5.6 out of 10

Smoky Hill Trail Estates

39.5617987310343 -104.687560667753
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Some great views"

Until recently, Smoky Hill Trail Estates was a quiet area with only a handful of homes, most built in the late 60s to early 70s. These homes are off the beaten path and unless you drive over a hill on a little side street you wouldn't even know they're there if it weren't for all the mailboxes lined up on Inspiration. However, there has been a lot of activity here recently with new homes going in on the southeastern side of the boundary. The newer homes are like the older ones in that they are all on good sized lots, and this area is so high up on Inspiration that there are some incredible views of the mountain ranges, from Pikes Peak all the way to Long's Peak. What's surprising about these new homes going up is that although they are larger than many in the area, they aren't huge like you'd imagine for the views they have and how Parker's real estate can get so costly.

Although the homes here are just a few minutes from Cherokee Trail High School, the property lies within Douglas County so the kids have to travel a bit farther for school. The trip down Inspiration is pretty quick to get to Parker and during the winter this is one of the streets they keep very well maintained. For shopping or dining, residents could just as easily head to Centennial via N. Piney Lake Road where there is a ton of shopping and dining options.

Being a strictly residential area, there are no stores or restaurants here, but you do get a lot of wildlife. There are frequently deer, rabbits, and foxes running about. Many people around here have horses and there's always a ton of family pets. This is a quiet area that would be a nice place to retire or have a few animals and garden.
  • incredible views
  • good school district
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers

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