Redlands Area

New home construction strong in the Redlands


by: Penny Stine, The Daily Sentinel

The Redlands Mesa Golf Course community is probably one of the oldest developments in the Redlands where there is still new construction activity. Originally developed more than 15 years ago, there has been renewed interest and activity at the golf course community in the last two years. 
“For the last year and a half, it’s been about 15 (homes under construction) at any one time,” said Carol Powers, administrator for Bright Star Redlands Mesa Sales, the real estate branch of the golf course. There are 19 homes currently under construction. “This is as busy as we’ve ever been when it comes to construction.” 
There are only 11 lots still available from amongst the original lots, and Bright Star Redlands Mesa doesn’t intend to sell individual lots once those are gone. 
“As we go forward, the developer will sell parcels, like we did with Porter Homes,” Powers said. 

Porter Homes purchased an entire parcel of lots when it was still in raw dirt, then invested the time and money to develop the 29 lots, and is now building the first few homes. 

“We’ve got four under construction,” said Nate Porter, owner of Porter Homes. “We’re starting another in three weeks.”
The homes at The Ledges are different from many of the homes at Redlands Mesa Golf Course in that they aren’t actually on the golf course. Instead, they’re on a cul-de-sac perched on the edge of a cliff, looking out toward the Lunch Loops and Three Sisters portion of the Tabeguache Trail. Buyers at The Ledges may be avid golfers, but they could just as easily be avid mountain bikers, since a connecting trail leads from the neighborhood to the Lunch Loops. Or, like many Grand Valley residents, they could be avid golfers, mountain bikers and photographers, since the views from The Ledges are certainly worth capturing. 

Homes at The Ledges at Redlands Mesa tend to look pretty remarkable from the back side, since those are the sides on the edge of the cliff that are open to the views of the Tabeguache Trail area, Grand Mesa and the Grand Valley.

Porter Homes currently has two spec homes in The Ledges, and also has a home that will be in the 2016 Parade of Homes. 
“I’m super-excited about it,” said Porter, adding that the plans were drawn by an architect from Tucson. “The views are fantastic.” 

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