At the intersection of the region’s rich and storied past and the promise of its future lies Painted Prairie, a 628-acre planned community set against the backdrop of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains.
With Peña Station around the corner and just ten minutes from Denver International Airpot and the Anschutz Medical Campus by train or car, this new community will be a place of rest, beauty, and purpose for everyone from pilots to tourists, from hospitality staff to doctors and CEOs.
With a planned 3,200 residences, a vibrant new Town Center filled with shops and restaurants, and the adjacent Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Painted Prairie will offer residents and visitors alike convenient access to industry and commerce, to the wild and the world, and most importantly to a welcoming home.
"Even if you have never been here before, the spirit of this community is Welcome Home. It sits on the the last high point facing the Rockies before you drop into the Platte River Valley. So from here, from this very place of historic trails and pioneer canals, the first settlers stopped, looked west,and thought about their fate. Colorado has always been a welcoming place, open to all people. 150 years ago, people of all types chose to make this home, to stay here where the sky meets the Rockies. This is a place where travelers paused and rested. Many of those people liked it and stayed, or realized that they did not need to cross the mountains to find what they were seeking. They were people of all ethnicities, all socioeconomic backgrounds and diverse religious and spiritual beliefs. Because of this diversity, and because so many came here seeking the same thing, there has always been an atmosphere of "Welcome" to those arriving."
Real sustainability adds value to people’s lives and the world around them— all in a renewable way. From the energy-positive, low-waste, environmentally conscious infrastructure to the community gardens, xeriscaping, and use of indigenous, low-water vegetation, Painted Prairie will be a socially positive, sustainable community. The community newspaper will report uplifting news, and the artwork around town will pay homage to the prairie (past, present, and future). Combined with a vibrant artistic, luxurious lifestyle and it’s easy to imagine Painted Prairie will be a place where people live well and do good.
Painted Prairie will feature City Lake, a charming upscale Town Center unlike any other on the Front Range. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy locally-owned boutique shops, craft breweries, trendy restaurants, and more.
Hip and eclectic, Painted Prairie will celebrate human expression, culture, and the arts. Among its myriad activities and amenities will be distinctive arts and architecture, and perhaps even an incubator where up-and-coming artists receive community support.
Those looking to escape to the great outdoors need only to step a few feet outside their home to have direct access to 135 miles of trails along the High Line Canal and Denver Trail System, and additional ¼-mile, ½-mile, 1-mile loops can be found throughout neighborhoods and parks located within Painted Prairie.
Getting around Painted Prairie will be easy by foot, bike, or bus. And with the Peña commuter rail station nearby, residents and visitors can easily travel to Denver—or even to a flight out of DIA-by train.
The Painted Prairie team comprises some of the most respected builders in the Rocky Mountain region and nationwide. Together, these partners provide a deep expertise and strong product mix that will make Painted Prairie one of the most coveted communities on the Front Range.