Customer Stories

Making a Difference: Summer Food Drive Recap

by Shea Homes on August 15, 2016

Shea Homes Food Drive 2016This season, from June–July, we hosted a Summer Food Drive to support our local food banks. Over 70 Shea Homes® communities participated, hoping to aid a rising need during a time when supplies are typically low—and you responded generously. Because of your kindness, Shea Homes was able to make a matching donation for the 13,342 pounds of food items that were collected! We just wanted to extend a big THANK YOU for helping us truly Live the Difference® by making a difference in the communities that we’re all a part of.

For a snapshot of the event, check out these great photos below! Thanks again for making the 2016 Summer Food Drive such a huge success!

thumbs up girls and stuffed car packing donation boxescup of noodles back of truckpallet of donated foodpeople working at donation eventAndy Parnes Donatingloading back of truckDonate With SheaLooking for more ways to get involved and continue caring for your surrounding neighborhood? We have a lot of opportunities throughout the year to support our communities—stay tuned for information about our events coming this Fall!


BackCountry: The summer home that wasn’t…

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 17, 2016


Cathy and Sam loved Colorado. They’d been vacationing here for years to escape the sticky Houston summers. So when they retired a few years ago, and with their son married and living in England, they turned to each other and said, “Now we can live where we want to live.”

Thinking they’d buy a condo in the Denver area for summer living, they scoured the city with a Realtor® for days—but found nothing they liked. Discouraged, on the last day of their trip they took off on their own, wandered into Highlands Ranch and somehow “stumbled across BackCountry, a Shea Homes® Community,” says Sam. “Two hours later, we’d written a check.” Suddenly, that summer condo turned into a year-round dream home.

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Wanted: A neighborhood for the kids at Stepping Stone

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 25, 2016

Cain Family

A few years ago, Jessica and Brent realized their East Parker home wasn’t quite as kid-friendly as they’d envisioned. A huge house on a half-acre seemed like a smart choice for their three boys. But it was on a corner lot on a hill next to a busy street—dangerous for bike riding. The home was older, so all the original owners’ kids were high-school age, so no playmates for the little ones. The pool was always crowded, the big yard was a headache to maintain, and driving the kids across town to lacrosse games was a hassle. [read more…]


Celebrating Community at The Dunes on Monterey Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on March 29, 2016


While we do build homes, we at Shea also pride ourselves on building communities that will thrive for decades to come. So it was no surprise to our homeowners at The Dunes on Monterey Bay when we offered to throw a neighborhood celebration for those who have already moved into the community. Homeowners and future homeowners gathered last Wednesday night to meet their new neighbors. The sense of community at The Dunes was palpable. New friends were made over drinks and dinner, and plenty of laughs were had. SEE PHOTOS

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Good Times In BackCountry: Indulge at Pikes Pub

March 8, 2016

  Everyone needs a local hangout. That place where the staff knows your favorite beverage. Where you can relax and share tasty food with friends and family. If you live at BackCountry a Shea Homes Community, getting to that happy hangout is as simple as a stroll over to the Sundial House.

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Yoga In The neighborhood?

February 24, 2016

  Sometimes the best antidote to a crazy, busy life is to just breathe. Cross-legged. In yoga pants. Okay okay, there’s much more to it than that. The 5,000-year-old practice of yoga brings challenge along with the calm, while increasing strength, balance, and flexibility. And at one locally-owned studio, a profound sense of community. At […]

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A Shea Homes Move-In Surprise (And Ten Other Creative Ways to Pop the Question)

February 12, 2016

You may have heard that some upscale resorts employ a “romance concierge” to help arrange guests arrange those over-the-top romantic surprises. Well, here at Shea Homes in Arizona, some of our employees recently got to play cupid themselves. Back in October, new homeowners James S. and Gianna C. arrived at Desert Ambition for their Home Delivery […]

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Lights, camera, Reunion

February 2, 2016
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  Next time you see a family smiling, assembled in well­-coordinated outfits, maybe standing beside the lake at Reunion a master plan community by Shea Homes, take a look to see who’s on the other side of the camera. Chances are it’s Holly Pilz, Reunion resident and up-­and­-coming family photographer. Owner of Holly Jean Photography,  Holly found […]

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Modern family. Why the Anglins fell for Stepping Stone’s up-to-date style.

January 28, 2016

  It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying. Dan Anglin had been house hunting for a long time. But all those resale homes lacked the modern style he prefers. And after he and Susan met at work and eventually married, they were in total agreement. “All the resale homes we saw needed a lot of […]

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Shea Homes Northern California Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

January 19, 2016

  We are excited to announce that Shea Homes of Northern California has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our Northern California Division was among those selected for the award by more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one […]

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