Our biggest event of the year is October 7—Prairie Harvest Fest!

Ever wonder what it would be like to actually talk to a live person who knows the ins and outs of a new community before you visit or even right after you visit? Well, Painted Prairie has the solution. Our Community Ambassador, Michelle is here to help answer your questions about this award-winning community to help you find the right spot to set down new roots.

Here’s how it works:

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That’s it! Michelle will call you at the designated day and time. Bring your list of questions to ask about Painted Prairie, the surrounding area, our amazing parks, or our builders. Want to set up a time to speak to our builders? Michelle can help you schedule a meeting with our builder sales counselors to help you find the perfect home. It’s like having your very own personal shopper to help you every step of the way. 

We’re looking forward to talking to you, and see you soon! 

There’s something unique about the people who make up the community at Painted Prairie. Whether it’s delivering food to the city’s refugee population, raising money for Children’s Hospital, or inviting neighbors over for book club and a BBQ—the residents here are always working toward extending kindness throughout the community. 

Over the past few months, the Painted Prairie Owners Association’s (PPOA) Social Committee has worked to provide structure to the community’s new Culture of Kindness program. We’re proud to say that in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17, we’re kicking off our monthly Painted Prairie Kindness Challenge. Every month, residents will be reminded to do something nice for their neighbors and community. 

Here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store:

February: Spread the Love – Similar to a Boo at Halloween, that’s been a staple of some neighborhoods for years, neighbors drop off anonymous treats with a special sign and instructions to spread the love to two other neighbors. The goal is to see how far the love spreads throughout the community.

March: The Painted Prairie Wave – We encourage everyone to wave to their neighbors or passersby. Who doesn’t love a quick hello from a friend or stranger to brighten your day? 

Residents watch the Painted Prairie app, your email inbox, and the PPOA Facebook page for each month’s challenge. We can't wait to see how far we can spread kindness at Painted Prairie and the rest of the community.

Join us as we celebrate 2023, a remarkable year of growth and abundance at Painted Prairie, and get ready as we raise the bar even higher for 2024 with 'More to Love' for everyone!

More Homes.

More People.

More Events.

More Builders.

More Parks.

More Fun.

There’s so much more to come as we kick off 2024 with MORE to Love. We’re excitedly looking forward to welcoming additional builders, new parks, and the highly anticipated first phase of Town Center. You’re going to be amazed by what we have planned for 2024.

Check out our recap video for 2023 and share it with your friends. There’s always room for more at Painted Prairie!

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As part of its first-ever neighborhood giving campaign – and the launch of the community’s Culture of Kindness program, neighbors raised $1,525 for Children’s Hospital in support of the families in care at the hospital. Britta Reza, PPOA Community Manager presented a check to Deannah Baesel, the Children's Hospital Foundation's Senior Coordinator for Annual Giving, on December 13 at the hospital’s Denver campus. 

At Painted Prairie, we strive to create a Culture of Kindness in our community by extending our hospitality to our neighbors and to the city of Aurora and beyond. We’re proud to support our neighbors and community partners and look forward to the work our Social Committee is doing to launch new service projects and tokens of kindness throughout the year. 

The PPOA Social Committee has been working behind the scenes to plan an amazing lineup of events and programming for Painted Prairie neighbors. In 2024, the Social Committee will spearhead several initiatives ranging from monthly kindness tips to organizing healthy activities for neighbors of all ages. The committee is passionate about crafting events that prioritize wellness, philanthropy, and fostering a community of kindness.

Here’s a high level view of what’s on horizon for Painted Prairie residents in 2024: 

Let’s not forget the Movies and Music in the Park, market days, and more. All events are subject to change and subject to cancellation due to weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstantces. Watch your email, the app, and our social channels for updates. 

Want to help plan events or just be a part of creating change in your community? We encourage you to reach out via the mobile app. Once logged in, head to the menu in the top left corner, select Clubs & Activities, and tap the first card “Have an idea for a new club or activity?” Then, tap “Share More Info” and respond to the prompts. 

At Painted Prairie, we’re pretty big on traditions. Every year since 2020, we’ve had a special tradition here that has continued to shift and evolve as the neighborhood grows -- Prairie Holidays. This year, the tradition carried on, as we welcomed a new holiday season at Painted Prairie.

Prairie Holidays has always been our way of celebrating the season, honoring the diversity of our neighbors, and bringing people together in the spirit of the holidays. Besides, what better way to celebrate the season than with your neighbors and friends? 

It was a special time where we gathered with friends for holiday cookies, s’mores by the fire pits, hot cocoa, coffee, and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. A special thank you to our sponsors - Jolynn Crownover of Compass Realty, Amanda Barry of Insured by Legacy Insurance Partners for supplying our coffee and hot cocoa -- and Ori Kouahi of US Bank Mortgage and Painted Prairie for the cookies from Gateaux Bakery.

Didn't make it to this year's Prairie Holidays event, don’t pout or cry, you have another chance to catch Santa before he gets ready for a night of preparing for gift drops! 

At that very first Prairie Holidays celebration, Santa and Mrs. Claus recorded a special message just for the neighbors at Painted Prairie. We may be guessing here, but ever since the Claus’ recorded that video, Painted Prairie has been Santa’s first Colorado stop on Christmas Eve night! Coincidence? We don't think so.

