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Boulder is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just 35 miles northwest of Denver and is home of the University of Colorado’s main campus. Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level and is surrounded by a greenbelt of city trails and open spaces. Boulder is known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation, natural product retailers and restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses, and technological and academic resources. As a property manager in Boulder, we would love to show you around!
Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks land is the beautiful “green belt” you see around you, as well as many areas east and south of Boulder
Take the stress out of your daily routine by enjoying one of Boulder’s 54 urban parks. Make new friends while you work out at one of Boulder’s three full-service recreation centers. Register for a recreational class or volunteer to coach a youth sports team. If you enjoy challenges, learn how to kayak, make a clay pot, or play 18 holes of golf at the Flatirons Golf Course.
If you love to be active, environmentally friendly and love the view of the beautifully close mountains no matter where you are in the city then Boulder is the place for you!
You can see it in the beautifully maintained parks, neighborhoods, shops, and business centers. You can hear it in the voices of Highlands Ranch Community Chorus members. You can feel it in the air as a red-winged blackbird soars above the Wildcat Mountain Reserve wildlife sanctuary.
Each neighborhood of Highlands Ranch has something special to offer!
We love each end of town: Eastridge, Westridge, Southridge, and Northridge. We offer houses for rent in each area of Highlands Ranch! The newer neighborhoods of The Hearth and Firelight have a lot to offer renters as well! There is a recreation center in each corner of town as well.
Northridge Rec Center, Westridge Recreation Center, Eastridge Rec Center, and Southridge are the four local rec centers. Each Highlands Ranch rec center offers renters a pool, tennis, work out equipment, classes, and more. Each individual recreation center has something unique!
Northridge Rec Center includes racquetball, indoor tennis courts, and more! Westridge Rec Center features and outdoor pool for younger kids with a jumping water fountain, large water slide, batting cages, and indoor roller blade rink. Eastridge offers an indoor huge children’s pool, indoor water slide, climbing wall, arcade, and more Southridge is Highlands Ranch’s newest recreation center, located near The Hearth and Firelight. It has a lazy river, indoor pool playground, outdoor resort style splashing pool, and more! As your leasing company, we provide the necessary form so that as a renter, you can use all of this for FREE!
Residents are justifiably proud of their hometown, situated 12 miles south of Denver in northern Douglas County. Highlands Ranch continues to be Colorado’s favorite new community and one of the top-rated master planned communities in America. Its immense popularity and national recognition can be explained quite simply by its exceptional master plan, which gives residents the opportunity to live, work and play within their own community.
“When Mission Viejo Company began planning Highlands Ranch, we could envision families relaxing in the parks, and picture the first parade and community celebrations. It had all come alive before on the company’s 10,000-acre site in California,” says Craig McCallum, once a young planner and now President and CEO of the Mission Viejo Company.
That California community, founded in 1966, was named Mission Viejo after the company that gave birth to it. Today it is a thriving and beautiful city that’s home to almost 90,000 people. Highlands Ranch is designed to follow in its footsteps.
Over 13,000 of the community’s 22,000 acres have been set aside as open space, parks and community facilities linked by a 22-mile trail system – with 20 additional miles planned – for walking, jogging and bicycling.
The indoor and outdoor swimming pools, racquetball and tennis courts, aerobic rooms, and softball fields are only the beginning of all that’s offered by the recreation centers. Planned activities include classes and workshops, senior and youth activities, competitive and recreational leagues, civic and social organizations, and much more. When you lease a house in Highlands Ranch, you can enjoy these amenities!
There’s always something fun going on at Highlands Ranch. Adding to the hometown spirit are community-wide events held throughout the year, including Easter egg hunts, a glorious old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, a Fall Festival and a host of December holiday festivities. These events allow neighbors to share their pride in the community and feel a real sense of belonging.
“You don’t have to venture far from home to lead a full and active life at Highlands Ranch,” exclaim Phil and Kaye Scott, Highlands Ranch’s first family.
Within the community you’ll find medical centers and day care centers, neighborhood and regional parks, an 8,200-acre open-space reserve, along with business parks, places to shop and dine, picnic tables and playing fields, an 18-hole golf course and another on the way, a full-service post office, religious services, two private schools, and many public schools.
The community also offers a lot to look forward to in the future, with growth and development proceeding according to a well-considered master plan.
Highlands Ranch’s “Sweet 16” Anniversary year saw the groundbreaking and grand opening of the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 Theatres and a King Soopers grocery store, as well as two hotels, veterinary clinics, a church, a health care facility and much more.
And in the fall of 1997, Highlands Ranch’s second recreational facility opened. This 80,000-square-foot facility includes lap pools; steam, sauna and Jacuzzi spa; a dual gymnasium; a climbing wall; basketball courts; a teen center; and a youth activities wing with licensed day care.
Also, in 1997 the Highlands Ranch Town Center became the central gathering place for all of Highlands Ranch, and added a Longs Drug and other businesses adjacent to the already open Safeway Marketplace grocery store, Blockbuster Video and McDonald’s. The Town Center now features the Highlands Ranch’s own library and a 5-acre park – a staging ground for special events, community activities, and family get-togethers.
All of these steps are being taken carefully and purposefully so that following generations who live and work here can experience that same, wonderful feeling – pride in their community.
Whatever the season, Highlands Ranch has something to celebrate, thanks to the Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan Districts. They sponsor exciting activities and memorable events that get people involved and create real pride in the community.
School children and other residents plant trees on Arbor Day. There are smiling faces as youngsters find colorful eggs in the community’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The glorious Fourth of July Celebration lasts all day and includes old-fashioned, small town festivities capped by an impressive fireworks display. Summer also brings the Rocky Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival filled with sights and sounds of bagpipers and kilted contestants in authentic Scottish sporting events. Then comes the Fall Craft Fair and Fall Festival. In winter, there’s a Holiday Craft Bazaar along with a Chanukah Happening, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting Ceremony and a host of other holiday happenings.
- The average family income is $80,310, 63% higher than the Denver metro average.
