Sky Ranch Brings New Homes to Aurora and a Brand New School: Sky Ranch Academy

November 2023

Kids walking to community school

Sky Ranch, a community of new homes in Watkins, CO, just east of Aurora, is creating a thriving, beautiful locale for first-time home buyers who are looking toward the future and ready to take the leap from renting to home ownership. With a perfect location, a roster of trustworthy homebuilders, and a brand new, tuition-free K-12 charter school – Sky Ranch Academy – this neighborhood is brimming with possibility.

Your New Community School: Sky Ranch Academy

Studies have shown that a long commute to school can have a negative impact on kids, reducing their sleep and impacting their mood and performance. Residents of Sky Ranch can say goodbye to long morning and afternoon transportation to school with the convenience of a high-quality, brand new school within their community: Sky Ranch Academy.

This tuition-free, public charter school opened this year with grades K-7 and will add one grade per year through 12th grade, accommodating grades within the community by 2028. With a campus located in the center of Sky Ranch, parents can safely walk their children to the neighborhood school, where their children can spend the day in a nurturing environment with a challenging curriculum.

A study performed by Stanford University revealed that schools like Sky Ranch Academy from NHA Schools have students who outperform their peers from surrounding schools by 3.5 months each year. However, academic performance and a college preparatory experience are just one facet of the dynamic environment at Sky Ranch Academy. Children are encouraged to grow morally and ethically, with a daily focus on virtues like respect, perseverance and compassion.

Sky Ranch Academy also focuses on a community approach to child development, harnessing the power of a team effort among the student, teacher, and parent for each child’s growth.

Open enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year has begun and runs through November 30. Visit Sky Ranch Academy on NHA Schools to learn more about Sky Ranch Academy and start the application process.

The World at Your Doorstep: New Homes in Aurora Nestled in the Perfect Location

Sky Ranch is an accessible opportunity to invest in a new home with easy access to all of the culture and amenities of Aurora and nearby Watkins, in a dynamic area within minutes of Denver International Airport and Gaylord Rockies. With broad, open blue skies, expansive open space, and plenty of community parks and trails, nature surrounds you at Sky Ranch – but you’re never far from the hustle and bustle.

  • Within a 10- to 15-minute drive, you can find opportunities for play, shopping, and an employment center to shorten your commute. Destinations within this short drive include an Amazon Fulfillment Center, Aurora Sports Park, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver International Airport, Buckley Air Force Base, Dry Dock Brewing Taproom & Disc Golf Course, Vista PEAK Exploratory & Preparatory Schools, Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Colorado Air & Space Port.
  • Within 30 minutes or less, the Green Valley Ranch Town Center provides shopping opportunities, including a King Soopers. You can also make your way to Southlands Shopping Center or Downtown Denver for more retail experiences. Denver Tech Center and Cherry Creek Reservoir are also less than 30 minutes from Sky Ranch.
  • Hop onto the interstate to reach the world. I-70 is just a short half-mile away from Sky Ranch, so you can be rapidly transported to wherever you want to go – whether that’s downtown Denver, the Foothills, or the Rocky Mountains.

New Homes in Aurora by Trusted Home Builders

New homes at Sky Ranch are constructed by some of the region’s top home builders, including Challenger Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar, and KB Home. These renowned home builders offer attainable quality in a variety of distinct home designs with all the latest features.

Two collections by Challenger Homes offer variety and design choice, with every home backed by the reliability of this long-standing, reputable home builder striving to Make Life Better. The Highland Collection features four plans ranging from 1,264 to 2,199 square feet, all with a front-facing garage. The Uptown Collection features four more, slightly larger homes, ranging from 1,752 to 2,360 square feet, all with a garage conveniently accessed by a rear alley.

D.R. Horton is bringing their Tradition Collection to Sky Ranch, with eleven floor plans featuring coveted luxury features like stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and tankless water heaters. The Tradition Collection plans range from 1,561 square feet to 2,652 square feet, all with unbeatable price points.

Low-maintenance living meets inspired design with KB Home Villas at Sky Ranch. These paired homes have options for community location, layout, exterior style and interior design. KB Homes has a number of move-in ready homes available now at Sky Ranch.

Lennar is currently sold out, but will be back with more new homes soon. Make sure to sign up to stay informed by clicking the big blue “Contact” button above.

Grab your keys, explore the community, and browse quick move-in new homes that are available now.

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