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Need a bit of inspiration for your next home improvement project? Painted Prairie, the next-best neighborhood in Colorado is hosting free home improvement clinics on June 5, 2021 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Whether you are looking to buy a new home, or you need inspiration to spruce up your current one, Painted Prairie has what you are looking for. From home organization to entertainment and security systems, join us on June 5 to learn from several Denver Metro Area home improvement experts at one of our free clinics.

Home Entertainment & Security

Home automation experts, Ronnie Gupta and Hayley Selden of DMI Media Innovations will walk you through the basics when it comes to home automation essentials, practical home security solutions, outdoor entertainment recommendations, and the power of integrations — all systems, one button. Sessions run throughout the day.

Interior Design Tips & Tricks

Do you get overwhelmed with the sheer number of home decorating options, styles and rules? Then we have the clinic for you. Diana Ellis and Jocelyn Verano of Ellis Design with be at Painted Prairie to share their tips and tricks for interior decorating.

Topics include:

Sessions run throughout the day, you won’t want to miss this clinic!

Home Finance

Are you looking to buy a new home and have questions regarding financing options? Prime Lending presenter, Valerie Cameron will discuss:

Sessions will run throughout the day.

Organization & Storage

What kind of mood does your closet put you in? The Closet Factory‘s Tia Hunsperger will be here on June 5 to discuss the following:

Sessions run throughout the day, and are open to the public.

Planning Your Summer Garden & Plant Sale

The Dig & Dream Garden Club is back with all-day presentations on planning and planting your summer garden. The club will also have flowering plants for $5 with all proceeds going toward the club and its mission. Learn from gardening experts how you can have a yard full of blooms all summer long.

Get a head start on your summer garden planning and planting at the Soul of Summer event at Painted Prairie.


To learn more about the Soul of Summer event visit our Events page to snag your FREE tickets.

See you when you get here!

Want to Live in a Place with a Strong Sense of Community? Our model homes aren’t the only reason to visit. Our wide-open spaces and engaging community events will change your mind about what it means when we say, Welcome Home.

Welcome home to Painted Prairie, the next best master-planned community in the Denver Metro Area, as we crank up the fun at our Soul of Summer Weekend Event, June 4-5, 2021. Join us on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. for live music and family fun in Painted Prairie’s High Prairie Park. Rounding out your Saturday plans, our pop-up micro farmer’s market is back featuring local vendors, check out our live mural painting, get down and dirty with our gardening demonstrations, and take a stroll through our stunning model homes by Colorado’s top builders.

Here are the details:

Friday, June 4

Get ready to get funky! Grab a blanket, a chair and your best dance moves to High Prairie Park as Soul School brings its own blend of Funk, Jazz, Motown, and R&B to the stage. Find your spot in one of the large socially distant lawn circles and enjoy the concert on us!

Soul School kicks off at 7:30 pm in High Prairie Park on June 4.

Saturday, June 5

Our vendors are back with a few new ones too! The popular Micro Pop-Up Farmer’s Market is back from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm., on June 5. Browse our curated selection of locally produced offerings and craft goods then head over and grab a bite or a sip at one of the local food trucks on site during the event.

More Saturday Soul of Summer Activities

In order to assure social distancing, FREE tickets are required. We are asking all attendees to register based on their arrival time as availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering while attending the event. Reserve tickets by visiting the Painted Prairie events pageEvent details are subject to change. To learn more about the precautions Painted Prairie is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, view our FAQs.

More choices, more great things happening as Berkeley Homes, Parkwood Homes and Remington Homes join the neighborhood’s best-in-class lineup of new homebuilders

AURORA, COLO., April 30, 2021 — Painted Prairie, one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in Colorado, welcomes three new homebuilders to the community. Denver-based, new home brand Berkeley Homes; family-owned Parkwood Homes of Maryland; and homegrown Colorado builder, Remington Homes, are set to break ground on their new model homes later this summer.

