New Bakery & Cafe | Kneaders | Highlands Ranch, CO

Kneaders Bakery Highlands Ranch

Kneaders sign getting installed for the new bakery

I love when new restaurants open in Highlands Ranch!  Especially when they sound really good.  One of the newest is Kneaders, opening in Town Center North on October 9, 2015. It’ll be in the lot across from Buffalo Wild Wings and just outside from the Vitamin Cottage.

Kneaders is a chain restaurant/bakery with other Colorado locations including Arvada, Colorado Springs and Parker.  Try one of the other locations if you can’t wait for Highlands Ranch to open. What I look forward to is the bakery.  Fresh made bread and rolls, yum! They also have a good variety of sandwiches, salads and smoothies. With all that fresh baked bread, it should be a popular place around the coming holiday season.  I can’t wait to try it out.

Highlands Ranch just continues to grow into such a wonderful community, complete with a wide variety of homes, incredible schools, acres of outdoors amenities and now more and more convenient commercial options for shopping, dining and more…

Having lived and worked in Highlands Ranch for over 20 years, I’ve watched it all come together and helped many folks make this their home as well.  If I can help you, please call, text or email and I’m happy to provide you personal service with the knowledge and experience that counts.

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Moving in the Winter? Denver Real Estate Tips

Denver Winter Living

We’ve had our first real snow of the season now this week and while I thought it would warm up today, that hasn’t been the case.  If you are thinking ofHighlands Ranch Redstone Parkputting your home on the market, here are some tips from past posts that will help you sell you Denver real estate and protect your home in the winter months.

Showing Your Home in Bad Weather – Weather you live in Highlands Ranch, Denver, Lone Tree – wherever, this week was the first in the Denver area where you has to make considerations on showing your home in bad weather.

Preparing Your Denver Home For Winter – It isn’t too late for some winter prep for your home and yard

Freezing Pipes Prevention & What to do When it Happens – This is not a fun one. This weeks cold shouldn’t be bad enough to cause this, but you want to read this before it gets any colder.

Denver Relocation Information – Winter Weather – Many of my Denver relocation clients ask me about typical Denver weather in the winter.

What other tips do you have for selling Denver real estate in the winter?

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Highlands Ranch Fall Tree Recycling Event

Highlands Ranch Tree in FallFall is an excellent time to trim trees and shrubs in your landscape here in Highlands Ranch!  But once you do a bit of cleanup, what do you do with all those branches and limbs? Rather than putting these items out with your trash,  why not recycle them? The Highlands Ranch Metro District invites residents to recycle discarded tree branches and other woody plant materials at its Highlands Ranch fall tree recycling event Saturday, Nov. 9.

Tree limbs less than 12 inches in diameter and woody plant materials will be accepted at the recycling event. Please keep in mind, the following items will not be accepted: finished lumber, non-woody material, grass clippings, sod and root balls.  You may need to put these items out with the trash! All discarded material will be chipped into mulch and given away free to homeowners or reused in parks and parkways in the community.  This can be a great way to spruce up your yard and then help out the environment while beautifying the community at the same time.

The Highlands Ranch fall tree recycling event will take place Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Shea Stadium at Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir., Highlands Ranch.

If you have questions about winter tree care, a great resource is the Metro District’s website Forestry page. An article written by a Metro District forestry technician details three practices suited for the winter months, mulching, structure pruning and transplanting. The website provides additional articles that give tree care tips and information for the year-round care of landscape.

In addition to the Highlands Ranch fall recycling event, the Metro District offers Christmas tree recycling from late December through mid-January. Highlands Ranch does so much to provide service and support to the community, no wonder it is such an awesome place to live!  I have lived and worked in Highlands Ranch for 20 years now.  If you may be considering buying or selling a home in the south Denver suburbs, let me help.  I’ve made it my home and an important part of my business and know it well.  Just get in touch.   

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The Snow Flakes Fly In Denver This October

Living in Denver: Well Hello Snow!

The weather this year has been nothing but full of extremes in Colorado. And while today’s snow in october highlands ranch cofirst snow may seem like an extreme it really isn’t. In fact I can remember many Septembers when the first flakes have flown.  Personally I could have waited another week or two to fully enjoy the changing leaves before they fall on their own. This snow will speed that along in the foothills and the mountains.

