Since the early 1990s, the Genesee Foundation recognized how important it is for neighbors to work together to reduce wildfire risks,” said Allen “Through its enduring efforts, this community provides a clear example of what it means to be a successful Firewise Community.
— Gallamore, District Forester for the CSFS Golden District

Genesee Foundation is a beautiful, covenant-protected residential community located in the foothills above Golden, Colorado. Its 883 homes are nestled in 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property, of which 1200 acres are set aside as open space where elk and deer are frequently seen. To preserve Genesee’s natural appearance, lot-line fencing is not permitted and architectural controls maintain an easy co-existence with nature. Views are protected and, depending upon where your home is located, they may include downtown Denver and the plains, Mt. Evans and the continental divide, Bear Creek Canyon and the Arapaho peaks. Genesee is also one of only a few Firewise communities in the country, with an active forest health management program and, because outdoor lighting is subdued and regulated, the dark night skies are spectacular.

Features of Genesee: 

Genesee is in unincorporated Jefferson County and is served by the Jefferson County school district. It is efficiently run by an elected board of directors and several standing committees. A simple quarterly fee pays for all services and amenities.

Services: Genesee has its own on-site management staff, full-time maintenance team, security patrol by off-duty JeffCo sheriff deputies (who also provide free “vacation checks” of a resident’s home while they’re away), weekly trash and recycling pickup and snow plowing of the private drives. Genesee has a new state-of-the-art water treatment facility, large reservoir and volunteer fire station on site. All utilities, including cable, are buried to preserve the natural appearance.

Amenities: Genesee has three clubhouses that includes two adult and one “kiddie” pool, a well-equipped fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, well-stocked library, meeting rooms and a new kitchen facility. There are 12 miles of hiking trails that wind through our open space and numerous community social groups and clubs that include hiking, skiing, biking, several book clubs, gourmet, theater, music “jam”groups, poker, quilting, a popular swim team and many others. Genesee also hosts numerous events such as summertime outdoor concerts, a July 4th parade and BBQ, year-round First Friday get-togethers, and family-friendly parties and activities.

Genesee is a premier mountain community with typical city services - the best of both worlds - and it’s only 20 minutes from downtown Denver to the east and close to the high country with its world-class ski areas to the west!