New Life for a Former Convent: Aria Cohousing Community

A new neighborhood to cultivate life! Aria Denver is moving ahead with the renovation of a signature building on the former Marycrest Convent property to create Aria Cohousing Community. The former convent building will become 28 condominium units (of which 8 are affordable under the city of Denver’s program) consisting of one, two and three bedroom units, many with private outdoor living areas. Additionally there are wonderful community spaces within the building such as a large kitchen and dining area, community room, library, sitting area, guest suite, additional laundry facilities and outdoor gardens. Each floor plan has been thoughtfully set up to offer open floor plans, large closet spaces, laundry facilities in each unit and wonderful natural light. The mountain views from many of the units are breathtaking as this is one of the highest points in the city of Denver.

Aria Cohousing is part of the larger Aria Denver community, in partnership with Cultivate Health Partnership, promoting a healthy lifestyle and simplified living with community gardens, pocket parks and pathways. Already in place on site are apartments and townhomes.

Designed for urban-minded people who share a vision for being part of a close-knit community, residents will benefit from energy and water efficient design, access to light rail, public parks, Regis University and the Clear Creek Bike Trail. Aria Denver will foster a collaborative spirit where people can cultivate life.

Aria Cohousing Community is conveniently located just north of the Highland neighborhood and only an eight-minute drive from Downtown Denver. Visit to learn more.

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