About the Pine Area
Located just 30 minutes west of Denver on the Hwy 285 Corridor, Pine is a picturesque mountain community with lots to offer both outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs.
A sharp left-hand turn off of scenic U.S. 285 will take visitors six miles down a winding canyon to the lovely riverside village of Pine. On you way to or from a hike, kayak, trip, bike ride, or whatever, make sure you stop at Zoka's for fine dining. You can even tie your dog up to the wrap around deck with phenomenal views and outdoor dining.
Pine is at an elevation of 6,811 feet, You can find wonderful home settings ranging from rustic tucked away mountain cabins to established covenant controlled neighborhoods on spacious lots with homes valued over over a million dollars.
Check out our three communities along the Pine Valley Road corridor just south of Highway 285 at Pine Junction;
The Preserve at Pine Meadows; The Reserve at Brauch Ranch; Wildcat Pointe Estates
The South Platte River offers world class fly fishing and kayaking. Hikers and mountain bikers will discover miles of trails in the adjacent Pike National Forest and the Pine Valley Open Space Park.
The Buffalo Creek area just south of Pine offers the best hiking, biking, horseback riding, 4 wheeling and snowmobile trails anywhere in Colorado. You can even hop on the Colorado Trail which runs right through this area. For rock climbing, visit Sphinx Rock which is down a narrow, rock-strewn canyon starting on Hwy. 285 and ending in the village of Pine. This is also home to Pine's most famed dining and drinking establishment, The Bucksnort Saloon.
Every day is a vacation when you select this wonderful community for your home.
About The Conifer Area
Nestled in foothills 35 miles southwest of downtown Denver and just a few miles from Evergreen, Conifer is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County. It is far enough from the big city to feel like a true mountain community, but still close enough for visitors to enjoy all Denver has to offer.
Our hills in Conifer were first occupied by Arapaho, Ute and Cheyenne tribes who used the area as a hunting ground. American Indians were followed by merchants, trappers, ranchers and miners. Historic Reynolds Park, about five miles outside Conifer, stands as a memorial to Conifer's pioneer era, and the trails originating here range from rolling to rugged.
Today, Conifer enjoys homes ranging from quaint rustic cabins to new multi-million dollar estates. Land is still a wonderful value…you can have views or be tucked in the woods, you can have covenants or not; horses or not; rock outcroppings, healthy forests, and incredible natural beauty as far as you can see. The Pike National Forest, which runs right through town, provides a home for deer, elk, foxes, birds and rabbits. In the spring and summer, seasonal wildflowers carpet Conifer's hills. The city also maintains multiple parks. Recreational activities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking are all out your back door.
Conifer has several new areas of commercial development including retail, restaurants and entertainment. Property values for Conifer remain high and most have not been negatively affected by the recession. Conifer remains one of the top places to live in Colorado.
With a population of 19,683 (as of 2009), the average income is $114,375 and median income is $104,116. The median age is 40.7.
Conifer is where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains. It enjoys 255 average days of sunshine a year. The coldest month of the year is January with an average temperature of 30 degrees. The hottest month is July with an average temperature of 74 degrees. The annual precipitation is 15.4 inches. The average annual snowfall is 60.3 inches. Average humidity is 40%.
Well established as one of Colorado's hidden treasures and a popular day escape, the Evergreen community offers an array of parks, art galleries, theatre, restaurants, entertainment, and more. Evergreen Lake, our crown jewel is fed by tributaries from Mt. Evans and is known for its all-season recreational activities such as boating, fishing, birding, ice-skating, weddings and lake concerts, and is bordered by mountain parks with miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.
Evergreen is an easy commute off Interstate-70, only 35 minutes from downtown Denver, 50 minutes from the Denver Tech Center, and an hour from Denver International Airport. At an elevation of 7,200 feet, surrounded by blue spruce and pine forests, our climate offers relief from the hot summers, with temperatures ranging from the high 70's to the low 80's; and winters are surprisingly mild, in the mid 40's to 50 degrees.
Genesee is a residential community, with natural beauty and serenity, that is tucked away just south of US Interstate 70 across from Lookout Mountain. Genesee offers the best of mountain living, providing easy access to metro Denver to the east and world-class ski areas to the west. Genesee's 883 homes have been sensitively and sensibly constructed on 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property, with a series of small neighborhoods that maintain a sense of community and privacy.
At over 7,500 ft. above sea level, most homes enjoy panoramic vistas of either downtown Denver or the majestic Mt. Evans and Continental Divide-or both! Genesee is a covenant-protected community where the developed environment coexists in harmony with the area's natural setting, including the abundant native inhabitants such as deer, wild turkeys, and elk. With 1,200 acres of dedicated open space over which meander 12 miles of maintained hiking trails, Genesee offers residents the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and views. Genesee has two clubhouses, one playground, two outdoor pools, four tennis courts, a well-equipped fitness center, and up-to-date meeting facilities. Residents are afforded the peace of mind of security patrol and a well-equipped fire station located within the community.