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Yoga In The neighborhood?

by Shea Homes Colorado on 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 Breath of Life Studio, just a few minutes away from Reunion a Shea Homes Community, owner Audrey Goodman has created a different kind of yoga studio.

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“We’re all about community,” she says. “We’re positive. We encourage and lift up each other.” So from beginner to expert, you can feel supported in a wide range of classes including Classic Flow, Power Flow, Toning Yoga, Pilates Fusion, and more. It’s a friendly environment where many attendees have forged friendships that extend beyond the studio.

Goodman’s belief in community has led to special fundraising workshops, such as one in which 100% of donations went to help a Reunion boy recovering from a stroke. The session was followed by a happy hour, and fun was had by all—including the boy and his family.

“People at Reunion are amazing,” says Goodman. “The community support for people in need is incredible.” Instead of spending money on advertising, Breath of Life helps sponsor almost every event at Reunion, including the annual Kite & Flight Festival. And at July’s Red, White and Bluefest, Goodman will kick off the event with free yoga in the park.

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Is Reunion right for you? Three questions to ask yourself.

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 24, 2015

 

No man is an island, they say, and neither is a home. It’s critical that your “perfect home” be in a community that’s equally in sync with your tastes and lifestyle. Because after all, you do have to go outside sometime.

If you’re thinking about Reunion for your future home, ask yourself these three questions. They’ll help clarify what’s unique about the community and if it’s right for you.

1. Do you love the outdoors?
If you moved to Colorado for its natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, then you can skip to question #2. In other words, run, do not walk, to Reunion—you were made for each other. Otherwise, let’s explore this idea a bit. First of all, depending on how it’s situated, your home can offer beautiful vistas of the mountains (including magnificent vistas of Longs Peak), which are easily enjoyed in person, thanks to Reunion’s fast access to I-70; Reunion is nicely positioned north of downtown Denver traffic. But you don’t even need to go to the mountains to get your nature fix. Reunion is just north of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a 15,000-acre haven to 330 species of animals, including bison and deer. And Reunion is just south of Barr Lake State Park, a perfect, nearby destination for fishing, boating, and bird watching. But really, natural beauty lies just outside your door: Reunion is home to more than 150 acres of parks (boasting their own lakes and waterfalls), 10 miles of trails, and 170 acres of open space.

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2. Want to know your neighbors?
Like anyone else, hermits are welcome to live in Reunion—but they sure will miss out on a lot of fun. Reunion was master-planned to build a strong sense of community with amenities that draw people together. Such as multiple parks sprinkled throughout, and, of course, Reunion Park, the 52-acre centerpiece, where people gather for swimming, fitness, and other life-enriching classes at the award-winning rec center; walking the trails; watching the kids play on athletic fields; meeting friends for picnics; and attending community-wide events at the amphitheater and grassy open spaces. The Reunion social calendar is always booked with special events, such as the Kite & Flight Festival, Movie Nights, the Red, White & Bluefest Independence Day Celebration, and other holiday and seasonal events. Reunion residents are quick to tell you how warm and welcoming people are here—friendliness seems to be in the community DNA.
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3. How important is price?
Unless you answered that question with “money is no object,” then you’re going to want to look closely at Reunion. Reunion was conceived of as an inclusive community that’s accessible to everyone from young families to empty nesters. Interestingly, real estate website Movato ranked Commerce City (home of Reunion) #1 on its list of most affordable Denver suburbs.  As Commerce City’s largest development, Reunion contributes directly to this ranking where Shea Homes offers their SPACES Collection priced from the upper $200s.  Being so close to downtown Denver (less than 30 minutes away), and Denver International Airport (15 minutes away), and yet so affordable, is truly exceptional.
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So now that you’ve mulled over the possibility of living at Reunion, maybe it’s time for a visit. Seeing the place—with its natural beauty, strong sense of community, and well-priced homes—is the best way to definitively answer these questions, and any others you still have.

For more information on our Shea Homes Collections and what we’re up to at the Colorado division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.

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Trading SPACES: New homes in Colorado

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 16, 2015

 

Maybe it’s time to upgrade your living situation. With a little more space for growing kiddos. Or less space to clean, now that you’re traveling more. Or maybe just better designed space, tailored to big dinner parties or working at home.

Enter SPACES, Shea’s line of freshly rethought homes available at Reunion. And selling at a rather brisk pace, too. Contemporary exteriors, clean lines, stylish interior finishes, and flexible floor plans are all grabbing the attention of today’s Reunion buyers, say the Shea sales team of Mac Orlady and Travis McCarthy. (These two are among the staff members you’ll meet when touring Shea model homes.)

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About the 3507 plan, whose newest model opens this month, Mac says, “people like this floor plan because it offers a main floor study space and an upstairs loft—both included in the base price.” Thoughtfully, the study is separated from the living areas, so getting work done with your family at home can become a reality. Mac also notes that growing families appreciate the flexibility in bedroom count. With 2,090 square feet, the plan can be tweaked to give you three, four, or five bedrooms.

The other model, 3554, which also has a newly-updated version, measures a cozier 1,736 square feet, but still offers a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, along with two to three secondary bedrooms. Travis points out that buyers love the “open floor plan where everything connects from the front door to the great room, kitchen and dining area.” This is an ideal layout for fun dinner parties, as well as keeping a young family connected despite their varying activities—whether cooking, playing video games, or doing homework. Plus, the open plan provides a long, artful sightline to entering guests.

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Reunion, then and now.

by Shea Homes Colorado on April 20, 2015

 

Hard to believe, but it’s already been 13 years since Reunion was established.  Back in 202, Shea Homes’ master plan was inspired by the former agricultural area’s prime location – rural and peaceful, yet an easy drive into vibrant downtown Denver.  For the more than 1,500 families who live there today, Reunion has fulfilled on its promise of providing the very best of urban and suburban living.

Join us as we walk down memory lane; the photos below show how our community has grown!

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This monument to Reunion’s agricultural past still welcomes guests and residents – but with a little more surrounding foliage nowadays.

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Taller trees make everyday walks a little more beautiful.

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The 2005 Kite & Flight Festival attracted a few intrepid flyers among our early residents, but check out the large crowd spotted at our 2014 Movie Night.

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New architecture at Reunion shares in the current aesthetic for clean lines with mid-century echoes.

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Today’s home decor leans toward cooler colors, stainless and other man-made materials and away from natural wood and warmer tones.

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Back in 2005, a walk around the lake was nice… but now the tall grasses and cattails create a lovely perimeter.

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Today, with multiple parks, 10 miles of trails, 8 acres of lakes, a 21,000-square-foot recreation center, community events, and an adjacent golf course, Reunion residents have countless opportunities for fun and connection.

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Meet me at the barn, AKA the amazing Reunion Rec Center

March 6, 2015
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  Dubbed “Big Red,” Reunion’s rural-themed, award-winning, 21,000-square-foot rec center is more than a $5.28 million investment in the community. It’s an investment in a sense of community. On any given day at the rec center, you’ll see countless children’s sports programs in progress: basketball, soccer, and flag football, just to name a few. “We […]

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It all started with a trip to the grocery store.

February 27, 2015
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  If it weren’t for the over-the-top King Soopers in Commerce City, Dawn and Johnathon Wilson might not have moved to Reunion last December. “We were living in Green Valley Ranch, but driving three miles over to get groceries,” says Dawn. “The Commerce City King Soopers has a great sushi bar and cheese bar. They […]

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