The Homestead in the Willows Homeowners' Association is a non-profit corporation whose stockholders are the owners of homes in Homestead in the Willows. There are published Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Covenants which govern the operation of the homeowners' association. Each homeowner owns his own home and the lot on which the home is built. The homeowners' association owns approximately 21 acres of common grounds, including green belts, jogging paths and three recreation areas, spread throughout the square mile that makes up Homestead in the Willows. The three recreation areas include three outdoor swimming pools (one of them is Olympic size), three pool houses and eight tennis courts.
The homeowners' association is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the homeowners, who operate within the parameters spelled out in the Article of Incorporation, the By-Laws and the Declaration of Covenants.
A newsletter, The Homestead Herald, is published monthly to inform all the residents of the local news and to make known the activities of many "interest" groups in the area (ie: Round Robin Bridge, Book Club, etc).
The three area outdoor swimming pools are for the use of all the residents. The swimming season is from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Group and private swim lessons are offered and there is a very active swim team. Time is provided for lap swimming, adult only swimming and family swimming. The pools may be rented by the homeowners for private parties. Pool games are sponsored on the 4th of July, as are other area activities.
The eight tennis courts are the scene of much activity. There is a tennis ladder, lessons are offered and tournaments are sponsored.
The Design Review Committee, as provided for in the association documents, reviews all requests for any exterior changes (additions, fences, paint color changes, etc.) homeowners want to make. The monitoring by this committee helps to maintain the homogenous look of the neighborhood, as does stringent enforcement of the document rules and regulations.
This is a friendly neighborhood and the people take a great deal of interest and pride in their homes, the local schools (especially Homestead Elementary School, located in the area), and the neighborhood. The nicely manicured lawns, well-kept homes, and well-run homeowners' association are a source of pride and have been used as models for other areas.
The current assessment for this home is $950.00 annually.
Homestead in the Willows is in the Cherry Creek School District and the children attend Homestead Elementary School, West Middle School and Cherry Creek High School.
Homestead is located near I-25, the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Plaza and Inverness. It is also near the new Streets of Southglenn and the new Park Meadows Mall.