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Know which way the wind blows.

…They say. In other words, check here often for news and updates.

Settle up and settle in. Check the latest news at Looking Glass – what’s moving and shaking, and what to expect for what’s just over the horizon. And when there’s an event taking place, check here too for details and how to register.

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The Best Part of the Year: Spring and Summer in Parker, Colorado

Spring has stepped on the Colorado scene with its usual panache, and with summer just around the corner, Parker is the best place to experience this season of warming and blooming.

The warm weather of spring and summer brings out the best in Parker’s expansive Colorado landscape, with blossoming foliage and sunny days that beg you to roam freely outside.

This time of year provides the ideal climate for all of your favorite outdoor adventures, from hiking to mountain biking to simply enjoying a picnic with friends and family. Whatever you choose to do with the precious days of spring and summer, the Looking Glass community in Parker is the place to do it.

spring flowers in Parker, CO

The Uplifting Colors of Spring at Looking Glass

In Parker, spring and summer are not just seasons; they’re an invitation to savor the beauty and bounty of nature. Springtime is a visual delight, as plants that have enjoyed the bounty of moisture from snowmelt come forth in a riot of bright color. Looking Glass makes the most of Colorado’s gorgeous native plants, with curated landscaping of delicate wildflowers like castilleja (painted cup), bluebells, and lupines. The surrounding meadows sway gently in the breeze, giving the appearance of a rolling golden sea dotted with clusters of blue and red.

As spring transitions into summer, a new wave of blooms takes center stage — be on the lookout for sunflowers, asters, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, and, of course, Colorado’s state flower, the blue columbine. A vista painted in shades of purple, pink, and gold is a backdrop worthy of the perfect weather, and all the memorable experiences that will be made in this legendary place.

Cycling on the trails at Looking Glass

Spring and Summer in Parker Means Trail Time Perfection

These warmer seasons are perhaps the best time to explore Parker’s network of trails. The mountains hold on to cool weather, making mornings and evenings perfect for running or longer treks. While temps might climb in the middle of the day during summer, this can be the perfect time to explore higher elevation environments that will keep a windy chill. On particularly warm days, Parker offers a number of forested trails where the green canopy provides shady relief.

Spring and summer in Parker also mean an increase in wildlife activity — the animals like this great weather, too! Keep an eye out for grazing deer and rabbits, or even an elusive coyote or fox, as you explore. And keep your eyes to the sky — Colorado’s majestic birds of prey will be soaring above you all summer long. Wildlife sightings are most likely at dawn and dusk, which are also the coolest parts of the day. Make the most of your mornings and evenings.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, there’s a trail in Parker suited to every skill level and preference — many of which are connected to Looking Glass. Enjoy this special season in the way that works for you.

This June: Welcome to Looking Glass

Parker shows off in the spring and summer, so it’s the perfect time to welcome you to Looking Glass, Parker’s newest neighborhood. In June, we invite you to a dynamic event in which you can explore the community, enjoy fun and fellowship, and tour some of the stunning model homes at Looking Glass.

Taylor Morrison welcomes visitors to tour multiple homes in each of its three collections, including the two-story Columbine plan in the Destination Collection; the Evergreen and Marble plans in the City Collection; and its best-selling Hayden II plan in the Town Collection.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tour expansive model homes by D.R. Horton, including the Bridgeport and Holcombe plans, as well as model homes in Lennar’s Monarch Collection at Looking Glass.

These fine homes are designed to highlight and celebrate the landscape at Looking Glass. They merge seamlessly with the native environment, creating a sense of permanency and history in a place that’s new. At every turn, Looking Glass invites you to write the next chapter of your story.

Come see for yourself.

Accessing the Remarkable Network of Trails in Parker and Beyond

Parker, Colorado, nestled just southeast of Denver, is a hidden gem for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The town offers a wealth of trails and open space, perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors without venturing too far. The trails around Parker offer picturesque landscapes and convenient regional trail connections for the community. Over the years, the region has seen significant growth in the number of trails and open spaces, making it a hub for hiking, biking, and equestrian activities.

Lennar at Looking Glass

Everything’s Included with Lennar’s New Homes at Looking Glass in Parker, CO

Lennar is an established, beloved home builder that perfectly embodies the authentic spirit of Looking Glass in Parker, CO. Though the community of Looking Glass is new, its roots run deep with the noble history of Parker guiding its development.

For half a century, Lennar has been building beautiful new homes across America. And now, they’ve selected Looking Glass for their prestigious Monarch Collection of new homes that fit the time-honored sensibility of Parker, Colorado, perfectly. Yet, they’ve gone quickly, and only a handful of new homes are available.

D.R. Horton new homes at Looking Glass

D.R. Horton Brings New Homes to Looking Glass in Parker, CO

DR Horton is bringing ​​its time-tested Tradition Series of home plans to Looking Glass, a Parker community that offers the perfect blend of scenic beauty and modern living.

With a range of 11 meticulously crafted floorplans, D.R. Horton is equipped to meet the needs of any Looking Glass resident. Whether you prefer the spaciousness of a 2-story layout or the convenience of a ranch-style home, D.R. Horton has you covered. Starting at 1,657 square feet with options as large as 2,728 square feet, these floorplans offer ample space and opportunity for customization.

Taylor Morrison home exterior

Three Collections of New Homes by Taylor Morrison at Looking Glass in Parker, CO

Looking Glass is a Parker, CO community dedicated to the true experience of Colorado’s high prairie living with rolling hills and golden hues and homes that are built to last. New homes that make the most of this gorgeous landscape.

Home builder Taylor Morrison embodies this philosophy with their classic-yet-modern home designs and a seamless, service-oriented customer approach that has earned them the recognition of America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder for an unprecedented 9 years in a row from Lifestory Research.

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Looking Glass Embodies the Best of Parker, Colorado as a Forward-Looking New Homes Community

Community means being a part of something, and at Looking Glass, you’re a part of something legendary.

Parker, Colorado is a town with deep Western pride. The land here holds profound history, from the free-range bison that roamed these slopes to the ranchers that settled here. Now, the Looking Glass community is a continuation of this history: a place that is new, but also familiar. A place where you can build a home, as so many have done before you. A place where you belong to something bigger.

Drone View of a Home being Framed by Carpenters

The benefits of buying new in Looking Glass

Development is underway and our new community is taking shape. Soon, new homes will blossom in the first neighborhoods of Looking Glass. 

And these aren’t just any old homes. These are brand-new homes built with the latest materials and technologies for quality, health, and value. But it’s not just what our new homes are made of that make them better, it’s how and where they live amongst our community and our state that make them truly special. 

Chambers-Bridge Construction

Bridging the Gap

The first steps toward connecting Chambers Road through Looking Glass are well underway. What you see here is installation of massive girders for the bridge over Lemon Gulch.  Anticipating completion by the end of the year with public access available in 2021, these efforts will extend Chambers Road from where it currently stops at Hess Road through Looking Glass and connecting to Crowfoot Valley Road. 

We Love Halloween in Parker, Colorado

Fall in Colorado is a magical time of year. Cooler days and nights beg for open windows. Changing colors of our native and naturalized trees make the perfect backdrop for any family portrait. And of course, Halloween! And Halloween in Parker, Colorado is a whole-town celebration.

Looking for a nearby corn maze or pumpkin patch? Look no further than Flat Acres Farms, just 8 minutes from future new homes in Looking Glass, and located a few blocks west of the Parker Road and South Twenty Mile Road intersection.