One of, if not the most, prestigious cities in Denver’s south metro area is Lone Tree, Colorado.
Incorporated in 1995, Lone Tree is a young and vibrant city, well known for its luxury homes, excellent restaurants, its close proximity to a full-spectrum of shopping, and easy access to downtown via the light rail or I-25.
Lone Tree is also home to the world-class Sky Ridge Hospital and surrounding medical center. Within the Medical Center is Sky Ridge’s award-winning Women’s Hospital, Cancer Center, cutting-edge Total Joint and Rehabilitation Center, Pediatric Emergency Department, and much more. Residents of Lone Tree can rest easy knowing the well-respected Sky Ridge Medical Center is right around the corner.
Lone Tree is a highly desirable place to live because of its easy access to downtown Denver and the Tech Center. Many areas and homes enjoy breathtaking views of the city line as well the entire front range. Lone Tree is home to a beautiful Performing Arts Center, the celebrated Park Meadows shopping mall, the Arnold Palmer-designed par-72 championship Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel as well as the headquarters for the Charles Schwab financial corporation.
Lone Tree is served by the Douglas County School District. Douglas County has the state’s 3rd largest school district and provides education for 66,000+ students from preschool through twelfth grade.
Parents can find various options for their children within the district in the form of open enrollment to charter schools, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, and other unique programs.
With plans to expand further south, Lone Tree will continue to be a coveted place to reside. With the sprawling city and mountain views, beautiful upscale neighborhoods, easy access to shopping and restaurants, and a plethora of top-ranking schools, it’s easy to see why Lone Tree is so frequently ranked as one of the best places to live.
This small tucked-away community includes beautiful 3500-6000 sq ft single family homes within walking distance of restaurants, parks, shops, the Lone Tree Rec and Performing Arts Center. It covers 14-acres and includes 33 detached single-family homes built in the early 2000s.
Not only are the houses beautiful but the neighborhood backs up to the 250-acre Bluffs Regional Park. Miles of trails run right alongside the neighborhood and offer breath-taking views of the bluffs and Denver skyline.
Homes in Bluffmont Heights are currently priced around 1.1-1.3 million. Its location makes you feel attached to nature yet gives you convenient access to city amenities, healthcare, the RTD light rail, and I-25.
Bellwether Place is a new luxury home community offering contemporary styled homes that pair urbanism with nature in the heart of Lone Tree. Created by Berkeley Homes and Harvard Communities, Bellwether Place has 3 home plans that range from 2,900 to 3,300 square feet and are priced from $800,000 upwards.
The luxurious urban villas located in Bellwether Place are reminiscent of brownstones but in classic Colorado style. Their sleek design has won numerous awards including Best Interior Design and Best Home Collection by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and Award of Merit in the National Gold Nugget Awards.
Nestled within the Ridgegate neighborhood, Bellwether opened in the spring 2017, is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, a renowned medical center and dedicated open space with miles of nature and biking trails.
The Carriage Club Estates of Lone Tree sits atop Carriage Club Drive with the 250-acre Bluff Regional Park behind in and main Carriage Club subdivision and rest of Lone Tree below.
The Carriage Club Estates have been a coveted and prestigious neighborhood since 1999 with approximately 90 luxury homes some with close to a quarter acre. Ranches along with two story brick homes sit on beautifully landscaped lots and many offer breathtaking views of the Bluffs, mountain range and city skyline.
The Carriage Club Estates is adjacent to dedicated and preserved open space and miles of trails can be accessed right from the neighborhood. These luxury homes can be anywhere from 3000 to 6000 square feet and currently sell for 1-1.2 million.
Built around the Arnold Palmer designed Lone Tree Golf course is the gated and exclusive Heritage Estates Neighborhood. The development of Heritage Estates began in the early to mid-1990s and continued for about ten years. In addition to surrounding the golf course, this luxurious and gated community runs alongside the Bluffs Regional Park and offers easy access to restaurants, shopping, the medical center, I-25, C-470, and E-470.
Heritage Estates residents not only enjoy view of the fairways, but many have panoramic views of the mountains and Denver’s skyline from their large 4000-8 or 9000 sq ft homes. There is a neighborhood pool and clubhouse for residents to enjoy. Lawns are professional landscaped and currently homes are selling for close to 1.5 to 2.5 million.
