Eagle Ranch: Adventure out your door
Special to the Daily
EAGLE — Eagle Ranch Association was established in 1999 to manage the new development project in Eagle. From the first shovel of dirt, the association’s mission has been focused on “building community,” according to Eagle Ranch Association manager Erin Vega.
“Eagle Ranch was designed as a small and close-knit community where the streets have a people-friendly character,” Vega said. “Charming homes have yards, porches and sidewalks that foster neighborliness. The vision of Eagle Ranch is not of a gated community or a resort, but of a close-knit community where neighbors meet in their yards to chat while children ride bikes down tree-lined streets.”
Vail Valley Home asked Vega some more questions on the Eagle Ranch Association as a downvalley organization:
Vail Valley Home: What does the Eagle Ranch Association provide to homeowners, and even to prospective buyers?
Erin Vega: Eagle Ranch offers you a home, and a place to live in adventure. Right outside your door, you have nine parks, a 13-mile bike path, endless mountain bike trails and a single track through the community itself. We are located just a few miles from Sylvan Lake, and other beautiful camping destinations. For families, we are a short distance to the school system, which offers a bus stop right in Eagle Ranch Village.
Our community offers amenities such as our beautiful Arnold Palmer golf course, Brush Creek Elementary School, Eagle Ranch Fitness Club, a movie theater, a brewery, food, hair (salons) and more. It’s a local community that enables homeowners to work and play in close proximity to an outfitted town.
Vail Valley Home: What would you say makes Eagle Ranch stand out as a place to live in the Vail Valley?
Erin Vega: Eagle Ranch is a place for local families to grow. The variety of homes, create a stepping system for the growing family, from condo to single family, so all homeowners have a place to fit in the mix. No matter which home style you reside in, all residences have a view. Any place you stand within Eagle Ranch gives you beautiful views of the Sawatch Range and Castle Peak.
Vail Valley Home: What is the building style in Eagle Ranch?
Erin Vega: Like the building designs of the original residences and stores of Eagle, as well as other western Colorado communities, the architecture in Eagle Ranch represents the dominant styles brought to Colorado by settlers between the late 19th century and World War II. These styles include late Victorian, prairie and craftsman vernacular of architecture. In keeping with current trends a new design, called alpine ranch, was approved to meet the needs of homebuyers. This new design incorporates fresh and creative elements to complement the existing architecture of the community.
Vail Valley Home: What are some of the trends or new additions happening at Eagle Ranch?
Erin Vega: Currently, Eagle Ranch is under construction with our Senior Care Center. Castle Peak Senior Care Community was conceived in response to the critical needs of a growing number of older adults in Eagle County. Once completed, the facility will serve about 110 people at all income levels annually. The complex will include assisted living rental apartments, private nursing units, private memory care suites and private short-term rehab suites.
The Eagle Ranch community is home to a large number of multi-generational families. The Castle Peak Senior Care Community will allow families to continue living in close proximity, while enjoying all the amenities in this small mountain community. The experience, generosity and insights of older generations, combined with the enthusiasm of other generations, make our community whole and more vibrant.
Eagle County partnered with Augustans Care to develop and own the care community. Augustana Care recently received the Excellence in Not-For-Profit Leadership Award in 2015 from LeadingAge. This prestigious national award recognizes organizations with key attributes that characterize high-performing nonprofits. Visit http://www.eagleranchhoa.com for more information.