Welcome to the Spring Ranch
Spring Ranch encompasses 360 acres of pine and aspen-laden hills and is situated between the communities of Genesee and Evergreen. The Spring Ranch Property Owners Association, established in 1977, and managed by its board of directors, represents the interests of owners on two distinct fronts:
Covenant Enforcement. Spring Ranch is a covenant controlled community. An architectural control committee, appointed by the board of directors annually, reviews and approves/disapproves all exterior work to assure compliance with our covenants. The committee’s rulings, and all covenants, are enforceable by the board of directors.
Political/Legal Compliance. The board of directors works diligently to assure compliance with all State of Colorado statutes regarding homeowners associations. Additionally, the board represents the community in matters/impacts relating to land development, rezoning and special governmental districts.
Property Owners’ Association Handbook
If you recently built a home in Spring Ranch, you are familiar with the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions contained in the Owners’ Handbook. You may download a copy from this website by viewing the “Resources” tab. If you bought an existing home, you may not be as familiar with the covenants and we would encourage your review of the entire document. A few provisions that are common concerns shared by existing residents include:
- Exterior Lighting. In order to enjoy the stars at night, home owner’s lights should be subdued and whose light source is not directly visible from any other dwellings.
- Garages & Parked Vehicles. Garage doors are to be kept closed except when used for entrance and exit of vehicles. No vehicles, trailers, boats, campers, etc. are to be parked where visible from neighboring lots or roads.
- Trash Cans. Trash cans should be placed street side the morning of disposal service pick-up. Because of windy conditions, it is advisable to place your trash in plastic bags inside secure trash cans. Trash cans should be promptly removed from the street after the disposal service has picked up the trash. Trash left out for any period of time attracts birds and wildlife and can result in encounters with wildlife that may lead to habitual offenders which must then be relocated or worse, destroyed! Please help protect our wildlife.
- Weeds and Diseased Trees. Homeowners are required to keep landscape in good condition. Our area is very prone to certain noxious weeds and tree diseases that require vigilance on every homeowner’s part.
- Fences. No fences or planting simulating fencing is permitted unless the Committee approves it and it becomes an incorporated part of the overall design contributing to the harmony and character of the area. Fences interfere with the natural migration patterns of the wildlife and the natural openness of the community.
- No more than three domestic animals or birds (house pets) are allowed. All pets are to be under the owners control at all times, whether within the owner’s lot or on a leash for walks. No animals are to be allowed to roam at will or to chase wildlife on owner’s property or in general in Spring Ranch. If an owner chooses to keep pets in an outdoor area, the owner must provide for suitable enclosures in close proximity to owners residence. The enclosure plans must be submitted to the Architectural Committee prior to construction or use for approval, and must be designed in such a manner so as not to be offensive to other neighbors.
Spring Ranch Directory
The Directory contains phone numbers, addresses, and other information about all Spring Ranch lot owners and residents. Send corrections and update information or to request a copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our area participates in a Neighborhood Watch. This means that we all are alert to security issues and watch out for our neighbor’s property.
As a Spring Ranch resident, you will periodically receive the Spring Ranch Newsletter. The Newsletter is currently edited by Mark Schmidt. Any topics of interest you would like included in the Newsletter should be directed to Mark’s attention at the web site email@example.com.
Spring Ranch Pond
The pond is maintained for the use of all residents. Many winters the pond freezes enough to allow ice skating. While fishing or ice skating, especially with children, please use extreme caution and care.
Spring Ranch homeowners meet annually. The meeting includes the election of Board members and a discussion of common concerns and interests.
Currently the Spring Ranch annual dues are $500 and are due at the beginning of the calendar year. These are subject to change.
In December, Spring Ranch families get together for a potluck Christmas Party. Again, this is another excellent opportunity to spend time with your neighbors.
Our area is blessed with an abundance of wildlife! Birds range from eagles to hummingbirds and include a large number of mountain and western bluebirds. We commonly see coyote, fox, deer, elk, & Abert’s squirrels. Bear, bobcats, and mountain lions are more elusive, but do reside in this area. Living in close proximity to wildlife requires a few special precautions. It is not safe to allow cats or small dogs to be left outside alone. Unattended pets have been killed by wildlife. It is also not advisable to leave food or refuse outside that could attract animals or to feed cats and dogs outside. Finally, drive our roads in Spring Ranch with special care because you may often encounter deer or elk on the road.
Spring Ranch offers a truly unique Colorado lifestyle due to its proximity to Denver while providing mountain living at its finest.