The Aurora Highlands Celebrates Multiple Wins, Including a Top Honor, at The National Association of Home Builders Awards

Feb 29, 2024

The master-planned community’s Hogan Park at Highlands Creek clinched a prestigious Gold Award, leading a suite of distinguished honors.


Aurora, CO (February 28, 2024) – The Aurora Highlands emerged as a standout at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) “The Nationals” Awards, held in Las Vegas Tuesday evening. The community was honored with the prestigious Gold Award for Best Community Amenity, in addition to securing multiple Silver Awards. As the nation’s most significant competition celebrating the achievements of new home sales and marketing professionals and communities, The Nationals recognized The Aurora Highlands for its forward-thinking and community-focused initiatives.

The community received a coveted Gold Award for Best Community Amenity for Hogan Park at Highlands Creek. The Aurora Highlands’ “Art in Park” program has become the hallmark attraction of the park, helping create an innovative and engaging outdoor space that has captured the hearts of residents and visitors alike. The program invites the public to explore over 20 permanent art installations along the park’s two-mile length, fostering creativity, sustainability and community engagement.

In addition to the Gold Award, The Aurora Highlands also secured Silver Awards for Best Community Welcome Center and Best Radio Ad commemorating the community’s grand opening. Last summer’s grand opening event was the most successful for a master-planned community in the state of Colorado, with more than 2,000 people visiting The Aurora Highlands for food, fun and tours of model homes. 

“Accepting these NAHB awards on behalf of our team is an incredible honor,” Principal and Director of Onsite Development Carla Ferreira said. “Each accolade is a reflection of our dedication to creating a community that not only stands out in terms of aesthetic and functionality but also in fostering a sense of belonging and inspiration among those who live and visit here.”

This year’s awards are the latest in a series of recognitions for The Aurora Highlands and its standout feature, Hogan Park at Highlands Creek. Last year, the community was honored with Denver MAME awardsfor Best Community Amenity for Hogan Park at Highlands Creek, Best Special Promotion for its grand opening and Best Signage for its iconic 110-foot clocktower. Furthermore, Hogan Park at Highlands Creek has been named an honoree of the 2024 Arts & Business Partnership Awards by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), highlighting its significant contribution to the arts and community life. The Aurora Highlands will also accept the Arts + Business Connection award from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce in April at their Under the Sea Awards Banquet.

Hogan Park at Highlands Creek, the focal point of The Aurora Highlands, is a 100-acre public park that combines natural beauty with cultural enrichment. While its “Art in the Park” program is well underway, future plans for the park include performance spaces and future recreational features, offering a dynamic gathering place that embodies the Colorado lifestyle.

As The Aurora Highlands continues to evolve, these awards serve as a beacon of the community’s excellence and innovation in creating spaces that enrich lives and foster connections. The team looks forward to building on this success and to further enhancing the vibrant community that so many call home.

About The Aurora Highlands

Located between the mountains and the plains, The Aurora Highlands 4,000-acre master planned community expands the metro area to the east near DIA. The community will feature every category of housing from attached to multi-family and single-family residences, providing people with more than 12,500 housing units. The community will also incorporate Colorado’s active lifestyle with recreation centers and over 21 miles of trials, 12 neighborhood parks and 20 pocket parks. Hogan Park at Highlands Creek in particular will feature public art installations, performance plazas, climbing walls, a zip line, embankment slides and gardens in its nearly 100-acre space. Aurora Public Schools will also build four new schools in the community, the first of which opened in 2023. For more information about The Aurora Highlands, please visit www.theaurorahighlands.com or check out the community’s media kit.


Liz Kotalik
Prim + Co