Lone Tree is a city in Douglas County, Colorado that offers its residents a small-town feel but with urban conveniences. Officially proclaimed as a city in 1995 and with a population at around 14,000, Lone Tree is considered as one of the best places to live in the Centennial State.
Biggest mall, major revenue earner
Lone Tree is home to one of the state’s biggest shopping centers, the Park Meadows Mall, which spans approximately 1.6-million square feet. A total of 180 stores and dining spots make up this massive mall, from retail giant JCPenny to Mexican food chain Chipotle. It now also has Cinema Pop-ups – drive-in movies that take social distancing and movie-watching to an entirely new level.
Given the number of establishments in the mall, as well as its sheer size, Park Meadows contributes a huge chunk of tax revenues to its home locale. The mall also brings with it employment for many of Lone Tree’s residents.
A cultural hub
There are other things to enjoy in Lone Tree apart from shopping. If you love arts and music, the Lone Tree Arts Center is a place you shouldn’t miss. This state-of-the-art cultural hub showcases well-renowned national and international artists. But more than that, they self-produce their theatrical shows. The Center also collaborates with top Colorado performing arts companies to host LTAC productions.
Apart from being a venue for cultural enrichment, the Center has also become an important meeting and event rental place for civic, private, corporate, and community arts groups.
Meanwhile, the Schweiger Ranch in Lone Tree is a testament to the area’s well-preserved ranching history. Established in 1874 by brothers John, Joseph, and Jacob Schweiger, this ranch is a designated historic site by Lone County that features the evolution of ranch life in the west. Interestingly, the ranch is located near the light rail station so you can “see” both the past and the present in one panoramic view.
Lone Tree has something to offer for lovers of nature, adventure, and thrills. Bluffs Regional Park and Trail presents unparalleled views of the Colorado Front Range mountains, grassland vegetation, wildlife, and the Denver Metro Area. The sprawling 253-acre park has roughly four miles of trails that provide a moderate challenge to hikers, bikers, and runners. Families can also enjoy the wide green spaces for picnicking and other fun outdoor activities.
Developments on the horizon
A promising development in Lone Tree is the rise of a mixed-use community that is poised to become the city’s new “downtown.” To be constructed around the City Center Rail Station, the 400-acre Lone Tree City Center will feature 32 blocks of commercial, retail, residential, recreational, and food establishments – all accessible by foot. Approximately 5,000 people are expected to call the district home. Moreover, it is seen as an employment generator upon completion, with up to 40,000 possible job openings for Lone Tree residents and beyond.
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