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about canyon pines

Building a fully custom home is an exciting time. Here’s an overview of what to expect when building a fully custom home in Canyon Pines. 

    • Start a Conversation:
      • Debra Wyatte, our SVP of Community Experience, is dedicated to helping you make Canyon Pines home.  Reach out by phone at 720-507-7871 or by email.
    • Schedule a Tour:
      • Each lot in Canyon Pines has its unique view, topography, and features. Once we understand your preference and budget, it’s time to find your perfect lot.  You can schedule a tour using the Request a Tour link on the Find Your Lot page or by connecting with our broker, Emily Henderson with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty at 303-717-3418 or by email.
    • Design:
      • With your desired lot in mind, you can design your custom home following our Design Guidelines. Already have an architect and/or builder in mind? Great! If not, we can make introductions and guide you through the design process.  
      • If you would like to start from a custom concept for a specific lot from a leading architecture firm, peruse our Accelerated Designs on the Home Designs page.
    • Construction:
      • Upon completion of the design review process, your design and/or builder team will assist with pricing the construction, procuring the appropriate permits to begin construction from the City of Arvada, and building your home.
    • Welcome home!
      • Once your dream home is complete you can experience firsthand what it feels like to retreat to nature with over 150 acres of open space to explore.
      • Selecting an Accelerated Home can be another way to simplify the process and is the fastest path to becoming a homeowner at Canyon Pines.

No. Canyon Pines is a fully custom home community so buyers can work with the architect and builder of their choice.   We ensure a cohesive architectural community aligned with the vision of Canyon Pines through the guidance and enforcement of our Design Guidelines.  We have a curated list of potential architects and builders that can be shared with prospective buyers as a resource and we encourage prospective buyers to share our Design Guidelines with other potential builders or architects before proceeding with a design.  Learn more about our architectural style and request our Design Guidelines on our Architecture page.

We partnered with a few top architectural firms to envision what might be possible on a diverse mix of lots at Canyon Pines.  The results are approved custom home designs and accelerated design concepts that embody the vision of Canyon Pines and have been through part of the design review process with the Design Review Committee.  These designs can be found on our Home Designs page and can be a good starting point for your new home.  We can make the introduction to the architect so you to learn more about the design and tailor it to your needs. The accelerated designs offered include an approved design, the lot, and construction costs. For more information please view those specific designs.  

These designs are provided to help prospective buyers see the design possibilities on that particular lot. If you find your lot and the particular design and/or architect is not what you are looking for you are more than welcome to work with your design team to create your custom home that meets the Design Guidelines. 

Purchasing an Accelerated Home is a faster way to live in Canyon Pines.  On these lots select architects and builders have created custom residences with full construction plans, prices, and expedited move-in dates. Depending on where the home is in the construction process buyers can modify the interior to make it their own. Check out our Find Your Lot page for the most up-to-date information on our Accelerated Home availability. 

All available lots for sale are reflected on our Find Your Lot page. 

Now through September 30, Canyon Pines buyers can purchase and close this summer on any of the future lots in the community as a part of the next lot release. After this time, future lots will not be offered again for at least another year or more. For more details, and to see which future lots have already been priced click here

If you are interested in a future lot and your timing is flexible we encourage you to notify us by email so we can inform you of future releases.

Once you close on the lot future residents have 120 days to submit their initial concept design to the Design Review Committee for approval.

Canyon Pines is in the city of Arvada located in Jefferson County. Directions can be found on our Location page. 

Since Canyon Pines is located in the city of Arvada our residents get the benefits of municipal water, sewer, snow removal, and natural gas. Additionally, the community has a bulk service agreement with CenturyLink to provide fiber optics to every home at a discounted rate for years to come. 

Yes, Canyon Pines has both an HOA and a Metro District, each with specific responsibilities.

HOA: The HOA at Canyon Pines plays a crucial role in managing various aspects of the community. With dues set at $195, homeowners benefit from services such as high-speed fiber internet. The HOA is also responsible for covenant enforcement, ensuring that the community adheres to established guidelines and maintains a cohesive aesthetic.

Metro District:  The District built all the wonderful infrastructure you see at Canyon Pines, and will help the HOA maintain the trails and open space. The District has a mill levy that is included with your annual property taxes. Property taxes on homes in Canyon Pines, including those due to the District, are comparable to most other new communities and average about 1.2% of a property’s value.

For additional information on HOA and Metro District responsibilities, please feel free to email us directly.

Our 150+ acres of open space invite residents to explore and be connected to nature. With open trails for running, sweeping winding trails for mountain biking enthusiasts, and rugged, more challenging hiking trails in Coal Creek Canyon, there is space for every type of adventure. In addition to the miles of trails within Canyon Pines, our location offers quick access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Check out our Open Space page to learn more about our open space and those around the community.

Typically, the train passes by approximately eight times a day. Interestingly, there’s no train crossing along the areas adjacent to Canyon Pines, so you won’t hear the horn unless you decide to give the conductor a friendly wave. The trains that traverse this route include commuter trains, including the Winter Park Ski Train from January to March, as well as long-haul freight trains. It’s worth mentioning that these trains move at a leisurely pace, navigating tunnel one and bends around the mountainside. Notably, all street names at Canyon Pines, (except Canyon Pines Drive) pay homage to the rich history of the Union Pacific Railroad. This adds a unique touch to the community’s identity.

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