Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 15 miles southwest of Denver, the homes of Conifer real estate are far enough from the big city to feel like a true mountain community, but close enough for residents to enjoy all Denver has to offer.
This land was once occupied by Arapaho, Ute and Cheyenne peoples who used the area as a hunting ground. In the late 1800s, roads into the foothills opened Conifer and surrounding areas to those in search of adventure and wealth. Merchants, trappers, ranchers and miners settled here. Historic Reynolds Park, about five miles outside Conifer stands as a memorial to Conifer's pioneer era, and the trails originating here range from rolling to rugged. Conifer has gone by many names. Former and merged community names include Bradford Junction, Hutchison and Junction City.
Today, Conifer real estate is a mix of rustic cabins and new, state-of-the-art homes peeking from behind expanses of blue spruce, pine, fir and aspen trees. The Conifer area has an abundance of natural beauty. The Pike National Forest runs right through town. At nearly 8,300 feet, Conifer's hills are striking. Towering forests provide a serene habitat for deer, elk, fox, rabbit, other wildlife and birds that also call Conifer home. In the spring and summer, seasonal wildflowers carpet Conifer's meadows. In the fall, splashes of aspen trees throughout the forest show off their brilliant displays of gold and blazing orange.
Conifer is in a growth mode with a new King Soopers Shopping Complex open in 2005 and a new Safeway Shopping Complex under construction during 2006. New homes are being built and new, younger families are moving in to join the already diverse area. Conifer dubs itself "a diverse community, a melting pot of ideas and energies, drawn here from every part of the country." It is the people living there and the quality of life they share that is the real story of Conifer, and it is this diversity of ideas and energies that enables Conifer to be the vibrant, growing community it is today.
The Conifer real estate area, as you may have guessed, is rich in evergreen trees. Many Conifer homes take full advantage of the beautiful tree-lined properties in the region, often using the beautiful indigenous wood in the building of homes.