Start Strong: Goal-Setting for the New Year (and New Decade!)

Can you believe it’s a new year—and a new decade? It’s true what they say . . . time flies. 

If you’re feeling a sense of renewal this season, you’re not alone. Now is a perfect time to set goals for what you’d like to accomplish in the days, months, and years ahead. With a few simple, intentional actions, you can harness the power of possibility for 2020 and beyond. Read on to discover the keys to setting and achieving impactful goals for the new year (and decade!).

Establish Meaningful Goals

Take some time to consider your goals. As you do, question your “Why?” for setting each goal and ensure the goal is in alignment with your values. This will greatly improve your chances of achieving your goal.... Read More

Spotlight on Meridian Ranch Recreation Center

Did you know there is a year-round hotspot for all things recreation located right in the community? It’s the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center. Residents of Meridian Ranch enjoy a well-rounded, active lifestyle, and this recreation center serves as a hub to bring members of the community together. Have you explored all that is available from this community gem? 

Here are some highlights of what you’ll find waiting for you at the Meridian Ranch Recreation Center:


Break a sweat or find your zen in the group exercise class of your choice. Featuring new Zumba classes and a revolving schedule ... Read More

Falcon Freedom Days

Can you believe it—2019 is rapidly approaching its second half, and that can mean only one thing: Falcon Freedom Days! This 14th annual event, open to the public and presented by Meridian Ranch and Antler Creek Golf Course, promises fun for the whole family. So clear your calendar on Saturday, June 29, and plan to spend the day celebrating with family, friends, and other Meridian Ranch residents at this festive summer event.


There’s something for everyone at Falcon Freedom Days. With activities starting at 8 a.m. and culminating with a spectacular fireworks show after dark, this FREE event has it all. 

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Three Tips for Pool Safety This Summer

It’s time to grab your bathing suit, goggles, and towel—the long-awaited summer season is finally here! For the fortunate residents of Meridian Ranch, that means the outdoor pool is open for enjoyment. Before you head out for fun in the sun, consider the following 3 safety tips to ensure every adventure to the pool is a safe one.

Read the Signs

First things first: get the 411. Wherever you choose to swim, whether it be Meridian Ranch Rec Center’s indoor pool—complete with lazy river and play structure—its awesome heated outdoor pool, or maybe even the Great Wolf Lodge indoor water parkRead More

Sights to See in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is booming! The city keeps growing as more and more people discover our previously well-kept secret. If you’re new to town, this is our list of top sights to see. We suspect that, like us, you’ll never want to leave.

The Great Outdoors

  • Garden of the Gods is a must-see: an amazing place for the entire family to explore. Hike through the red rocks and enjoy a picnic lunch; drive through the park and stop for lunch, sweets, and souvenir shopping; or enjoy a walk (and picture taking!) with friends. There’s no shortage of beauty in this red rock paradise.
  • Another local treasure is easily visible from anywhere in Colorado Spri... Read More

Eating Healthy on the Go

Sometimes the biggest obstacle to eating healthy is finding good options when you’re on the go. These tips will keep you on track, and these options around Colorado Springs will support your New Year’s resolutions—even on hectic days!

Tips to stay healthy on the go
Remember these tips to keep you full of energy throughout the day:

  • Pack foods that are nutrient-dense rather than processed. These will provide more bang for the buck and will keep you full much longer. Some nutrient-dense and portable foods include the following: bananas paired with peanut butter; carrots and hummus; and cheese and almonds.
  • Water, water, water. Not only will water keep you hydrated during the winter season, but it will fill you up and help your body metabolize calories (which aids in weight loss). Keep that water bo... Read More

Falcon, East of Colorado Springs, is Enjoying a Retail Boom of its Own

Falcon has recently enjoyed a retail boom, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  The Colorado Springs Gazette recently published the article below.  To view the article on the Gazette’s website, click here.

From the Gazette:

David Largent used to roar around on his dirt bike on empty land where the Falcon Walmart is now. He has watched as prairie has given way to concrete pads, as homes have sprouted on former farmland and shops and businesses have followed.

Now he’s looking forward to being part of that retail boom.

A longtime employee of Big O Tires, he’s planning to open a Big O franchise in Falcon with his partner, Dustin Roberts. Work began this summer on the site at U.S. 24 and Meridian Road, and Largent anticipates a February opening for the tire and auto-repair business.

