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Jefferson County Neighborhoods:
South Jeffco - Deer Creek Mesa & White Deer Valley

South of C-470 at Kipling, west on W. Ute Avenue, and west on Deer Creek Canyon Road, and left on Grizzly Drive. • Lockheed Martin Corporation is nearby.

homeHistorical personalities that frequented the Deer Creek area in South JeffCo are Alferd Packer, Jesse James, Horse Thief Thompson, and Ute Indian Chief Colorow. Local mines yielded gold and silver in the 1880s. Abundant hay, wheat and corn crops grew on the flatlands. An abundance of scrub oak provides food and cover for wildlife including songbirds, grouse, turkeys, mule deer, elk, mountain lions, and black bears.

homeIn the early 1970s, Deer Creek Mesa subdivison of 36 lots averaging 1.36 acres began to be developed. “The area is surrounded by thousands of acres of JeffCo Open Space, Pike National Forest, and Chatfield State Recreation Area,” said Rancher Ray Near who sold most of his land for development. In the early 1990s, White Deer Valley was divided into 52 lots of 3 to 35 acres. The Red Rocks terrain offers extraordinary views. There are some small rustic bungalows and huge castle mansions in the area. Remnants of apple and peach orchards continue to bloom and produce fruit. Some sites include distant views of Denver’s downtown.

Organized: White Deer Valley HOA is highly organized with covenants—contact Gary Mowad, 720-839-1769; Deer Creek Mesa HOA is loosely organized—contact Kevin Wigfield, 303-550-2990.

Traditions: None. Public JeffCo Schools: Bradford Elementary, Deer Creek Middle School, Chatfield High School.

Real estate values: $350,000 to $2 million (most recent lot of 20 acres sold for $1.2 million). Amenities: Awesome views with natural red rock formations.

Deer Creek overview

Plus: Remote yet within 5 minutes of shopping in Ken Caryl area; all homes are one-of-a-kind.

Minus: Little or no organization with neighbors.

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