Cottonwood CO Homes for Sale & Real Estate | Parker CO

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Cottonwood Parker CO Overview

The real estate market for Cottonwood CO homes for sale consists of established, affordable single-family homes right next to the acres of green open space of the Cottonwood East and West Parks. This family-friendly neighborhood is one of the older neighborhoods in Parker, CO and boasts academically rigorous schools with some of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area, easy access to Denver, the Denver Airport, and surrounding communities, and a convenient location near the restaurants, shops, and entertainments of downtown Parker.

Cottonwood Colorado Map Location & Commute Times

Cottonwood is situated at the northern border of Parker and Centennial, right off of Jordan Road. Its proximity to the E-470 toll road ensures residents easy access to neighboring communities like Meridian and Inverness, Denver, the Denver International Airport, and downtown Parker. While Denver and the Denver International Airport are about 30 minutes away, the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village is less than 15 minutes away and downtown Parker is about a 10-minute drive south.

Pine Lane Elementary School is about a 5-minute drive southeast, only a few blocks from Sierra Middle School, while Chaparral High School is 5 minutes directly south. A number of options for shopping and eating are just five minutes south at the intersection of Lincoln Ave and Jordan Road, including King Soopers, Kunjani Coffee, Cherry Village Asian Grill, Starbucks, Advance Auto Parts, Celtic House Pub, and Brakes Plus along with bank options. Right in the neighborhood, families and their children can enjoy the open spaces, trails, and parks of Cottonwood East and West Parks as well as connections to the Cherry Creek Trail.

Cottonwood CO Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Cottonwood CO Homes for Sale & Real Estate

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Parker, Cottonwood has been developed by a number of different homebuilders over the years. Many of these single-family houses were built in the 1990s and are mostly contemporary-style, 2-story properties. While many properties were constructed before 2000, they have since been significantly upgraded to provide new homeowners with the best of modern Coloradan living. The median list price is $390,000 but prices range from the high $200,000s to the low $400,000s. The median list price per square foot is $156 and most houses average from 1,700 to 3,600 square feet total.

Cottonwood CO homes for sale priced in the $200,000s usually include the following features:

  • Three bedrooms and baths with extra space for a home office or loft.
  • Renovated kitchens with stainless steel appliances and breakfast nooks.
  • Airy rooms with gas fireplaces and vaulted ceilings in an open floor plan.
  • Master suites built for privacy and intimacy with private balconies, his and her closets, and 5-piece baths with soaking tubs.
  • Stylish upgrades such as new light fixtures, custom tile inlay, fresh interior paint, and stained hardwood floors.
  • Finished or partially finished basements with extra space for a rec room, laundry room, exercise room, wet bar, wine cellars, or home theater.
  • Outdoor living made easy with covered front porches, decks, balconies, fenced-in backyards, and built-in sprinkler systems.

Cottonwood CO homes for sale priced in the $300,000s and $400,000s may also include features such as:

  • Three to five bedrooms,
  • Three to four baths,
  • Slab granite counters,
  • Center kitchen islands,
  • Cherry cabinets,
  • Stained 6-panel doors,
  • Walk-in closets,
  • Jetted tubs,
  • Finished walkout basements,
  • Flat screen TVs,
  • Pool tables,
  • Professional landscaping,
  • Jacuzzis, and
  • Gazebos

Cottonwood CO Amenities

Cottonwood East Park in Parker CO

Cottonwood East Park, Parker CO

Cottonwood CO Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Cottonwood is known for its two adjacent parks divided by Cherry Creek. Cottonwood West and Cottonwood East are open to residents and guests only. Cottonwood East has a rink pavilion, inline hockey rink, multi-use field, playground, and playground pavilion while the larger Cottonwood West boasts two multi-use fields, basketball courts, basketball pavilion, sand volleyball court, playground, and playground pavilion. Along with the parks, the Metropolitan District manages and maintains the Open Space, which includes Cherry Creek, the paved paths of Cherry Creek Trail, indigenous vegetation, green space, and scenic views, and serves as a home to local wildlife including deer and ducks. One of the best parts of living in Cottonwood is its access to the paved bike and pedestrian paths of Cherry Creek Trail, an 8-mile trail that extends from Norton Farms Open Space to Stroh Ranch Park.

Cottonwood CO Schools

Working parents have plenty of options for early childhood education and childcare including the Parker Landing Child Development Center literally right down the street. Older children attend Pine Lane Elementary School, Sierra Middle School, and Chaparral High School, all parts of one of the best school systems in the Denver metro area, frequently recognized for their high graduation rates. A number of private and alternative school options are also available including the nearby Challenge to Excellence Charter School and North Star Academy.

Cottonwood CO Shopping

Just a few miles east of Cottonwood the intersection of Cottonwood Drive and South Parker Road/Highway 83 boasts shops, offices, businesses, and more including Pine Grove Animal Hospital, Essential Pet, a Colorado DMV, Automotive Performance Clinic, Chipotle, Coloradough Pizza, Costco, and the 153 bus. Following South Parker Road south brings residents to restaurants like the Brick House Tavern and Tap, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and the Parker Adventist Hospital, all less than 5 minutes away. Highway 83 leads further to a Sprouts Farmers Market, the Parker Marketplace Shopping Center, XS Crossfit, Walgreens, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and Elk Mountain Brewing all the way to downtown Parker.

Cottonwood CO Entertainment

Parker’s family-friendly feel and arts, cultural, and community events and programs form a community that always has something interesting going on. The Parker Arts Culture and Events (PACE) Center in Parker hosts performances, concerts, and lectures as well as both youth and adult arts classes. From the performing arts to music, the visual arts, dance, and the culinary arts, residents of all ages gather at the PACE center to learn and create. The Wildlife Experience Art Gallery is on Lincoln Ave and features a fine arts collection devoted to wildlife conservation while the town hosts annual community events including Bike to Work Day, Holiday Lighting, and an Arbor Day educational celebration.

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Comments (2)

Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is a very informative post. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Nov 21, 2016 01:37 AM
Jim Garcia | Douglas County Real Estate

Thanks, Jeremy!

Nov 21, 2016 05:10 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice propertry and nice job with your presentation.

Jan 08, 2018 05:01 AM