- 54% of Highlands Ranch residents have a college degree or higher, almost twice the Denver metro average of 29%
- 87% of Highlands Ranch residents own their home. Homeowners make great community newspaper readers!
- Highlands Ranch, the country’s fastest-growing planned community, is located in Douglas County, the country’s fastest-growing county.
- Highlands Ranch has more than 12,000 acres of open space.
- Over nineteen developers have built in the Ranch.
History of the Region
Highlands Ranch has a long and fascinating history steeped in the tradition of the Old West. Once a hunting area for the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians, it was claimed as Spanish territory in the mid-1500s. The territory passed back and forth between Spain and France until Napoleon sold it to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.
In the late 1860s David Gregory became the first person to actually live on land now included in Highlands Ranch, and Kit Carson built his last campfire near the property. During the following years, portions of the land were homesteaded by Lewis Wales Cleveland, the sixth cousin of President Grover Cleveland; acquired by John W. Springer, a descendant of the Russian czar; and home to a ranch making brick and Limburger cheeses.
The first phase of Highlands Ranch Mansion, shown in the photo and originally called “Castle Isabel,” was built from 1891 to 1904. Around the same time, John Springer was acquiring additional land, bringing his holdings to 23,000 acres. The property exchanged hands several more times before Lawrence C. Phipps, Jr., son of a U.S. senator from Colorado, purchased it in 1937 for cattle ranching. After his death, the property was owned for a short time by Highland Ventures, a group including Marvin Davis and other investors, before Mission Viejo Company acquired an option on the property in 1978 and purchased it the following year.
Districts were created, construction began, and in 1981 the Phil and Kaye Scott family became the first to lead a group of proud “pioneers” into their new homes in Highlands Ranch.
Good schools – they’re high on the checklist of parents of school-age children as they shop for a new place to live. When deciding where to rent a house, schools are usually on the top of the list!
If you’re one, you want to know about academics, test scores, safety, and extracurricular opportunities. And will your child be happy here?
Thousands of parents have asked those questions about Highlands Ranch schools and placed a check mark on the schools’ entry on their list.
The statistics are available from the school district, but assurance comes from a visit to the schools, where you can see firsthand the happy kids, their work pinned to the bulletin boards, and the teachers and principals glad to talk to you.
Highlands Ranch is served by two private schools, as well as many public elementary schools, four middle schools and four high schools within the Douglas County School District. High schools are: Highlands Ranch High, ThunderRidge High, Mountain Vista High, and Rock Canyon High.
The school district’s mission is to promote the acquisition of knowledge, development of skills for learning, the understanding of ideals and values, and the enhancement of individual potential.
It prides itself on a well-researched and integrated curriculum, a rich array of extracurricular offerings, strong community involvement and a board of education with a vision of being among the top school districts in the nation.
The Douglas County School District has set excellence as its benchmark, and Highlands Ranch schools strive for nothing less than exceeding that standard.
And they are succeeding. ACT and SAT scores in the district are consistently above state and national averages, and rising.
Academics come first, of course, but there is much more to education in Highlands Ranch. High school students are offered more than 50 competitive athletic and other activities, and nearly 80 percent of the students take part in extracurricular activities. A new gorgeous, state-of-the-art stadium has been built to host local football games and other events.
Many elementary schools in Highlands Ranch are on a four-track or “year-round” schedule, with breaks distributed through the year, maximizing efficient use of the facilities. Other advantages of year-round school are that children are less likely to forget what they learned over a long vacation and teachers can spend less time on review when they return.
Teachers who have taught for other school districts before coming to Highlands Ranch schools will tell you that the staff and the commitment of parents give Highlands Ranch schools their educational edge. Community volunteers and citizen committees ensure that these truly are community schools. The non-profit Douglas County Educational Foundation has dedicated itself to providing resources that enhance children’s learning. This year, the foundation presented $34,000 in grants to teachers, parents, and students.
As Highlands Ranch High School celebrated its 10th anniversary, the community’s second high school was in its first year. Thunder Ridge High School, which opened in fall 1996 with ninth-grade students, expanded by one class level each year until its first class of seniors graduated in the year 2000.
Ranch View, a second middle school on the Thunder Ridge High School campus, also opened in 1996, as did an elementary school.
Since then, Mountain Vista High School and Mountain Ridge Middle School have opened as well. These two lucky campuses probably have the best views in town! We have also welcome Rock Canyon High school and Rocky Heights Middle School to serve our education needs!
The “oohs” and “aahs” come easily as you step through the doors of Highlands Ranch’s model homes. The work of architects, builders, and designers comes together in these models and invites you to imagine your own family in each floor plan with each unique set of features and decor. As the property manager in Highlands Ranch, we can show you the best these houses have to offer!
Distinctive design is the only fitting description covering the broad range of styles in Highlands Ranch homes. The choices run from traditional and contemporary to colonial and ranch-style, and from condominiums in the $100,000s to single-family homes ranging from the low $200,000s up to the $600,000s and higher custom homes being built in a gated neighborhood with extraordinary views to both mountains and downtown Denver.
There are, however, some common denominators in design, especially from the inside out.
Light. Highlands Ranch homes let in the light and reflect the bright, upbeat lifestyles of their residents and their love of the outdoors and the Rocky Mountains seen from so many west-facing windows. Windows come in many shapes. Crescents above rectangles, circles set in crescents, octagons, bay windows, small-paned windows, expanses of glass, glass blocks. And there are skylights, too.
Height. Ceilings vault up in many rooms – kitchen, family room, entry. A bedroom’s coffered ceiling adds architectural detail and richness to the setting. The lifted space lifts the mood of the rooms. Stairways rise from two-story foyers to landings that look down on other spaces, the family room perhaps.
Open space. Like the open spaces that abound outdoors in Highlands Ranch, spaces inside many of the homes are open, airy and sometimes flowing one into another. Many popular designs feature kitchens opening onto family rooms, with the feeling of one large family space in which someone might be at work in the kitchen, a child could be doing homework on the informal dining table just beyond and still more family cozied in by the fireplace or entertainment center in the space beyond that – separate but together, fitting for today’s lifestyles.
