size of the neighborhood, we don't usually see many homes go up for sale in Greenfield or Greenfield Estates.    Here is how May 2022 fared: 5 properties sold priced at $730,000 to $800,000 Average Days in MLS were 13 days  (last month was 4 days)Sellers saw 100.28% to list price   ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The neighborhood of Willow Trace is located in southeast Aurora and within the boundaries of Cherry Creek School District, making it very desirable.   You will find single-family homes built from 1997 to 2003, but there is also a small enclave of townhomes in Willow Trace also.These homes were built by both Richmond Homes and DR Horton.   This community has a great location being close to both Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir, but also not far from the Cherry Creek State Park.   Within a ten-minute drive, you can be at Southlands Shopping Center which has a multitude of shopping options, dining venues, an emergency center, a movie theater, and many service vendors.   There are concerts on Thursday evenings in the summer, along with a Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Here is wha...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
   Tallyn’s Reach - Aurora CO  is located in Southeast Aurora near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road.   You will find homes in Tallyn’s Reach ranging from 1,587 square feet to 5,856 finished square feet and ranging in price from $425,000 to custom homes listed over a million.  The 2000 Parade of Homes was featured in Tallyn's Reach and can find an area of this community with custom and semi-custom homes.  The zip code for Tallyn's Reach is 80016.   Several builders have homes in Tallyn’s Reach such as Richmond, Cardel, Capital Pacific, New Town Builders (with solar), Meritage, Beazer, Jayman, Toll Brothers, Brookfield, Century Communities, along with custom builders.  There is some new construction in Tallyn's and when complete this neighborhood should have a total of 1,800 homes. Here is what ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  You will find Beacon Point East of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill in Southeast Aurora,  Arapahoe County.   Beacon Point has been a highly sought-after neighborhood due to the executive homes and the location close to Aurora Reservoir and all within Cherry Creek School District.   Beacon Point is located in zip code 80016.  There are approximately 875 homes in Beacon Point.  And, although this is a larger neighborhood, we don't see much activity.  Homeowners enjoy living in Beacon Point with the amenities and surrounding beauty!   Homes in Beacon Point range from 1,874 square feet to 6,718 finished square feet and range in price from $450,000 and some topping the $1 million price point.    Homes were built from 2005 to 2017.   You will find a few homes with a 2-car garage, most have 3-...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The Colorado Freedom Memorial is the FIRST memorial in America dedicated to ALL wars, ALL branches of service, and contains the names of all those who died or were missing in action.   The names are grouped by war, but not alphabetically.     It is located in Aurora CO near Buckley Air Force Base.   The glass panels are angled so they can reflect Colorado's mountains and blue skies.You can't see them, but the names are etched into the glass.   The memorial is constructed of glass with a granite base that is 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall.    When writing this, there are approximately 6,000 names on the Memorial. First, we honored Colorado’s fallen heroes, the sons, and daughters of the Rockies who answered their nation's call to defend freedom, paying with their lives. Now, to complete t...
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