The largest home in the Overlook Collection portfolio, the Broadmoor, can have as many as eight bedrooms and six baths spread across nearly 6,000 square feet. (Photo: Oakwood Homes).

Oakwood Homes knows that all home buyers want a beautiful, functional, well-appointed home, but the company also realizes that location is really the most important factor when making the vital decision of where to live.

To accommodate the needs of each and every buyer, Oakwood Homes offers a diverse portfolio of homes in a variety of carefully chosen, easily accessible locations, replete with community amenities. Two of those communities, Erie Highlands and Thompson River Ranch, have homes available right now.

Erie Highlands
Erie Highlands encompasses what Colorado living is all about: a close-knit, small town neighborhood feel with access to all the metropolitan amenities one could possibly want. The 305-acre master-planned community is located southwest of Erie Parkway and Weld County Road 5, a short walk from downtown Erie’s historic downtown area with its award-winning recreation center and abundant restaurants, bars and shops. This location is hard to beat, and it comes with the added bonus of remarkable community amenities including a clubhouse, gym, entertaining space and spacious outdoor pool.

Easy and quick road access to Denver, Boulder and all of Northern Colorado ensures that you never have to compromise on your destination, but you don’t have to look very far afield to find incredible outdoor experiences. Erie Highlands features more than 25 miles of trails and plentiful parks and open space connected to the community. Families with school-aged children need look no further, as Erie Highlands is served by high-quality Soaring Heights PK-8 and Erie High School.

Of all the perks at Erie Highlands, one of this community’s most unique qualities is its status as one of the first ever single-family residential developments equipped with fiber optic connections. The Fiber to the Home pilot project is a collaboration among the town of Erie, Comcast and Oakwood Homes. Homes in Erie Highlands will have a direct fiber-optic connection to the internet, rather than a copper wire that connects homes to a fiber optic hub. Not only will this system provide the homes with faster, more reliable internet connections, but they are also “future-proof”– meaning an invasive rebuilding process won’t be necessary when it’s time for updates. All the convenience, none of the hassle – yet another way Oakwood Homes is striving to improve the resident experience.

Overlook Collection at Erie Highlands
Oakwood Homes is proud to offer several top-of-the-line, opulent homes in its Overlook Collection in this unique community.

The Overlook Collection is a decidedly luxury portfolio of homes, featuring five floor plans between 4,378 and 5,934 square feet. The smallest of the Overlook Collection is the two-story Boulderado plan, with four to seven bedrooms and up to six baths. With a main floor study, a luxury fireplace and formal dining room, the Boulderado is made for those who want personalized comfort and space. The largest home in the Overlook Collection portfolio, the Broadmoor, can have as many as eight bedrooms and six baths spread across nearly 6,000 square feet. All homes in the Overlook Collection feature the glorious mountain views that are an iconic part of Erie Highlands living. Homes in the Outlook Collection start in the low $600s.

There is one home available for quick move-in at Erie Highlands: The Palmer, a ranch floor plan that is part of Oakwood’s Vista Point Collection. This home is listed for $580,000. For more information, visit

Thompson River Ranch
Another Oakwood Homes community that boasts excellent location is Thompson River Ranch, situated just south of the Promenade Shops at Centerra in Loveland. Nearby access to I-25 ensures commuters and travelers alike can access all that Colorado has to offer easily and quickly. Thompson River Ranch is one of Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing communities in terms of size.

But, as with all Oakwood Homes communities, location is far from the only benefit of becoming a resident here. The amenities at Thompson River Ranch include a pool and club with no membership fees, a wealth of green spaces, walking trails and a disc golf course. With an additional pool under construction now, Thompson River Ranch will be summer-ready. Also coming soon to the community is Riverview, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school.

Two- and three-bedroom homes starting in the low $300s are available at Thompson River Ranch, with plentiful options for personalizing your new home. Buyers can add a finished basement and a three-car garage for large families or plentiful out-of-town visitors. Or, keep it simple with a low-maintenance, modern two-story home. There are a variety of ranch floor plans to choose from, including The Springfield, which won several awards last year at the NOCO HBA Parade of Homes. The Springfield can be customized to have as many as four bedrooms, three baths, and up to 2,700 square feet of beautiful interior living space.

Outdoor living space is also a priority for the Oakwood Homes portfolios at Thompson River Ranch. Rooftop decks are available in most plans, allowing residents to enjoy Colorado’s many days of sunshine and expansive views. Master suites can be built to include balconies, and covered patios allow you to enjoy shady al-fresco dining on hot summer days. Fencing is also included in most home plans.

Community is an important part of the lifestyle Thompson River Ranch, and the calendar includes many opportunities to engage with your neighbors. In late summer and early fall, the Thompson River Ranch community will host themed movie events once a month on Fridays. Residents can also look forward to a community barbecue in June with a live bluegrass or country band and plenty of yard games for both kids and adults. For more information, visit

Oakwood Homes is dedicated to providing choice and value to the Colorado home buyer. Oakwood offers homes for every lifestyle, location and budget, always with an affordable price point to match.

For more information on Erie Highlands or Thompson River Ranch visit: or call 303.486.8915.

By Emma Castleberry for At Home Colorado.