As our economy improves, and real estate sales are on the rise, Copperleaf community continues to grow and expand to welcome a variety of improvements and additions bringing value and beauty to the community and for all residents.
First, Copperleaf is proud to announce the opening of two new major roads within the community. Extending north from the Copperleaf Arboretum Pool & Clubhouse all the way to Quincy, Copperleaf Boulevard has opened providing easy access from the southwest corner of our community to the northeast corner. In addition, East Radcliff Parkway has also opened extending from Picadilly to Copperleaf Boulevard. These two new arteries will benefit the entire community by decreasing travel time with quick routes through Copperleaf and a direct route to the new Cherry Creek elementary school that is planned to open soon. Making community safety a priority, these new roadways will decrease emergency personal response time for Copperleaf and surrounding neighborhoods as well as provide Cherry Creek Schools direct access for students and buses, providing lower transportation costs and improved transportation for surrounding neighborhoods and Copperleaf residents.
Next, the new Cherry Creek Elementary School, yet to be named, will open this fall for preschool education classes only. Scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year with the full Kindergarten through 5th grade offerings, the planning for the school name and theming will get underway this fall and winter. The public process to name and theme the school will be announced on the CCSD website (www. ccsd.k12.co.us) as well as through local school notices. The CCSD Facility Planning Committee will facilitate the planning process including the designation of school boundaries. Overall, the naming of the school, choosing an overall theme and mascot will be decided by the principal, the students and the community in the year prior to opening. “We are so proud to be located within the Cherry Creek School District and to bring that award winning amenity to our community,” says Richard Frank of South Quincy Residential Developers, Inc.
In addition, Copperleaf has opened a new neighborhood this year, the Ponderosa neighborhood, located just across Copperleaf Boulevard from the Arboretum. The Ponderosa Neighborhood will be home to a new park for neighborhood children. The new Western-themed park will be set amongst Ponderosa Pines and various wild western plantings. The new park will also have a family-friendly “corral” playground and a Western shelter. Richmond American Homes is proud to become the first builder to offers homes in this new neighborhood with prices starting in the $200s.
Copperleaf is also proud to welcome two new builders to our community: Lennar Homes and DR Horton Homes building in the Ponderosa and Aspen Neighborhoods. Both Lennar and DR Horton plan to open for sales this Fall or Winter offering single-family homes with a variety of floor plan options starting in the $200s. Lennar Homes will be featuring its Monarch Collection. This collection truly provides a lifestyle option for all families and includes ranch and two-story homes. Homes range in size from approximately 1,725 to 3,082 square feet and include 3-5 bedrooms, 2-4 bathrooms, and full unfinished basements. The Monarch Collection is priced from the mid $300s.
The final phases of the Copperleaf Ecological Park will be finalized this year, as well, offering yet another community park for Copperleaf residents. The Ecological Park is located in the Cottonwood Neighborhood and offers wetlands and native wildlife to explore as well as interactive wetlands wildlife sculptures for kids to climb on and enjoy.
“These new additions to our community just go to show that Copperleaf is the perfect place where you can put down roots and find plenty of room to grow,” says Frank. “We are so excited about all the activity and improvements in our community. Copperleaf has always been a great place for families and we continue to offer new amenities and opportunities for our residents and future residents. We couldn’t be more proud,” says Frank.