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Neighborhood Schools at Sterling Ranch

The careful and deliberate planning that has gone into Sterling Ranch, and continue to define its progress and development, extend to education as well. Our vision for a healthy and vibrant community includes a wide selection of quality schools for all ages. That’s why Sterling Ranch sets aside a stipend with each lot sold and dedicates it towards future schools that will be constructed within the community.

And while planning ahead is always a good thing, especially for something as important as education, there’s also good news for current residents: neighborhood schools already exist as part of the highly acclaimed Douglas County School District, and are just a short drive away.

The neighborhood schools in the Douglas County School District include:

  • Roxborough Primary (grades P-2)
  • Roxborough Intermediate (grades 3-6)
  • Ranch View Middle School (grades 7-8)
  • ThunderRidge High School (grades 9-12)

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Romantic Dinner Spots Close to Sterling Ranch

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Have you made a dinner reservation yet? If not, never fear — we have some suggestions for you. These excellent, romantic dinner spots are all within a 20-minute drive of Sterling Ranch and offer a memorable dining experience for you and that special someone.

Located in Sedalia, only 10 minutes from Sterling Ranch, Gabriel’s is a local institution that you simply must try. Specializing in Tuscan cuisine, Gabriel’s is offering a special Valentine’s menu Feb. 13-17. This three-course dining experience features gourmet ingredients like lobster and filet mignon, with added delights such as cream of asparagus soup and baby beet salad. Select a bottle of wine from their extensive collection and savor every sip.
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Enjoying State Parks in the Winter

One of the biggest perks residents of Sterling Ranch enjoy is close proximity to two of Colorado’s beautiful state parks: Chatfield State Park and Roxborough State Park. With its large reservoir, Chatfield especially conjures images of summer activities such as boating, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. But you can enjoy the parks all year round without waiting for summer! Both offer activities throughout the year for a variety of ages and interests.

Best of all, many of the classes and events offered by Colorado State Parks are free with a parks pass—something every Sterling Ranch resident receives annually at no extra cost. And while Chatfield and Roxborough are the nearest parks, your state parks pass is good for all 41 of Colorado’s State Parks, so you’re free to venture further from home and take full advantage of Colorado’s natural beauty.
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Pioneering Smart Solutions for Wise Water Management

Water is a precious resource—especially in a semi-arid climate like ours in Colorado. With an increasing population and decreasing amounts of annual precipitation, it’s more important now than ever to take action to steward our water supply and thoughtfully prepare for the future.

A recent article in ColoradoBiz Magazine, South Platte River Heroes, highlights the efforts being made in the community to address the water shortage issue head-on. Investments made by partners including The Greenway Foundation, Denver Water, The Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have been critical in expanding storage space in Chatfield Reservoir.

As a master-planned community in close proximity to Chatfield Reservoir, Sterling Ranch has made water conservation one of its ten guiding principles. We are pioneering the way towards smart and sustainable water usage, and applaud all of the efforts made in our great state to ensure that it remains a wonderful and vibrant place to live.
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Heather Calme Named Architectural & Community Standards Director at Sterling Ranch

This Winter, the growing community of Sterling Ranch has named Heather Calme to serve as its Architectural & Community Standards Director.

After working for years on the initial visioning and land plan designs for Sterling Ranch, as the Project Manager with architectural firm B+Y Architects, Heather went on to serve the community since as a consultant helping with design standards management. Her move now, into this critical full-time position, comes just in time for Sterling Ranch to begin construction on two new villages in 2019.

In this role, Calme will help with the oversight of the community’s day-to-day building standards, maintaining relationships with the individual homebuilders, vendors and residents. Specifically, as both new and existing residents choose to enhance their properties, she will provide education on Sterling Ranch’s design principles and will help them finesse their plans in pursuit of community approval. She is part of the CCMC team, the community’s management firm hired in 2017 to maintain the operations of Sterling Ranch.
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Sterling Ranch Breaks Ground on First Recreation Center

As the Sterling Ranch master-planned community wraps its first year of home sales and commercial development, since breaking ground in late 2017, the community is moving into its second year of growth amidst strong momentum. Its latest milestone, celebrated on site last week with community residents and partners, is the groundbreaking of the first recreation center to be developed in the 3,400 acre community.