Other floor plans combine living room and formal dining, creating a flexible space to accommodate individual priorities – and furniture sizes. Guests can move easily from conversation and appetizers in the living room to the formal table.
Levels. When the goal is to signal a separate space, architects often choose to moderate the level. In one home plan, for example, the dining area and living room open to each other, but the dining area is three steps up. A decorative low divider adds to the ambiance of an indoor verandah. A step down or a step up also can create the sense of stepping into a different world, to a formal living area, perhaps.
Master bedroom and bath suites. Many home designs in Highlands Ranch devote much more space to the master-bath, closet, and dressing – area than seen in older-generation homes. Dual vanities, separate shower, and bath are standard in most models. Walk-in closets and jetted tubs are popular amenities.
Kitchens. The architects and builders of Highlands Ranch homes understand how critical good design is to this important room of the house. Cooks needs counter space, storage and a smart work flow pattern from sink to dishwasher to cabinet, and from refrigerator to counter to stove to oven. Cooks who like the work island concept will find it in some designs; in others they’ll see efficient L-shapes, and in still others long open stretches of countertop. Dining nooks are another feature architects offer to meet individual family lifestyles.
Special rooms. Some families would greatly appreciate a sitting room off the master bedroom, where parents could read quietly while children do homework in their rooms down the hall. Or maybe it’s the reverse – the kids get the landing or loft area outside their bedrooms for desks and homework and hang-out-together space. Other special rooms in some Highlands Ranch home designs include bonus rooms, great rooms (some with wet bars), studies and, on the more practical end of the spectrum, mud rooms.
In some custom homes, buyers have the option of expanding certain spaces, for an even larger master bath suite, for example. That means when you rent a house, you get to enjoy it!
Flooring, carpeting, countertops, interior wood trims, and wall surfaces. Hardwood flooring shows up in many Highlands Ranch homes, in foyers or across open expanses. Oak is the most popular color stain, but maple hues and darker woods are options as well. Wood trim along banisters coordinates with the flooring and cabinetry. Countertops in kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms can be basic laminate or upgraded to premium quality, tile, or in some custom homes even marble. White and easy-on-the-eye earth and gray tones are popular.
White is the basic wall color in almost all homes, but in model homes designers hint of how homeowners might customize with color, combining cream walls with white wood trim or tinting a wall nook where a decorative vase or sculpture might be placed.
Walls and ceilings are typically textured. Designers add wallpaper in powder rooms, baths, and bedrooms of model homes.
Exterior design. The variety, quality, and color of all exterior building materials must meet the standards of the planned community. There is much room, however, for good design within those spectrums. Exteriors may be approved siding, brick, stone, stucco, or a combination. Roofing also varies.
From a young couple’s first home in the colonial style, in pale yellow siding with white trim on shutters and columns, to an elegant all-brick executive home with copper-roofed turret study, Highlands Ranch holds many choices appealing to many tastes.
Parks and Recreation
Parks, open space, trails, and recreational facilities are interwoven into Highlands Ranch
“Planners gave thorough attention to making recreational opportunities an integral part of community life in Highlands Ranch,” says Allan Chapman, president of the Highlands Ranch Community Association Board of Directors.
As a result of this planning, residents can join organized activities or just decide on the spur of the moment to go for a picnic in a nearby park, hike or bike on paved trails, or take their children to a playground. As your leasing company, we can show you these great features of renting in Highlands Ranch!
The Highlands Ranch Metropolitan Districts currently manage and maintain nearly 2,200 acres of parks, trails and open space, and the Highlands Ranch Community Association operates the recreation centers, offering a variety of programs for all residents.
Two large community parks, Falcon and Northridge, feature athletic fields, picnic areas, playgrounds and more. Ten neighborhood parks offer open sporting fields, play areas, and picnic facilities.
In addition to this community park system, Douglas County operates the 92-acre Highland Heritage Regional Park. This regional park provides athletic playing fields, natural areas, picnic and playground areas and more.
Wildcat Mountain Reserve
In the southern portion of Highlands Ranch, Mission Viejo Company has designated 8,200 acres as the Wildcat Mountain Reserve. This area is dedicated to the preservation of open space, wildlife habitat enhancement, and outdoor recreation purposes.
Miles of interconnecting trails
Oh, the places you can go! An extensive trail system in Highlands Ranch allows you to bike, hike and run throughout the community. Currently there are over 20 miles of paved and natural-surface trails. Twenty more miles of trails are on the drawing board.
The trail system connects major community facilities including: The Links at Highlands Ranch, an 18-hole golf course; the High Line Canal Trail; and Crestridge Pool in Falcon Park (where a new recreation center is being built).
An 18-hole public golf course, The Links at Highlands Ranch, is in the Eastridge neighborhood. This executive-style course is a challenge to every type of golfer. In addition, Highlands Ranch celebrated the groundbreaking on its second golf course in 1997. The Highlands Ranch Golf Club, a championship-length, Hale Irwin-designed course, broke ground in March and will celebrate its grand opening in 1998.
New owners of a miniature golf course and driving range next to Highland Heritage Regional Park began redevelopment and improvement of the courses and facility in early spring 1997.
The Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers are open to Highlands Ranch residents, most of whom automatically become members when purchasing a home. The recreation centers are owned and operated by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and supported by membership dues.
The 53,000-square-foot Highlands Ranch Recreation Center-Northridge Facility is a great place to swim, work out, or take a class in anything from tumbling to Tae Kwon Do and from first aid to financial planning. Programs are provided for children, adults, and families. And, the Golden Highlanders- Highlands Ranch’s seniors club – hosts a variety of events and outings throughout the year.
The Northridge Facility includes 11 lighted tennis courts, nine racquetball courts, weight rooms, cardio and workout rooms, an outdoor swimming pool and tot pool, an indoor pool and running track, and full locker room facilities.
