When Mike Anderson got a call to teach pickleball at Hilltop 55+ two years ago, he had no idea what to expect. But after teaching over that summer and the years that followed, he realized that our community wasn’t just a great place to pick up a paddle. It was a great place to put down roots.
It’s going to be a great weekend. Make that weekends. Because the annual Parade of Homes is being held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 11th to 28th. Stop by between 12pm and 5pm to tour two featured parade homes in our Hilltop 55+ neighborhood.
If we sat down and thought of all the reasons why you should buy a home in Hilltop, we’d have a very long list. (Like, very long.) So we’ve just included our top 5 here. Trust us, it was very hard narrowing down our choices!
You may see them strength training at Hilltop Club. Playing a little pickleball. Or perfecting their sun salutation at a yoga class. After all, Hilltop residents Rick & Kathy Forsman put a big importance on wellness. So we thought we’d start the new year talking to them about how they stay active and engaged.
The Hilltop team has been busy lately, planning a year’s worth of Hilltop events for 2022. Which means our residents are going to be busy in the upcoming year, taking part in all the fun. Here’s a sample of what we’ve got in store:
There’s a pickleball craze here at Hilltop 55+. In fact, that may be an understatement … our pickleball club has grown to over 230 members (and counting) and plays year-round! We talked to Hilltop Resident and “Pickleball President” Jim Brandt about the paddle game taking our community by storm.
It’s going to be a great weekend. Make that weekends. Because the annual Parade of Homes is being held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 12th to 29th. Stop by between 12pm and 5pm to tour three featured parade homes in our Hilltop 55+ neighborhood.
If there’s one thing we like around here, it’s variety. And the new 55 Series has it. Five new home plans with the same quality and design that American Legend Homes is known for. But they’re a little smaller in size (and price).
Sorry, Coronavirus. You may keep us physically distanced. But you can’t keep us apart in spirit. While this summer may be a little different than most, it hasn’t stopped us from having the community events that make Inspiration so … well, inspiring.
Let’s face it. Looking for a new home is a little—make that a lot—different these days. Starting with the whole "should we even be moving right now" question. But the answer is easy when it comes to Hilltop 55+. Here's why.
If you're thinking about moving to Hilltop 55+, join us at Hilltop Hello. It's where you'll get a glimpse into life at Hilltop … including the good (fellow neighbors!), the fun (events!), and the necessary (trash pick-up!).
Maybe Left Brain You would like some logical reasons for moving to Inspiration. However, Right Brain You says okay … but it’s gotta feel right. Good news: Inspiration speaks to the whole of you with five reasons why it may be your happy (and smart) place.
It really couldn’t be more perfect: a homebrewer that now lives in a community with its very own hops garden. We talked to craft-beer-creator Jed Levin about what he loves about home brewing … and what he loves about having Inspiration as his home.
Here’s to suburbs without the stereotypes. To fresh thinking. A variety of homes — and people. Rolling hills. Hops gardens and resident brew masters. One-of-kind boutiques, live theater and foodie nirvana just five miles down the road. Think of Inspiration as the suburbs … inspired.
We highly suggest stopping by the Hilltop Club and meeting them in person. But in the meantime, you can get to know a little bit about our Hilltop Ambassadors, Gloria Escalante, Ginnie Ellis and Lindsey Mercier right here.
Denver is a world-renowned playground for adults, from the outdoors lover and avid hiker to those who can’t get enough of the thriving arts and culture scene. And Denver is a wonderland for kids, too! Here are just a few of the many treasures.
The Denver Parade of Homes is always a great source of inspiration. And this year, this free event is coming (again) to Inspiration. You’ll be able to come and check out the latest in home trends and design, every Thursday through Sunday, August 8 through 25th.
There’s never a dull moment when you live at Inspiration. Because we have a summer’s worth of events lined up that will ensure you have a beer-tasting, dog-walking, music-listening, yoga-posing good time.
When is a park not just a park? When it’s one of the three new parks planned at Inspiration. Coming in 2020, all of our new places to play will be full of inspired and creative ways to relax, interact and more.
Join us at the Hilltop Block Party. Saturday, June 29, 5-8 pm. We’re celebrating with red, white, blue and barbeque, at Hilltop. It’s a chance for current (and future) residents of Hilltop to gather together for food, fun, live music and a little community competition!
The average interest rate for a 30-year mortgage recently fell below 4%, prompting the financial advice website Bankrate to call it an “unexpected gift” for borrowers. Low interest rates are just part of an overall positive outlook for today’s homebuyers.
Our signature event series brings forth another season of tasty food, free craft brews, live music, creativity and, of course, friendly faces. So much to look forward to. Hope to see you, every second Friday from June through October at the Inspiration Club, as we live and breathe the art of community. Everyone is invited.