“More than 400 homes are already under development and our first commercial building, the Sterling Center, is opening in phases this Winter,” said Harold Smethills, one of the founding visionaries behind the new Douglas County community. “Bringing this first recreation center to life is something we’ve been working hard on, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be starting this construction process today, as it is undeniably one of the amenities our residents are most excited about.”

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Sterling Ranch Park Dedication Celebrates Memory of Roxborough Resident Pat Gallagher

SOURCE: The Denver Post.

Last weekend at the 3,400-acre master-planned Sterling Ranch development, in Douglas County’s Chatfield Valley, friends and neighbors celebrated a momentous occasion with the first dedication of one of its public parks.

The park, now formally known as Pat Gallagher Park, was dedicated in honor of one of the Roxborough community’s most influential and highly respected residents, who passed away in 2015.

In the late 2000s, as plans for Sterling Ranch became public, the development team led by Harold and Diane Smethills held dozens of conversations with adjacent neighbors, other stakeholders and governmental entities. It was during this process that Pat Gallagher and several others developed a very specific vision for the region that was supported and endorsed by the Roxborough community and would ultimately help open the gates to a productive, region-wide conversation about the valley’s needs and infrastructure issues. Centered in a ground-breaking document, the “Eleven Points of Vision” emerged based on Gallagher’s and other residents’ desire to guide the development of Sterling Ranch and all other future development in the valley to abide by a set of principles and ideals. These points of vision included such topics as rainwater management, a prioritization of open space and trail systems. Read More

Join Us for a Broker Trick-or-Treat Open House October 27th

Brokers, Realtors, and their guests, are invited to join us Saturday, October 27th for an adult-friendly trick-or-treat event from 2-5 pm. Beer and wine will be served at our Providence Village Info Center (8220 Piney River Avenue, Littleton, CO 80125). Visitors can then visit our eight home builders’ Sales Centers amidst our model home block, where you will find hors d’ oeuvres and festive fare to celebrate the fun of Halloween grown up-style!

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us at so we can help make this event accessible and fun for each of you.



Sterling Ranch Announces New Healthcare Provider, Lake Family Dental

In an effort to continue to expand its commercial offerings, and first and foremost providing a healthy community, Sterling Ranch will welcome an additional tenant at the Sterling Center this Winter. Matt Lake, DMD will open his first independent practice, Lake Family Dental, offering full service family dentistry to our residents, and residents all around the greater Roxborough and Littleton areas.

Dr. Lake is a native of Michigan, Battle Creek to be specific. He has lived in Colorado since 2005, spending most of that time in the South Metro Area. He and his wife are parents to two boys, with a third child (a GIRL!) on the way. He is well-educated with a degree in Finance from Western Michigan University in addition to his Dental Medicine Degree from Midwestern University.

In this new dental office, inside the Sterling Center, Dr. Lake’s office will house five dental exam rooms in addition to an X-ray facility. His team will include a staff of at least four, with more room to grow alongside the growth of the Sterling Ranch community.

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Kate Kunzie Named Lifestyle Director at Sterling Ranch

This Summer Sterling Ranch has brought on board a new partner to serve as the on-site management team for the. The company selected, after a public Request for Proposal (RFP) process is Arizona-based CCMC. CCMC has been in the business of community management for more than 40 years, serving master-planned communities throughout that time. The company currently provides its community management services in over 200 communities, across 11 states, bringing to Sterling Ranch some of the best practices learned across the United States.

As a unique player in the community management sector, the company focuses on more than just bill management and compliance issues. “At CCMC, our unique brand of community management is about human connectivity. We’re the company that brings people and neighborhoods together. Serving people first. Challenging leaders to be their best. And infusing life with fun,” according to the company.

As a result, their first, important hire for us here at Sterling Ranch targeted these lifestyle and connectivity needs. Kate Kunzie, a longtime employee of the company, was promoted into the Lifestyle Director role and selected to serve our community.

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