In 1997, Highlands Ranch celebrated the grand opening of its second recreation center, which is adjacent to the Falcon Community Park in the Eastridge neighborhood.
A third recreation center opened in the Westridge neighborhood as well. This beautiful facility has the same great opportunities as the other rec centers. There is an outdoor pool at this recreation center that caters especially to small children. The “beach” entry provides swimming in water from 1/2 inch deep to 3.5 feet deep. The kids will also love the two story twisting water slide, “whale” water slide and “jumping” interactive water fountain.
Shopping and dining
Shopping in Highlands Ranch is above all convenience. You’ll find your everyday needs – from grocery store to dry cleaner – well met.
And on your route you can make quick stops at the bank or credit union, the service station and drive-through window at Burger King. You can rent a movie, photocopy your resume, grab a bagel, pick up a prescription . . .Or you can cruise the aisles of Target or Wal-Mart, or select a major appliance at Circuit City.
A new regional mall – Park Meadows Town Center – with Nordstrom, Dillard’s and a multitude of specialty stores – is just minutes away.
Dining out is another important element in the lifestyle of Highlands Ranch. You’ll find fare for the family at Red Robin and Le Peep, steak at the Outback Steakhouse, Mexican at On The Border, Italian at Nicolo’s Chicago-Style Pizza and broad-ranging menus at such places as Chili’s Grill and Bar and Ruby Tuesday. Many, many more restaurants are available as well!
Check out other links for more info:
The Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch
The local government in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Elected board members represent five geographic districts in Highlands Ranch. This Web site offers comprehensive information about Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Highland Ranch Community Association Homepage
This website offers information about the many recreational activities available in our community.
Douglas Public Library District
We have a wonderful library network in Highlands Ranch. Click on this link to visit.
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Ranch Info
Douglas County School District Website
Nearby neighborhood Lone Tree
Some of our properties are actually in the town of Lone Tree. This wonderful website has some additional community info.
Denver Area Bus Schedule
This wonderful website provides information about the RTD in our area.
Denver Post Newspaper
This link will take you to the Denver Newspaper online. Check out local stories or the classified ads.
Rocky Mountain News
Another online Denver Newspaper!
Wikipedia Entry on Highlands Ranch
The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock is a whole community being built around this idea of enriching the new with the old. And it’s happening in one of the prettiest and most conveniently located places on the Front Range. You can find many unique and wonderful qualities in this suburb of Denver.
The Meadows has something for just about everybody. Patterned after the communities of a simpler, more neighborly time, The Meadows consist of a series of neighborhoods each with its own personality. Planned amenities are abundant, from modern recreation facilities to old-fashioned neighborhood parks. And all are interconnected with a marvelous open space/trail network.
At the heart of this idea is Castle Rock, which has its own lovable blend of old and new. Living in Castle Rock puts you close to the kinds of shops, restaurants, and community events that give small towns such a big place in our hearts.
Most folks around Denver know of Castle Rock, but not many know about it. They don’t know about its history. They haven’t experienced its charm. The great locally owned restaurants. The excellent coffee shops. The place that lets little girls dress up in turn-of-the-century gowns and have tea parties. The festivals that commemorate local heritage.
But Castle Rock has more than the trappings of a historic small town. It has the heart as well. People on the street greet each other. Friends gather in cafes to share the daily news. Drivers will even let you into traffic. Some think it’s a remnant of the past. Others are working to make it a pattern for the future.
The Castle Rock Outlet Mall attracts shoppers from the entire Denver and Front Range Area. This amazing mall offers great prices, a play area for children, outlet type bargains, a food court and much more. It is located very near the Meadows Subdivision in Castle Rock. Renters in this area will love the convenience of shopping at these great stores.
Yes, you knew it was possible to create a place like this. Still, it’s truly refreshing to see it finally happen. We invite you to come down and have a look around.
Rugged, rolling terrain and Castle Rock’s classic, small town ambiance combine to create a uniquely attractive, and pure Colorado setting for this new, master-planned community. The streets are peaceful and kid-friendly. And the beauty of the great outdoors is always there beckoning just a few steps away. Enjoy amazing views of the Front Range!
Location: I-25 south to Meadows Parkway (exit 84) west to Meadows Blvd. Right on Meadows Blvd.
The Meadows at Castle Rock is a large, master planned community located in the Town of Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado. RMC has been The Meadows primary engineering consultant since 1986. The Meadows encompasses approximately 4,000 acres, including 2,050 acres of residential development, 490 acres of commercial/office-industrial development, 405 acres dedicated to parks and schools, and 1,050 acres dedicated as open space. Over 13,000 dwelling units are planned for The Meadows Community. RMC has prepared infrastructure planning studies, roadway designs, master storm drainage studies, FEMA floodplain delineation, designs for regional detention pond facilities, pump stations, pressure reducing pressure sustaining stations, and a 13 MGD water treatment (filtration) facility. In addition, RMC has prepared 11 subdivision plats including over 3,000 single-family units, office sites, a church site, fire station, schools, and parks. All projects have included RMC surveying services and many have included RMC geotechnical and construction inspection services. Currently, RMC is completing designs for two new subdivisions totaling 450 units.
Some local history:
Castle Rock was named the official seat of Douglas County in 1874 and was incorporated in 1881. Historical landmarks abound throughout the town.
Turn-of-the-century buildings bear the trademark pinkish-gray rhyolite stone that brought settlers here to the quarries and put Castle Rock on the map. The old sawmill and railroad tracks echo the town’s heyday. The former rail station now serves as the local history museum.
The Meadows has embraced the things that make Castle Rock so special – it’s relaxed pace, its passion for the outdoors, its appreciation for the arts and its love of home, family, and community.
The Meadows’ unique commitment to culture and the arts will be vividly expressed in its cultural arts facility, The Grange. Imagine a neighborhood facility that could have art exhibitions and special performances, as well as workshops on writing, painting, photography, and so forth.
