5.4 out of 10

Cherrybrook Cir, Highlands Ranch

39.5227856148654 -104.95466571745
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Two sides to a circle"

Cherrybrook Circle is one of the many streets in the subdivision known as Firelight at Highlands Ranch. The homes are all built by Shea Homes and include five different models, each with three different elevations/styles in the Shea Homes Winding River collection.

Homes were first built in 2000 and the final homes were finished in 2005 when the model homes were sold (on Woodbriar Drive) and the parking lot to the models was turned into two final homes.

One side of Cherrybrook Circle borders the very busy Wildcat Reserve Parkway, and homes that back to that major road will suffer from street noise constantly. It doesn't help that the average lot size for homes on Cherrybrook Cir. is around 4,500 square feet, meaning that a "large" yard here is only about the size of a 1000 square foot basement.

The other, southern side of Cherrybrook Circle is far enough from Wildcat Reserve to eliminate the traffic noise and about a dozen or so homes even back to the Firelight greenbelt and park area. Still, their back yards are excrushiatingly small.

The first home my wife and I purchased in 2001 was on the southern side of the circle and though we didn't back to the greenbelt, we had a fantastic south-facing front porch and could sun bath 300 days per year and walk just 100 yards to the local park and trail system.

The location is ideal for anyone with school-age children. The elementary, middle, and high schools can be walked to on the greenbelt path without crossing any major roads. Copper Mesa Elementary school is only a couple of years old and is considered one of the best in the Douglas County School District.

Within a half mile in either direction there's a big park with sports fields, playground equipment, etc. and about a mile away is the grocery store, fast food, and other convenient services.

Even better is the proximity to the Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers, Southridge being the closest at about 1/5 miles away.

Back to the homes...

They range in size from about 1,400 to 2,000 square feet and feature some very nice ammenities. There is a fair share of original owners still but also a fair share of renters that sometimes lack the pride of ownership many home buyers prefer in their neighbors.

I've actually compiled a lot more information on homes that have sold on Cherrybrook Circle and the rest of Firelight at Highlands Ranch on my website, MikeSellsFirelight.com.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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