Featured photos are from a different community, and are meant to be conceptual. Painted Prairie homes will have some of the same characteristics, but will be designed specifically for our community. (Photo courtesy of Remington Homes)
Featured photos are from a different community, and are meant to be conceptual. Painted Prairie homes will have some of the same characteristics, but will be designed specifically for our community. (Photo courtesy of Parkwood Homes)
Featured homes are from a different community and are meant to be conceptual. Painted Prairie homes may have some of the same characteristics, but will be designed specifically for our community. (Photo courtesy of Berkeley Homes)

Epic HomesKB Home Single FamilyKB Home Villas, and McStain Neighborhoods will continue to build their highly successful product lines at Painted Prairie. All model homes are anticipated to begin construction this summer.

“By offering today’s new home buyers more choices in terms of price, architectural style, and living options, we are offering a place you can call home for years to come,” says Chris Fellows, Developer for Painted Prairie. “We provide the ultimate opportunity for anyone who wants to live, work and play in a community that mirrors their values and hopes for the future. The addition of these new homebuilders to our already stellar lineup of Colorado’s best builders, furthers our commitment to welcoming everyone home to Painted Prairie.”

About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional design/land plan community designed by Peter Calthorpe at Calthorpe Associates, in collaboration with Mark Johnson at Civitas Denver. It is the only neo-traditional master-planned community in the northeast market of the Denver Metro Area. Painted Prairie is situated for easy commutes and access to Denver’s arts and cultural activities. Situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225, the community is conveniently located from just about anywhere. Construction of Painted Prairie began upon the formal groundbreaking on September 21, 2018. Construction is slated to continue through 2030. To learn more about Painted Prairie visit lifeatpaintedprairie.com.

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Whether you are a family of four or a family of one, Painted Prairie’s community gardens offer healthy lifestyle choices, a sense of community, and an easy way to enjoy the Colorado outdoors

Did you know?

Painted Prairie has two community gardens — Columbine and Indian Paintbrush Gardens. Both gardens are located within easy walking distance from anywhere in Painted Prairie. These gardens offer a place to gather, make family memories, or spend quiet time alone with your very own plot of homegrown vegetables.

Whether you are growing for your own family or to donate to a local food bank, community gardens offer more than a sustainable food source. Our community garden plots are for anyone new to urban farming and who want to connect with the outdoors in a healthy, nutritious way.

While not a new concept, community gardens are popping up all over the country, including right here in Colorado. From urban areas to the suburbs, national trends show that these small urban garden spaces are growing faster than in previous years. According to a blog post by The Trust for Public Land, in 2019, the number of community garden plots in city parks has increased 44% since the group started keeping track in 2012. Currently, there are approximately 20 community gardens in Aurora, Colorado, that provide food and community connections for residents.

It is that connection to the earth, the respite from life’s stresses, and the shear joy of growing and harvesting our own food that brings the neighborhood together at Columbine and Indian Paintbrush Gardens. Long before DIA was a blip on the radar, the early pioneers who settled this land joined together to grow their own food and live a simple, sustainable life. Our community gardens are designed to attract residents (and butterflies), and are another way Painted Prairie is tying into the agricultural roots of the community.

Painted Prairie’s Bring on Spring event, May 1, 2021 kicks off with our first How-to Garden Clinic

How do I start my own urban garden?

If you are ready to jump into urban gardening at Painted Prairie, we have a few easy steps to get you started:

  1. Your Location: Will you be able to walk or bike to your garden plot? Simply knowing that you can walk out your door and be in your private plot in a matter of minutes, is important to maintaining your garden.
  2. Your Diet: What vegetables do you eat on a regular basis at home? Planting vegetables that your family regularly consumes is a great way to start. Exploring new vegetables to try is always encouraged, and helps your kids try new tastes.
  3. Your Know-How: Do you have a green thumb? It doesn’t matter if you are a new gardener or a seasoned pro, there are many resources available to both amateurs and Master Gardeners alike. For a limited time, Painted Prairie will host monthly gardening clinics hosted by the Dig and Dream Garden Club to help you get started. In addition, the CSU Extension Office is an invaluable resource for gardeners of all levels. To sign up for our first How-To Garden Clinic, click here to RSVP.

