The Aurora Highlands shines at National Association of Home Builders Awards

Apr 8, 2024

The Aurora Highlands stood out at the prestigious National Association of Home Builders “The Nationals” Awards in Las Vegas. This master-planned community in Aurora not only clinched the coveted Gold Award for Best Community Amenity but also secured multiple Silver Awards, marking it as a beacon of excellence in new home sales, marketing and community planning. 

At the heart of these accolades is Hogan Park at Highlands Creek, which received the Gold Award. Its innovative “Art in the Park” program has transformed the park into an engaging outdoor gallery, featuring over 20 permanent art installations along its two-mile stretch. It is a program that invites public exploration and fosters creativity, sustainability and community engagement, making it a hallmark attraction for both residents and visitors. The program will welcome over 20 additional installations in the coming years. 

In addition to the top honor, The Aurora Highlands also received Silver Awards for its Visitor Center and a radio ad that promoted the community’s grand opening. This event, celebrated last summer, was noted as the most successful launch for a master-planned community in Colorado, drawing over 2,000 attendees who enjoyed food, fun and tours of model homes. 

“Accepting these NAHB awards on behalf of our team is an incredible honor,” The Aurora Highlands’ 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.” 

Carla Ferreira poses with The Aurora Highlands’ Gold Award at The Nationals

These recent awards add to The Aurora Highlands’ growing list of accolades. Last year, the community was also recognized at the Denver MAME awards for 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. The community is also set to receive the Arts + Business Connection award from the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts’ Arts & Business Partnership Award, further underscoring its contribution to arts and community life. 


Carla Ferreira accepts CBCA Award

Hogan Park at Highlands Creek is a 100-acre public space that blends natural beauty with cultural enrichment. With plans for performance spaces and recreational features, it is poised to become a dynamic gathering place that embodies the Colorado lifestyle. 

The Aurora Highlands, spanning 4,000 acres near DIA, is designed to cater to a wide range of housing needs and incorporates Colorado’s active lifestyle into its design. A Beach Club, Ice and Recreation Center, trails, additional parks and three more schools are planned for future development. 

As The Aurora Highlands continues to develop and receive recognition, it stands as a testament to the power of thoughtful planning and community engagement in creating spaces that not only enrich lives but also foster lasting connections.