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Cordera: Where kids can be kids

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March 6, 2018 Updated: April 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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Cordera is a community designed to preserve that place for kids to be kids. It’s where they can still gather in the many cul-de-sacs, community lawn, pool or clubhouse, instead of in front of a video monitor. They can enjoy those glorious childhood experiences you don’t plan at all — a block full of kids playing capture the flag until sunset or a competition to see whose cannonball can make the biggest splash. Cordera is how to family.

Living at Cordera brings the sophistication and relaxation you’ve been longing for, with the peaceful and carefree lifestyle you deserve. There are so many reasons to live here — the location, the look and feel of the community and the thoughtful approach to planning. After you select your award-winning home design and outdoor living options, Cordera will make your dream home come true in a quiet community with easy access to amenities, upscale shopping and dining, the acclaimed Academy School District 20, and convenient access to I-25.

Among the many amenities throughout the community are a heated outdoor pool with beach-style, zero-depth entry and a children’s splash zone; a grand lawn and five-acre park for relaxing, playing and picnics, as well as movies and music on the green; and a community center featuring coffee/snack bar and, informal café area with flat screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access and seating to relax and socialize with neighbors, a grand multi-purpose room for community and resident events, health and fitness room and classes and covered outdoor patio with stunning vistas.

La Plata, the developer of Cordera, has a vision for an HOA that parallels their vision for the master-planned communities they develop — to create and preserve long-term value for the homeowners and their property in the community where the HOA functions. They want to ensure that the investment made by homeowners will continue to grow well into the future.

La Plata and the HOA accomplish this in three ways: (1) by building and maintaining common areas and community facilities; (2) by formulating and implementing protective covenants, which establish standards for design, construction, upkeep and use of property in the community; and (3) by establishing community activities, programs, and events that serve the needs and preferences of the residents.

The primary activities of an HOA include: maintenance of parks, trails and common area sidewalks, professional HOA management and covenant enforcement, Community Center management, review and approval of modifications to architectural and landscape elements, and sponsoring of community events. HOA dues are $108 monthly.

Cordera offers homes ranging from the $300s through the $800s and a variety of architectural styles from award-winning builders. They follow the Cordera three-part design guidelines to artfully blend architecture, color and landscaping to create the home of clients’ dreams. Builders include Campbell Homes, Keller Homes, Creekstone Homes, Saddletree Homes, Vantage Homes and Goetzmann Homes.

Celebrating 52 years in Colorado Springs, Campbell Homes is the oldest locally-owned Colorado Springs homebuilder. They are proud of their commitment to quality, comfort, value, and bigger savings over the life of their clients’ investments.

For 35 years, Keller Homes has designed and crafted more than 4,000 new homes in Colorado Springs., making them part of the local landscape and the fabric of the community Keller Homes won multiple Parade of Homes Industry Awards in 2017. and every home is tested, rated and given a HERS score upon completion.

With over 20 years in the Colorado Springs home building industry, CreekStone Homes is one of the largest female-owned home building companies in the state of Colorado. CreekStone Homes believes in thoughtful square footage, intelligent good looks, and the building science of the Owens Corning ComfortBuilt® system.

When you purchase a home from Saddletree Homes, your imagination guides the process every step of the way. The best master trades in the area will work together to ensure every detail of your home embodies your unmistakable style and reflects the level of craftsmanship that has become synonymous with the Saddletree name. Saddletree has won many Parade of Homes awards through the years including back to back People Choice Awards.

Vantage Homes is in the people business, not just the building business and is committed to the Colorado Springs community. They go goes above and beyond conventional building practices for durability, safety and comfort, technology for the future, and an environmentally friendly home that will cost less to operate than most homes of its size. Vantage has won numerous Parade of Homes awards over the years.

Goetzmann Custom Homes is an award-winning, highly respected local semi-custom and custom homebuilder with over 30 years of experience. Loyalty, commitment and communication are the core values that consistently encompass the vision of Goetzmann.

No matter who you build with, you’ll find beautiful homes with classic exteriors, innovative floorplans and stylish interior finishes. Single-family and semi-custom new homes are offered by the best Colorado Springs home builders in a variety of price ranges.

La Plata Communities is local. That means they live and work in and around the communities they develop. They envision a community where quality of life comes first. A pleasant family-oriented community that offers top-quality housing, the most progressive education available, easy access to recreational opportunities, numerous retail, professional, and medical centers, and employment all within a short walk or drive.

Since 1995, they’ve earned a reputation for some of the most successful master-planned communities in Colorado Springs, such as Cordera, Pine Creek, Briargate, North Fork and The Farm, to name a few. La Plata Communities operates with a sense of responsibility toward the land and community in which they develop.

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