Heritage Todd Creek
8052 E. 151st Place, Thornton, Colorado 80602
Beautiful 55+ Community of Heritage Todd Creek Has Single Family Home, Duplexes, a Large Clubhouse, a Golf Course and Invigorating Mountain Views
Thorton, Colorado is less than hour from Denver International Airport, bustling downtown Denver and collegiate Boulder. It is also the location of Heritage Todd Creek, a 55+ community being built by Lennar Homes. Upon completion, the development should have 1,300 single family homes and duplexes sprinkled across 700 acres.
The 22 floor plans have two to four bedrooms, two to three baths, and a two-car garage. Some ranch-style duplexes also have a partial, unfinished basement. Sizes range from 1,417 square feet to 2,749 square feet. Energy efficient appliances, Corian countertops, and roomy patios are common in most plans. Exteriors are brick and vinyl.
Prices start in the low-$400,000s. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices are bound to change over time. Some models are available for quick move-ins. Views of the Rocky Mountains abound.
The community features an 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills. The par-72 course has practice greens, restaurant, and a pro-shop. The gorgeous 33,000 square foot clubhouse includes a fitness center, aerobics studio, craft room, ballroom, indoor lap pool, tennis courts, and an outdoor saltwater pool. An activities director helps fill the calendar with visits to local museums, yoga classes, skiing trips, and wine tastings.
The big box retailers of Larkridge Mall are minutes away. Nearby Barr Lake is a haven for fishermen, hikers, bikers, and dozens of avian species.
The local Platte Valley Medical Center is a 98-bed community hospital and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
The climate in this part of Colorado has four seasons. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 55 inches of snow and 16 inches of rain each year.
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Similar to California, the Colorado area was surrendered to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War. It did not become a state until 1876, 100 years after the nation's birth.
The Centennial State's geography includes high plains, deserts, foothills, and mountains. Its Rockies are part of the 3,000-plus mile geologic uplift known as the North American Cordillera. More than 50 of the Cordillera's peaks taller than 14,000 feet are in Colorado. Outdoor recreation ranges from backpacking and climbing to road cycling and skiing.
With roots in mining and agriculture, Colorado's economy has branched in many directions. It currently has a high concentration of tech and scientific research companies. Food processing, manufacturing, and tourism round out the state's industries.
The Centennial State maintains a long list of superlatives. It has the highest paved road, the deepest geothermal hot spring, and the nation's largest concentration of scenic byways. Colorado is the only state in the Union to reject the Olympics and one of the first to legalize recreational marijuana.
Population - 5,505,045
Persons 65 years old and over - 13%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 90%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 39%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 20%
White persons, not Hispanic - 70%
Median household income - $60,269
Median home value - $247,800
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Is Everyone in a 55+ Community Really 55+?
Not everyone who lives in a 55+ community is age 55 or better. Generally, at least 80% of residents must be at least age 55 (and at least one occupant of each housing unit must be age 55), while the remaining 20% are allowed to be younger (but usually at least age 45). Children are allowed to visit but generally cannot stay more than two weeks at a time. It is also usually the case that older, more established 55+ communities have an older residential demographic.
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