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Van Aire

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c. 1967. Between 157th and 160th aves. and Gun Club and Harvest rds., 5 miles east of Brighton

This subdivision of 90 homes is Colorado's premier “fly-in” community, one of over 100 nationwide. “Garages” on the sprawling ranch houses are oversized for the small aircraft that provide the preferred mode of transport. The cul-de-sac streets are laid out around a 4,000-foot-long runway. Two-acre lots and $200,000-to-$500,000 homes include an ownership share in the runway and adjoining taxiways. The location is six miles north of Denver International Airport.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Van Aire", [Brighton, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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