Painted Prairie Wins Triple Crown Community of the Year

Article By: Michelle Tripp, Painted Prairie

Located in one of Colorado’s fastest-growing economic and employment hubs, everything you want in urban and suburban living can be found at Painted Prairie in Aurora, Colorado. Uniquely positioned for easy commutes and convenient air travel from Denver International Airport and home to major employers, hospitals, cultural and natural attractions, and an exploding job outlook, Painted Prairie is redefining Colorado’s definition of live, work, and play.  

With ample access to travel networks such as the A-Line Rail, E-470, 56th Avenue, and I-70, this community makes it fun to explore the cultural and culinary delights of downtown Denver and the globally-centric city of Aurora. Looking for a quick mountain getaway? Hop on I-70 and be in Colorado’s world-renowned mountain towns in under two hours. Painted Prairie marks the sweet spot for establishing roots and creating your destiny in a new, exciting community of like-minded people. 

Modern home design at Painted Prairie.

Creating a Legacy 

Painted Prairie is a growing neo-traditional community that excels in merging traditional principles with contemporary influences. Its well-blended design offers a refreshing alternative for its residents, where green spaces and scenic mountain views meet diverse architecture and streetscapes. Painted Prairie, is where urban meets prairie, and all are welcome here.  

Since 2021, the community has been recognized by three different sets of judges and awarded Community of Year by all three – locally as Community of the Year by the Denver MAME awards in 2021; and again in 2022 as the National Community of the Year by The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); and again, as Masterplan Community of the Year at the Gold Nugget Awards in 2024. 

The neo-traditional blend of single-family and multi-family homes offered at Painted Prairie results in a diverse and attractive environment that enjoys higher resale value and appreciation than conventional communities. With assorted housing styles and social diversity, it caters to first-time homebuyers, new families, empty nesters, multi-generational residents, and everyone in between to create a vibrant, inclusive living experience for all. 

Green spaces at Painted Prairie with children's payset.

Green Spaces and Room to Roam 

Painted Prairie’s award-winning landscape architecture offers a unique interconnected park system that’s not commonly found anywhere along the Front Range. Community gardens, orchards, wide open spaces, play areas, and other points of interest illuminate the historical and cultural significance of the prairie in Colorado’s story. 

It was important to Painted Prairie’s developers to install the parks before building homes allowing the landscape to take root early for residents to enjoy as soon as they moved into the neighborhood. Pocket parks dot the community offering natural play and gathering spaces steps away from your front door. All parks and trails lead to the stunning 22-acre High Prairie Park where residents are greeted by over 150 continuous miles of sweeping mountain vistas, along with Denver’s signature skyline. 

Pocket park in Painted Prairie with slides built into landscape.

Urban Excursions Within Walking Distance 

As the future heart of Painted Prairie, the 55-acre Town Center is set to be a bustling hive of activity. Surrounding a central park, boutique hotels, residential opportunities, and vibrant restaurants provide the perfect locale for socializing, dining, and leisure. 

Interior modern kitchen with island.

Homes Not Just Houses 

With an impressive roster of homebuilders including Berkeley Homes, David Weekley Homes, KB Home, McStain Neighborhoods, Meritage Homes, New Home Co., Pulte Homes, Remington Homes, Toll Brothers, and Tri Pointe Homes, Painted Prairie brings a diverse choice of over 50+ floorplan options to the Northeast Metro Denver market. 

At Painted Prairie, diversity and inclusion form the foundation of community life. Beyond the diversity in architecture, it’s the mix of lifestyles that defines this neighborhood. If you desire an active, friendly community where new ideas are welcome and fun resident events are the norm, Painted Prairie is where you should be. Come, discover Painted Prairie, this award-winning community, and be a part of the future of fresh urban living.