Southern Gables is an established neighborhood in south Lakewood, Colorado. Our homes are in the area from Garrison Street to Wadsworth Boulevard, and from Jewell Avenue to Morrison Road.
Our neighborhood association was formed in 1973, when a car dealership (now located at Evans and Wadsworth) wanted to purchase land in the neighborhood. The residents organized in order to better negotiate with the dealership and ensure a good working relationship. It all worked out; the car dealership has indeed been a good neighbor, and the association has thrived through all these years.
Southern Gables Neighborhood Association 1 is not an HOA. We neither establish nor enforce covenants. Membership is voluntary but encouraged, with annual dues of $20.00 payable in May. You can pay your dues by check or online. If you would like to make a donation to support the association, we welcome that too. We are a registered Colorado nonprofit association. If you are interested in organizational detail, you can read the Association Bylaws here. (And if you’re headed that way, you can contact us to see about serving on the Board.)
We are here to serve the residents of Southern Gables and the adjacent Valley View subdivision, and we want to tell visitors about the neighborhood. You will find neighborhood news and stories on this site as well as information about events happening in our community. If you are inclined to look for rewarding volunteer work, we can hook you up: start by looking here.
We are proud of the three schools that serve our neighborhood. Green Gables Elementary School is located in the heart of our neighborhood with Carmody Middle School just to the west. We are also very proud of Bear Creek High School, off Kipling Parkway at Dartmouth.
In addition to this website, residents can connect with their Southern Gables neighbors through the NEXTDOOR network. Nextdoor.com is an online network created for neighbors to share community events, items for sale/free, crime and safety concerns, and ideas on improving our community. NEXTDOOR welcomes new neighbors, and helps residents get to know each other better and stay informed about our vibrant Southern Gables Neighborhood.
- In May 2020 we changed our name from Southern Gables “Homeowners Association” to “Neighborhood Association.” We never were an HOA by charter or function, but that was the official name from the beginning. [More…]