With housing choices that include quaint bungalows near Francis E. Warren Air Force Base‚ stately homes in The Avenues neighborhood‚ executive-style homes at The Pointe‚ downtown lofts and upscale retirement communities‚ Cheyenne may offer a home for everyone.
Mike Brown is a sales manager with Century 21 Bell and a long-time Cheyenne resident. He also serves as chairman of the Vision 2020 project‚ which is helping to guide future housing developments.
The project took about four years to write and included input from a variety of industry‚ government‚ education‚ media‚ health-care and other representatives.
“We didn’t want to end up with a lot of boring subdivisions‚” Brown says.
“The goal is to have a good mix of properties – from starter homes to more expensive homes – along with a mix of designs.”
Brown says developers of The Harmony in south-central Cheyenne went beyond the norm by plotting streets that gently curve and offering a range of housing styles and prices. And he cites The Pointe as another kind of new neighborhood‚ with diverse housing options.
Covering 300 acres‚ The Pointe includes ranch-style townhouses‚ single-family homes with large front porches‚ tree-lined streets and 70 acres of open space with two parks and a man-made lake.
Homeowners can select materials and colors from The Pointe’s design center.
When complete‚ The Pointe could include as many as 500 residences as well as buildings for commercial use such as medical offices and a coffee shop.
“We’ve never had anything like this in Cheyenne. It’s filling a void‚” says Angie Depew‚ spokesperson for Guardian Development Co.‚ parent company of The Pointe. “It’s the old-town look with a modern flair.”
For senior citizens‚ the upscale Pointe Frontier Retirement offers 157 independent-living apartments and one floor of assisted-living space.
There are studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments.
The pet-friendly retirement community also offers chauffeur service and has formally attired wait staff serving meals using china on linen tablecloths.
The four-story‚ 16-year-old facility handles all maintenance and housekeeping for residents‚ and it has a 24-hour emergency call system.
Richard Pfeiffer‚ general manager of Pointe Frontier‚ says its residents hail from throughout the United States.
“Before this opened‚ more of our residents would have been in nursing homes sooner‚” Pfeiffer says. “Our activities challenge their minds and stretch their muscles.”
“There’s also the safety factor. We can identify when things are not right and get them help‚ so they can often stay here in a place of their own.”
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