4 Must-Do Denver Activities

by Shea Homes on October 20, 2015

Things to do in DenverLooking for the perfect getaway destination? Denver, Colorado, is a wonderful mix of eclectic cultural charm and adventurous outdoor activity. Whether you come to tour some the city’s many historical sites, or to experience Colorado’s picturesque natural environment, there are many unique treasures enjoy. Read on for our list of locations to explore and activities to do in Denver and its surrounding areas – as recommended by Colorado natives!

1. Soak in the Colorado Landscape

Ready to be immersed in Colorado’s breathtaking scenery? Enter the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and be swept off your feet by the majestic rock formations and stunning views of the Pikes Peak region. From biking, hiking, and rock climbing activities, to guided park tours and unique museum exhibits, the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center offers adventure to all ages – and admission is free!
Garden of the Gods, Colorado

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October is time to winterize your home

by Shea Homes Colorado on October 8, 2015


In October, weather is even more unpredictable than usual. By the end of the month, average temperatures will have dropped 12 degrees. And while temperatures typically soar into the 80s and 90s for a day or two, snow shovels will make their first appearance.

If you’re new to Colorado, you’ll want to check out the winterizing tips below.

Your beautiful new home and yard require just a little bit of attention this month. Then you can relax, knowing that everything is shipshape for the chilly season that lies ahead.

1. Tidy up your perennials. Colorado’s extreme temperature fluctuations and dry winds can brutalize many of our commonly planted perennials. And, as any long-suffering vegetable gardener will tell you, our first hard frost can land in September—which means that the foliage of most perennials starts to wither this month. If you prefer to remove dead foliage right away, gently apply mulch to protect the plant from the winter elements. (Always remove diseased foliage to avoid the spread of leaf-spot diseases and fungal problems.) Alternatively, you can wait to remove dead foliage in the spring.

2. Keep your plants hydrated. Our winter snows can be heavy and frequent…or irregular and insufficient. Make sure your landscape has the moisture it needs with a layer of mulch that’s several inches thick. Mulch should be coarse and loose, such as shredded leaves, to permit air movement to the roots. Become a mulch expert here. Also, water at least monthly under dry winter conditions. Apply water mid-day, and only when it’s 40 degrees or warmer. [read more…]



How do you live life? Are you an entertainer, an aspiring gourmet cook, an easy-going outdoor type, or a combination of the three? In the search for a new home that will accommodate the way you live life, you very likely have a list of must-haves. Shea Homes is daring to take homebuilding to the next level by offering more personalized options per floor plan design. Case in point, Shea3D™ at Colliers Hill in Erie. Shea3D™ is a revolutionary new concept that invites you to select one of three main-floor schemes that best embodies the heart of your home.

What is your preference?
Each of the seven Shea3D™ plans has three main-floor lifestyle options: Entertainment, Kitchen, and Outdoor. Each lifestyle option identifies a focal point for your home that reflects how and where you enjoy spending most of your time. If you like an open floor plan where guests can mix and mingle, the Entertainment Lifestyle may be for you. If you enjoy creating amazing culinary delights, the Kitchen Lifestyle may be the suitable center of your home. Finally, if you like the idea of spending just about as much time outside as in, the Outdoor Lifestyle is for you.

Spotlight Home – Plan 403
This week’s Spotlight Home is the impressive 2,718-square-foot Plan 403 with four bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms. Included in this cozy open-concept plan is a main-floor flex space, mudroom with pantry, second-level laundry room and loft, covered front porch, 1,119-square-foot unfinished basement, and 3-car tandem garage. Options are available for an additional bedroom at the flex space creating a guest suite, a super shower in the master bathroom, and a cover over the back patio. Paired with the Lifestyle Option of your choice, this home offers incredible flexibility sure to meet all of your must haves.  Take our virtual tour.

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