595 S Clinton, Denver, Colorado 80247
Soothing, Established Windsor Gardens, a 55+ Community in Suburban Denver, Has Condominiums, Town Homes, a Large Clubhouse, a Golf Course, An Activities Coordinator and Nearby Big City Amenities
Windsor Gardens is a leafy, established 55+ condominium and town home community in suburban southeast Denver, Colorado. Constructed from 1962 to 1973, it consists of 2,641 condominiums in 104 two and four story buildings and 48 townhomes, all on 150 nicely manicured acres. More than 3,500 people call this soothing community home.
Floor plans range from 720 square feet to about 2,145 square feet. The condos have one to four bedrooms, all on one level, and a detached garage or assigned parking space. The town homes have two stories with bedrooms on the top floor and an attached garage.
Building exteriors come in pastel blues, yellows, pinks and grays. Although the buildings look a little dated, many homes have been beautifully updated with stainless steel appliances, laminate flooring, wood beam ceilings and more. Individual units do not have washer and dryer hookups, but laundry facilites are located in each building.
Prices begin in the mid- to high-$100,000s. The HOA fee is roughly $525 to $800 per month, depending on a home's size and type. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change. The HOA fee covers full use of the amenities, maintenance on the buildings and common grounds, water, sewer, trash and property taxes.
The 35,000 square foot clubhouse has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, a library, a sauna, a billiards rooms, an auditorium and more. An activities coordinator ensures that there are plenty of classes and activities to attend.
A nine-hole golf course winds its way through the development, so a morning game is always just outside the front door. Ponds, walking paths and 60,000 flowers and shrubs contribute to Windsor Gardens' pastoral atmosphere.
The community provides 24-hour roving security. Pets are welcome, although restrictions apply.
Windsor Gardens is in a nice section of Denver, not far from some up and coming, high-end neighborhoods. City amenities include four professional sports teams, a world-class art museum, inviting shopping venues, eclectic restaurants, a beautiful library, a fun zoo, a lively theater scene and a large botanic garden. Skiing and other mountain recreation are a short drive to the west.
Denver has several large hospitals and all are accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 17 of rain and 60 inches of snow per year. Humidity is low, and skies are cobalt blue.
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Much like 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
Newer Communities vs Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they can make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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