Highlands Ranch, CO Real Estate News

By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch neighborhood & Douglas County School District opens Stone Mountain Elementary The doors are set to open today for the Community Open House of Stone Mountain Elementary in the Weatherstone Neighborhood of Highlands Ranch.  Back in April, I showed you some early photos of the building as it was being constructed.  Today, January 5th,  at 1:30pm,  a Community Open House will be held so everyone can see how beautiful this new school is.   The students have been attending school this year at a temporary location and will begin the second half of the year next week at Stone Mountain.   I have to say, the building is very nice.  I have heard nothing but great things and it has been designed to be more environmentally friendly that other schools in the district.  Stone Mountain ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch is Ready to Party!   As many readers know, I love living in Highlands Ranch - there is almost always something to do with my family.   The bigger problem tends to be fitting it all in.  And every time we go somewhere for a Highlands Ranch activities, we are bound to run into friends and neighbors - so its always a great way to reconnect with people we haven't see for a while.  It brings the community together.  December of course will be no exception as there is plenty going on this month.   I have already written about 2 of the events this weekend, Hometown Holiday and Holiday Celebration at Highlands Ranch Mansion.  You can read about them here.     Here are some other events in Highlands Ranch this month that would be very worth checking out with your families. Santa ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Colorado Gets Ready to Celebrate the Holidays This weekend kicks off the holiday celebrations in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with two great events - Hometown Holiday and the Holiday Celebration at Highlands Ranch Mansion.   The Hometown Holiday by the HRCA kicks off Friday night, November 30th at the Highlands Ranch Town Center from 4:00pm to  8:00pm with all kinds of food, entertainment and activities.  I have been to this twice in the past and each time we always see so many neighbors and friends and even meet some new ones as well.  The Holiday Celebration at Highlands Ranch Mansion by Metro Districts is on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm.  The Highlands Ranch mansion is located on South Ranch Road - but parking is extremely limited so free shuttles will b...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Living in The Hearth in Highlands Ranch CO - November Photos  I posted this post a few years ago. It is about time to post another November picture post of Highlands Ranch, It is almost November and the Leaves are still on the Trees and the Grass is still green? Is this Global Warming. I will include a Present Picture so you can compair it to the post below.  The Heart in Highlands Ranch CO - Photo Series  It was a sunny and crisp late November day. The temperature was about 45 degrees and the wind was blowing in gusts. The sky was so blue and clear. It was one of many beautiful days we get here in Highlands Ranch Colorado even this late in the year.   The above photo is taken to Easterly direction. You see some of the Shea Homes on the right of the photo facing south to this open space...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
After speaking on the phone & by email lately with some of you that have been searching for Highlands Ranch homes, I am realizing that one of the things people are getting a lot of from my posts are the neighborhood profiles.  Especially if someone is relocating from another part of the country (or another country all together) it is helpful to be able to really read about different neighborhoods, see links to local places nearby, and look at photos of the neighborhood and many pictures of Highlands Ranch.  With that in mind, here is a list I compiled of many of the Highlands Ranch neighborhoods.  You will see many have links to profiles I have written, others are still to come. If a particular area interests you, let me know and we can narrow your search to that location.  You can sear...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Looking to get some fresh air and exercise before your Thanksgiving Feast? If you live in Highlands Ranch there are always activities to participate in and Thanksgiving is no exception. The annual Chamber of Commerce Turkey Trot takes place in Redstone Park on Thanksgiving morning.The race begins and ends at Shea Stadium at the west side of the park and a 5k course will guide you through the surrounding Westridge Pointe neighborhood, through the awesome Highlands Ranch trails that run between neighborhoods and then back to Shea Stadium. Registration begins at 7:30 am with the 5K race starting at 9am. There is then a Kids Fun Run at 10am, followed by activities after the race. If you are looking to register, walk in registrations are still be taken (through Wednesday) at the Running Wild...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Highlands Ranch CO event: Sparkling Wine Tasting at the Town CenterCome join in on a sparkling wine tasting festivities in The Tattered Cover Bookstore at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch, CO. Date: Fri November 30thTime: 5:30pm - 7:00pmEnjoy great sparkling wine, taste some appertizers and stroll through the bookstore.Afterwards stroll down and visit the shops at the Town CenterTickets can be purchased in advanceFor More information visit: Highlands Ranch Community AssociationTattered Cover Bookstore, 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, COView Larger Map
