Where It Is—South Metro
West Bowles Avenue and Hunter Run Lane, South Platte River and South Platte Canyon Road border Columbine Valley on the north, south, east and west. The Columbine Valley Town Office resides in the northern section of the neighborhood. The town, which became official in August 1959, is an outgrowth of a group of families from an HOA in the mid 50s who built around the popular Columbine Country Club and wanted their own township.
What Makes It Special—Country Club Living
Directly in the center of the neighborhood is one of the most prestigious, privately owned country clubs in Denver: The Columbine Country Club. Complete with two courses, an 18-hole championship and 9-hole course, the club is ranked in the top ten among private golf courses in Colorado, according to Golf Digest. Along with the golf courses, the club has tennis courts, swimming pool, and a 40,000 square-feet clubhouse with locker rooms, pro shop, banquet facilities and a spacious dining room and pub.
The Homes—Primarily Single Family
Mary Jones explains, “Single-family homes predominantly dot the neighborhood, but there are also patio homes in Brookhaven. The town has a height restriction for the homes on the golf course so they are mostly ranch unless a two-story home was grandfathered in. An area of seven, two-story homes beside the fourth hole is referred to as Columbine Valley Estates.”
Why It’s Hot—Golfing and Family
Long time club member Greg Walerius says, “Columbine golf course is one of the top courses in the state. They hosted the U.S. Open qualifying for years. There is even a par three course at the pool area.” Residents also have access to The Hudson Gardens and Event Center for seasonal concerts and events, and nearby Littleton’s Main Street offers residents numerous restaurants, shopping and entertainment options.
According to Walerius, “It's a great golf course community. The club has golf, tennis, swimming and lots of entertainment for the kids.” May Jones, Broker Associate with Kentwood Cherry Creek, concurs and states, “This is an incredibly wonderful family community. It’s the country club that is the draw for people and some of these residents have lived here 20, 30 and 40 years.” The population of the one-square mile community following the 2010 census was 1,256. Of the nearly 500 households, more than a quarter have families with children under the age of 18.
Who Lives Here—A Family Community
According to Jones, “There is a dense population of golfers. Additionally, families, young professionals, newly married couples and empty nesters complete the neighborhood. Columbine Valley is appealing to all age groups and with the patio homes, it is popular for empty nesters who like the simplicity of low maintenance.”
She continues, “It is a very attractive neighborhood and extremely conveniently located to shopping in downtown Littleton, Aspen Grove and with the close proximity of C-470 and the light rail on Santa Fe and Mineral it gives residents access to anywhere.”
What You Will Pay—600’s to Six Figures
“This is an affluent neighborhood and the prices arrange from $600s to the multi-million dollar range. There are a lot of scrapes going on in the neighborhood with new buyers purchasing a home for $600, scraping and rebuilding a $2 million plus home, for example,” says Jones. Nearly one-third of the residents of this affluent community have a median income of more than $200,000; 80 percent of them are married with children between the ages of 6 and 17, and more than half of the residents fall into the 45-84 age range.
Schools—Littleton Public Schools
Columbine Valley students are in Littleton Public Schools and include Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, which serves K-5; Goddard Middle School for sixth, seventh and eighth grades and then on to Heritage High School for grades nine through 12. Walerius comments, “Wilder Elementary is one of the best grade schools in Colorado.” Jones adds, “The neighborhood is also really close to private schools Colorado Academy and St. Mary’s Littleton.”
In the area:
Columbine Country Club
Columbine Valley Town Office