Candelas Frequently Asked Questions
What schools will Candelas students attend?
Candelas is a new home community situated within the Jefferson County R-1 School District. Kindergarten through 8th grade students from any residential development within Candelas will attend our on-site Jeffco Public School—Three Creeks K-8. High school-age students will attend Ralston Valley Senior High School, 13355 W. 80th Ave., Arvada.
We’re relocating. Is Candelas close to all that Colorado has to offer?
Candelas is perfectly situated for the exciting and healthy Colorado lifestyle. Located minutes from Boulder, Golden and downtown Denver, Candelas enjoys access to great shopping, dining, entertainment and educational opportunities. Best of all, Candelas is located adjacent to the Rocky Mountain foothills and thousands of acres of recreational hiking and biking trails. Candelas also puts you closer to world-class skiing and other mountain recreation located throughout the I-70 corridor.
What are the community amenities?
Candelas offers a wealth of on-site amenities. A total of 13.5 miles of trails meander all throughout the community for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The community is designed so that each and every home is no more than a half-mile from one of our parks. Our parks offer tot lots, multi-purpose turf fields, playgrounds, climbing boulders and fitness stations. Our two Candelas Swim & Fitness Clubs offer pools, barbecue areas, fitness rooms and gathering spaces. There’s also a community garden, our Three Creeks K-8 on-site Jeffco public school, and a retail center at Candelas Parkway and Indiana Street offering an array of stores, a fuel center, and a King Soopers Marketplace® .
What makes Candelas so innovative in terms of green living?
Many things. For starters, all homes are Energy Star™ certified. The majority of homes are built with solar panels as a standard feature, and every new home is built solar-ready from the ground up, making conversion to solar power at a later time simple. Renewable energy throughout the community includes solar-powered street lights and signage, and solar- and geothermal-powered LEED-certified recreation centers. There’s also the Sustainability Trust, which allocates funding to homeowners who purchased a home not built with a renewable energy system but desire to add a renewable energy option to their home in the future.
Which homebuilders are at Candelas?
Leading local and national homebuilders are at Candelas. Tri Pointe Homes is the last remaining builder.
What types of homes are at Candelas?
A wide variety of homes at Candelas will appeal to all kinds of buyers. These include single-family detached homes, Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) homes, luxury homes, low-maintenance patio homes as well as townhomes. Townhomes are the only remaining type of home available.
What can you tell me about the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge?
Created after the largest and most successful environmental cleanup in history, Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge represents a remarkable Colorado milestone. For decades, the center of Rocky Flats was home to a manufacturing plant supporting America’s nuclear program. But in the mid-2000s, following a massive 10-year cleanup project costing more than $7 billion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Energy (DOE), surrounding cities and all other representative authorities gave approval to transform the area into protected open space. Subject to federal government appropriations, a new visitor and education center is expected to begin construction at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in 2018, which when complete will host learning programs and exhibits on the rolling prairie, native plants and wildlife, history and natural resource conservation. Candelas is situated in Arvada, more than 1.3 miles from where the Rocky Flats facility once stood, and the two locations are separated by thousands
of acres of protected open space. Please visit www.candelasrockyflats.com for more information about Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.