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    At Sterling Ranch — a master planned community in northwest Douglas County — residents have an abundance of options for wellness and exercise: with 30 miles of neighborhood trails and two surrounding state parks — Chatfield and Roxborough — wondrous sunshine and the inspired great outdoors are just moments away. Additionally, the community rec center, the Overlook Clubhouse, provides a pool, a gym and on-site fitness classes. Easy access to wellness is just one of the reasons so many smiling happy humans live here. 

    Sterling Ranch Resident Spotlight: Meet Astrida and Blake White

    Astrida and Blake White are two of those happy smiling humans. The couple says that the many wonderful connections they’ve created at Sterling Ranch have significantly improved their lifestyle: “Wellness is not only physical wellness but much more. The social and intellectual wellness the neighbors in our community provide help strengthen us all.” As you can see, Sterling Ranch is the whole package when it comes to wellness and the Whites take full advantage. Let’s dive into their story. 


     “Wellness is not only physical wellness but much more. The social and intellectual wellness the neighbors in our community provide help strengthen us all.”

    Astrida and Blake White

    Sterling Ranch Residents

    Sterling Ranch Pioneers

    Astrida, Blake and their dog-ter (yes, dog-ter, not daughter) Tessa moved to Sterling Ranch following its inauguration in 2017 when our award-winning builders had just started work on the first neighborhood, Providence Village. Living in a nearby Roxborough neighborhood gave them an early inside scoop on this new smart-home master-planned community. Thrilled by its location and the promise of innovative technology and city-like amenities, the Whites purchased as soon as they could and happily moved into their new home, dog-ter in tow.

    Upon moving, Sterling Ranch’s founders, Diane and Harold Smethills, generously invited the Whites into the Pioneer Club — a club for owners of the first 100 homes in Sterling Ranch. “It was special to be the founding members of this amazing community and we got to know so many of the other founding members. The club helped us connect as a community and build strong relationships over time,” recalls Astrida.

    Appreciating amenities galore

    The Whites love spending time with their neighbors and feel grateful for the variety of community amenities that make it easy: “Relationships are a vital part of our overall happiness in life. Sterling Ranch has fostered the building of community relationships by providing its residents opportunities to come together through a variety of activities. We have beautiful indoor community spaces like Grist Brewing Company and Atlas Coffee at the Sterling Center as well as the Overlook Clubhouse down the road where we can gather and socialize. We greatly look forward to more pool time at the Overlook this summer! We enjoy the many park and pavilion areas that help bring our community together even more.”

    Getting outside

    In addition to the wellness they gain from social connections, Blake and Astrida embrace the great outdoors in all its easily accessible glory. On weekends, they take long walks with Tessa. They also bike the many neighborhood trails and visit the nearby locals’ favorite, the Highline Canal Trail. In the evenings, the two admire gorgeous mountain sunsets from their porch (this NEVER gets old!). 

    Feeling healthy and happy 

    Great friends and neighbors, scenic views, proximity to all of nature’s gifts and five-star amenities that make coming together easy — this is what Sterling Ranch is all about. This is why it’s easy to love it here. These are the reasons so many residents, including Blake and Astrida White feel happy and healthy here. And it’s why we feel blessed to call this place home.

    Interested in joining our community and embracing wellness? Visit us and find a new home to call your own. We will be honored to have you join our incredible community.