As a living model, the master-planned community is growing in desirability and popularity. But even where burgeoning master-planned communities are concerned, RidgeGate in the beautiful Denver suburb of Lone Tree, Colo. has a lot going for it. Here’s why this neighborhood, which houses the luxury apartments of AMLI RidgeGate, can anticipate success as an idyllic, green living community for decades to come.
Pace of Development
The RidgeGate community in Lone Tree is being developed at a deliberately thoughtful pace. The slow pace serves a purpose…it gives areas being developed the opportunity to be amended and adapted to meet the needs and wants of the community as it grows. It also enables projects in progress to incorporate the technology and trends of the time. At present, the plan is to fully develop the community over the next four decades, expanding the neighborhood’s size and offerings while ensuring it retains the ideal zoning balance.
Achieving the perfect balance of open space and mixed-use density is what the RidgeGate neighborhood is all about. Since this has been the case since the initial phase, the neighborhood is eco-friendly by design. One thousand acres of green space, eco-smart building materials, and residential and commercial structures designed to be energy-efficient promote a green and healthy living environment.
Another way the mixed-use model encourages a lower carbon footprint is through the various commercial, culinary, and retail enterprises the neighborhood hosts. The expansion of convenient mass transit links to and from the area further contributes to the eco-smart nature of the area. Residents of AMLI RidgeGate can walk, cycle, or use public transit to get to countless areas of concentrated employment and places of interest.
You want to go to the gym? If you live in AMLI RidgeGate, you won’t have to walk more than a few hundred feet to use the apartment’s well-appointed gym. If you’re a fitness buff, the Lone Tree area has plenty of opportunities nearby including The Pilates Loft and CrossFit. There is also the Lone Tree Recreation Center, a 7 million facility that spans 54,000 square feet, has an extensive selection of first-rate fitness equipment. You can also participate in water aerobics, martial arts, and other classes.
If the weather is nice and you would rather go for a jog or ride outside, the community has miles of paths at Bluffs Regional Park where you can run, cycle, roller blade, or walk your dog. The 20-mile long, multi-use East-West Regional Trail can be accessed from RidgeGate Parkway. Before long, this trail will extend 26 miles and connect to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail System network. The moderate two-mile long Willow Creek Trail, which can be accessed from just south of RidgeGate’s Prairie Sky baseball fields, is a popular option for short runs.
Have sudden hunger pangs? Sub sandwiches, burritos, falafel, pizza, pasta, and hummus should all be available within walking or cycling distance. You can pick up groceries, service your phone or fulfill your new model upgrade, and get your hair and make-up done all without leaving the RidgeGate neighborhood.
If you work downtown or want to head to the city for any reason, you can take buses, the light rail, or your own car. Many of the best ski resorts and mountain towns can be reached within three hours’ drive. Recreation areas, vacation destinations, tasty food, and just about anything else you could want are all at your fingertips.
One of the best dog parks in the city is less than five miles away. Cherry Creek State Park – Off Leash Dog Area is any dog (and pet owner’s) dream. A park pass is required, but well worth it for the huge open areas for dogs to run, play, and swim. You’ll enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and likely meet a new friend at this popular dog park.
Superior Living Options
AMLI RidgeGate, the newest member of the Denver area family, offers well-appointed apartments in this ideal living environment. Sophisticated interiors and luxurious community amenities that include vaulted ceilings, a cyber cafe, and a game room complete with a billiards table make living comfortable and convenient. The location of AMLI RidgeGate within the neighborhood, across from the Charles Schwab campus and right next to a future lightrail station that has already been approved, is another strong point of the apartment community.
The characteristics of the RidgeGate community make it an easy place for the modern, environmentally responsible individual to Live Life + Love Life. If you want access to the benefits of urban and suburban life, but you also want access to all that nature has to offer, take an even closer look at the living options available within the RidgeGate community in Lone Tree.
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