LOVELAND – The Lakes at Centerra is a premier residential lifestyle community that includes lakeside living, mountain backdrops, inviting trails, and remarkable community amenities.
Developed by McWhinney, Colorado’s leading developer of the Rocky Mountain region, The Lakes at Centerra features homes from five innovative home builders: KB Home, Landmark Homes, William Lyo
n Homes, Wonderland Homes and Richmond American Homes. The builders offer a variety of floor plan options, ranging from 1,400 to 4,000 square feet. Homebuyers may choose from low-maintenance attached town homes, low-maintenance patio homes, and single-family homes on a range of lot sizes.
A variety of price points attracts a range of customers and budgets – families, empty nesters, retirees, single professionals – with prices ranging from the $300,000s to the $600,000s. Beautifully decorated model homes, open daily, for new homebuyers to tour and enjoy.
The Lakes at Centerra is conveniently located off Boyd Lake Avenue and Highway 34. Major employers, nearby retail, dining, medical services, fitness center, arts, and everyday conveniences and services are located within the community, or just minutes away.
The Lakes at Centerra boasts an award-winning Lake Club
The Lakes at Centerra Lake Club – considered the heart of this active community – has won two key awards from the National Association of Home Builders. The Platinum Community Facility Award recognized the design and function of the Lake Club as “The Best in American Living” across the nation, and the Rocky Mountain Region Award recognized the facility as the best design in the region made up of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
With beautiful and thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor community spaces, the Lake Club is perfect for connecting with friends, family, and the natural beauty of the environment. At the Lake Club residents can relax from their hectic daily routine by gathering fireside, dockside or poolside in a comfortable outdoor setting.
The Lake Club was one of the aspects of life that attracted the Coopers to The Lakes at Centerra. “There are many activities and clubs available at the Lake Club year-round. The kids enjoy every event we attend, and we do, too. All of these events have created an opportunity for us to meet our neighbors and build new friendships for us and the kids.”
Connecting with nature, community, and amenities
It’s no secret, Northern Colorado attracts people seeking a year-round active, outdoor lifestyle. Many are drawn to The Lakes at Centerra, where open space, habitat and lakes nestle in with shops, outdoor art and restaurant amenities. When people want to unwind, the 275 acres of protected lakes, wetlands, and neighborhood amenities await them 365 days a year.
“Nature was part of the reason we decided to live at The Lakes at Centerra. We enjoy watching the hawks, pelicans, bald eagles, barn owls and ducks. The lakes, ponds and open areas give us a sense of open country. It is easy to take a bike ride or just go for a walk and you are surrounded by nature,” say Lindsay and Glen Cooper, Lakes residents who enjoy living and raising their four kids at The Lakes at Centerra.
Houts Reservoir and Equalizer Lake lie at the eastern edge of The Lakes community. Residents can enjoy a quiet paddle, bird watch, stroll along the miles of trails, or simply soak in the natural beauty. They also can tap into one-of-a-kind opportunities led by High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC), a unique nonprofit onsite that focuses on community design, land stewardship, and sustainable living. Community gardens, educational lecture series, bird walks and nature journaling are just a few activities of many that are immediately accessible to Lakes residents.
The Lakes at Centerra is adjacent to Thompson School District’s newest pre-K through 8th-grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) school, to which the neighborhood kids can walk and bike. Students and staff enjoy immediate access to the neighborhood, connections to nature, open space, trails, HPEC and hands-on learning opportunities.
Community lifestyle programming and events
As soon as homebuyers are under contract with a homebuilder, you’re a member of the community and can immediately begin to participate in everything The Lakes has to offer – you don’t have to wait until your home is finished. In addition to the pool and clubhouse, playground and picnic pavilion, there are kayaks at the boat dock and an outdoor fire pit to enjoy.
Community life here includes events, such as potluck get-togethers, a summer pool party, club groups and plenty of annual holiday festivities, opportunities for volunteering and venturing out into the greater community to enjoy the beautiful Colorado lifestyle.
Resident Susan Bray says, “The Lakes at Centerra is very close to my work and easy to get into town or to Fort Collins and Windsor. This is a growing area and I’m excited to be a part of it. I have met neighbors at HOA meetings, potluck dinners and the pool and it is a very friendly atmosphere.”
She also is drawn to the outdoors and all nature has to offer. “The garden area is a very special place to watch things grow and give my grandkids the opportunity to experience nature, with the birds on the lakes and the bees in the tree hives that had been transplanted. My granddaughter got to see firsthand the baby barn owls when they were banded.”
With an ideal location at the major interchange of I-25 and Highway 34, The Lakes at Centerra is easily accessible from every direction. It is roughly fifteen minutes from downtown Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor and Greeley and less than one hour from Denver International Airport, downtown Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park.