At The Meadows, nature will never be more than a short stroll from every home’s front door. With its swaths of natural open space, gorgeous landscaped parks, and resting places, and its miles of trails, The Meadows will meld Colorado’s love of the outdoors with the amenities of the 21st century.
Check out these great links:
The Meadows, Castle Rock, CO
A great website about the community of The Meadows:
Link to Douglas County School Website
Compare schools with the Douglas County School Report Card, find test scores, link to individual school websites, learn more about the amazing Douglas County Schools.
Town of Castle Rock
This website has tons of general information about Castle Rock.
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
This website has area maps, shuttle schedules, shopping information, and many other interesting items.
Hotel List for the Castle Rock area
In your new community, you’ll find myriad activities and countless ways to get involved. We encourage citizen involvement, in both the activities of the community and in the workings of our town government.
Parker, Colorado was founded in 1864 and became a municipality in 1981. Parker is located 20 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado. We have an elevation of 5,900 feet above sea level. Parker actually encompasses a large geographical area. The Town of Parker is 16 square miles with a current population of 35,000 people residing within the incorporated town boundaries.
The schools that our children attend are within the Douglas County School District RE 1. These schools are rated among the highest in the state! Please take time to view our schools “report cards”. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments!
Find below a listing of the quaint neighborhoods that surround Main Street and make up the rest of this beautiful area. We could go on and on about how incredible this town is, but it might be easier to get the info from the source… The house you want to rent may be in any of these subdivisions! Follow any of these links for more detailed information on the specific neighborhoods. Renting in any of these communities will surely be a pleasure!
Bradbury Ranch Neighbors
Butterfield Homeowners Association
Cherry Creek Highlands Neighbors
Clarke Farms Neighbors
Cottonwood Hills Neighbors
Cottonwood Subdivision Homeowners
Country Meadows Neighbors
Crestview Estates Neighbors
Grandview Estates Neighbors
Hidden Village Neighbors
Hidden River II Neighborhood Association
Turtle Creek Neighborhood
Hills at Bayou Gulch
Homestead Hills Neighbors
Misty Pine Neighbors
Parker View Estates Neighbors
Ponderosa Hills Neighbors
Pinery Homeowners’ Assoc., Inc
Stonegate Village Owners Association, Inc.
Stroh Ranch Community Association, Inc.
With our small town atmosphere and hometown friendliness, you’ll be glad you moved to Parker.
Community Directory for Parker Colorado
This great website can help you with almost any project, from finding where to register your car, to finding your lost pet!
Local Neighborhoods and Clubs for Parker
Check out this extensive list of Parker’s neighborhoods.
Parker’s Recreation Centers
This interactive tool will show you all the amazing options available at the Parker Recreation Center. Renters in Parker have access to this remarkable facility!
parkDouglas County Government: 303.660.7400
Douglas County School District: 303.688.4625
Intermountain Rural Electric Assn. (IREA): 303.688.3100
Parker Chamber of Commerce: 303.841.4268
Parker Fire Protection District: 303-841-2608
Parker Public Library: 303.841.3503
Parker Senior Center: 303.841.5370
Parker Task Force for Human Services & Food Bank: 303.841.3460
Parker Water and Sanitation District: 303.841.4627
Xcel Energy: 303.623.1234
AT&T Broadband (cable): 303.930.2000
Trash Service: Several listed in the phone book
Qwest Communications (telephone service): 800.244.1111
South Aurora and Centennial
- South Aurora
- Tallyn’s Reach
- Murphy Creek
- Heritage at Eagle Bend
- Saddle Rock
One of Colorado’s fastest growing regions, South Aurora today is expanding by leaps and bounds. In contrast to the rest of Aurora, many new builders are establishing new neighborhoods in South Aurora, all along the E-470 corridor. Centennial is South Aurora’s close neighbor, just to the east. Renters will find many choices! E-470 is an un-congested highway – a commuter’s dream! Read on to learn more about this vibrant new community.
The city of Centennial was founded in 2001. This thriving area features newer homes, many recreational activities, and unique features all its own! Renters will enjoy nice homes, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational opportunities.
Once a budding frontier town of farmers and ranchers just east of the state’s capital, Aurora today is Colorado’s third largest city with more citizens than such cities as Orlando, Fla.; Rochester, N.Y.; Baton Rouge, La.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Salt Lake City.
From agricultural outpost to military bastion, Aurora established its foundation as a driving force in the West. And the rest is history.
Just minutes away from Denver International Airport, South Aurora is home to a vibrant business environment, including major industries such as aerospace, military, high-tech, biotechnology and health care, distribution and manufacturing. Many renters in this area, live very near where they work!
Tree-lined streets, open prairie, majestic views of the mountains and ample neighborhood parks make Aurora neighborhoods the ideal place to call home. Over 450 neighborhoods complete the fabric of the community.
Aurora’s climate is mild and dry, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, offering renters and visitors ample opportunity to get outside, stay fit and enjoy all that Colorado living has to offer.
South Aurora’s explosive growth has created many new desirable neighborhoods! Tallyn’s Reach, Heritage at Eagle Bend, and others should definitely be on your list of must see areas! Blue Apple is a large property manager in the area focusing on managing single family homes.
Tallyn’s Reach is a new neighborhood in South Aurora. We are the premier Property Managers for Aurora! Located near Smokey Hill Road, Gartrell, and E-470, in Tallyn’s Reach, you will find it convenient to rent a house here! Welcome to Colorado! Fresh air, panoramic Front Range views, and wide open spaces. If you’ve been frustrated in the search for a neighborhood that still embodies the charm of Colorado, take heart and rent in Tallyn’s Reach. This is the place where you’ll find distinctive Colorado Homes in a Colorado setting. The property management office is located near Tallyn’s Reach, just off of Arapahoe! We are a great property manager! A place where 200 year old ponderosa pines still stand in the natural setting. A peaceful place where the spirit of Colorado is alive and thriving. In Tallyn’s Reach, there are presently eight distinct neighborhoods to choose from with another five spectacular neighborhoods soon to be built. Tallyn’s Reach is serviced by the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek School District. The newest and most modern high school is presently under construction right next to Tallyn’s Reach!
