Colorado New Home Seekers Should Look For Amenities To Die For!

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 26, 2012

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When hunting for a new home in Colorado, it’s just as important to consider the setting of your new home as it is the home itself. Unfortunately, in their haste to find that perfect bedroom and bath fit, too many home seekers fail to put enough emphasis on a home’s surrounding amenities. Then, after they settle in, and the novelty of their new dwelling wears off, they find themselves suppressing a nagging buyer’s remorse that their new Colorado home doesn’t really fit their lifestyle very well.

The best way to keep this from happening is to find a home that accommodates as much of your outside-the-home life’s demands as it does your inside-the-home needs. Finding the right balance between the two can be a challenge, but if you truly want to live the life of your dreams and be the envy of your social circle, find a community that offers a magnificent selection of luxury homes surrounded by a bounty of amenities to die fore!

The best place to look? BackCountry in Highlands Ranch, Colorado’s 2012 Community of the Year – a breathtaking master-planned community with an abundance of jaw-dropping homes and amenities.

Setting – Start with the exclusive gated, private entry every dream life deserves and wend your way through the neighborhood on its private and scenic roadways. Amid quintessential Colorado topography, babbling waterways, ponds, parks and overlooks, you might notice that ever home has been designed to take full advantage of the majestic surroundings, with most homesites having immediate adjacency to the 240 acres of open space that defines the entire character of the community. Here, each season brings a change in light, a change in the scenery, and most importantly, a change in what you can do anytime you wish!

The Sundial House – This award-winning luxurious retreat serves as a private lodge for BackCountry residents and their guests. As a BackCountry resident, you’ll come here to relax, use the resort-style outdoor pool or hot springs, enjoy “spirits” at the Pike’s Pub, savor the delightful scents coming from the demonstration kitchen or just enjoy the spectacular scenery while lounging on one of the grand terraces or outdoor patios. Fitness minded residents also love the exclusive fitness and movement studios as well as the serenity of the spa treatment rooms.

The Great Colorado Outdoors – From the South Rim of the BackCountry community, residents drink in the Colorado good life by taking excursions into the awe-inspiring, 467-acre wilderness area. This exclusive and private playground offers seven scenic miles of trails for biking, jogging and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Take your amenity adventure a little further and enter the vas 8,200-acre Backcountry Wilderness Area. There your Colorado adventure expands over 23 miles of extraordinary trail experience. The Backcountry Wilderness Area forms the southern border of the Highlands Ranch master-planned community and is exclusive to Highlands Ranch residents.

Culture – Just because you love things a little wild, doesn’t mean your Colorado dream life has to lack culture. A short distance from the Sundial House sits BackCountry’s outdoor amphitheater, a private performance setting made entirely of natural materials. Along with stunning Colorado views and starry night skies, residents delight to a regular serving of concerts, shows and other lifestyle and family events.

Parks and Gathering Places – If all the open space and wildlife areas weren’t enough, BackCountry boasts six community parks and a variety of community gathering places, each of which has been designed with its own distinct features and to offer great views of the community and the city beyond.

Fine Touches – When it comes to amenities, it’s clear BackCountry paid attention to the details. Consider custom-designed ornamental iron entry gates, an exceptional collection of neighborhood monumentation and community lighting features, the finely appointed BackCountry Discovery Center… “where the adventure begins,” and even the most discerning and demanding amenity seeker’s cut will runneth over.

About BackCountry in Highlands Ranch – Colorado’s Community of the Year: With such stunning surrounds, BackCountry was planned to let the natural world influence the design of the homes and the community. From the community’s use of water management, preservation of open space and wildlife habitats, to the trail connections throughout, people who move to BackCountry move here to see nature, so that is exactly what the community provides. Although over 300 families call BackCountry home, when complete, approximately 1,250 will fill the community, as will 16 miles of trails and six parks. Don’t you dare miss it!

Shea Homes currently has three collections of homes at BackCountry:
Shadow Walk Collection – Base priced from the low $400s
Water Dance Collection – Base priced from the mid $500s
Whispering Wind Collection – Base priced from the upper $400s (Shea’s low-maintenance lifestyle of luxury villas)

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