Colorado Springs Neighboorhood Report ~ Greenhaven
Greenhaven – Colorado Springs
Greenhaven is a Colorado Springs neighborhood of about 250 single family homes built by John Laing, located in the northern part of Stetson Hills – in the northeast part of Colorado Springs. Greenhaven is nestled at the northwest corner of Black Forest Drive and Dublin Boulevard.
Homeowners love Greenhaven because it is far enough to the east to really appreciate the sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, yet not too far from all that Colorado Springs has to offer.
Greenhaven has been referred to as the Crayola Neighborhood because of the vibrant house colors – particularly the “Cottage-Series” homes on the South half of the neighborhood. Deep blue, rich turquoise, burnt orange, vibrant red, bright yellow and energetic green were among the colors available to new home owners
The northern half of the neighborhood (the Windchime-Series) has more subtle colors – but not without a splash of blue, yellow, red and orange every few houses. A drive through the Greenhaven neighborhood is nice reminder that this is not Edward Scissorhands Land (where every home looks the same).
The neighborhood started in Summer of 2004, and John Laing finished building their last home Spring 2007. New homes were available in the high $100k´s to mid $200k´s when they started, and resale homes, in Greenhaven, are now selling for the mid-high $200k’s (as of Fall 2008). The pride of ownership is prevalent as a drive down any of our streets will show. Yards are not too big, so they are easy to maintain.
The Windchime homes (in northern Greenhaven) all come with nice front porches – and many of the homes also have really nice side or front patios – some with outdoor fireplaces!
The Cottage homes (in Southern Greenhaven) come with a variety of front porches, upper balconies or side courtyards. Each home is unique and boasts tons of character.
Eventually there will be neighborhoods to the west and the new D-49 Vista Ridge High School north, but Greenhaven was not built on a grid: Silverwind Circle circles the entire neighborhood with only 2 streets (and 2 more eventually) leading in or out. Right now, Greenhaven is destination-only and the only homes here are John Laing built.
One of the nicest features of Greenhaven is the park. John Laing was smart– they finished the park before building any homes. What a great attraction! When talking with homeowners in Greenhaven, I have found that the park was the motivating factor for many of them.
The park offers a play structure with slides, games and a bunch of things to climb on. There is also a large field for football or red rover, kite flying (Colorado Springs DOES get its fair share of wind…) or anything else that requires a huge grassy area. In the middle of the park is a huge covered pavilion with picnic tables for neighborhood BBQ´s and birthday parties.
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