Where It Is—Near Morrison
Located in the heart of Jefferson County, Willowbrook is bounded on the north by Turkey Creek, Crestbrook Dr. on the south and east as it meanders through the property, and the foothills on the west. It is conveniently located in a valley just west of C470 and south of Highway 285. The development is approximately 25 minutes to downtown, 40 minutes to DIA, DTC and Park Meadows and has convenient access to Colorado Springs, Boulder and I-70 to the mountain communities.
What Makes It Special—A Well-Kept Secret
With the extensive front range views and numerous trail systems available, most residents love this secret neighborhood. Adjacent to Red Rocks Park and Ampiheatre and Red Rocks Country Club, there is a plethora of outdoor activities from which to choose. Horseback riding, hiking and golf headline the list. Many homes surround the golf course at Red Rocks Country Club with the wilderness of the mountains in the background. It is common to see wildlife meandering through the pristine neighborhood while golfers tee off nearby. Towering red rock formations and natural Colorado greenery dot the area, creating a true Colorado experience for residents.
The Homes—A Wide Variety
Homes vary from traditional ranch and two story to modern architecture. Some of the homes in the development are built right into the foothills. Driving through the neighborhood, it is noticeable that the homes are uniquely designed and built with an abundance of windows framing the mountainous landscape to the north and west. And, no two homes are built alike. Homeowners, from their multi-level decks and patios, revel not only in the panoramic mountain views, but in the vast blue skies, the circuitous weather patterns that form around the foothills and the ever changing colorful landscape.
Why It’s Hot
With its convenient location near Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Bear Creek State Park and Dinosaur Ridge, residents cherish the abounding nature and outdoor activities. Willowbrook is composed of two adjacent communities: Willowbrook and Willow Springs. Located just south of the town of Morrison, residents have access to a wide range of entertainment choices. Bandimere Speedway, the Morrison Museaum and a number of great restaurants line the attraction calendar.
The privately owned Willow Springs open space is open for use to property owners and their guests for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Surrounding the area are more than 800 acres of hiking, biking and horseback trails. Red Rocks Park and Ampitheatre is renowed for music, drama, theater, exercise and religious activities. Widely known as the best Colorado outdoor entertainment venue, it is a draw for residents and tourists nationwide.
Who Lives Here—A Diverse Group
Residents of Willow Springs and Willowbrook come from diverse backgrounds. There are singles, young professionals, families with children of all ages, retirees and empty nesters. These neighborhoods are remote yet so accessible to the majority of the metropolitan area that it is not uncommon for residents to stay generation after generation. Young families live next door to empty nesters and young professionals. The neighborhood is rife with attractions for all age groups and the sense of community is contagious among the residents.
A significant number of residents belong to the family-friendly Red Rocks Country Club and Golf Course, which offers guests year around social activities. There is a mountain side 18-hole championship golf course, outdoor swimming pool and club house with a fine dining restaurant.
What You will Pay—$400s to Seven Figures
There are more than 1,000 homes in the larger Willow Springs community and according to recent listings, home prices range from the $400s for attached town homes and patio homes to two million for custom, luxury built homes that feature incredible views and a wide spanse of land. Willowbrook, which is the older of the two neighborhoods, has187 custom homes on one-acre or more lots. Many are horse properties replete with barns, stables and arenas. Residents enjoy Colorow’s Cave, which holds up to 200 people for private events.
Willowbrook is a parcel in the award-winning Jefferson County School District.
Bio: Kathy Smith is a freelance writer who writes regularly for the New West Publishing family of magazines, as well as a variety of other local and national publications.