Community Activities

Fun. It’s not just for kids anymore at BackCountry.

by Shea Homes Colorado on July 22, 2015


With all the pools, parks, and highly ranked schools, Highlands Ranch and kids go hand-in-hand. But uniquely, BackCountry – a Shea Homes Community – reaches out to its adult residents as much as it does to its children, addressing sophisticated interests in ways uncommon in the suburbs. At BackCountry, grownups enjoy the best of both worlds: an engaging, adult lifestyle within a relaxed, suburban setting.

BackCountry-EmptyNesters-300pBeyond the trails that beckon bikers and hikers of all ages, the Sundial House itself is an adult magnet. There’s the pool, of course, with lap lanes and lounge chairs. But inside, you’ll also find folks doing yoga and cardio or de-stressing with a facial or massage. Meeting new friends at a book club or  empty nester potluck, or picking up goodies for an outdoor movie in the Amphitheatre or a time-saving and tasty “drive-by dinner.”




Comedy-Night-BackCountryOne of the favorite ways that adults unwind and socialize is at Indulge at Pike’s Pub. Located within the Sundial House, this weekend gathering place buzzes with residents enjoying wine, tapas, and flatbreads, made famous by the original Indulge Wine Bar.  Live music adds fun to the vibe twice every month. Stand-up comedy takes the stage sometimes, too.



IMG_3982At BackCountry’s regular wine tasting events, residents explore themes such as Mediterranean terroir, the focus of this event.




DSC_0008 DSC_0024About once a quarter, residents gather for a cooking class at the Sundial House kitchen. At this one, Leah Eveleigh, Winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, helped residents concoct a yummy Pacific Island menu. Read more about Leah here.



Rear-Exterior-Crop-2Having an award-winning community center like the Sundial House is only half the story. Compelling activities like these hum along thanks to an active HOA and resident advisors who make sure the good times keep rolling—for every age group.

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A year in pictures. Plus, the year to come in Reunion.

by Shea Homes Colorado on March 31, 2015


Every year at Reunion, the faces grow a little more familiar, the circles of friendship a little wider. That’s what naturally happens in a master-planned community by Shea Homes where year-round events draw people together. Last year was no exception, as these photos show. Please enjoy this trip down memory lane, then be sure to check out the list of coming events. It’s going to be another friendly, fun-filled year!

Trunk or Treat 2014
This safe alternative to trick-or-treating filled the bags and buckets of Reunion superheroes, goblins, and princesses—all distributed from cleverly-decorated car trunks and fire trucks.

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Movie Nights 2014
On warm summer nights, families gathered for movies in the park, complete with bounce houses, food trucks, and music.

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Red, White & Bluegrass Festival 2014
It was a classic Fourth of July, with fireworks preceded by a bike parade, face painting, bluegrass, and homegrown fun like Frisbee-tossing and cheerleading demonstrations.

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Kite & Flight Festival 2014
A clear, bluebird day at Reunion was the perfect backdrop for flying kites and radio-controlled airplanes—and a few feathered friends, too.

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Holiday Happening 2014
Of course Santa stole the show, but everyone enjoyed the horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts, and activities.

Santalap kidcraft wagonride





What’s coming up next:

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