Ken Caryl is a planned residential community located just 18 miles Southwest of downtown Denver. It’s tucked away in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains with red rock formations, views and open space.
Ken Caryl History
This community was first formed in 1970 by The John Manville Corporation which operated in the area. And now, over 11,000 residents occupy single family homes priced from $400,000 to over $2M.
The area that Ken Caryl real estate occupies today developed as a private oasis from the big city hub-bub. In fact, this charming community is among the finest in the country. Rolling grasslands, the red rock formations, and beautiful views of picturesque mountain vistas provide the backdrop for these popular neighborhoods. In addition, deer, elk, mountain lion, or even a black bear can be sighted occasionally. So, this is real Colorado living!
Today, some engineers from the nearby Lockheed-Martin space center live here along with lots of folks who commute to downtown Denver. Because, the commute is only 20-25 minutes away. Everyone loves the peace and quiet here. So, this really is your oasis away from the city.
Current Ken Caryl, Colorado Homes For Sale
Ken Caryl Ranch is a nice blend of residential neighborhoods, commercial buildings and recreational facilities. For example, residents can access all three community recreation centers, soccer fields, in-line hockey rink, tennis courts and softball diamond. In addition, the equestrian center and over 20 miles of trails and paths are perfect for walking, horseback-riding, and biking.
The Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District (KCRMD) is the municipality that provides all the maintenance to the community parks, greenbelts, and facilities. In addition, it enforces the Master Declaration of Covenants and Conditions and Restrictions to maintain community standards. Association dues support covenant and architectural control, the maintenance of open space, trash removal and recycling. Also, it includes membership to the Equestrian Center. Finally, dues pay for the publication of the bi-weekly newspaper, Life at Ken-Caryl. Ken Caryl Valley has the larger, custom homes and spectacular views. North Ranch in the Valley has even larger lots and more open space.
Littleton Zip Code
Actually, Ken Caryl Ranch is not in the City of Littleton. But, that’s the zip code. Instead it is located in unincorporated Jefferson County.
Downtown Littleton is just a few miles away. There, the renovated, historic Downtown Littleton provides restaurants, music venues and summer street festivals. Also, you can also catch the light rail to downtown Denver there.
The Ken Caryl real estate area is served by Jefferson County Public Schools. This school district has over 100,000 students. As a result, it’s one of the larger districts in the state. Since it is so large, this district provides its students with a variety of educational programs to meet individual needs. The average district teacher has 12 years of experience. And, and the student/teacher ratio is 17 to 1. Many engineers enjoy living here Because, this community is located near great schools and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
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