July 2014

Eat Better Now!

by Shea Homes San Diego on July 31, 2014

Pack Your Own Lunch with Shea Homes’ Insulated Lunch Tote

As back-to-school time approaches, parents must again confront that annual lunch conundrum: buy it or pack it?

For roughly the same price as five days of cafeteria food, you can buy enough ingredients to pack a healthy lunch each day. With a packed lunch, you control the ingredients and choose items based on your family’s budget and food preferences.

To make back-to-school time just a little easier, Shea Homes San Diego is giving complimentary insulated lunch totes to homeowners at seven local neighborhoods. From August 11-29, residents are invited to visit their sales office to pick up their new blue tote.

Fifty insulated totes will be available to homeowners at the following Shea Homes communities. Please note: one tote per child, per family (limit of 3 please).

For tips and ideas on healthy packed lunches, please check out our Pinterest page.




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Ranch-style Townhome Available at Tresana

by Shea Homes Colorado on July 31, 2014


If you are looking for stylish attached living, look to Shea Homes at Tresana for architecturally stunning residences in a tranquil Italian-inspired neighborhood. Currently, Shea has a 1,637-square-foot Cascina plan under construction that will be ready in December.

Priced at $368,864* this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home includes a den, open living room with fireplace, well-appointed kitchen with adjacent dining, and a 2-car tandem garage. Beautiful design finishes include wood-style laminate flooring, maple pecan cabinetry, tile flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room, and Corian countertops in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room.

The Tapestry Collection at Tresana
Buyers searching for stylish home design, low-maintenance living, and convenient community access are finding their way to the Italian-inspired neighborhood of Tresana in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The Tapestry Collection of townhome-style residences appeal to young families and professionals as well as empty nesters. [read more…]


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Shea Brings New Home Concept To Colliers Hill In Erie

by Shea Homes Colorado on July 23, 2014


In case you haven’t heard, a new community inspired by small town living is coming to Erie. Honoring the proud legacy of the early Colorado coal miners, Colliers Hill offers the traditional charm of small town living with the best in new home design. This is where Shea Homes Colorado is debuting its much-anticipated innovative new home concept: Shea3D™.

Not one to get comfortable with the status quo, Shea Homes is continually looking at new ways to meet the diverse needs of homebuyers. Priced from the $330s, Shea3D™ homes offer a new kind of versatility in homebuilding. Homebuyers are unique and what may be good home design for one buyer may not fit the needs of another. Shea is looking to remedy that with more options – options that fit how different families live. Each Shea3D™ plan, YourPlan™, has three distinctive main-floor lifestyle options from which to choose: entertainment, outdoor and kitchen. While each plan has a well-appointed cook with eat bar, open dine, and cozy watch, these spaces are arranged differently to create the lifestyle options of a flexible layout for entertaining, a layout that promotes a complete indoor-outdoor living experience, and a layout with a centralized kitchen.

The seven homes, including a ranch, in the two Shea3D™ series range in size from 1,925 to 2,835 square feet and offer two to five sleeps, plays, works, unfinished basements and 2-3 car parks. Contributing to the versatility of these lifestyle-oriented homes are additional room options allowing buyers to have the living spaces they desire most. Architecturally, these plans have beautifully designed traditional exteriors as well as interiors that incorporate sleek contemporary finishes.

Models underway
At the end of April, Shea broke ground on five models including the ranch plan. While these homes will showcase the ingenuity of the Shea3D™ concept, prospective buyers will also appreciate the intriguing interior decorating schemes that embody earthy and comfortable as well as urban and edgy designs. Construction of the models is progressing well and is on track to complete for a September Grand Opening. Until then you can peruse virtual tours of each plan by going to www.sheahomes.com/erie. You can also visit with a Community Representative at the onsite Shea3D™ sales office to learn more about these homes and the complete vision for the Colliers Hill community. While you are there add your name to the interest list to be among the first to receive release and pricing information as it becomes available.

Small town, BIG life
Small towns promise a more authentic, simpler life, where neighbors enjoy daily interactions of the meaningful kind. That promise awaits you at Colliers Hill…in a big way.

Located on a hill above quiet downtown Erie, Colliers Hill enjoys incredible westerly views of the Front Range and the surrounding area. With plans for 400 acres of natural open space and neighborhood parks, play fields, fifteen miles of trails and a 6,500-square-foot amenity center with an outdoor pool (anticipated to open spring/summer 2015), this community offers opportunities for people to connect, relax, and release. Residents will also have popular stores, a hospital and library, houses of worship, and Town of Erie amenities close at hand. As part of the St. Vrain School District, students K-12 can receive an excellent education at nearby Erie Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Colliers Hill is ideally located 3 miles west of I-25 and exit #232 on Erie Parkway. Travel to Boulder, Denver and Denver International airport is relatively short and direct.