Richmond American Homes introduced themselves to the neighborhood with their stunning Estate Collection. Now meet the Villas at Inspiration. A selection of open ranch and spacious two-story designs – filled with thoughtful details, and available with an abundance of options. Now pre-selling from the mid $400s.
One of the best reasons to live in Colorado is the abundance of sunny days. And when it comes to enjoying clear blue skies, nothing beats a trail through the great wide open. Luckily, Inspiration gives you miles of great trails, leading to a myriad of great places. From the Town of Parker to Cherry Creek State Park to Downtown Denver … there’s no limit to how far you can go.
If a stress-free homebuying experience is on your wish list, Mike McCleery is your guy. A New Home Consultant at Lennar, Mike is on a mission to get you into your dream home as smoothly and easily as possible. Here’s how.
The square footage may be modest, but the indoor/outdoor living is amazing. Ten new homes have landed for our feathered friends, courtesy of Inspiration's residents. This project, like many others, originated in the resident-run Common Area Committee. And grew to include a whole flock of neighbors.
When we talked with Marla about living here at Inspiration, we were amazed she even had time to speak to us. She teaches twelve exercise classes a week between the Hilltop Club and the Parker Rec Center. Yep, TWELVE. And that’s just part of how she spends her time in and around the community.
On January 19, we're unveiling two new models from Richmond American Homes, at our Two-rrific Grand Opening Event. These one-story homes have everything you could want (and more). Think gourmet kitchens. Airy 10' ceilings. And homesites that back to open space—all starting from the low $500s.
This time of year, everyone could use a few gift ideas. Because, let's face it, some people are hard to shop for. So, we've put together a few suggestions for the tech-savvy gadgeteers on your list. Naturally, these ideas are the perfect complement to the high-tech homes you find in our community.
It’s right here, at Inspiration, in our new Lennar models. And it’s cool. Like super cool. An innovative partnership between Lennar and Amazon, the Amazon Experience Center shows how you can use Alexa in your everyday life.
You could say we did it all. And then some. From the kids enjoying popsicles by the pool to having a Nerf war. From special events for our Hilltop 55+ residents to The Spark Event series—where we enjoyed craft beers, live music, art, food trucks and getting to know our neighbors.
Inspiration is getting bigger, one one-story at a time. Thanks to our newest builder, Richmond American Homes. First up is their Estates Collection, featuring four large ranch plans (including one that’s brand-new to Colorado!)—and hundreds of ways to personalize them.
It’s time for our Open House Spree, and you don’t want to miss it. Because we have so many models (16!) to tour and so many quick move-in homes (20+!) to see. Join us every Saturday, September 29–October 13, from 11am–5pm. We promise you’ll have a spree-tacular time.
Our lawn is the place to be this summer — because it's high-season for the Hilltop 55+ Summer Lawn Series in Inspiration. We've booked the best bands — the kind of bands that will get you out of your lawn chair and on your feet. Throw in free craft beer, wine and your favorite lawn games.
Doris Pearlman, the owner of Possibilities for Design, is the lead interior designer for the Toll Brothers models at Inspiration. When it comes to design trends, she knows her stuff. So we were excited to hear a little about what she's seeing and foreseeing.
We have one more thing to add to your summer schedule. The annual Parade of Homes—every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from August 9th to 26th from 11am to 6pm. And Inspiration is an important stop—with seven featured parade homes to tour.
It seems only fitting that our first Resident Spotlight be one of Hilltop's first residents. Dennis Colwell and his wife, Patty, built their house in Inspiration 22 months ago. Now Dennis serves as a resident member of the Metro Board and they've seen the community take shape.
If you’re looking to buy, waiting may cost you. While interest rates remain low, they have been rising since the start of the year, based on fast economic growth and the need to limit inflation. In fact, Freddie Mac has projected that by 2019, rates could be as high as 5.10%.
Of course you know how to make your own fun. But imagine having a neighborhood champion of fun. A passionate planner of special events. Someone whose full-time job it is to nurture friendships and build a strong sense of community. At Inspiration, that someone is Hannah Toole, Lifestyle Director.
With two unique model homes to tour, last month’s Twice-As-Grand Opening got people walking. And talking. Lennar’s innovative approach to home design — and its sweet location in the community — deserves further exploration.
Once the province of dusty books and shushing, libraries have come a long way. Especially the new Parker Library.This active, 42,000-square-foot multimedia mecca provides patrons with a recording studio where they can create films, videos and musical compositions. All for free.
Our Lennar homes are now available for pre-sale. Which means you can be among the first to own one of these high-style, perfect-for-families residences—including what they call their SuperHome, which totally lives up to its name.
He's currently the Sales Manager for our Toll Brothers neighborhood. But before that, he spent 10 years at Del Webb. Then 7 years at Anthem. And now he's been here at Inspiration for 2. When you do the math, that adds up to 19 years of expertise in all things55+.
