Genesee – Where the Mountains Meet the City!
Genesee is a residential community, with natural beauty and serenity, that is tucked away just south of US Interstate 70 across from Lookout Mountain. Genesee offers the best of mountain living, providing easy access to metro Denver to the east and world-class ski areas to the west. Genesee’s 883 homes have been sensitively and sensibly constructed on 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property, with a series of small neighborhoods that maintain a sense of community and privacy.
At over 7,500 ft. above sea level, most homes enjoy panoramic vistas of either downtown Denver or the majestic Mt. Evans and Continental Divide-or both! Genesee is a covenant-protected community where the developed environment coexists in harmony with the area’s natural setting, including the abundant native inhabitants such as deer, wild turkeys, and elk. With 1,200 acres of dedicated open space over which meander 12 miles of maintained hiking trails, Genesee offers residents the opportunity to experience the great outdoors and views. Genesee has two clubhouses, one playground, two outdoor pools, four tennis courts, a well-equipped fitness center, and up-to-date meeting facilities.
Genesee is a unique residential community located in a biologically diverse foothills ecosystem. The foothills climate zone is an ecological transition between the lower elevation plains and higher elevation montane zones. Ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests dominate the landscape in Genesee, with juniper trees found at lower elevations and warmer south facing slopes. Shade-tolerant Douglas fir trees are located at higher elevations and north facing slopes. The transitional nature of the foothills ecosystem is a key factor contributing to its rich biological diversity. Genesee is home to an abundant wildlife community, the most visible being the resident deer and elk herd seen year round.
Residents are afforded the peace of mind of security patrol and a well-equipped fire station located within the community.