“It’s come a long ways,” he said of the Falcon area, ... Read More

Fall Colors Along the Front Range

It’s been unseasonably warm this September, but the fall colors are slowly making their way along the Front Range. Even if you can’t make it to the high country to see the aspens change, there are plenty of opportunities along the Front Range to witness the changing of the seasons, where colors tend to peak in October. This is our list of the top five best places to view fall foliage along the Front Range.

  1. Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Trail. Located just southwest of Castle Rock, the trail here runs in a 7.7 mile loop—mostly through forested space, but also with plenty of breaks for stunning views of the foothills. If you bring a furry friend, keep him on a leash, but either way plan to soak up the fall foliage and enjoy the scenery on this close-to-home getaway.
  2. Garden of the Gods. The dramatic, soaring red rocks at Garde... Read More

What’s it like living in the #1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the US?

The secret is out!
If you live in Colorado Springs you know what it’s like! Given the choice to live anywhere in the country, more people would choose Colorado Springs than any other city according to a new ranking from US News & World Report. Colorado Springs surpassed Honolulu to take the top spot after being in second place for the past two years. #1 MOST DESIRABLE PLACES TO LIVE!

Among the factors contributing to the rankings – including affordability, job market and population growth due to net migration – US News surveys people throughout the country to determine where residents would live if given the choice. According to the Google Consumer Survey results Colorado Springs ranks #1.

Why Colorado Springs?
Marvel at the towering red rocks at The Garden of the Gods Park. Hike, bike, drive and explore the most ... Read More

Richmond American Model Featured in 2018 Parade of Homes

Meridian Ranch is honored to have Richmond American Homes showcase their model home in the 2018 Parade of Homes. Their new model and parade entry is located at 12803 Stone Valley Drive in Stonebridge. The Parade will take place Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 19th (homes closed on Mondays & Tuesdays).

From the beginning, Richmond American’s mission has been to help people attain the American Dream. Over 40 years and more than 195,000 single-family homes later, they haven’t lost sight of that vision. They’re committed to designing quality homes and strengthening the communities in which they build. What sets them apart? It’s the personal approach they take to every aspect of the home buying experience. They believe that your new home should be uniquely yours before you’re ever handed the keys. From the kitchen cabinets to the surround sound, they offer co... Read More

Calling all people who love children!

Grace & Ron Covington have answered that call! Covington Homes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have teamed up to help kick childhood cancer to the curb and save the lives of children.

Meridian Ranch is honored to have one of our signature builders win the annual St. Jude Builder of the Year Award for their Dream Home Giveaway. Covington Homes and St. Jude, together with trade partners and homeowners, raised over $2.7 million in the form of donations of materials and labor to build a beautiful home for a giveaway benefiting the research hospital. One of only 5 builders nationwide who donated a Dream Home that cost zero dollars, Covington Homes donated all the proceeds from the ticket sales and additional donations directly to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more details and to see the winner click here.

Remember, because of people like you... Read More

Summertime in the Springs: Fun Things To Do

Ready or not, school is out and summer is officially here. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax, get out and about, or check out summer camps and programs, Colorado Springs has something for the whole family. Check out these upcoming events and activities!

  • Enjoy the local art on a summer’s evening at the Old Colorado City Artwalk. The first Friday of every month you can browse artwork, enjoy an evening meal in a charming restaurant, or shop til you drop—in style, of course.
  • School may be out, but learning is still in session at Pikes Peak Community College’s Teen College Summer Camp. Check out programs like Code Breakers, All Baking No Faking, Selfie on Steroids and many more. Sorry, no adults allowed!
  • It wouldn’t be summer without a good farmer’s market, right? Over 24 local vendors set up each Saturday at Bancroft Park. Stop by and... Read More

The Stonebridge Difference

Welcome to Stonebridge, an exclusive neighborhood conveniently located in the heart of Meridian Ranch.  Centrally located, this intimate neighborhood nurtures close connections and active lifestyles where kids of all ages can play in acres of open space, ride bikes on trails or take leisurely walks and enjoy the beautiful sunsets with Pikes Peak as your backdrop. Grownups can meet at the private clubhouse for a fitness class, a book club or wine tasting.

Commanding center stage in Stonebridge is the Lodge, a private clubhouse exclusively for Stonebridge residents. This getaway offers endless life-enriching possibilities. Get in a workout in the fitness room. Maybe a gourmet cooking class in the kitchen. A party on the patio or club meeting in one of multiple gathering rooms. A game of cards or pool in the retreat. Or a scrapbooking group in the craft room. Lucky you. If you li... Read More