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The City of Lone Tree, Colorado is one of the newest incorporated cities in the state. Located due south of Denver, south of C470 and on both sides of I-25, Lone Tree is also one of the Denver Metro area's smallest suburban cities, population-wise. That is about to change!

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Real Estate and Homes in Lone Tree Colorado

Lone Tree is poised for rapid population and real estate growth, with the new 3500 acre master-planned community of Ridgegate on its southern border. A variety of traditional and contemporary home styles are available in Lone Tree, from condos and town homes, to high end patio homes and single family residences. With the exception of one older area, Acres Green, homes for sale in Lone Tree generally date from the 1980s and early 1990s, with single family homes priced from the mid-200's to well over $2 million.

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Lone Tree Colorado Demographics

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  • Area: 1.54 square miles 985.6 acres
  • Population: 6,000+ and growing
  • Median Family Income: $116,800
  • Property Taxes: Approx $1,398 for a $100,000 home
  • Sales Taxes: 6.5% (2.9% State, 1.5% City, 1.0% County, 1.1% Misc.)
  • School District: Douglas County

Lone Tree Local Government

The City of Lone Tree is the primary local government, and it resides within Douglas County, Colorado, in zip code 80124. There are also isolated sections of unincorporated Douglas County within the 80124 zip code, notably the community of Acres Green, at the southwest corner of C470 and Yosemite Street, bordered on the north by C470, and going west almost to Quebec Street.


Lone Tree Colorado Schools

The schools in Lone Tree are part of the Douglas County School District. Douglas County schools have consistently been ranked among the top schools in Colorado. Lone Tree middle and high school students attend Highlands Ranch Middle and High schools, located in the adjacent Highlands Ranch community. Elementary students attend either Acres Green Elementary, located in the middle of the Acres Green community just south of C470 and west of Yosemite St, or Eagle Ridge Elementary, located on Timberline Rd a few blocks west of Lone Tree Pkwy.


Key Lone Tree Businesses

Lone Tree is close to the extensive shopping and business areas of County Line Road on the north, including recently annexed Park Meadows Mall, one of the largest retail complexes in the state of Colorado, located at the intersection of C470 and I-25. It is also an easy and convenient commute to anywhere in the Denver Tech Center, and the Inverness and Meridian office parks via I-25 and County Line Road.

The Ridgegate master planned community in Lone Tree, mentioned earlier, is anchored by Sky Ridge Medical Center, a Health One full service hospital with luxury patient accommodations and its own boutique shopping mall, and a new "town center" style shopping and residential center, anchored by a recently completed Super Target store.


Lone Tree Commuting

Residents in Lone Tree have several "green" commuting options. The Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) operates two "Park-and-Ride" locations within Lone Tree, one at the far east side of Park Meadows Mall, where mall management has contracted with RTD to allow its riders to use part of the mall lot for "park-n-ride" parking, and another at the current Lone Tree end of line RTD parking garage, located on the east side of Park Meadows Blvd, south of C470 and north of E Lincoln Ave. The Lone Tree end-of-line garage also provides bus connections that include routes through Highlands Ranch to the Highlands Ranch Town Center, to the Highlands Ranch Park-n-Ride at University and C470, into downtown Parker via E Lincoln Ave, and to other local RTD destinations. The RTD light rail line through Lone Tree is planned to be extended to the new Ridgegate Pkwy interchange at I-25, and just south of the Sky Ridge Medical Center, where a new light rail station with multi-story parking facility will be be constructed. Completion date of this extension is currently uncertain, probably sometime in 2012-14.


Recreation and Fun Stuff in Lone Tree

Recreational opportunities abound in the Lone Tree area!

A new South Metro Recreation District community and recreation center at Ridgegate is one of several public recreation centers in the South Metro area, and adjoins the huge open spaces of The Bluffs Regional Park. It boasts a year-round indoor heated pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, basketball courts, outdoor tennis courts, exercise and weight rooms, and community meeting rooms available to all South Metro area residents. Lone Tree also has several well-maintained parks and open areas, part of the extensive Douglas County Colorado open space and trails system. Hike and bike paths throughout the area provide access to the extensive trails and parks of many other South Metro areas, including those throughout adjacent Highlands Ranch. One can hike or bike all the way from Cherry Creek in Parker to the east, throughout the Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch communities, and all the way to Chatfield Park and Reservoir to the west. Extensive trail connections extend to the extensive South Metro Highline Canal trails system to the north of Lone Tree, which includes hike, bike and horse trails along the path of the historic old Highline Canal irrigation ditch.

Lone Tree also has a specially designated entertainment and dining district, part of the Park Meadows complex, located at the southeast intersection of C470 and Yosemite Rd., where dozens of restaurants, from fast food to elegant cafes, compete for your dining dollars, and a huge multi-screen cineplex serves up the latest first run movies.


Other Lone Tree Points of Interest

The City of Lone Tree, in conjunction with Douglas County, will soon be dedicating a historic ranch property as part of the collection of city/county recreational parks. Just east and south of the I-25 / Lincoln Blvd intersection, many of the old ranch buildings will be retained and restored, so that residents and visitors can get a feel for what ranch life was like from about the turn of the 20th century to the middle 1950s.

Just south of the new Lone Tree recreation center, and between I-25 and Bluffs Regional Park, archeologists are researching one of the earliest prehistoric Native American sites. The dig site is not open to the public, but it will be interesting to see the results as they are discovered. It is already believed that this site could be one of the very earliest continuously inhabited locations in North America.