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Aurora rated #2 among the nation’s hottest housing markets

GOBankingRates.com this summer ranked Aurora as the second hottest housing market in the nation. In a June 26, 2017 article by Beth Rifkin, she said, “GOBankingRates determined the 20 housing markets that will be the hottest this summer. Various factors sourced from Zillow were taken into consideration…”  Read more at https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/cities-hottest-housing-markets-summer/

By |November 3rd, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

Heather Gardens Resident Wins Colorado Pageant

Heather Gardens resident Jeannine Montgomerie was crowned Ms. Colorado Senior America at the pageant April 23. In October, she will be sent to the national pageant in Atlantic City to compete for the title of Ms. Senior America.

She was one of four Heather Gardens residents who competed in the Colorado pageant.

Her superb singing voice and stage presence was a hit in the talent competition, where she sang “I Could Have Danced All Night.”

The pageant provides women 60 and over a chance to display their inner beauty, talents and elegance. According to the New York Times, “…the Ms. Senior America Pageant caters…to those who have experienced life in all its joys and sorrows. They’re still kicking – and kicking high.”

She worked in the health care field for several decades, including 19 years as a registered nurse as well as 12 years in long-term care as a direct caregiver, director of nursing and regional nurse.

An active volunteer, she has done outreach ministry and prison ministry, and served as a hospice volunteer.

She currently is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and is president of the Heather Gardens Optimist Club. She is active in the Heather Gardens Frolics Club, where members encouraged her to compete in the pageant.

By |May 19th, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

RTD’S New R-Line To Open February 24

The RTD’s 10.5 mile R-Line, originally expected to open by the end of 2016, is now scheduled to open Friday, February 24, 2017.

RTD officials said that additional time was needed to test the new light rail train.

The line’s Iliff Station is just several blocks away from Heather Gardens.

For additional details on the R-Line, please see a prior article below (“New RTD Line rail testing underway”).

By |February 3rd, 2017|Did You Know|0 Comments

New RTD R Line light rail train testing underway

Photo: RTD Denver Flickr

Train testing for the Regional Transportation District’s new R line is underway. RTD says the timetable for starting service has been pushed back from December to an unspecified date in 2017.

The R Line’s Iliff Station, east of I-225 at Iliff Avenue and Blackhawk Street, will be within several blocks of Heather Gardens. For those who drive to the station, the parking structure, currently under construction, will accommodate 600 vehicles.

The R Line is a 10.5 mile extension of rail line from the existing Nine Mile station north to the University of Colorado A Line to Denver International Airport. The R Line also will provide connections to the H, E and F rail lines. For more information on fares and schedules, visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/r-line.shtml

Part of RTD’s integrated testing process includes running a light rail train under its own power. As RTD Public Relations Sr. Manager Nate Currey explains, “Before we open the line for service, we test all the elements of the rail system to verify that the construction produced a safe and reliable operating rail line. This will include testing of the train and traffic equipment at all the crossings and intersections within the city of Aurora.”

By |October 31st, 2016|Did You Know|0 Comments