Hiwan is Evergreen Real Estate at its Best

Hiwan is Evergreen’s largest community spanning from The Ridge, beginning at Bergen Parkway all the way to Hiwan Hills in North Evergreen just above the lake. Once part of a huge cattle ranch, the Hiwan ranch.  In the early 1960’s the owners began developing the land with the intent of creating one of Colorado’s most spectacular golf course communities. Hiwan certainly lives up to their lofty goals.  Hiwan is consistently the community with the largest number of real estate transactions in Evergreen.  Undoubtedly, partly due to its sprawling size but also because Hiwan offers a wide variety of beautiful homes in a terrific location.

Here’s a breakdown of the Hiwan subdivisions:

The Ridge at HiwanRidge-at-Hiwan

The Ridge at Hiwan is home to some of Evergreen’s most visible homes as drivers head toward Evergreen from I-70 along Evergreen Parkway, just past Kerr Gulch the Ridge comes into view.  (Just so we’re clear–no homes in The Ridge at Hiwan can see or hear I-70) The Ridge is Hiwan’s northernmost community situated at an elevation of between 7,700 feet to over 8,000 feet in elevation at the very top of the ridge, this is mountain living at it’s best within a close proximity to the city of Denver. The Ridge at Hiwan seems to have it all, custom built single family homes throughout ten filings of well maintained, well planned community. Many of the Ridge’s cul de sacs back to the extensive open spaces where deer and elk frequent.

The single family homes in the Ridge at Hiwan are typically on larger lots ranging from a quarter of an acre and up. Keeping with Evergreen’s heritage as a ski town, every street name in the Ridge is named after a ski area.

The Ridge at Hiwan Estates

The Ridge at Hiwan Estates is comprised of the eight luxury homes on Snowbird Lane in the gated, exclusive community accessed from Sugarbush.  Some homes in the Ridge at Hiwan Estates are on more than 20 acres and all are in a world class setting boasting remarkable views of Mount Evans.

Ridgepoint at Hiwan AKA Elk Trail Condos

The Ridgepoint at Hiwan Condos are the newest condominiums in Evergreen having been built by D R Horton in 2007 and 2008. These new Evergreen condos are between 1,200 to 1,600 square feet along Black Eagle Drive and Red Lodge Drive. Although there are a few units with finished garden-level basements with total finished square feet exceeding 3,000 feet.

Lodges In The Ridge at HiwanThe-Lodges-in-the-ridge-sig

The Lodges In The Ridge at Hiwan are right next door to Ridgepoint along Big Bear Drive, Tahoe Court, Big Sky Court and Red Lodge Drive. These are townhome style condos between 1,800 and about 3,200 square feet of finished space for the largest units with finished basements. There are ranch (one story) and two story floor plans, some with walk out basements

Schools are close in proximity as is the convenience of Evergreen’s Bergen Valley shopping district.  The Ridge at Hiwan offers new homes as well as older homes that have been updated and kept current.  The majority of homes in the Ridge at Hiwan are large custom homes most exceed 4,000 square feet.

The Ridge at Hiwan allows its residents to enjoy mountain living with all of the modern conveniences associated with high end living.  Great schools, easy drive to skiing, easy accessibility to I-70, wonderful views and plenty of open space make the Ridge at Hiwan a wonderful community to live in.  The next community south is:

The Trails at HiwanTrails-at-Hiwan-sign

The Trails at Hiwan is frequently referred to as Hiwan 6th filing, which is it’s platted name.  This community is just east of Buchanan Recreation Center and accessed from Bergen Parkway—it is the neighborhood south of The Blue Quill Angler and the Wood Cellar between The Ridge at Hiwan and Bergen Meadows Primary School.  The Trails at Hiwan is tucked between two large open spaces (approximately 47 acres) with walking trails and several ponds.

Homes in The Trails at Hiwan were built in the early 1980’s and through the 1990’s with a significant number of remodels since.  Because of the excellent location within Hiwan it is not uncommon to see one of the early homes undergoing extensive updating inside and out.

Homes in The Trails are those on Muirfield Lane, Broadmoor Drive, Bermuda Dunes Drive and the cul-de-sac of Eagle Crest Lane.  In general the homes on Muirfield are impacted by traffic views and noise associated with Bergen Parkway however many homeowners here have mitigated the issue with buffers of trees, fencing or walls.

