Photo of a female resident in a community garden, one of the many amenities at Wind Crest.

The living room in Wind Crest’s clubhouse buzzes with conversation as people researching their retirement living options gather in several groups of 10 to 12. A resident ambassador answers questions about life at the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg meets with prospective residents in their home, armed with a magnetic floor plan of their new apartment at Wind Crest.

When it comes to moving, you can find apps that will keep you organized through packing, painting, and moving. 

But how do you keep all those apps organized? And what happens if you’re not app or tech savvy? 

Ellen Korin downsized from a three-story house in Virginia to a two-bedroom Jameson-style apartment home in Wind Crest’s brand-new Longs Ridge residence building.

Two weeks after moving to Wind Crest, Ellen Korin is ready to jump into the Erickson Living lifestyle. With many of her belongings still in boxes, she’s less concerned about unpacking than getting involved. 

Personal Moving Consultant Beth Brandenburg helps Wilma DeBoer winnow her wardrobe before moving to Wind Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

The leaves may not be changing colors yet, but the fall market has already started to kick into high gear. In the Denver Metro area, home prices are at record highs while housing inventory is at a 32-year low. Experts say we’re likely to witness a selling season nearly as strong as its height in 2005.

Jack Lane and Candy Kane are enjoying life at Wind Crest since moving there this summer.

After witnessing her mother thrive for 12 years at Greenspring, an Erickson Living community in Springfield, Va., and her sister and brother-in-law celebrate their tenth anniversary at Erickson Living’s Highland Springs in Dallas, Tex., Candy Kan

Moving to Wind Crest doesn’t diminish your outdoor space—it enlarges it. The only thing Wind Crest neighbors give up is home and yard maintenance. Here, community members celebrate the opening of a new putting green.

You’re on the fence about downsizing and moving to an apartment-style community, even though it offers full access to health care on site. You may not need it now, but you acknowledge you or your spouse may need it in the future.

The Ridgway boasts a substantial amount of living and storage space.

Two years ago, Conk and Bonnie Buckley selected the floor plan for their brand new apartment home at Tallgrass Creek, an Erickson Living community in Overland Park, Kans. Sight unseen, the two-bedroom, two-bath apartment seemed like a good fit on paper. Today, Conk and Bonnie couldn’t be happier.

Scholarship recipient Peter McCall (left) is assistant general manager of the Fireside Restaurant. Jacob Gaumer received a scholarship to attend the Culinary Institute of America.

In April, 19 student servers who work at Wind Crest graduated from the Highlands Ranch, Colo., community’s scholarship program. A ceremony at the 230-seat Arts and Enrichment Center on site commemorated the occasion.

Floor plan for The Fraser, One Bedroom, One and a Half Bath with diagonal wall

With its diagonal wall, the extra-large one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath Fraser floor plan looks unique on paper. Wind Crest Sales Director Jason Atwell is watching it sell out quickly.