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
  Eastridge Recreation Center, Highlands Ranch, CO; Breakfast with SANTA   Come join Santa for pancake breakfast at the Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch. Visit the holiday shoppe and get pictures with Santa and have lots of fun! Santa will have a small gift for each child. Date: December 8th, 9 am - 10:30 am. For more information visit www.hrcaonline.org  Happy Holidays! Disclaimer: Kenna and Co. Blog does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided herein, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Blog posts on the Kenna and Co. Blog represent the opinions and ideas of the author(s). Kenna and Co. Blog does not express the views of Kenna and Co. or those of the broker. Copyright 2007.© ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
We have completed our 1st annual Halloween Candy Buy Back - Cash for Candy here in Highlands Ranch CO and it was a success. Eventhough we put this event together in the last minute we collected over 200 lbs of candy. That is a lot of candy!!! We initially put all the candy in large buckets, but they were too heavy to carry anywhere so we have been dividing them to more manageable portions and started distributing them to the local charities. We will be dropping of the rest of the candy by the end of the week to couple of local shelters and if we still have some left over (some places only want so much candy), we will package it and mail it to the troops in Iraq. Thank you so much for everybody who participated in this Cash for Candy event. Your participation was greatly appreciated.To s...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
The Hearth in Highlands Ranch COLiving in The heart of The Hearth in Highlands Ranch CO. The Hearth is one of the subdivisions or sub-areas of Highlands Ranch CO. The Hearth is located just East of S. Quebec Street and along MacArthur Ranch Road in Highlands Ranch. This, as is all of Highlands Ranch, a Shea Homes www.sheahomes.com development. You can find many models of Shea and Berkeley Homes in the Hearth. The home prices vary from 200s to 600s. The Average price being around mid 400s. Most homes have been built in the last 2 years or so and there are only few more new homes available in the Hearth.Living in the Hearth you live close to trails and open space. The trails will connect the Hearth to a regional park, that is planned on the outskirts of the development. The nearby Backcou...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Living in Highlands Ranch has it perks. I often think how lucky I am to be living in such great community and surrounded by natural beauty. I get to live near trails and parks, and enjoy many, many amenities that Highlands Ranch Community has to offer.I am only minutes away from some great trails that connect Highlands Ranch - starting near Rock Canyon High School and Rocky Heights Middle School - to Daniels Gate and Castle Pines North. This trails were just connected last summer. The trail is called Douglas County East West Trail. The views from top of the cliffs are beautiful. If you are driving on Monarch heading toward Castle Rock or Castle Pines North, stop and take a look, you won't be disappointed.   Disclaimer: Kenna and Co. Blog does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
We have, finalized the dates and times for our 1st annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back - Cash for Candy. The event will take place in Highlands Ranch, CO on Nov. 1st and Nov. 2nd. We will be at Wildcat Mountain Elementary School (near school entrance) on both days from 8:30-8:55AM and 4-5PM. We are very exited and  gathering up informational material and freebies to give away. We will have promotional items to give away, including Balloons! Below is the flyer we are in the process of linking to our www.KennaandCo.com site and our other site www.freehomeinfodenver.com. We also distributed flyers for the kids to take home at the Wildcat Mountain Elementary School, (a great Douglas County school, BTW) and we posted flyers to several strategic locations in Highlands Ranch and Littleton. I will ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Attention Littleton, CO and Highlands Ranch, CO residents. Halloween is almost upon us and we will be accumulating more candy in a few short hours than we can handle in a whole year. Or maybe you just couldn't give away all the candy you bought. Hate to throw away all that extra candy? No problem. Our Real Estate Company, Kenna and Co. is sponsoring a Halloween event - albeit after Halloween - to buy back your excess candy. Just bring in your candy and we will give you CASH FOR CANDY - $1.00/pound. We will be set up in a convenient location in Highlands Ranch on Nov. 1st and Nov. 2nd from 5-6PM - details to follow. In addition, we will have freebies to give away for participants of Cash for Candy.
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Just an average evening in Highlands Ranch, CO  One of the reasons that I have taken a liking to my blog is the ability that I have to show potential Highlands Ranch home owners a variety of photos of the area.  You see - I live here in Highlands Ranch, work here (a lot) and hang out here, play with my kids here - and therefore have ample opportunity to take a variety of photos of life in Highlands Ranch. Here is what I think of as a great photo of a recent full moon in Highlands Ranch.  This is not the one we had just this week, but rather last month, in September.  So many photos of the Denver area focus on the beauty of the mountains.  But there is beauty in many things in the area, this is just one. 
