By Judy Finman,  At Home

Centerra, Loveland’s award winning, master-planned community, is a familiar landmark in Northern Colorado. The Lakes at Centerra was created as a premier residential lifestyle community, with lakeside living, mountain backdrops, and remarkable community amenities.

Developed by McWHINNEY, The Lakes at Centerra features homes from five popular innovative home builders: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, Landmark Homes, TriPointe Homes, Village Homes, and Wonderland Homes.

They offer more than 30 different floor plans, ranging from 900 to 4,000 square feet. Homebuyers can choose from low-maintenance attached town homes, low-maintenance patio homes and cottage homes, and single-family homes on a range of lot sizes. Prices are from the mid $200,000s to the $600,000s. There are nine beautifully decorated model homes for prospective home buyers to tour and enjoy.

The Lakes at Centerra is conveniently located off Boyd Lake Avenue and Highway 34. Major employers, retail, dining, medical center, fitness center, arts, and everyday conveniences and services are just minutes away.

The Lakes at Centerra wins awards

According to Keo Frazier, Vice President of Marketing at McWHINNEY, “The community amenities are unparalleled.” In fact, The Lakes at Centerra Lake Club – considered the heart of this active community – has won two key awards, both from the National Association of Home Builders. The Platinum Community Facility Award recognized the design and function of the Lake Club as the “The Best in American Living” across the nation, and the Rocky Mountain Region Award recognized the facility as the best design in the region made up of Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

The Lake Club perfectly embodies these distinctions, with beautiful and thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor spaces for connecting with friends, family, and the natural beauty of the environment. At the Lake Club residents feel right at home. They relax from their hectic daily routine by gathering fireside, dockside or poolside in a comfortable outdoor setting.

Connecting with nature, community, and amenities

Northern Colorado attracts people seeking a year-round active, outdoor lifestyle. Many are drawn to the Lakes at Centerra. When they want to unwind, 275 acres of protected lakes, wetlands, and neighborhood pleasures await them.

Houts Reservoir and Equalizer Lake lie at the eastern edge of the  community, offering endless opportunities for recreation and exploration. Residents can enjoy a quiet paddle on the lake, a stroll along the miles of trails, or simply soak in the natural beauty that surrounds them at every turn.

The Lakes at Centerra is proud of the new Thompson School District pre-K through 8th grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) school, which the neighborhood kids can walk to and bike to. Students and staff enjoy immediate access to the neighborhood, nature, open space, trails, and hands-on learning opportunities within High Plains Environmental Center, a unique non-profit that focuses on community design, land stewardship, and sustainable living and which in May is opening its new visitors’ center within the Lakes at Centerra.

Competitive home price points

The Five Builders offer a variety of price points to attract a range of customers and budgets – families, empty nesters, retirees, single professionals:

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
From the mid $200,000s: Low-maintenance cottage homes 900-1,100 square feet; from the mid $300,000s: Low-maintenance patio homes 1,500-3,200 square feet. (970) 818-5254,

Landmark Homes
From the $300,000s: Townhomes 1,455-1,794 square feet. (970) 313-6166,

TriPointe Homes
From the $400,000s: Single-family homes 2,345-3,182 square feet. (303) 802-1545,

Village Homes
From the mid $300,000s: Single-family homes 1,959-2,668 square feet. (970) 999-5316,

Wonderland Homes
From the low $500,000s: Low-maintenance patio homes 3,076-4,005 square feet; from the upper $500,000s: Single-family luxury homes 3,443-4,005 square feet. (970) 775-2947,

Community lifestyle programming and events

As soon as you are under contract with a homebuilder here, you’re a member of the new community and can participate in all it offers. You don’t have to wait until your house is finished. In addition to the pool and clubhouse, playground and picnic pavilion, there are kayaks at the boat dock to paddle away in. The active lifestyle includes events like monthly potluck get-togethers, a summertime luau, ice skating and snow shoeing, opportunities for volunteering in the greater community, and many other activities where residents get to know their neighbors and enjoy the unique Colorado lifestyle.


With its convenient location at the interchange of I-25 and Highway 34, The Lakes at Centerra is easily accessible from every direction. Just one look at the map and it’s clear: The Lakes at Centerra is ideally situated in the heart of Northern Colorado, less than one hour from Denver International Airport, downtown Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Visit the model homes and lakeside clubhouse

Visit the Lake Club and nine beautifully decorated model homes by the five premier builders. The Lakes at Centerra is at 4555 Long Pine Lake Drive (off Highway 34 and Boyd Lake Avenue), Loveland.  For more information about the community and the exciting housing choices, call (970) 776-9028, and take a look at