I've lived in the Southeast Aurora area for most of the last 25 years. My husband took a transfer to Orlando for one year, when we transferred back to Denver our daughter was about to start school. Our Son went through all of his school years in the Cherry Creek schools including Eagle Crest High School. We wanted our Daughter in Rolling Hills, Falcon Creek and Grandview. She is now going into tenth grade at Grandview. We couldn't be more pleased with this area and these schools. The area of homes I am in were built in the 1990's, the trees and lawns are mature now. Many of the neighborhoods have community pools, tennis courts and trails. You can jump on the bike path by my house and ride it to Cherry Creek Reservoir, the Denver Tech Center and to Downtown Denver. My Daughter and I have rode our bikes from the nearby Light Rail station to downtown Denver many times. We like to have lunch downtown and catch the light rail back. I have Golden Retrievers and take them over to the nearby Dog Park at Cherry Creek Reservoir. This is not like most dog parks, it's enormous. I would have to look it up, but I think it's on a lot of acres with numerous trails for the dogs to run on and a nice river area during the spring for them to splash in. We are pretty dry here right now and the water is disappearing. I am taking them to Chatfield to swim in the lake later today. Many of the neighborhoods are walking distance to libraries, stores and restaurants. I am selling a lot of brand new homes in the Tallyns Reach, Beacon Point, Southlands area. Due to the lack of inventory of resale homes the new home builders are building like crazy in this area. Many buyers are focusing in on the new High School Cherokee Trails. You can still get homes with views of the lake (reservoir)...which in Colorado is a very rare thing. The Aurora Reservoir is beautiful, it does not allow gas engines, therefore it's quiet and clean. There's a great beach area that you can walk to from some of the neighborhoods like Beacon Point and Southshore. My daughter took some classes at Cherokee Trails and I would walk over to the picnic tables at the lake and read while waiting for her. There's an 8 mile trail around the lake. You will find a lot of very active young professionals in this area. Many tri-athletes who can run, swim and bike right out their back doors. One of my Buyers right now is very excited to move to this area as she is into volleyball having played in the 1990's for the U.S. Team. Sorry for writing a book here, with you being from out of state, I thought it might help. Remember if you go for having a home built that a Realtor can be of lots of help. Three of the four homes that I've Sold in the last few months, I have gotten $3,000 to $5,000 in extras for our Buyers from the builders. Extras are rare these days because the builders know that if our buyers don't buy the next person through the door will. It's very much a Sellers market in the area. Also the builders in this area do not give a discount for not using a Realtor. I work with my Son, we are a Top Producing Mom/Son Team. Let me know if we can answer any more questions for you. My Son also bought a home in this area with his Wife. We all love it here.
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