Murphy Creek, Colorado: Murphy Creek Golf Course sets the tone for this new neighborhood. Imagine a backyard that opens onto the 15th Fairway, a recreation center that provides all the amenities needed for an active family, or miles of trails and open spaces surrounding a safe neighborhood. At Murphy Creek you can experience this plus much more. Renters love it here! This new community offers new construction and gorgeous homes!
Saddle Rock, Colorado: This lovely golf course community near E-470 and Gartrell Rd, off of Arapahoe Rd. features new luxurious homes for you to lease! Saddle Rock is known in our area for great views, attractive homes, and friendly people!
We are the premier property manager in Aurora. We manage the finest homes that Tallyn’s Reach, Heritage at Eagle Bend, Saddle Rock, courts, even a disc golf course.
South Aurora also treasures its wild spaces. For example, visit Jewell Wetland for a fantastic outdoor experience. This 50-acre wooded wetland features over a mile of soft and hard surface trails, a boardwalk/deck access into the wetland and a butterfly garden. DeLaney Farm is another wonderful outing for the whole family! The farm includes over 130 acres of open space, a historic farm with two structures designated on the National Register of Historic Places, trails, and an organic garden. The phone number for information about the historic buildings is 303-361-2998.
Plains Conservation Center – 1100 acres of native shortgrass prairie are preserved at the Plains Conservation Center. The site is located north of Hampden Ave. at Picadilly. The West Arapahoe Conservation District manages the site for the city. The District provides a wide variety of educational programs. Learn more by calling 303-693-3621
The Aurora Reservoir is a must visit! Located 2.5 miles east of E-470 and 1 mile south of Quincy Avenue, the Aurora Reservoir is open year-round. This unique feature of South Aurora offers swimming, boating, fishing, beach facilities, and much more!
South Aurora is exploding in growth! The E-470 corridor houses many new neighborhoods, and exciting new community facilities. You will find easy access to Downtown Denver, Denver International Airport (DIA), and many shopping centers. To learn more about our property management services in South Aurora and Centennial, please click here: http://www.blueapplehouses.com/property_management_info.html
The Parks Operation and Management Division manages over 1800 acres of land within 103 park sites within Aurora and South Aurora, offering a wide diversity of activities from programmed athletic fields to a skateboard park, traditional playgrounds and picnic shelters to tennis and basketball Tech Center, Denver International Airport, Interstate 70 (I-70), Interstate 25 (I-25), and pretty much anywhere else you want to travel to! New shopping centers, including an upscale shopping mall, are being constructed right now! Renters will feel right at home. We are the property managers that serve this area.
Parts of South Aurora are serviced by the Cherry Creek School District and other areas are serviced by Littleton Public Schools. Centennial as well is serviced by both Cherry Creek School District and Littleton Public Schools.
We are Property Managers in the following Aurora and Centennial zip codes: 80010 – Aurora, 80011 – Aurora, 80012 – Aurora, 80013 – Aurora, 80014 – Aurora, 80015 – Aurora and Centennial, 80016 – Aurora, Centennial, Fox Field, 80017 – Aurora, 80018 – Aurora, 80019 – Aurora, 80040 – Aurora, 80041 – Aurora, 80042 – Aurora, 80044 – Aurora, 80045 – Aurora, 80046 – Aurora, 80047 – Aurora, 80037 – Watkins, 80251 – Aurora and Denver East, 80254 – Aurora and Denver East. We also do property management in many other areas of metro Denver, so please call us or click here: Rental Area Info to view the other areas where we have rental property!
Things to do in Aurora:
Aurora Asian Film Festival
This annual collaboration with the Aurora Asian Pacific Partnership and the Denver Film Society premieres an array of Asian films.
Aurora Fox Arts Center
Neon lights of a restored 1940s-era movie house summon theatergoers, aspiring actors, and others to live performances, classes, and workshops.
Aurora History Museum
A permanent exhibit tells the tale of Aurora’s past and present while traveling exhibits and a children’s area offer plenty of reasons to visit often.
Aurora Symphony Orchestra
The Aurora Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1978, performs renditions of the classical masters at area venues.
More than 100 ethnically diverse eateries situated throughout Aurora tempt the taste buds with savory flavors from around the world.
Eisenhower Suite at Fitzsimons
Take a trip back in time to 1955 and see the newly restored Eisenhower Suite at Fitzsimons where the former president recovered from a heart attack.
Supreme greens await golf enthusiasts at Aurora’s seven award-winning championship municipal golf courses.
Grandview Dog Park
Let the pooches run free at this 5-acre, off-leash canine haven located adjacent to Aurora’s Quincy Reservoir.
Hike, Bike and Riding Trails
Miles of trails offer ample opportunity to stretch those legs, cruise on a bike and soak up the sun.
There’s no shortage of art in Aurora. The Art in Public Places program mingles art with public facilities while Original Aurora’s Arts District features burgeoning gallery spaces in a revitalized downtown setting.
Discover the structures that serve as lasting reminders of the social, cultural, and architectural history of Aurora.
Pick up the latest best seller, discover a couple of DVDs for weekend viewing, or find a book on tape at Aurora’s seven library locations.
Morrison Nature Center
The 200-acre Star K Ranch and Morrison Nature Center along the Sand Creek Greenway features riding trails, nature hikes, and workshops.
Plains Conservation Center
The 1,100-acre Plains Conservation Center in Aurora provides an intimate look at the flora and fauna of Colorado’s eastern plains.
Art classes, sports leagues, cooking and wine tastings, swimming, recreation centers and more offer participants a myriad of leisure opportunities.
Take a dive, hop on a wind sail, or sink a line at one of Aurora’s two reservoirs, also featuring bike and walking trails.
Yearning for some retail therapy? Aurora’s numerous shopping venues will inspire more than just a gander.