Heritage Hills has been a highly desirable place to live since development began around 1997 and into 2021. Gated at both entrances, Heritage Hills is surrounded by picturesque brick walls that wrap around the neighborhood and each section within. Heritage Hills is beautifully landscaped with walking and jogging trails that meander through neighborhood and out into the metro-wide system of trails and bike paths.
Amenities within Heritage Hills provide something for everyone. They include:
Within Heritage Hills, you will find 5 different divisions, each with their own character and style. Homes range from about the upper 3000s in square footage all the way up about 8000 sq ft. Homes are currently selling for 1 to 1.8 million.
Heritage Hills is also conveniently located near city amenities, shopping, restaurants, world-class golf courses, trails, Bluffs Regional Park. There is something for the city lover and outdoor enthusiast alike.
Easy access to I-25, C-470, the Denver Tech Center, the light rail adds to the convenience of living in this fantastic community known as Heritage Hills.
The community of Montecito in Lone Tree has a distinct Mediterranean flare in their exterior and interior with open living spaces and plenty of options for outdoor living.
Most houses were built around 2013 and the subdivision includes 142 single-family homes built by Century Communities. It is located on the large bluff just to the west of RidgeGate Parkway on the southern edge of the RidgeGate neighborhood. Located on the western edge of the subdivision are premium lots that offer breathtaking views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The western border also backs up to the Bluff Regional Park which provides its own spectacular views and miles of trails are easily accessed from Montecito through the preserved open space.
Home sizes are roughly 3000-5000 sq ft and currently sell for around 1-1.5 million.
Residents of Montecito also enjoy neighborhood amenities such as a grand pavilion for social gatherings, a custom swimming pool with zero-edge entry, garden beds, an expansive lawn/play area, and more. Montecito is quite literally down the street from Sky Ridge Hospital, the Charles Schwab complex, and the Lone Tree Performing Arts Center along with a multitude of shops, restaurants, and more.
Nestled within the scenic bluffs of Lone Tree is a brand-new development called The Retreat at Ridgegate. These high-end homes offer seclusion without sacrificing convenience. Surrounded by the preserved open space in Bluffs Regional Park, residents of the Retreat are seconds away from I-25, trails, healthcare, dining, high-end shopping, Performing Arts and all the best Lone Tree and Denver has to offer.
One of Lone Tree’s older and more established luxury communities is Ridgeview. Located alongside the Arnold Palmer-designed Lone Tree Golf Course, Ridgeview offers privacy, large lots, mature landscaping, mountain and city views. Ridgeview is located conveniently nearby shopping, the Sky Ridge Medical Center, dining, and easy access to I-25 and C-470 the major highways that take you through and around the Denver metro area. It is a small community and houses get snatched up almost immediately because it is such a highly desired neighborhood.
The McArthur Ranch Subdivision is not just any subdivision. The ranch was originally homesteaded by Edith and Mark D. McArthur in 1919 when they made the perilous journey from the mid-west in a covered wagon. Mr. McArthur worked as a mining engineer and Mrs. McArthur managed the livestock and acreage. Mr. McArthur had died in his 60s and Mrs. McArthur who kept the ranch operating up into her 80s finally decided it was time to hand it over and sold it to Ed Smith and William Myrick in 1969.
The ranch was eventually divided and zoned into the recreational, and school sections we now know along with the intentionally preserved natural areas that surround the neighborhoods.
McArthur Ranch sits just east of the Highlands Ranch Southridge area and although McArthur Ranch is served by the Highlands Ranch schools, its homes have Lone Tree addresses, and it is in unincorporated Douglas County.
Homes in McArthur Ranch are on mostly on large one acre lots, some in dating from as early as 1960 to brand new custom homes. Prices are typically between 1 and 3 million due to the acreage and the custom homes that are located there. It is also one of the few horse property areas in West of I25.
There really are no bad neighborhoods in the vibrant city of Lone Tree and it has many other desirable neighborhoods. Here is a list of the neighborhoods in Lone Tree: