Wind Crest Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg (left) gives Wilma DeBoer some helpful pointers on creating space in her closet.

I’ve been writing about downsizing and moving for nearly 15 years, and the most common remark I hear from people who have done it, goes something like this: “I don’t miss a thing.”

Bill Snow was hesitant to move to Wind Crest for fear of the community being out of his price range. Now, he’s living a vibrant, maintenance-free retirement and loving every moment.

If Bill Snow had listened to his initial assumptions about maintenance-free retirement living at Wind Crest, he would still be living alone, maintaining a large house, isolated from social interaction. Instead, he now plays pool every day but Sunday with his buddies and can’t walk down the hall without running into a familiar face.

Royal blue accents and modern farmhouse décor adorn the Peyton model in Wind Crest’s Prospect Crossing residence building, which just opened last month.

This spring, Wind Crest welcomed the first residents to Prospect Crossing, its newest residence building and the first in the community’s third and, potentially, final neighborhood.

With spacious, open rooms and square footage between 782 and 839, the one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Brecken is one of Wind Crest’s most popular floor plans.

From her office on Plaza Drive, Vera Kesler has seen the landscape of Highlands Ranch, Colo., transform over the past 40 years. While working as a data processor and administrator for what was originally Cahners Publishing Company, she watched buildings being erected—from Children’s Hospital to apartment complexes, schools, restaurants, and shopping centers.

A landscaped courtyard will connect Summit Square and Quincy Point and feature a pickleball court, bocce court, and walking paths that enhance Wind Crest’s vibrant lifestyle.

Wind Crest recently announced its Colorado expansion, the newest phase of development in its Colorado neighborhood. The expansion features two new residence buildings, Summit Square and Quincy Point, which open summer and fall of 2020, respectively. 

Wind Crest Executive Chef Adrian Snow stays current with culinary trends by following the Oregon food scene and staying connected to chefs both nationwide and worldwide through the American Culinary Federation.

When you have a member of your community who has met and worked with James Beard leading the dining services committee where you live, you know the food’s going to be good.

Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg meets with prospective residents in their house and helps them plan they layout of their new home with the furniture the already have.

There’s a reason why most people who move to Wind Crest say it’s the easiest move they’ve ever made. They have a secret weapon. Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg provides personalized assistance to help make the load—and the experience—a lot lighter. 

Arlene Macura celebrated her official move-in to Wind Crest with a toast, something many new neighbors will be doing come April when Prospect Crossing opens.

When Wind Crest announced the start of construction for its newest residence building, Prospect Crossing, in February 2018, one special group of people received the news first and were able to begin reserving apartment homes before anyone else.

Peggy Bent smiles standing in front of a lake

When Peggy Bent visited Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo., just southwest of Denver, she saw something much different from the other retirement communities she had researched.