Relive that first Prairie Holidays as the jolly couple share a special moment with the Painted Prairie community by reading the holiday classic "Twas the Night before Christmas," suitable for all kids aged 1 to 100 (or older)! Share your traditions and favorite family holiday stories on Instagram or Facebook by snapping a photo, posting, and tagging Painted Prairie (@paintedprairieco on Instagram)!

This time of year, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the blessings in our lives. It's a season of gathering with loved ones, savoring delicious meals, and counting our many reasons to be grateful. 

In a special look into the traditions and thoughtful reflection on the theme of gratitude, Painted Prairie residents Jacci Cradle and Gabriele Dos Santos Prasse remind us that cultivating a spirit of gratitude and holding onto family traditions, is not just a once a year “thing.” It takes practice and a whole lot of honing in on what is truly important in life. Both women were kind enough to speak with us in greater detail about what this time of year looks like for them and their families.

Jacci Cradle

What traditions do you cherish during this time of year? How do you celebrate these traditions?

Traditions during this time of year are very important to my family. We cherish coming together to celebrate with loved ones, sharing meals, and giving back to the community. One of our cherished traditions is volunteering at local organizations, like food banks or shelters, to support those in need. We also enjoy decorating our home, spending time with family and friends. These traditions reinforce the values of giving, togetherness, and community, which are so important to us.

What are you grateful for this year? What brings you joy during the holiday season and throughout the year?

I am profoundly grateful for the love and support of my family, the opportunity to make a positive impact on people's lives through various means, and for the chance to meet and connect with people from all walks of life. What brings me joy during the holiday season and throughout the year is seeing the spirit of kindness and generosity in people, especially young people, who are actively engaged in their communities and working towards a better future. Their energy and determination remind me of the limitless potential in our society.

What makes Painted Prairie feel like home for you and your family?

Painted Prairie has become a place that feels like home for my family because of the strong sense of community and the diverse and inclusive atmosphere. It's a place where we can connect with neighbors, support local businesses, and truly feel like we belong. The shared values of unity, diversity, and sustainability in the community align with what our family holds dear. It's a place where children can thrive, and we can contribute positively to the community.

How do you cultivate a habit of gratitude not only in November but throughout the entire year?

Cultivating a habit of gratitude is not something that should be limited to just November or the holiday season. Throughout the entire year, my family and I make it a point to reflect on our blessings regularly. We do this by keeping a gratitude journal, sharing what we're thankful for during family dinners, and making an effort to express our appreciation to those around us. Acts of kindness and giving back to the community, whether through volunteering or other means, are also essential for fostering a sense of gratitude throughout the year. This practice reminds us of the importance of empathy, compassion, and working together for a better world.

Gabriele Dos Santos Prasse

What traditions do you cherish during this time of year? How do you celebrate these traditions?

The Thanksgiving tradition is one of our favorites. We celebrate with delicious food around friends and family.

What are you grateful for this year? What brings you joy during the holiday season and throughout the year?

We're thankful for officially moving to Colorado (4 months ago) and finding a great community to settle in. What brings us joy? Being able to do what we love and care for our family!

What makes Painted Prairie feel like home for you and your family?

We love being in an active community that brings us together at the different events throughout the year. We have been fortunate to enjoy the farmers markets, the neighborhood BBQ, the pancake breakfast, the family painting class, movies at the park and the Fall Festival! Our son and dog also love all the parks!

How do you cultivate a habit of gratitude not only in November but throughout the entire year?

We make time for uninterrupted family dinners and give thanks for those moments!

At Painted Prairie, we strive to promote a community of kindness and encourage our residents to extend that kindness beyond our neighborhood borders. We will continue to share stories about the people of Painted Prairie, our community, and what makes living here so special.

It was a beautiful day for the fourth annual Prairie Harvest Fest. The sun was shining, the fall vibes were vibing, and the community spirit was soaring as Painted Prairie's Prairie Harvest Fest kicked off October. With over 2,000 attendees, High Prairie Park was hopping with activity offering a day filled with fun, food, and fantastic memories.

One of the highlights of the day was our first-ever costume contest. The creativity and effort put into these costumes were nothing short of astounding. From adorable kids to adults who unleashed their inner superheroes (and more), the contest brought an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Foodies were in for a treat, with amazing food trucks serving up delectable delights, catering to every palate. From savory to sweet, there was something for everyone.

The open-air market featured 25+ vendors, showcasing local artisans and fresh produce. Shoppers had a chance to explore a wide range of products, from handcrafted jewelry to soaps and plants, making it the perfect opportunity to support local businesses.

The day was made possible by our generous sponsors. We thank Visit Aurora, Gaylord Rockies Resort, US Bank, Prairie Pediatrics, Focus Real Estate, and Exit Realty for their contributions that helped make Prairie Harvest Fest a day to remember.

Looking ahead, we can't wait to see you all next year. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on our upcoming summer event series. We'll be back with more fun, more memories, and a bigger celebration of our amazing community. Thank you for being a part of Painted Prairie's Prairie Harvest Fest.

See you next year!

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