Desirable for their monitored entrances, gated communities offer residents a sense of security and privacy. They also offer an atmosphere of prestige and exclusivity. These communities also typically have a wide variety of amenities and plenty of social activities to foster a strong sense of community. Add all of these benefits to the beautiful, mountainous landscapes of Colorado and it makes for an ideal retirement destination.
The following 55+ communities are great options to consider for homebuyers interested in gated communities in the Denver area. Read on for more information and contact 55places.com to find your ideal community.
Mid $500s – Mid $1Ms
Golfers will feel right at home in Heritage at Eagle Bend Golf Club, a gated community built around an 18-hole golf course and a 37,000-square-foot clubhouse. With over 1,400 homes and 20 floor plans, there are plenty of options available to find the right fit for your needs.
The attached homes range from 1,170 to 1,700 square feet, while the single-family homes range from 1,590 to over 2,500 square feet. Home models range from one- to three-bedroom plus den layouts, with one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and two- to two-and-a-half-car garages.
In addition to the golf course and clubhouse, there are many more amenities in this golf club community. Residents have access to tennis and bocce ball courts, miles of walking and biking trails, and a resort-style outdoor pool and spa. Within the clubhouse, there are facilities for all kinds of hobbies and activities such as a fitness center, a billiards hall, a ceramics studio, card rooms, a library, and more.
The community also hosts dozens of social clubs and hobby groups to enjoy with neighbors. There’s even a pro shop for the golfers, and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant provides full-service dining for residents and their guests.
Low $600s – Low $1Ms
Heritage Todd Creek offers homebuyers a choice of new and resale homes. There will be 1,300 homes available upon completion. These include a mix of single-family homes, attached duplexes, and townhomes. All homes have a minimum of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Larger options are available in some of the single-family homes, with up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an attached three-car garage.
Another great choice for golfers, this gated community has a private 18-hole course and a 33,000-square-foot clubhouse loaded with amenities. Check out the fitness center, aerobics studio, craft rooms, game rooms, library, pro shop, and more. If golf isn’t your game, there are also tennis courts, horseshoe pits, walking and biking trails, and an indoor and outdoor pool.
Residents also benefit from a year-round calendar of community activities curated by an activity director. Between all the fun, homeowners can relax and enjoy a meal at the Creekside Restaurant located within the community.
Low $600s – High $900s
Homebuyers looking for a slightly smaller gated community near Denver should consider The Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch. Upon completion, this age-restricted community will have a total of 577 new single-family and attached homes for sale.
There will be 25 floor plans available across four collections, with options ranging from 1,206 to 4,207 square feet. The layouts will offer two to seven bedrooms, one-and-half to five bathrooms, and a two- to four-car garage.
As part of a master-planned community, residents will have access to a private set of amenities as well as the amenities in the larger Banning Lewis Ranch community. Amenities in The Retreat include a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a theater, a kitchen, and a multipurpose space, as well as an outdoor pool, pickleball courts, and bocce courts.
Other amenities available throughout the Banning Lewis Ranch community include an additional clubhouse with a fitness center, fire pits, a water park, and sports facilities for pickleball, soccer, baseball, and rock climbing. There are also many other outdoor recreation spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and trails for biking and walking.
The Retreat at Banning Lewis Ranch will also have a lifestyle director, providing residents access to a full social calendar with a range of clubs, classes, and activities.
Low $500s – Low $1Ms
Currently under development, The Reserve at Green Valley Ranch will consist of 400 new single-family homes in nine floor plans across two collections. These homes will range from 1,413 to 2,735 square feet with one to seven bedrooms, one-and-a-half to five bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Residents will have access to a 10,000-square-foot amenity center that will include a multipurpose room, a fitness center, an aerobics studio, and a craft room, as well as a community kitchen with a coffee and juice bar. Outdoor amenities will include a heated pool and spa, and courts for bocce ball and pickleball.
A homeowners’ association (HOA) will provide services such as lawn care and snow removal, allowing residents to spend their free time enjoying the amenities and social activities. Planned activities include fitness classes and yoga, but residents are free to make use of the amenity center to plan their own game nights, social clubs, and hobby groups.
Low $500s – High $900s
Gleneagles Village consists of a total of 345 single-family and attached homes for resale, with 10 floor plans available. The 160 attached homes range from 1,088 to 2,400 square feet, while the single-family homes range from 1,685 to 2,123 square feet. Both types of residences offer two- or three-bedroom layouts with two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage.
Residents can enjoy a variety of exclusive amenities in the community’s clubhouse, including a banquet room with a catering kitchen, a multipurpose room, a card room, a library, and billiards tables. Outdoors, there’s also a pool and spa, walking and biking trails, and scenic ponds throughout the community.
Additionally, the Highlands Ranch Community Association has recreation facilities available for residents who wish to purchase a membership. There are four recreation centers in total, with dozens of amenities including fitness centers, gymnasiums, aerobics studios, craft studios, game rooms, and several indoor and outdoor pools and spas.
There are also numerous indoor and outdoor sport facilities for tennis, racquetball, ice skating, and rock climbing. Gleneagles Village is also located directly next to The Links Golf Course, a public 18-hole golf course.
Gleneagles Village has a full-time activities director who maintains a packed, year-round social calendar. Options include seasonal parties, social hours, game nights, social clubs, and community outings, among many other fun activities.