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Quiz: Which Shea Homes Arizona Community Could Be Right For You?

by Shea Homes Arizona on September 16, 2016

 

Looking for the right Shea Homes® community in Arizona? Take this quick, five question quiz and jump start the quest for your dream home!

1) When I think about my future house, ______ is most important to me.

  1. Having a yard or patio that is low-maintenance.
  2. The ability to customize my living space to match my lifestyle.
  3. Having plenty space for my family and all of our guests when we entertain.
  4. Easy access to parks and community events.

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Ambition at EastmarkNow is the perfect time to hop in the car and head straight for Shea Homes Mesa’s newest community, Ambition at Eastmark. Here, our beautiful model homes await you. Explore a variety of Shea3D floor plans that allow you to configure a home layout that best suits your lifestyle – whether you love to entertain, spend hours in the kitchen, or throw open the doors to enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its finest.

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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.

Reunion Mom and Daughter Playing Soccer   Reunion Mom and Daughter Walking
Reunion Boy Riding Bike
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.
Reunion July 4 Bike Parade   Reunion Kite and Flight Festival
Reunion Car Show

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.
Reunion 3507 Model Exterior   Reunion 3507 Model Kitchen

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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Shea Neighborhoods – Built with community in mind

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 26, 2012

Growing up with a best friend across the street, playing ball in the neighborhood park, getting together for a block party, knowing the kids are safe playing in the front yard—it may seem like these are relics of the past, but in a Shea community, they don’t have to be.

Shea Homes knows that homeowners want to live in a real community, that looks and feels distinctive and where neighbors know and relate to one another.  That is why Shea Homes is committed to helping create a community atmosphere, whether it be through the design of the neighborhood or by providing neighborhood gathering places and amenities.

Sometimes, when looking at new homes, potential homeowners can be disappointed when all of the houses in a neighborhood are a permutation of one design.  However, in Shea communities houses don’t come out of cookie-cutters.

Shea’s “Five-Sided Architecture” approach to building takes into account your desire to have a truly unique home.  In addition to customizable floor plans, exterior surfaces such as the back porch, front door, and even the roof are designed so their appearance is distinct from those of the surrounding houses.  Additionally, community roads in Shea communities are curvilinear, creating a warm authentic neighborhood scene and safer out door play areas for children.

Shea communities also offer plenty of ways for neighbors to get together.  For example, Shea neighborhoods have amenities such as large event lawns, tot-lots, basketball courts, baseball and soccer fields, walking paths, barbeques, and picnic tables.  So whether you and your neighbors enjoy sports, getting together to grill, or just letting the kids get out and play together, Shea helps you build real community.

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