If you are interested in renting a garden plot for the summer, reservations are available by contacting John with Advance HOA via email at john@advancehoa.com. Remember, gardening is fun and a great way to get to know your neighbors and enjoy the Colorado outdoors at the same time!

If you are anything like us, we are experiencing a bit of Spring Fever here at Painted Prairie. We can all feel a slight uptick in temperature as the prairie starts to wake up from its long winter’s nap. It is this time of year that our thoughts turn to longer days, and the promise that summer is just around the corner.

If you are feeling it too, then you’re not going to want to miss Painted Prairie’s first Micro Pop Up Market on Saturday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm. Different than a traditional Farmer’s Market, and much smaller in scale, this micro market features a carefully curated selection of local vendors offering small batch craft soaps and honey, household knife sharpening, and bike tune-ups. White Rabbit Coffee is back on site with its cappuccinos and lattes to fuel your morning.

Meet Our Vendors

Elevated Soap Company

Elevated Soap Company owner, Amaia Shuter uses only the best ingredients for her additive-free soaps. All soaps are made with skin-loving oils and phthalate-free fragrances. The company also offers home fragrances and pure coconut wax and wooden wick candles. Handcrafted and filled with love, and most products are vegan.

Amaia Shuter brings her hand-crafted soaps, fragrances, and candles to Painted Prairie’s first micro pop up market.

Love 4 Bees

Dan, the owner of Love 4 Bees began beekeeping in 2015 as a hobby with one beehive in his backyard. The initial goal of this first hive, was to buy a beehive and have a personal honey source. That quickly evolved into selling other beekeepers’ honey to his friends and associates. Since then, he has discovered the benefits of raw unfiltered honey was for people who suffered from pollen allergies. Now selling honey, bees wax and honeycombs to customers in and around Thornton.

Colorado Knife Sharpening

Bring your kitchen knives over to the Pop Up Market for a little TLC with Colorado Knife Sharpening. Providing sharpening services for both serrated and regular blade knives, all work is done on site and returned the same day. Don’t forget about your kitchen shears and household scissors, Bob can sharpen them and have them ready for those Summer BBQs. Chipped, nicks and broken tips are also welcome for repair. To view rates, visit coloradoknifesharpening.com for details.

Colorado Knife Sharpening will be on site to get your cutlery in tip top shape for the Summer.

Velofix

Velofix is premium, full-service mobile bike shop equipped with the industry’s best tools, parts and accessories to get you back on the trail no matter your bike style or type. Stop by for a free safety check and basic adjustment from Velofix’s expert mechanics. Additional or more involved services will be provided (time allowing) at the company’s normal competitive rates.

Every Velofix Mobile Bike Shop is locally owned and operated by residents within those communities.

Whether you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or you want to meet our local vendors, we got you covered!

Don’t forget to fill out your FREE RSVP.

See you there!

Join us for a FREE “weekend in bloom” with thoughtfully curated events and garden-focused activities, informative home-inspired clinics and unique community traditions

Painted Prairie, the next best community in Aurora, kicks off its award-winning events series with its Bring on Spring! event offering a weekend of garden-focused activities, movies in the park, a pop-up micro farmer’s market, and interactive home-inspired clinics for anyone looking to get out of the house and enjoy a weekend of springtime activities. 

Here’s a quick rundown on what is happening:

Friday, April 30

Grab your friends and family and join us on April 30 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for a free showing of the 80s classic movie, The Princess Bride at High Prairie Park. Bring your chairs and blankets, find your spot in one of the large socially distant lawn circles, and enjoy the popcorn, sodas, bottled water, and candy on us! Movie begins promptly at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, May 1

Looking for a little something to get you in the mood for Spring? We have a special Micro Pop-Up Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm., on May 1. Browse our curated selection of locally produced offerings and craft goods then head over and grab a bite at one of the local food trucks on site during the event.

Dust off those Pinterest pins and stop by our regularly scheduled Home How-To Clinics starting promptly at 11:00 am and running every half hour up until 1:00 pm. Garner valuable tips at each of our interactive clinics featuring home-related topics. Details on topics and clinics coming soon!

