'Right time to move' on luxury housing project
Preparations are underway for a new housing community at one of the highest elevations in Parker.
Stunning views of the Front Range are a top selling point for the luxury homes going in near the Idyllwilde subdivision. Utility work has already begun on The Highlands at Parker and the first model home is expected to be built by the end of the year.
Toll Brothers, an award-winning builder that developed the Pine Bluffs neighborhood northeast of South Parker Road and Hess Road, is behind the 221-home project. Presales began May 18 and it generally takes 14 months from the time the contract is signed until homeowners can move in.
Mary Jane Anderson, sales manager for The Highlands at Parker, says the square footage on the homes will range from 3,600 to more than 4,100 square feet. Prices range from the low $500,000s to the $900,000s.
Toll Brothers has owned the land just blocks from Cimarron Middle School for six years. Many builders steered away from larger homes during the economic downturn because of the lack of demand, Anderson said, leaving a “hole in the market” for the estate-sized homes. Toll Brothers was busy wrapping up other projects and is now focused on The Highlands at Parker, which has attracted tremendous interest in recent weeks.
“With the uptick in the market and the current indications, I think this is the right time to move into (the upscale home market),” Anderson said.
Much of the interest thus far has come from those already living in Parker who want to upgrade, she said.
Walkout basements will be a common feature on many of the five home models. Lots range in size from 7,000 square feet to 22,000 square feet, with the average being around 10,000 square feet.
The homes will be a short distance from walking trails, parks, open space and wildlife habitats, as well as a community center with a pool. The Highlands at Parker will be in the feeder area for Frontier Valley Elementary School, Cimarron Middle School and Legend High School.
Asphalt work is tentatively scheduled for later this summer. Anderson said she expects the neighborhood to be fully built-out within four years.
This fall, Toll Brothers is also planning to start work on The Hills at Parker, a 120-home subdivision that will be built just down the street.
Directions to the sales office:
To visit the sales office for The Highlands at Parker, head south on South Parker Road to Hess Road. Turn east on Hess Road and travel 1.5 miles to Canterberry Parkway. Turn left onto Canterberry Parkway and go .4 miles to Idyllwilde Drive. Turn left onto Idyllwilde Drive and travel .2 miles to Stroll Avenue. Turn left onto Stroll Avenue and the sales center will be immediately on the right at 11984 Ramble Lane.