Monthly Archives: March 2013

anthem ranch close out

Grand Close Out & Model Home Sale
Saturday, March 16th
With only five home sites remaining for Del Webb at Anthem Ranch, the award winning models are now for sale to the public.  These ranch-style homes offer low maintenance, one-story living and are surrounded by open space with unsurpassed mountain views.    A preview of the model homes, refreshments and catered hors d’oeuvres.
Models will be sold beginning on March 23rd.  Prices range from the $300’s to $800’s. 

Please give me a call if you need additional information and would like to attend with me. 

Carolyn Ingebritson

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Stunning Colorado Vistas Draw Retirees to Active Senior Communities – Highlands Ranch

Stunning Colorado Vistas Draw Retirees to Active Senior Communities like Scenic Highlands Ranch

by BILL NESS on FEBRUARY 20, 2013

Active adult communities in Highlands Ranch, CO offer beautiful surroundings and small-town charm.
Less than 20 miles south of Denver, this Colorado area is becoming a popular place for active adult communities and retirees. Highlands Ranch is one of the master-planned active senior communities spread across 22,000 acres, with a population of about 96,000. Its scenic location is an ideal place for outdoor recreations, while local attractions include golf courses and state-of-the-art recreation centers.
Founded in 1981, Highlands Ranch is a Denver suburb which offers small-town living with easy access to nearby urban attractions. The community has been recognized by national publications as a great place to live and raise a family. In 2012, Money Magazine named Highlands Ranch as One of the Best Places to Live, placing it at number 21 on its top 100 places. Forbes also listed Highlands Ranch as one of America’s 25 Best Places to Move in 2009.
Although the community is relatively young, the region has a rich history which is documented by the Highlands Ranch Historical Society. Today, visitors and locals can explore the 100-year-old Highlands Ranch Mansion and its beautiful grounds. For more modern entertainment, locals can enjoy the shops and restaurants at the Highlands Ranch Town Center.
Outdoor recreations are popular in Highlands Ranch as the area boasts 25 parks and over 70 miles of walking and biking trails. The community has tennis courts, lighted ball fields, dog parks and community gardens. Fishing ponds are also found in the area’s two historic parks: Fly’n B Park and Cheese Ranch Historic & Natural Area.

Verona is a luxurious new active adult community in the heart of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
With its location just outside of Denver, the Highlands Ranch area experiences four seasons, with hot summers and mild winters. Summer days are often sunny with high temperatures in the high 80s, although some days may reach over 100 degrees. During the coldest winter months, days are typically in the mid-40s. There are snowstorms, but the sunny days usually melt any accumulation quickly.
The Highlands Ranch area is home to some impressive active adult communities, such as Verona and Gleneagles Village. Verona is a new community which opened in 2011 with plans for about 500 residences, including condos, townhomes and single-family homes. Upon completion, its planned clubhouse will offer several resort-style amenities.
Active adults, who prefer more established active senior communities, may feel at home in Gleneagles Village. This age-restricted development features 345 homes, built between 1984 and 1993, a spacious clubhouse and scenic views of the surrounding Links Golf Course. Its residences include both single-family and attached home designs, which are now available on a resale basis.
While the Highlands Ranch area is continuing to grow, local residents can find many services and recreations in neighboring towns like Littleton, Englewood and Centennial. They can also easily travel into Denver to enjoy a wide range of attractions. With so many options, the Highlands Ranch area is a great destination for many active adult retirees.
Give carolyn Ingebritson a call 303.594.7696 if you would like additional information. 
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The Appeal of Non Age-Restricted Communities

The Appeal of Non Age-Restricted Communities

by BILL NESS on MARCH 4, 2013

Age-targeted communities offer active adult appeal while still being family friendly.
While there are many benefits to living among peers, not every active adult wants to move into an age-restricted community. Some homebuyers worry that an age restriction will be too limiting and others simply prefer the energy in an open age neighborhood. Fortunately, active adults don’t have to give up on-site amenities when passing on an age restriction. Many communities take an age-targeted approach offering low-maintenance homes and on-site amenities while welcoming residents of all ages.
There are many reasons why active adult homebuyers might prefer communities without an age restriction. A community which has appealing homes and amenities can easily support lifestyle living for older and younger homebuyers alike. Family-friendly clubhouses and outdoor recreations may be even more appealing to older residents who like to interact with neighbors of all ages, or for those who are frequently visited by their grandchildren.
For many grandparents, the limitations imposed on visiting children in age-restricted active adult communities may be a source of concern. Age-restricted communities typically welcome visiting children, but they do have rules to keep them from becoming full-time residents. This is different in each community, but it may include limits on the length of visits by children, such as not allowing them to stay for more than one month. Homeowners may also worry that the age restriction would prevent them from taking in their grandchildren permanently in the event of an emergency.
In some cases, choosing an open-age community may allow active adults to live in the same neighborhood as their grown children and grandchildren. Some communities, such as Vineyards on Lake Wylie or Carolina Reserve, are designed with dual appeal. Although they are open to all ages, they each have a neighborhood designed with active adults in mind and another with homes that cater toward the needs of growing families. There are also some developments, like Florida’s Rialto, which have large homes which could easily accommodate multigenerational families under one roof.
Home designs in age-restricted communities have a tendency to include similar features, such as main-level living, open floor plans and compact designs. The floor plans in open-age developments may be more varied with two-story designs or multi-level townhomes. This can be appealing for younger active adults who aren’t as concerned with eliminating stairs or highlighting accessibility.
The amenities in both open-age and age-restriction communities can vary widely from one development to the next. Yet homebuyers who are not as interested in features like clubhouse recreations and included lawn care may be able to find lower homeowners’ association fees in communities that are open to all ages.
When it comes to choosing a new community, living with or without an age restriction is a matter of personal preference. It’s often a good idea for prospective homebuyers to explore both types of communities and select the setting that feels best to them.