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Wind Crest announces 99 brand-new apartment homes

Longs Ridge to open the summer of 2017

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July 19th, 2016
Barbara McEldowney and her husband Mack took advantage of the opportunity to move to a new apartment home at Wind Crest. “We wanted to make the move now, while we can enjoy all Wind Crest offers,” Barbara says.

Barbara McEldowney and her husband Mack took advantage of the opportunity to move to a new apartment home at Wind Crest. “We wanted to make the move now, while we can enjoy all Wind Crest offers,” Barbara says.

Opportunities to move into a brand-new home at Wind Crest may be coming to a close—for the foreseeable future.

The Erickson Living community recently announced construction has begun on Longs Ridge, the fourth new residence building in three years. Wind Crest plans to open the building to new residents in summer 2017 but does not have plans to build again until Longs Ridge is full. “Then we will rise to meet demand,” says Sales Director Jason Atwell.

Meeting demand

Part of Wind Crest’s second neighborhood, Longs Ridge will add 99 apartment homes in a mix of one- and two-bedroom floor plans to the continuing care retirement community in Highlands Ranch, Colo. 

“Because we have fewer than five apartment homes available in the entire community, and because our priority list is larger than it has ever been, we know that the demand is there for this beautiful new building,” says Atwell.

Longs Ridge will also add a mix of amenities to the already-bustling community. “This building will have a new eatery, The Mile High Cafe; a classroom; and a beautiful lounge and patio for card playing or socializing with your friends, and we are building a parking structure with this building as well,” says Atwell.

Additional amenities that have already opened at Wind Crest include several restaurants, fitness centers, a salon-spa, Red Rocks catering room, and the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center. Each residence building features well-appointed sitting and meeting areas, classrooms, and patios for enjoying the stunning mountain and city skyline views. 

Sometimes, more is more

Longs Ridge will offer a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans—approximately 20% one-bedroom homes and 80% two-bedroom homes. Each will include a wide range of sizes and layouts to accommodate lifestyles and price ranges. 

Open floor plans make the best use of space, and beautiful finishes give each home a luxurious feel. Standard design highlights include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware, and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen.

Like McHenry’s Crossing, Parry Landing, and The High Line Overlook before it, many homes in Longs Ridge will feature balconies—a common request among priority list members and residents.

And like all residence buildings in the second neighborhood, Longs Ridge will be located across the High Line Canal and Trail from Wind Crest’s original neighborhood. 

An impressive sky bridge connects the new and original neighborhoods with all-season access, and regular shuttle service offers convenient transportation on and off campus.

It won’t last long

Atwell says he expects homes in Longs Ridge to sell quickly. “Our priority list is long, and homes in our three newest buildings sold quickly. Plus, this may be the last opportunity to get a brand new home at Wind Crest,” he says.

“We encourage people to join the priority list to get in line for an available home,” says Sales Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux. “Even if you’re not ready right now, things may change by the time Longs Ridge is complete. By joining the priority list, you are ensuring you have the opportunity to make a choice when a home becomes available.”

Priority list membership requires a refundable $1,000 deposit and a nonrefundable $150 application fee per person to ensure that a home at Wind Crest will be available when you’re ready to move. 

Barbara McEldowney and her husband Mack decided to take advantage of the opportunity to move to Wind Crest and moved to The High Line Overlook in October 2015. 

“It seemed like the right time. We wanted to make the move now, while we can enjoy all Wind Crest offers,” Barbara says.

Like most people who make enjoying the maintenance-free lifestyle and friendships at Wind Crest a priority, Barbara and Mack ranked their wants and needs. Moving from their mountain home of 40 years, “The view was really important to us,” Barbara says.

They chose a large one-bedroom Henderson model with an extra-large full bath and enormous walk-in closet.

“Those who are willing to give up one or two of those things for the sake of a worry-free lifestyle are the ones who benefit from making the decision to move now,” Atwell says.

That’s true for Barbara and Mack. “It’s been a great decision,” says Barbara.

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