Sky Ridge Medical Center is an excellent facility. Since the hospital and medical practices opened, it is our facility of choice for emergency, general and specialty care.
Iâ€™ve lived in South Denver for over 12 years now, and have my Colorado Real Estate license for about 10 years. I currently reside in Highlands Ranch, 80130, but have also lived in the neighboring cities of Castle Pines North and Centennial, both of which have beautiful neighborhoods and homes in your price range and within minutes to Sky Ridge. Iâ€™ve helped various clients look for homes homes in all of the South Denver cities and am extremely familiar with the area.
Lone Tree and all of the neighboring cities, like Castle Pines North, Highlands Ranch, and Parker have top-notch schools, public, charter and private. All of these areas are centered on family, with in my opinion, Highlands Ranch being at the top of that list. Highlands Ranch is suburbia at its best and has some of the most spectacular mountain views on the Front Range. In your price range, as opposed to areas closer to Downtown, youâ€™ll get more square footage, three-car minimum garage, likely mountain views (in Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines, or possibly Lone Tree) or golf-course location (mostly Castle Pines and Lone Tree).
Without talking to you about what you specifically are looking for in a neighborhood and home and what matters most, it is difficult to say which is best. Timing will likely also come into play. Also, is possible that school may dictate location?
If you have not already found an agent to work with, it would be my pleasure to talk with you and your wife to determine what specific neighborhoods may suit you best and the most important home features for you and your family.
I'm fairly new to the area myself and just bought a place on the eastern side of Highlands Ranch. I have a friend who's a surgeon at Sky Ridge and lives just west of me. Apparently a lot of the doctors like that area Backcountry and then east of it toward sky ridge. That said, even though there's no freeway travel, backcountry to sky ridge itself is a 20 minute trip. I stayed to the east because the Rock Canyon high school is nationally ranked and one of the best schools in the Denver metro area, and my daughter is 11 so we're planning to settle in until she graduates. That said, other than a couple nice bakeries nothing could remotely be described as trendy. :) Highlands Ranch does have some very nice gyms that are included with the HOA. (Akin to a high-end chain gym like Lifetime; but not the vc-populated decathalon club variety.)
When we first moved, to get to know the area, we temporarily rented a "brownstone", which are snug little townhouses just north of the civic green/library area in Highlands Ranch. That's a nice little area; there are concerts and activities at the civic green (we walked across the street for a massive 10,000-egg easter egg hunt a couple weeks ago), the library is there, there's a farmer's market a block away. But that entire area is filled with condos/townhouses/apartments, it seems; the nicest things seem to be the brownstones we're in, which are still small-ish, and the unit adjoining walls aren't concrete. Nothing single-family in that area.
There's a little enclave in Lone Tree you may want to look at, just north of Lincoln between Park Meadows and Yosemite; although it may be in general a bit more than you want to pay. But that's close to the freeway, allowing you to get downtown faster or over to the mall, or up 25 to the cherry creek area; also reasonably close to rail which you can take downtown, and a short jaunt to Sky Ridge.
I'm very familiar with the Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree area. I'm also familir with Orange County. I'm from Newport Beach. The Highlands Ranch area will remind you very much of the Mission Viejo area. The Mission Viejo company designed Highlands Ranch. There are some great areas here. I live in Highlands Ranch next to the back country and have been here since 95. I have worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic in the area for 15 years and been a broker in the area for 10 years as. I know it like know one else does. Please give me a call anytime. I can give you the inside scoop on the area!
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I am a Phoenix native and have lived in Colorado for 16 years. I noticed your post "skydiver" and thought you might be interested in this link - http://www.skyventurecolorado.com. This is an indoor skydiving place in Lone Tree. In addition to Lone Tree / Highlands Ranch you could still be within 20-30 minutes of Skyridge and expand your options to Greenwood Village (a little closer to Denver) or Castle Pines Village (gated golf comity). I can certainly help you with the options and actually have numerous friends and clients that are Physicians out of Sky Ridge.
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My wife and I are currently raising there children in Highlands Ranch. We can't say enough good things about the area and schools. Highlands Ranch/Loan Tree really offer some great amenities and will be the perfect location for a very short commute to Sky Ridge Medical Center. I really believe you will find the sports and activities you are looking for, within a great community setting. I can also recommend a great local lender that has a wonderful program specifically for Physicians. Feel free to contact Chris Miller at Colorado State Bank and Trust with any questions regarding the program. Chris can be reached directly at 303-588-0521. I will also be happy to answer any additonal questions for you and can even get started with your new home search. I can also be reached on my mobile phone at anytime. 720-218-6153. Let me know how I may be of further assitance.
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