Homestead in the Willows is a covenant controlled community nestled in the suburbs of Centennial, Colorado. Ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for first-time homebuyers by NerdWallet in 2016, the city of Centennial offers a high quality of life to its 110,000 residents. With great schools nearby, a convenient location, and plenty of open space in which to enjoy the outdoors, Homestead in the Willows is an appealing choice for anyone interested in living in the southeast Denver Metro Area.
The community is broken up into two neighborhoods on either side of Willow Spring Open Space, respectively called Homestead on the Parkway and Homestead at Willows End. Both are governed by an elected Board of Directors, who oversee enforcement of HOA rules designed to protect property value and residents’ quality of life. Each neighborhood is home to community pools, where kids can join the local swim team, and tennis courts, where people of all ages can play matches.
With both Cherry Creek and Littleton Public Schools serving the Homestead community, parents have their pick of educational facilities. The highly-rated Homestead Elementary School lies in between both Homestead neighborhoods, which makes it an ideal choice for young children. Centennial Montessori is also nearby, offering enrichment for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Older kids will find opportunities at any of the many middle and high schools in the area.
Homestead in the Willows’ location, mere minutes away from I-25, makes traveling to downtown Denver a breeze, and folks with jobs in the Denver Tech Center will love the 12-minute commute! Likewise, the DTC’s flourishing restaurant scene brings a Saturday brunch or a night out that is much closer to home. Ample opportunities for shopping exist at the sprawling Park Meadows Mall less than 10 minutes away, or at one of several shopping centers scattered along East Arapahoe Road, such as the Streets at SouthGlenn.
Outdoor lovers won’t be disappointed by the plethora of activities available. South Suburban Parks and Recreation, which manages the outdoor amenities near Homestead in the Willows, boasts an impressive number of trails and parks. During fair weather, many residents—and their canine friends—enjoy the 1.7-mile Willow Creek Trail loop, which runs through some of Colorado’s world-famous open space. The trail loop extends south from Englewood Reservoir to Homestead Elementary and back again. Beyond that, the trail winds throughout multiple neighborhoods, meandering south through Willow Creek Park and Sweetwater Park to the nearby city of Lone Tree.
For families looking to lay their roots in a beautiful community that is both quiet and convenient, Homestead offers an exceptional opportunity to do so. Good schools, an abundance of shops and restaurants nearby, and plenty of parks make Homestead in the Willows a superb place to live.