Aurora offers events year-round for all ages, including KidSpree, PumpkinFest, Fourth of July fireworks, Rhythm of Aurora, Gateway to the Rockies Parade, Trout Tournament, Jamboree, Concerts in the Park and more.
Regional and national softball and soccer tournaments dazzle spectators on 22 multi-use field game areas and 15 baseball/softball fields.
Fun on wheels is the name of the game at this park, featuring street skating, in-line hockey and bicycle motorcross or freestyle.
South Aurora is in the Cherry Creek School District. The nationally renowned school district is top in the state and a highly desirable attribute of the Denver metro Area. Consistently scoring extremely well on tests, it also features a rich curriculum of arts, music, and more!
Aurora, Colorado Everything Aurora!
If you are looking for information about Aurora, this site probably has it! We found the “Visitors” link to be especially helpful.
Cherry Creek Schools
Dedicated to Excellence. We are extremely proud of our local schools. We are among the top in the state. Check out this website for a variety of information about the Cherry Creek School District.
Tallyn’s Reach Neighborhood
One of the Pride and Joy’s of South Aurora! Rent a house in Tallyn’s Reach!
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Weather Forecast for Sunny Aurora
Many useful area maps to help you get acquainted with South Aurora
Aurora Economic Development Council
Everything Centennial! This informative website has information about all different aspects of Centennial.
Thornton’s location provides an ideal environment for business, recreation, and residences. Located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Denver, the community’s location adjacent to Interstate 25 provides an excellent high visibility area for business while still providing easy access to various transportation routes. Our property management specialists can show you just how close you are to everything you need. In addition, as the east most suburb of the North Denver area, Thornton is located closer to the Denver International Airport than virtually any other point in the metropolitan area. Renters in Thornton love the ease of access to the airport! As of 2005, the city is estimated to have a total population of 105,182.
The City’s location also provides an excellent environment for cultural, recreational, and outdoor enthusiasts. Renting in Thornton offers easy access to the 28 major resort areas found in the nearby Rocky Mountains, which offers skiing, hiking, rafting, and camping, as well as beautiful and breathtaking scenic wonders…most are well within a two hour drive.
Renters can enjoy cultural activities, including numerous museums, gardens, the opera and symphony, which are readily available in Denver and other nearby communities such as Boulder, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Arvada. Professional sports teams, including the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Rapids and the Denver Nuggets offer activities for the sports enthusiast. Ask our leasing agent for more info!
Need to rent for a while during school? There are eight major universities and colleges located within a 45 mile radius of the community. These include the Universities of Colorado at Boulder and Denver, University of Denver, Metropolitan State College, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, and Regis University. Thornton is served primarily by two school districts encompassing four high schools, five middle schools, and fourteen elementary schools which renters will have access to. Our property management specialists can help you find the info you need on schools!
Thornton has aggressively pursued recreation programs with nearly 1,000 acres of land developed or designated for public parks. The numerous lighted tennis courts, athletic fields, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, recreation centers and gymnasiums offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages and activity levels. You guessed it – people that rent in Thornton have access to these amenities.
Recreation Center! By leasing one of our homes in Thornton, you will be allowed access to the rec center. The Carpenter Recreation Center is a state-of-the-art facility with a wide variety of amenities including pools, exercise equipment, gyms, banquet rooms and much more.
The 78,780 square foot Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center is located on 136 acres of property the City owns at 112th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The City chose this site because of its central location and easy accessibility.
- Aquatics: The aquatics area has two leisure pools that include: a wave function, lap swimming, raindrop, lazy river, diving board, waterslide, and vortex pool.
- Whirlpool/Steam/Sauna: The whirlpool, steam room, and sauna are located on the pool deck; all are co-ed.
- Conditioning Center: This area includes free weights, circuit machines (Badger Magnum) as well as cardiovascular equipment (bikes, steppers, etc.).
- Gymnasium: A large hardwood floor capable of being divided into three small courts for volleyball and/or basketball or one full-court basketball.
- Gymnastics Studio: This area is designated for permanent multi-station gymnastic equipment and floor exercise area for program use.
- Racquetball Courts: Three racquetball courts with Wallyball capability.
- Running/Walking Track: The track has a soft, synthetic surface for running or walking; 12 laps = 1 mile.
- Family Locker Rooms: Features two private changing areas with showers to accommodate families/parents with small children and the physically challenged.
- Multipurpose Room: A large meeting/activity room with a catering kitchen, small stage, terrace with mountain view, and the capability of being divided into three smaller private rooms.
Golf! Conveniently located in Thornton at 13555 North Washington Street, Thorncreek is an 18-hole, par 72, public golf course (7,268 yards) open seven days a week, from sun-up to sun-down (weather permitting). Amenities include a full-service pro shop, driving range, restaurant/bar (serving breakfast and lunch), practice putting green, cart and club rental, and on-site pro.
Welcome to the City of Brighton
Brighton is located just 20 miles northeast of downtown Denver on the edge of the eastern Colorado plains. Boasting a small town atmosphere and rich cultural and historic roots makes Brighton an ideal place to live, work and play.
Incorporated on July 26, 1887, the city of Brighton’s founding fathers were determined that there should be a town that would “do credit to the splendid valley”. The city was named the permanent county seat of Adams County in 1904.
Today Brighton is a thriving, rapidly growing community with many features that are attractive to tenants. Many new builders have come into the area, so you have the choice to lease a newer home or a home in a more established neighborhood.
Easy access to the E-470 corridor and Denver International Airport make renting a house in Brighton a smart choice too!
If you own a property in Brighton that you would like to lease out, please give us a call today!
Renting a house in Reunion Colorado, you’ll discover a new kind of living experience where tree-lined streets and front porches make neighborhoods more intimate places to interact and live; where there are so many things to see and do, the biggest challenge is deciding what to do first; where you can sample and select from the traditional and the new to find a singular style that’s uniquely you!
At the Heart of Reunion is the Pursuit of Happiness
The key to pursuing happiness lies in having the freedom to do so. This is why the community holds a host of recreational opportunities, which renters have access to, including a 52-acre park, an award-winning rec center, eight acres of lakes, athletic fields, trails, picnic areas…and, the list goes on. Reunion is totally redefining great living in the northeast metro Denver area.