Hiwan Estates

Is comprised of 10 single family Evergreen homes on Interlocken Drive just east of The Island.  The earliest homes in Evergreen Estates were built in 1991 with one new construction home in 2009.  Located between two Hiwan reservoirs and along a fairway of the Hiwan Country Club- homes in Hiwan Estates offer a quiet cul-de-sac in a beautiful setting.

Island gate3The Island

A luxury, gated, Evergreen community in Hiwan 6th filing.  Homes in the Island are on Island Drive, Island Lane and Island Point.  The Island is surrounded by Hiwan Country Club’s 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Fairways in a beautifully manicured setting.  These are some of the finest golf course homes in Evergreen.

The Island is also well known for hosting the biggest Halloween gathering in Evergreen! With it’s circular, gated street it makes for a great place for the kids to trick or street in a festive atmosphere!

Hiwan Clubhouse Courts Condos

These are high quality town home style condominiums on Hearth Drive in Hiwan. As such they are frequently confused with the Hiwan Hearth Condominiums.  However condos in Hiwan Clubhouse Courts are in a unique and dramatic setting since they are at the very end of the culdesac of So. Hearth Drive and almost completely surrounded by the Hiwan golf course and the driving range.

There are only 8 Hiwan Clubhouse Courts homes.  All of which were built in 1979.  A unique feature of this community, beyond being in an excellent location, is the detached aspect of some of the units.  Although Hiwan Clubhouse Courts is platted as a condo, unit A-1, a 4,483 square foot two-story is a stand alone home, as is A-2 a large single story (ranch), as well as units B-2 and B-4.  B-4 is another large ranch.

Because of this design it is possible to have a luxury detached home with very little maintenance, on Hiwan Golf Course.  In some markets these could be advertised as golf course patio homes.  If you’re looking for a top-end, luxury golf course condo in Hiwan in Evergreen these are hard to beat!  To see the availability of these click here: Search the Hiwan Clubhouse Courts.

The Range At Hiwan

The Range at Hiwan is a tight knit community between the Hiwan Clubhouse Courts Condos and comprised of 12 single family homes built in the early nineties (1991, 1992, 1993) with one exception, a new home was built at the corner of Pine Tree and Hiwan Drive in 2004.  These houses sit on smaller home sites, relative to the neighboring yards in the Golf Club, which range from just over one third of an acre to over one half of an acre.  The yard size combined with the large ponderosa pine trees and well maintained yards provides a cozy and attractive golf course setting.  Search The Range At Hiwan homes for sale.

Hiwan Golf Club Hiwan Golf Club Entry

The original golf club neighborhoods, these homes are just above Lewis Ridge Road and include Inverness Lane, Inverness Drive, Scotia Road, Olympia Circle, Inverness Drive, Shawnee Lane and Hiwan Drive.  Homes in Hiwan Golf Club are primarily south of the golf course.  Many of these homes are on cul-de-sacs with views of the golf course while others have terrific views of Elk Meadows and Bergen Peak.  This is a beautiful neighborhood with old growth Ponderosa pines, elk meandering the neighborhood frequently and rolling grassy hills.

The Club At Hiwan

The Club at Hiwan is a gated Evergreen community in the heart of Hiwan Golf Club.  Only 11 luxury golf course homes in a unique and intimate setting surrounded by fairway.  In fact every home in The Club at Hiwan is on the course and the entire neighborhood is only a few feet from the driving range, Clubhouse and tennis courts.  The Club is built out (no vacant lots or new construction planned) with all eleven homes built from 1995 through 2000.  Each home is of excellent quality.   Homes in the Club are located on The Golf Club Point and The Country Club Lane.  Search homes for sale in The Club At Hiwan

The Greens at Hiwan Condominiums

The Greens are 16 luxury, golf course condos between The Island and Evergreen Middle School.  The second of two filings is Hiwan Country Club’s newest condominium complex having been built in 2000 while those in the first filing were built in 1986.  Condos in the second filing are all on Divot Drive while the first filing units are on Tournament Court and Gallery Lane.  See all Greens at Hiwan Condos for sale here.

