Our biggest event of the year is October 7—Prairie Harvest Fest!
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.
There are lots of apartment dwellers peering into the new year who are wishing they could escape their rental world for something attainably priced that they can own — exactly the profile of buyers who have been quick to take advantage of KB Home’s new Villas designs at Painted Prairie near DIA.
KB Home’s Villa Collection is comprised of paired homes — sometimes called “single-family attached” — that offer a huge jump in quality of life for anyone coming out of an apartment.
At Painted Prairie, a master-planned community now open south of East 64th Avenue on Picadilly Road, they’re wrapped in trails and amenities including a 22-acre community park already visible, with playgrounds, picnic tables, and a community garden; with an urban town center planned to have a fitness center, unique retail and dining.
“These are buyers that definitely don’t want a condo or apartment,” says Randy Carpenter, division president at KB Home Colorado.
He adds that some early buyers have also gone to families moving up or re-sizing from older houses in nearby areas like Green Valley Ranch. Carpenter notes that KB Home sales representatives priced out monthly costs for one of these for a buyer coming from an apartment along the DIA freeway, and found that the cost was pretty much the same as she was paying to rent.
These start at $345,000 — a real price that will get you in with air conditioning, privacy fence and KB Home’s energy features already included.
You’ll tour two model homes that have size and brightness that sets them apart from typically attached home concepts — including a Cypress plan, offering a choice of three or four bedrooms and 2-1/2 or 3-1/2 baths, 1,430 square feet of finished space and a two-car attached garage. Basements are available as an option.
If you like the looks of these, KB Home has a roomier Walnut design that’s ready to go now, with three bedrooms plus a loft, a main floor den, showing 1,883 square feet of finished space, priced at $409,000.
If you have time for a plan to be built from scratch, KB Home can show you a number of sites available now that face onto that Painted Prairie community park, where you could personalize your home using the KB Home Studio and its professional design consultants to bring your ideas to life.
Painted Prairie’s location is attracting sales from members of flight crews out of nearby DIA, as well as from other airport staff and from the Gaylord Rockies Resort. The Fitzsimons/Anschutz medical campus is about 15 minutes away, and nearby E-470 puts tech campuses either at Interlocken in Broomfield or in Meridian or Lone Tree all within a half-hour.
All plans are Energy Star-certified.
To reach Painted Prairie, where KB Home also shows single-family designs, take E. 56th east from Tower Road to Picadilly and turn north, or take E-470 to E. 64th and head west.
Food trucks and families all made an appearance at the McStain Neighborhoods grand opening event at Painted Prairie. Come take a look and see for yourself what makes Painted Prairie unique!
For more information about the McStain Spotlight Collection at Painted Prairie, visit www.mcstain.com/communities/painted-prairie.