Like raising kids, building a community is an incremental thing. Every day brings change, but it all seems so gradual. Until the day your jaw drops, realizing just how much they’ve grown.
Stepping Stone has arrived at one of those moments. With major milestones reached last month, now seems like a good time to check in on what’s happened so far and what lies ahead.
Summer came with the perfect way to enjoy it: The Lantern House. Opened in July, the bold and contemporary Lantern House has already become the heart of the Stepping Stone community, bringing residents together at the competition-sized pool, kids pool, splash pad, and playground. The clubhouse offers an outdoor patio, complete with firepit, plenty of seating, and an overlook. Inside you’ll enjoy the library and casual lounge area—a perfect setting for relaxing or business meetings or classes. A kitchen and gathering room are the true centerpiece of the space, and where many community celebrations will surely take place.
Winding Path Park is also complete. This park features a shade structure with large stepping stones, expansive grassy play areas, gardens, and traditional playgrounds surrounded by more natural areas. Three more parks are planned throughout the community, as well as 150 acres of open space and seven miles of trails.
Over the past year since sales began, Shea Homes has already sold 129 houses in Stepping Stone. And they’re continuing to sell fast. Shea is the builder of Stepping Stone’s first neighborhood, Winding Path, and the driving force behind the overall master-plan of Stepping Stone. Priced from the low $300s, the Discovery Collection features two series; the 3500/4000 and the more luxurious 5000 series. Ranch and two-story homes are available, ranging from 1,863 to 3,110 square feet. Four models are open for touring. Learn more here.
What’s up next? The next neighborhood, named Four Square, by Richmond American Homes http://www.steppingstoneco.com/richmond-american. Four Square will offer four different ranch and two-story plans ranging from 2,384-3,546 square feet. Richmond’s collection will be priced from the $400s. Learn more here.
Things are booming in the south metro area. In May, Charles Schwab opened a new, full-service campus in nearby Lone Tree. Also nearby, the Meridian International Business Center is now home to EchoStar, First Data, and other high-tech companies. Three more light rail stops are in the pipeline, planned to come even closer to Stepping Stone than the one currently at Lincoln Avenue and I-25. Stepping Stone is also a short drive to Park Meadows Mall and the new RidgeGate shopping and entertainment district, as well as the Denver Tech Center. And, of course, Stepping Stone is also located in the top-rated Douglas County School District. With great schools, improving commuter access and ever-increasing shopping and dining options, Stepping Stone is drawing more and more buyers from other neighborhoods in the south metro area.
Yes, many good things have already arrived at Stepping Stone. But there’s a lot more to come. And we’ll keep you posted each step of the way.