Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Sterling Ranch, the leading-edge community in the Chatfield Valley in Douglas County. If you have a question that isn’t answered, send it along using the form on our Contact page.
What does it mean to have a sustainable community?
Sterling Ranch planners have designated nearly 40% of our land for open space and created plans to minimize the consumption of natural resources. Our walkable villages encourage residents to leave their cars behind while our housing blends with and complements existing neighborhoods.
How will you ensure a long-term water supply?
We expect to use one-third the water traditionally required by Douglas County. Our leading-edge conservation plan limits water use while still allowing residents to create beautiful gardens and green spaces. In addition, the Colorado Water Conservation Board has selected Sterling Ranch for the state’s first rainwater harvesting pilot project.
How can residents use less water but still create attractive gardens and green spaces?
Sterling Ranch is partnering with the Denver Botanic Gardens to be a test site for the most innovative water conservation methods. Future residents will conserve water by using the latest irrigation techniques, among many strategies, and at the same time lower our carbon footprint by putting fresh-grown vegetables on the table, thanks to planned community gardens.
What are your plans for parks, sports and recreation?
The community offers a range of playing fields and facilities for traditional organized sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. Parks also have been designed to support emerging active sports such as disc golf and mountain biking.
Will you have a trail system for walkers, joggers and bikers?
More than 30 miles of trails are planned for all to enjoy within Sterling Ranch. Those, in turn, will connect with a network of regional and community trails with access to the beautiful places that surround Sterling Ranch, including Chatfield State Park, Roxborough State Park, and Waterton Canyon.
What about schools?
We have been working closely with the Douglas County School District to provide top quality education opportunities, including a wide range of cutting-edge possibilities that will be catered to our location.
Will there be health care nearby?
We are the first Colorado community to include wellness in planning from day one. That starts with traditional medicine, including specialists, at a healthcare village in Sterling Ranch. There also will be sports performance medicine, among other medical services offered, and educational programming to help people better understand how they can achieve wellness.
Will there be a shopping and business area?
Yes. Our walkable town center will have a “local” flavor that encourages neighborly interaction. The town center plan includes retail and office space, as well as restaurants and entertainment options for all ages.
Technology is moving fast. How is that acknowledged at Sterling Ranch?
Our planners recognize the importance of the digital workplace and the fast-growing future of the “home office,” so we have included a state-of-the-art fiber optic network throughout the community. That means high-speed internet access whether it’s in your den, at a Village coffeehouse or working in office space in the Town Center.