Visit Shea3D™ by Shea Homes at Colliers Hill today at 80 Moonrise Court (Erie Parkway and Colliers Blvd.) in Erie, Colorado.  For additional information, please call 720-633-4680, or visit SheaHomes.com/erie.

*Shea Homes reserves the right to make changes or modifications to floorplans, elevations, specifications, materials, and prices without notice.


10 Years and Still Growing: Verrado and Vistancia

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 18, 2014

As you may have seen in the Arizona Republic, two of the Valley’s most popular master planned communities, Verrado and Vistancia, have hit the 10-year mark and are still growing with more new homes going up every month! And Shea Homes Arizona is proud to build in each of these great communities.

Vallarta is Shea Homes’ feature community in the beautiful, master planned Verrado.

vallartaThese gated, carefree lifestyle, luxury villas are great for those looking for a spacious home with minimal upkeep. Nestled between 4 holes of the highly acclaimed Verrado Golf Course, homes in Vallarta are Energy Star 3.0 rated and Environments for Living guaranteed. Vallarta offers 3 floor plans in duos or trios, ranging from 2,137–2,548 sq. ft.

Just 25 miles from Phoenix, life at Verrado features a welcoming Main Street with dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Interlaced with miles of parks and trails, Verrado offers residents a championship golf club, excellent educational and recreational facilities, and healthcare resources, as well as a variety of clubs, community services, and activities.

As an initial majority owner, Shea Homes has built eight communities in Vistancia over the past ten years, and is opening two new communities, Desert Ambition and Desert Intrigue this year!


Discover just how much life there is all in one place at Vistancia, a place where you’ll find beautiful homes, abundant amenities, and endless opportunities to explore nature. Vistancia unites the best of authentic Arizona with a progressive living environment. Amenities include an aquatic park, golf, the Discovery Trail, top-rated golf course, lighted tennis courts, outdoor event lawn for concerts and other occasions, 8,000-square-foot indoor basketball gymnasium with an adjoining entertainment lounge and game room, and more!

Desert Ambitionand Desert Intrigue are part of our new concept, Shea3D. Never before has a homebuilder provided the ability to purchase a home where you can create living spaces that perfectly match your lifestyle. With Shea3D, Life Opens Up! With Shea3D’s patent-pending YourPlans™ you choose the placement of your kitchen as well as dining, entertainment, outdoor and other living areas to design a home that perfectly matches how you live.

Desert Ambition features homes with 3-4 Bedrooms, 2.0-3.0 Bathrooms and 1,723-2,869 Square Feet, and Desert Intrigue features homes with 3-4 Bedrooms, 2.0-3.5 Bathrooms, and 1,895-2,922 Square Feet. Each community has four different floor plans to choose from with customizable Shea3D living spaces.

Caletas in Blackstone at Vistancia also has one Luxury Villa remaining! Call 623-399-6272 today for more information!

Click here to request more information or to join our interest list for any of these great communities!


Shea’s Sunshower Plan Delivers Excellent Ranch Living

July 16, 2014
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  Make your move to beautiful BackCountry by the end of the year. Ready in November will be a Sunshower plan from the Shea Homes Shadow Walk Collection at BackCountry. At 2,604 square feet this extraordinary home offers everything a buyer is looking for from a ranch plan. With three bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms this […]

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Breaking Ground at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

July 14, 2014

The initial groundbreaking at The Dunes on Monterey Bay will take place by August 2014, with the first two communities, Surf House and Sea House, scheduled to open this winter. Surf House, a collection of contemporary single-family homes, ranges in size from 1,928-2,158 square feet and offers exquisite 3-4 bedroom homes. Sea House duet homes range […]

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It’s Going To Be GRAND!

July 14, 2014
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  You are invited to take a detour off the beaten path to discover a refreshingly different community. Join us at Stepping Stone in Parker, Colorado on Saturday, July 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of this already immensely popular neighborhood. The whole family will enjoy roving entertainment and various activities […]

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How to trade your current house in for a brand new Shea Home in Arizona

July 11, 2014

Want to buy a new home, but feel you can’t get out of your old house? Would you like to take advantage of the historically low interest rates, but feel stuck? You are not alone! Fortunately, there may be a solution for you! Introducing, the Trade-in Program! This unique Trade-In Program gives you “seller solutions” […]

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Brea Community Kicks Off Summer Film Festival

July 8, 2014

  Do you know all the lyrics to “Let It Go”? Of course you do. Maybe you’ve got a Disney-loving daughter, or maybe you’ve watched it on your own for the fifteenth time long after the kids have gone to bed.  Either way, we’re right there with you. In SoCal, the cold never bothered us […]

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Top Five Can’t Miss Design and Décor Trends

July 3, 2014

What a fun time it is for decorating our homes! With such a variety of looks and designs trending, it’s easy to find inspiration from nearly any decade. Our Interior Designers from the Shea Homes Arizona Design Studio are experts in helping homebuyers decide on just the right combination of interior flooring, fixtures, paint, etc. […]

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