Hiwan Fairway Condominiums

Has large townhome style condominium homes built in 1979, 1983 and 1984 along Augusta Drive as it intersects with South Hiwan Drive.  Click this link to see all Condos for sale

Hiwan Hearth Condominiums

Also has larger condos built in the 1970′s along Hearth and Hiwan Drive. See all Hiwan Hearth Condos for sale here.  Since the condos at Hiwan Hearth are approaching 40 years old the condition and style of each individual unit varies greatly.  Some of these golf course homes still have the original cabinetry, carpet and vinyl, while others have been upgraded to a style better suited to a location that can walk out onto Hiwan Golf Course!

The two bedroom condos in Hiwan Hearths are typically 1,250 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath while the three and four bedroom units have a variety of floor plans including some with large walls of glass overlooking Hiwan’s first hole.

Hiwan HillsHiwan Hills sign

Is the closest Hiwan subdivision to old downtown Evergreen.  Homes in Hiwan Hills were built as early as the 1950’s and with some recent construction as well.  Most of the homes in the early phases are ranches with a few bi-levels, tri-levels and two stories here and there and in the later filings two-story homes have become predominant.   This is a beautiful heavily wooded setting with rolling hills just above downtown. Search Hiwan Hills.

Hiwan Homestead Estates

There are only a few homes in here all of which are on Alpine Dr and Wild Rose Drive between Hiwan Hills and Hiwan Village just uphill from Evergreen Lake.  Hiwan Homestead homes are rarely available for sale and are typically large custom homes on over an acre—up to 5 acres.   These are relatively newer and new custom homes on cul-de-sacs nestled in the trees above town.

The best of mountain living is found in Hiwan.

The majority of Hiwan homes are built on large lots, some located within gated communities. The Hiwan Golf Club was developed in the 1960s, with homes being built around it starting in the 1970s.  The golf course has hosted most of the big names in golf and has a club steeped in tradition.

Hiwan Schools

Homes in Hiwan feed Bergen Meadow k-2, Bergen Valley Elementary 3-5, Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen High School home of the Cougars.

Hiwan offers a wonderful Colorado lifestyle with the convenience of Denver nearby.  The beauty of the mountains provides a back drop that is unparalleled.  Hiwan offers amazing recreational opportunities which include mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and more right in its own back yard.  In fact Elk Meadows is just across Highway 74 from Hiwan.

The Buchanan fields and the Buchanan Park Recreation Center are centered in Hiwan as is the Bergen Village Retail area which is home to a King Soopers grocery store and Pharmacy, several restaurants including The Bagelry, the world’s best bagel shop and a variety of professional services.

Home prices in Hiwan start around $300,000 for a 1960’s ranch in Hiwan Hills and run the gamut up to  $3.8 million for a magnificent estate in the Ridge at Hiwan Estates.  The average home in Hiwan costs $600,000.  With convenient access to I-70, Hiwan makes working in Denver, skiing and living in the mountains easy.  Living in Hiwan you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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I created a full page map based search to help you see where all homes for sale in Hiwan are here: Hiwan Home Search

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Leanne F December 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Bob – I love your new site and thought the Hiwan section (our destination of choice as you well know) is just terrific. As someone moving from quite a distance away, but having seen it in person, I felt it provided an accurate, in-depth overview of the area and is extremely helpful to relocating families such as ourselves. Thanks for all the hard work!

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Bob Maiocco December 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Thank you for the feedback Leanne. This site is a labor of love and I aspire to continue improving it and providing more and more information to help home buyers learn about the many options and characteristics of Evergreen real estate!

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Matt Robinson June 9, 2010 at 5:25 am

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Richard P December 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Your site is VERY well organized and we find interesting info about your area: the person who did your site optimized it well too…
I am trying to sell my private estate here in Mont-Tremblant in Quebec for some time and I am looking for insperation to reinvest south…
Regards
RP

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Dave December 27, 2011 at 5:36 am

Really nice site. I especially like the slides of properties where I can quickly see what is available and at what price.- a real time saver.
thanks!
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Bob Maiocco December 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

Thanks for the feedback Dave. As always, there is an experienced real estate agent behind the scenes if you want to learn a little deeper about Hiwan or a specific home. Feel free to call, text, chat or email.

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