Stonebury – Quiet, Private Living in Highlands Ranch

 

Stonebury entrance sign to neighborhood in Highlands Ranch 80126

Stonebury is a very small, upscale subdivision consisting of only about 100 owner occupied homes located at the intersection of Pennington Street and Wildcat Reserve Parkway, just a quarter of a mile east of South Broadway. Stonebury is located in the easternmost section of the Westridge region of Highlands Ranch. The gated Highwoods and Backcountry communities can be found north and south of Stonebury, while Indigo Hill is located to the west, just across South Broadway.

Homes in Stonebury were built from 2000 to 2003 by Shea Homes, a prevalent builder that has constructed many neighborhoods throughout Highlands Ranch. Unlike homes in other subdivisions that look very similar throughout, Stonebury’s homes offer a little more variety in their appearance. Homes faced with brick accents, stone accents, or stucco can all be found throughout the neighborhood’s loop and cul-de-sacs. The homes here are predominantly 2-story, single family homes, ranging from 2,800 to 3,700 square feet on average lot sizes of .22 acres. Basements average an additional 1,465 square feet, some of which are finished and/or walkouts.

Although Stonebury is not a gated community, like the neighboring subdivisions to the north and south, it still maintains a private feel with its small size. Pennington Street is the only entrance to the subdivision and leads to Ridgemont Circle, creating a loop around the neighborhood. Pennington Lane, Graland Lane, and Graland Place all branch off from Ridgemont Circle, creating an environment that is isolated from any traffic, aside from residents. The northern side of the neighborhood is directly bordered by Marcy Gulch, creating a very quiet air that is sometimes harder to find in the busier sections of Highlands Ranch.

Along Marcy Gulch runs the Marcy Gulch Trail, a great concrete path taking dog walkers, bikers, and joggers alike along the gulch through the natural landscape of Highlands Ranch. Following this trail west will bring walkers to Foothills Park. This park is one of Highlands Ranch’s larger parks as it is situated in between neighborhoods in the open space along the gulch, contrasting smaller neighborhood parks tucked away deep within subdivisions. The sports field, playground, basketball courts, and Fido’s Field dog park also offer variety to visitors all in one convenient location. Active bodies looking for other workouts have two options of recreation centers, either the Westridge Recreation Center of Southridge Recreation Center, both of which are about five minutes away from Stonebury.

The Marcy Gulch Trail can also be taken north along Broadway to the Grand View Trail and to the connecting Kistler Trail, which will eventually lead to Kistler Park. South of Kistler Park on Burntwood Way in the Manor Knolls subdivision is Bear Canyon Elementary, the elementary school that Stonebury generally feeds into. Older kids attend Mountain Ridge Middle School or Mountain Vista High School, just one mile east of Stonebury on the south side of Wildcat Reserve Parkway.

Stonebury is located in Douglas County, Zip Code 80126

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