More Saturday Springtime Activities

In order to assure social distancing, FREE tickets are required. We are asking all attendees to register based on their arrival time as availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees will be required to wear a mask or face-covering while attending the event. Reserve tickets by visiting EventBrite.com. Event details are subject to change. To learn more about the precautions Painted Prairie is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, view our FAQs.

About Painted Prairie

Painted Prairie is a neo-traditional design/land plan community designed by Peter Calthorpe at Calthorpe Associates, with the assistance of Mark Johnson at Civitas Denver. It is the only neo-traditional master-planned community in the northeast market of the Denver Metro Area. Painted Prairie is situated for easy commutes and access to Denver’s arts and cultural activities. Situated across the street from the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center and located halfway between Anschutz-Fitzsimmons and Denver International Airport, with easy access to the A-Line rail, E470, DIA, 56th Avenue, I-70, Downtown Denver, and I-225, the community is conveniently located from just about anywhere. Construction of Painted Prairie began upon the formal groundbreaking on September 21, 2018. Construction is slated to continue through 2030. For more information, visit lifeatpaintedprairie.com.

What makes a great neighborhood even greater? Open space, parks and trails of course! As we move into Phase II of Painted Prairie, we are excited to share a sneak peek into the future amenitized parks that are planned for all phases of our community. Soon, you will stroll through street-adjacent linear and pocket parks with unexpected green spaces to relax, gather and enjoy nature.

Our network of parks will continue to expand as we connect residents to the Town Center. Currently under development, this upscale leisure oasis will host neighbors, visitors, and people from the surrounding area as they gather to listen to live music, shop the stalls of the seasonal Farmer’s Market, enjoy outdoor festivals, and connect with the community at exciting events.

Elsewhere in the community, at the final head gate of historic Highline Canal, the future Prairie Retreat Park, currently in the planning stages, will provide a place to discover our agrarian roots with spaces to gather, exercise and explore the diversity of the prairie landscape. Built in the 1800s, the Highline Canal spans 71 miles, with a mere 140 feet of fall, and includes 162 headgates — the last one located and preserved at Painted Prairie.

The canal brought the promise of water and the opportunity of settlement, habitation, urbanization, and farming to the prairie’s early pioneers. No longer in use, Painted Prairie is preserving and rehabilitating the last mile of the canal route and is paying homage to its final head gate with the future installation of Prairie Retreat Park to mark and honor the canal’s history, significance and cement its preservation for future generations.

We invite you to stop by and visit Painted Prairie, our parks, our homes, and our community. Next time you are here, take some pictures and tag our Instagram page. We want to know what you like most about our little slice of the prairie.

Congratulations to Deb Goetz of Denver Boulder Real Estate for her appearance on the January Prairie Partner Leaderboard. As a huge Painted Prairie advocate and community partner, it is surprising that Deb had not won our Leaderboard before now. She has successfully grown her 20+ year real estate business through referrals and repeat clients and we are grateful to have her as our partner.

“I enjoy bringing my homebuyer clients to Painted Prairie for the reputable builders in affordable price points, the wonderful upcoming community amenities and those views! Wow!”

Congratulations to Vanessa Thomas-Jones of Brokers Guild Cherry Creek as she debuts on the Prairie Partners March Leaderboard

Vanessa has been a Realtor for over 23 years, lived through the varied real estate economies, and is certain real estate is the one area which helps people build wealth. She takes care of her buyers and sellers, while specializing in first-time homebuyers, military, estate, and new home sales. We are excited to have her as our newest addition to the Leaderboard and member of our Prairie Partners.

April Denmon, of Denmon Realty is our February Prairie Partners Leaderboard Spotlight recipient. April is a Denver native, has been a Realtor for 18 years, and is soon to be one of Painted Prairie’s newest residents. She actively promotes our community to her clients, has consistently attended our events, and shares her time and insight to continue our neighborhood’s progress as a wonderful place to live.

“I know Painted Prairie is the next up-and-coming, hottest area to live in! I’ve sold two already in Painted Prairie , two more clients have chosen homes to purchase, and one more is in the process! I’ve also invested in the neighborhood and love my Ignite Elevated by Epic Homes!”

Congrats April on making it onto the Prairie Partners Leaderboard!

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