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The Indigo Hill neighborhood is located in Highlands Ranch, CO - Douglas County.  Indigo Hill is the Southridge area of Highlands Ranch and is located at the northwest corner of Broadway and Wildcat Ridge Parkway.  It runs north about 1/4 mile and west 1/2 mile.  Here is a google map of Indigo Hill.  The zip code for the Indigo Hill neighborhood in Highlands Ranch is 80129.  The homes in Indigo Hill, Highlands Ranch are built by Village Homes and were mostly built in the late 1990's and into the early 2000's.  The homes in the neighborhood have a wide range depending on many factors but currently range from approximately $250,000 to $550,000 (# are for single family homes).  Some of the determining price factors are size of lot, upgrades in the home, cul-de-sac location, backing to open...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Homes and Real Estate - What's the Scoop with the Views and the Land? Often when I have a buyer considering relocating to Highlands Ranch, they will specify that they don't want anyone behind them, meaning another house.  Sometimes they will be as specific as wanting to be on a greenbelt, on a park, have a mountain view or something of that nature.  But it can be confusing - so here is a low down. Mountain Views- Let's tackle this one first.  First of all, if you search mountain view in the Denver MLS, you are going to find lots of properties.  Many of these will just have peek-a-book views.  If you are truly looking for  full range mountain views - you need to be more specific and know you will need to weed out many properties - and chances are likely you will need to d...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch's Traditional Trick-Or-Treat Street is This Weekend If you still have room in your schedule for tomorrow, I suggest you get the little gremlins in their Halloween costumes a bit early and head over to the always fun Trick or Treat Street.  I remember my very first visit to Trick-Or Treat Street in Highlands Ranch, I don't think my own son could have been more than 2.  He loved roaming through the aisles of tables - loads of local business handing out candy to all of the little ones.  We have been back many times since and I can bet your little ones will love it too. Trick-Or-Treat Street is Saturday, October 27thfrom 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Eastridge Recreation Center.  The cost is $1.00 for trick-or-treaters and they will each get a pumpkin to bring home. I suggest ge...
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  Firelight Highlands Ranch Colorado Market Update homes sold under contract and new listings October 21 October in Firelight has been pretty steadily plodding along:  there are currently 12 homes under contract in Firelight.  Of which two contracted since my last update (in the last 7 days)     3267 Ashworth Avenue, Highlands Ranch, a Shea Sage on open space contracted after only 11 days on the market. And A Beazer two story after 46 days on the market that sits on over a quarter of an acre (0.27 a m/l) which makes it a contender for one of the largest yard in Firelight!   List Price Bed/Bth Sqr Ft Address City Subarea $295,950 3/3 1992 10646 CherryBrook Ci Highlands Ranch Firelight $307,950 3/3 1804 2649 Westgate Ave Highlands Ranch Firelight $339,900 4/3 2283 10727 Middlebury Way Hi...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The way I see it, everyone in town is going to be watching the Rockies tonight (and let's face it - even those that aren't that into this will most likely still be flipping back and forth just to see) and we all have several of the same options.  1.  You could go to the game.  If you have tickets that is.  Of course, technically, the game is sold out.  You could still try your luck at Craigslist or just call some brokers I suppose, but prices are handsome for the game if you can even find what you want.  If you do go, bundle up - although we won't see rain tonight, it may even be chillier than last night.  2.  Hang out at home.  Invite some friends over or just hang out with your family - or if you happen to be an AZ transplant, you may want to watch in solitude.  It could get sad for y...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
How did Highlands Ranch do in September? Highlands Ranch finished September very strong relative to all of the "Sky is Falling" news in Real Estate lately. Our average price for a sold home in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree combined increased quite a bit from the end of August. We started September at about $343k and finished at about $383k. Although we had fewer sales in September than we did in August, that is a typical seasonal pattern. I generally help home sellers understand that when the number of new listings decreases at the same time the number of under contract homes increase-- it's a good time to list their home to sell. That happened twice in September in Highlands Ranch. The second week of September we had a good dip in new listings while 3 weeks in a row our new under contr...
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