Whoever invented S'mores is pretty high up on our list of favorite people ever. Which is one of the reasons why we have fire pits in our Hops Garden and at the 20 Mile House. Come with the tried-and-true ingredients, or try a new take on the old favorite (read on for recipes).
Why are we so sure that you're going to think Meritage Homes are the stuff dreams are made of? Well, for starters, part of their whole company philosophy is that everyone deserves to live better, smarter and healthier. Which is why they're setting a new standard in home design.
CalAtlantic Homes is one of the nation’s largest and most respected homebuilders. (They’ve been around 50 years, so they know a thing or two about crafting well-built residences.) So you can see why we’re so excited that they have developed an all-ranch enclave at Inspiration.
Dream Finders Homes, an award-winning builder, has six different floorplans right here at Inspiration. In addition to high-quality homes at affordable prices, Dream Finders offers customizable options, high levels of design finishes, an impressive list of included features and more.
As the school year picks up, routines kick back in. And Inspiration’s builders have designed homes that will make it all a little easier, with mud rooms, drop zones and office spaces. Read on to learn more about student-friendly features.
When it comes to active adult communities in Colorado, you can't get much more active than the Hilltop Club in Inspiration's Hilltop 55+ village. Whether you play pickle-ball, bocce ball, yoga, swimming or cooking, you'll find plenty to do at this state-of-the-art recreation center.
For a refreshing change of pace, spend this Sunday at the Parker Farmers’ Market on quaint Main Street. Peruse locally-grown produce and herbs while sampling baked goods and enjoying time with friends and family – just five miles from Inspiration.
One of your first action items when searching for a new home is to determine your must-haves. Are you looking for a large yard, entertaining space, or a certain number of bedrooms? It may be helpful to see what other homebuyers prioritize when searching for a new home.
Purchasing a new house is not just a key milestone, it's also an important time to establish a maintenance routine. Follow these simple tips for maximizing energy efficiency, saving money on repairs and getting the best life out of your new home.
We’re excited to introduce the latest addition to the Inspiration family: the Caruso by David Weekley Homes, available now at Inspiration Hilltop and Inspiration Ranch. Find out more about the Caruso floorplan and how to make this house your home.
This season is sure to be hot, so grab a cold one at the new Inspiration Hops Garden. Whether you’re a beer lover or not, you can enjoy the shade, plants and fire pit. Learn more about the brewing-inspired addition.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or turning your spring cleaning into summer redecorating, the end result is the same: a well-designed home that fits your family. Here are three websites to help you get a fresh start this summer.
When spring and summer roll around, many homeowners find themselves itching to brighten and upgrade their houses. Here are three easy ways to hit the refresh button on your interior based on what’s trending this year.
At Inspiration, we focus on providing character, while maintaining the beauty and quality that our residents expect. Our builders enable us to offer a balance of continuity and variety. Learn more about each of the five builders and their offerings at Inspiration.
With snow still covering the mountains and parts of the foothills, it’s the perfect time to prepare your legs for the season on a trail that’s not too high. Try these three family-friendly spots that are less than an hour’s drive from Inspiration.
Two new builders to Inspiration, Meritage Homes and Dream Finders Homes, have added unique floor plans to what The Denver Post is calling, "the best selection of homes for early move-in available in the entire south metro area."
You still have a week to see “Women Behind the Lens” at the PACE Center Art Gallery in nearby Parker. Spotlighting 11 Colorado women artists, the exhibition features work that challenges, celebrates and confronts ideas specific to women of Colorado.
Congratulations to Toll Brothers and Possibilities for Design, the winner and finalist of four Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) awards, from the Denver Home Builders Association. This year’s awards recognized the Antero, Trelease, Warren and Carson model homes in Inspiration.
The end of summer is fast approaching, and container gardening is a simple form of horticulture that’s fun for the entire family all year long. We’ve put together our favorite container gardening tips to help you improve your green thumb!
Indulge in farm fresh produce, learn where food comes from and shake hands with the growers. Enjoy authentic interactions while discovering the region’s geographically distinctive food and drink. You don't have to go far to experience the fruits of farming! Here are our top 3 Farmer’s Markets.
Homes that offer main-floor living are a hot commodity both locally and around the nation. "These kinds of plans are specially designed to really maximize space and lifestyle," said Mollie Carmichael, Principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting.
Beer is to Colorado what wine is to France, and we like our brews to be fresh, local, and handcrafted. Fortunately, there are many great places to enjoy a great brew near Inspiration. Here are our Top 4 picks.
The PACE Center (or Parker Arts, Cultural and Events Center) offers an impressive lineup of events, local and national performances, classes and activities for all-ages. This state-of-the-art facility offers touring acts, local performances, exhibits and educational programs.
How people live is forever changing and evolving, making the big decision to purchase a new home more complex than ever. For more than four decades Newland has been creating communities all across the country that have become home to hundreds of thousands of families.