While Douglas County has abundant award-winning school options, both public and private, it is the wide variety of quality walkable school options that offer families moving to the area great choices that other areas do not have. When looking to buy a home in Denver, this is a feature that is important to many owners. For example, within the Heritage Hills community in Lone Tree, the default elementary school is Acres Green Elementary, a short drive away. But, thanks to the open enrollment process offered by Douglas County School District, families can choose to apply to the school of their choice. One such choice school, Lone Tree Elementary, is located just outside the neighborhood and students who live in the area can easily walk to school. This helps the environment, saves gas and encourages kids to be active and fit.
One of the benefits to living in the Denver Metro area is that many neighborhoods in the area are located within a short distance either by car or recreation trails to elementary, middle and high schools. Highlands Ranch, in particular, was developed with its homes in a “cluster format” where groupings of homes are located near schools with easy access. Most of these clustered homes have trails and open space surrounding them to support easy non-driving travel routes for students and those wanting to enjoy recreation activities without dealing with traffic headaches.
Schools like Regis Jesuit are not walkable from Douglas County homes, but school bus routes have been established in major neighborhoods that aid kids with getting to school. Carpooling is common for other private school options.
So, when looking to buy a home in Denver, be sure to consider how the kids will get to school now and as they get older. Finding the right school for academics is crucial, but ensuring this school is optimally located will ease the stress of fighting through traffic to pick up the kids on those busy activity days. Corken + Company is here to be your trusted partner to buy a home in Denver and for your Real Estate Solutions without Limits.