With two ranches set to deliver, chance to experience a 55-and-older lifestyle

By Mark Samuelson

When you tour Oakwood Homes’ creative Fairway Villas golf-ranch designs today and Sunday, you’ll not only experience the models and their lush setting beside Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, but also get a taste of the 55-and-older lifestyle that the first 20 families to move into Fairway Villas are already enjoying.

Fairway Villas’ resident Jack Sargent is flanked by Oakwood Homes’ Alisa Poncher (left) and on-site activities director Angela Harris.

Oakwood’s team will have snacks out Sunday; but NOTHING compared to the faire that people who have already moved in are getting at social events in Fairway Villas. They’ve been choosing from a heavy calendar with theater nights, a fish fry at the Eagle’s Nest restaurant and tavern over at the Golf Club, a masquerade party – some get-togethers arranged by Oakwood Homes; others that are coalescing strictly out of the synergy between the residents.
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She could have picked the ranch, but opted for easy-to-maintain 2-story in Stapleton

By Mark Samuelson

When Katie Henderson had looked all over Park Hill and Hilltop for a nicer home with a little lower maintenance than her place in Mayfair was demanding, her son and daughter-in-law in Stapleton gave her some advice: Why not buy a Wonderland home like we have in Stapleton, and get a ranch so you don’t have to deal with stairs?

Stapleton Wonderland Sun cover 2-11-12 Katie Henderson and Wonderland’s Jeff Heien show off her new home in the Courtyard Collection at Stapleton, with smaller yards that blend into maintained common area.

Wonderland will show you how that came out at its new Courtyard Traditions in Stapleton’s Central Park West neighborhood (Henderson took the kids’ first suggestion, but turned them down on the ranch idea – although Wonderland has a big ‘Emerson II’ ranch you can see today). more »