Heather Gardens

Heather Gardens in Aurora, Colorado is a 55+ active adult community 14 miles southeast of Downtown Denver. Constructed between 1973 and 1986, Heather Gardens offers a variety of housing options in a beautiful 198-acre park-style environment setting. Homebuyers are drawn to the resort-style amenities, vibrant lifestyle, and affordable homes inside of Heather Gardens. This established community even offers golf and on-site dining in a prime location.

Buyers looking for homes for sale in Aurora, CO will like what Heather Gardens has to offer. 

Heather Gardens Amenities

Heather Gardens in Aurora, CO features a variety amenities for residents to access. Residents enjoy the 50,000 square-foot Heather Gardens Clubhouse, where they can exercise in the indoor pool or fitness center equipped with locker rooms. Heather Gardens' homeowners can use the arts and crafts studio, ceramics studio, or woodshop to enjoy their favorite hobbies. The ballroom is the perfect place to attend a community party or host an event. With Rendezvous Restaurant on site, members of the community can meet friends for dinner right within their community.

Members of the community can enjoy Heather Gardens Golf Club. The community surrounds a 9-hole executive golf course with scenic ponds and beautiful walking trails. More outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, tennis courts and horseshoe pits, as well as a community garden and picnic area.

Heather Gardens Homes & Real Estate

Heather Gardens was constructed between 1973 and 1986 with a total of 2,426 residences. A wide variety of housing options are available with single-family, attached, and condo homes to choose from.

A majority of the condo units are contained in five mid-rise buildings that are three and six stories tall. There are approximately twelve different condo floor plans to choose from that. These homes have 780 to 2,3664 square feet with one to three bedrooms and bathrooms. These homes also have a one-car garage.  

 The attached duplex homes of Heather Gardens come in four floor plans ranging from 926 to 1,663 square feet. These homes have two bedrooms and bathrooms with attached two-car garages. 

There are 64 townhomes in Heather Gardens. All two-story units have identical floor plans that are 1,658 square feet. Each unit includes a full basement, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, fireplace, attached two-car garage. These homes have private outdoor courtyards and private patios. Many of the townhomes overlook the golf course.

Heather Gardens Lifestyle

Members of the community enjoy a active and engaged lifestyle. A full-time activities director continually promotes a variety of clubs, classes, events and activities. Residents can join any of the 40 clubs and interest groups where they can share in their passions with like-minded individuals. Some popular activities include bowling, billiards, gardening, golf, card games, sports, and support groups. Homeowners' Association fees cover full use of the community amenities including the clubhouse and various classes. The fee also includes building maintenance, insurance, water, sewer and heat. Homeowners are responsible for their property taxes and utilities.

Aurora, CO Area

Heather Gardens is located in Aurora, CO just over 20 minutes from Downtown Denver. This ideal location puts residents close to daily necessities as well as local attractions. 

Residents are never far from what they may need. Grocery stores such as Safeway, Sprouts Farmers Market, and King Soopers can all be reached in a few minutes. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and Walmart Pharmacy. 

Heather Gardens is also close to several health care providers, including The Medical Center of Aurora, Swedish Medical Center, and Centennial Medical Center. 

When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along East Iliff Avenue which is home to a variety of restaurants, cafes, and retailers. Additional attractions in the area include the Downtown Aquarium, Aurora History Museum, and Denver Botanical Gardens. 

Nature lovers looking to get outside have plenty of options close to home. Parks and greenspaces such as Jewell Wetlands Park, Horseshoe Park, and Cherry Creek State Park are all just a short drive away. Golfers can enjoy Heather Gardens Golf Club as well as tee off at courses like Meadow Hills Golf Course and Kennedy Golf Course. 

Those who want to visit metropolitan areas are in luck as Denver is less than 30 minutes away. When it comes to long-distance travel, Denver International Airport is just a 25-minute drive away.

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Heather Gardens Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Heather Gardens. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • R.V./Boat Parking
  • Gardening Plots
  • Table Tennis
  • Golf Practice Facilities/Putting Green
  • Picnic Area
  • On-site Retail
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge

Heather Gardens Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Heather Gardens. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • 500 Club
  • 55 Bowling League
  • ACBL Duplicate Bridge
  • Arts and Craft Fair
  • Aurora Republican Women (ARW)
  • Billiards
  • Breakfast Optimist
  • Bunko
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Colorado Symphony Guild
  • Columbine Belles Social Club
  • Crossroads - AA Fellowship
  • Daughters of the Nile
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Democrats
  • Fifty (50) & Who's Counting
  • Flea Market
  • Foundation
  • Friends of Colorado Boys Ranch
  • Frolics
  • Gardening
  • Genealogy
  • Grief Support Group
  • Hand & Foot
  • Harmoneers
  • High 12
  • Kiwanis
  • Ladies First Friday Bridge
  • Ladies Golf
  • Low-Vision Support Group
  • Luncheon Optimist
  • Mac User's Group
  • Mah Jongg
  • Men's Bridge
  • Men's Golf
  • Men with a Purpose
  • Mexican Train Dominoes
  • NARFE (National Association for Retired Federal Employees)
  • Order of Eastern Star
  • P.E.O. Group
  • Parkinson Support Group
  • Photography
  • Ping Pong
  • Pinochle
  • Republicans
  • Round Table Book Review
  • Shriner
  • Society of Military Widows
  • Stamp Collectors
  • Tennis
  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
  • Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
  • Visually Impaired Support Group
  • Wine & Cheese Club
  • Women and Investing
  • Woodworking
  • Writing

Heather Gardens Reviews (3)

Average Rating for this Community

Our condo, with views of nature, ducks, geese, other birds, deer, is our little sanctuary. We have two balconies overlooking golf course and fountains, are still breaktaking every day. We have been here almost four years and have enjoyed all the amenities. We like the staff and security. Thank you.


We have lived here for almost 8 years and wouldn't move anywhere else. It has everything we need at a very reasonable price. The golf course is the best! The par five is tough and the par fours challenging. But the par threes make the course a real golfers dream. It's easy to get on the greens, but getting off is hard.


Got a chance to visit this community today and it was highly impressive. I enjoyed the layout of the clubhouse and how it all attaches to the restaurant. There are so many people here out doing active things like swimming, walking, and golfing. Would highly recommend coming to see it.

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