The beauty of living in Denver is that by later this weekend, the grey sky will be a memory, this light dusting will be gone and sunshine and blue skies will accompany the Colorado outdoor lifestyle. So the good news s, my hike in the foothills this weekend will be a go and I will still be able to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage our our changing aspens. But if you wait much longer, it will be too late.

Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone that sometimes we have 4 seasons in a week. Then they will want to live in Denver too.

 

Photo courtesy of my wife Laura from her office window this morning.

Highlands Ranch Easter Egg Hunt

Easter BasketEaster is almost here along with Spring!  I love this time of year with all the new life springing up and of course, the warmer weather.  This time of year also means we are approaching Easter. There are always so many wonderful Easter celebrations both spiritual and fun.  Right now I want to talk about one of the fun events, the Highlands Ranch Easter Egg Hunt !  This has been an annual tradition since my kids were little.  Sadly, they are not anymore.  But if you have little ones this event is so much fun.  And guess who will be there? You know it, the Easter Bunny.  Kids love it, parents and grandparents love it.  Try to make time to go.

Remember, this event is rain or shine. Trust me, they mean it.  I remember being out there in the rain, in mud but still a ton of fun.  The Highlands Ranch Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 30 at 10am SHARP!!  They do start right on time, and since this is one of the largest Easter Egg Hunts in the area, with over 25,000 eggs they need to keep on a schedule since they separate children into age groups.  By the way, the event is for children one to ten years old.

The Highlands Ranch Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Northridge Park and the event is FREE.  Go early and have fun.  Don’t forget to bring your camera and take lots of pictures of those little ones.  They grow up so fast.  Here is a photo album of past Highlands Ranch Easter Egg Hunts.  If you have old eggs from past years, you can recycle them at the Eastridge Rec Center as well.

This event is one of so many throughout the year planned and hosted by the Highlands Ranch Community Association.  Highlands Ranch is much more than just a place to live, it is a community.  This is another reason that I enjoy living in Highlands Ranch.  If you or someone you know would like to consider a move to Highlands Ranch, I would love to help.  Just get in touch and we can explore options from there.

 

 

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Drilling For Water In Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch waterIs there a water shortage in Highlands Ranch? Nope.  We have plenty.  There is however, a drought in Colorado going on now, the worst since 2002.  Winter isn’t over yet, but it is getting close. We need more snow, more rain, pretty much all the weather elements we like to complain about. But if we don’t get it or not enough of it then we need to prepare for the coming spring and summer seasons. How will Highlands Ranch do that? Underground water supply. That’s how. So drilling for water in Highlands Ranch will begin in March.

Centennial Water will be tapping into it’s huge groundwater supply to make sure there is plenty of available water.  Highlands Ranch happens to have an enormous amount, about the equivalent of taking 17,000 acre/feet a year for 100 years!  These are the reserves.  Highlands Ranch is also fortunate to be supplied with water from the South Platte River as well.  In fact, over the last 25 years, 90 percent of the water for the area has come from renewable river supplies and because of this the massive aquifers have been able to be recharged annually for the last 10 years! But every so often nature takes it’s toll and we face a drought.  It happens.

The possibility of low and drought levels of renewable water from winter runoff and spring rain makes it just good planning for Centennial Water to be proactive and tap the water supply that it available.  Drilling for water in Highlands Ranch  will begin this March in a couple locations in Highlands Ranch.  One just east of Broadway near Salford and the other near the Southridge Rec Center just off Valleybrook in The Hearth.  The drilling project will run 24/7 for up to 10 weeks.  A pain for nearby residents due to the noise and lights at night.  However, a quicker and less expensive solution than dragging it out for months.

Maybe we will get a ton of moisture still this winter.  Who knows.  In the end, it is great to know that Highlands Ranch has an abundant supply of water and Centennial Water is wise in the use and management of this valuable resource. If you would like more information about living in Highlands Ranch or maybe you would like to sell your home here, please get in touch with me.  I live here, work here and take interest in knowing about the community and the current real estate market.  I can help.

 

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