Rec Center Information
Reunion’s award-winning, 21,000 square-foot recreation center is open for residents’ use. Overlooking the lakes at the eastern end of Reunion Park, the recreation center includes an indoor gymnasium, fitness center, aerobics and meeting rooms, locker rooms and an outdoor pool complete with slide, and interactive water features.
Parks and Trails
Our leasing agents can help you find all the information you need about the parks and trails in the community. With more than 150 acres of parks, 10 miles of trails, and 170 acres of open space throughout Reunion, you can imagine the opportunities for recreation. The centerpiece is the 52-acre Reunion Park, offering trails, lakes, waterfalls, multi-use athletic fields, and some of the most magnificent views of Longs Peak. Of course – all renters have access to these facilities! Overlooking the east end of the park is an amphitheater and picnic hub. If you’re interested in seeing more of Reunion by foot, walking paths encircle eight acres of lakes and picturesque waterfalls.
Ask our property managers about schools in the area.
The North Range Metropolitan Districts play an important role in the development of the growing community of Reunion. The professionally managed Districts provide a number of programs, services, and facilities for residents of the community.
As a member of the Reunion Homeowners Association, residents will enjoy the comfort of knowing that their community will be maintained to the standards and guidelines established by the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions of Reunion.
Arvada enjoys a strong civic leadership that understands, values, and supports a positive business climate while balancing quality of life and community growth. Owning an investment property in Arvada is an easy decision! As your property manager, we will show off all Arvada has to offer. This culture fosters a pro-business environment that has resulted in state and national business retention program recognition for the City of Arvada. Its extraordinary parks and trails link downtown Denver to the foothills, with easy access to mountain recreation and other activities
Above all, Arvada provides a pro-business environment, diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate, and close proximity to leading universities and research institutions. These attributes position the community firmly among the most competitive cities in Colorado Recreation is happening all over our community! As a property management and leasing company in Arvada, we are quick to point out the various activities in town from soccer, football, softball, and baseball fields to trails, parks, and recreation centers. There is always something to do!
The City of Arvada has an extensive park and trail system throughout the city. There are 90 developed parks consisting of over 600 acres and 60 miles of developed trails. These parks are typical neighborhood parks, but there are regional parks for soccer, softball, 2 disc golf courses, 3 Golf courses, 1 skateboard park, and 1 dog park. The community also features world class recreation facilities, like the APEX Center. In addition, the city has 52 undeveloped parks consisting of almost 3000 acres and 20 miles of undeveloped trails.
Innovative, efficient services abound. There are exceptional school systems, with both public and private offerings, that combine the latest in education’s creative and innovative teaching methods. Higher education is nearby – CU at Boulder and Denver, Metro State College, and Front Range Community College are just down the road
Broomfield prides itself on its safe streets, neighborhoods, and shopping areas. Kids can safely walk or bike to parks and recreation amenities, to visit friends, or just to, well, be kids! And so can adults. Our property management company is helpful to both investment property owners and to tenants.
The Broomfield Open Space and Trails Division acquires and manages open space, and works to create a comprehensive trail system so that each citizen has the opportunity to experience the beauty of Broomfield’s natural environment or to walk or bike to a variety of destinations in the city and beyond. Broomfield has thousands of acres of open space and miles of trails.
There are currently 63 parks boasting amenities like therapeutic sensory playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball, softball, and soccer fields, park shelters for fun family gatherings, and more. There is never a time in Broomfield when someone isn’t out enjoying the beauty of an open space area, a walk, or a run on our trails, a visit to a park, an athletic event, or just a quiet moment under a tree in a park. As a property management company, we feel these features of Broomfield are extremely beneficial.
Broomfield is a city of neighborhoods. The “hometown” feel they create spills over everywhere in town. Housing opportunities run the gamut from affordable starter homes to million dollar executive mansions and mid-level upscale custom homes, townhomes and condos, to high-end apartments and affordable rentals.
Recreational fun for the whole family is right here, too. There’s golf, swimming, parks, baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer and football fields, open space and jogging trails along with a premier, state-of-the-art recreation center, and skate- and aquatic parks. And there’s world-class skiing just over the nearest peak. It’s all yours in Broomfield!
The City’s 36,857 residents enjoy small neighborhoods with easily accessible schools, convenient shopping centers, parks, lakes, open space, and outdoor recreational facilities. The community elements are connected by the Greenway Trail network, consisting of 22 miles of off-street walking and biking paths. When fully developed, the network will include 30 miles of trails.
Northglenn’s public recreation center provides affordable indoor recreation for all ages, including a community full-service gym, weight room, pool, and racquet ball courts. Please let our property management company tell you all about the activities of Northglenn. The center also hosts cultural, educational, and senior citizen functions in its adjoining theater auditorium and meeting rooms.
Since the incorporation of the City in 1969, Northglenn has grown and evolved into a well-balanced community that is an affordable and desirable place to live, work, and conduct business.
The list of other fun things to do in Westminster is endless. There’s movie theaters, recreation centers, golf courses, parks, open space trails, ice skating and roller skating, soccer, miniature golf, swimming, and hundreds of restaurants and retail stores. Westminster has everything you need for doing business and having fun. Our property management company based in Westminster helps people take advantage of all these amenities!
Westminster is a great place to live, work and play. Dramatic mountain views and generous open space, trails, parks and golf courses capitalize on Colorado’s outdoor-oriented lifestyle. Competing against 53 finalists from 20 countries around the world, Westminster recently took top honors in an international competition sponsored by the United Nations, winning the prestigious LivCom award for environmentally Sensitive Practices. This award recognized the city for excellence in water and waste management, land use and protection.
Westminster has a lot to offer:
- 2,502 acres of natural open space
- 10 square mile of green space
- 66 miles of outdoor trails
- 30 miles of bike routes
- 54 developed parks
- 4 golf courses