New Construction in Campbell County, WY

By Kari Kynard Ridge on December 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm EST

New neighborhoods are popping up across Campbell County, from the large lots of Copper Ridge Estates to the centrally located Legacy Ridge.

“A lot of new people are moving into the area, and they need housing,” says Jennifer Thomas, an associate broker with Century 21 Real Estate Associates in Gillette. “Several new oil and gas companies are coming here, and we are keeping busy with relocation companies calling us for their clients.”

Copper Ridge Estates is one of the most popular new neighborhoods, with more than 14 homes sold in 2013. Single family homes that sold in Copper Ridge in the past year ranged in price from $272,400 to $443,200. Lot sizes tend to be larger than in some neighborhoods, at about 16,000-square-feet, and there is a mix of ranch-style and two-story homes with an average size of 2,800-square-feet, Thomas says.

Other new construction is underway in Western Sky and Westgate Estates neighborhoods, which also are in high demand.

“These are great neighborhoods, and they are all near the Bell Knob Golf Course and served by a great school, Prairie Wind Elementary,” Thomas says. “These houses are upper scale, but not so expensive that people can’t afford them.”

One of the newest neighborhoods, Legacy Ridge, is located in the geographical center of Gillette, near the Campbell County Recreation Center and the new Buffalo Ridge Elementary School. Legacy Ridge also features a mix of ranch-style and two-story single family homes. Eleven new homes sold in Legacy Ridge between November of 2012 and November 2013, ranging in price from $255,600 to $399,000.

“It’s amazing how quickly those homes are selling,” Thomas says. “Legacy Ridge has grown extremely fast – it’s encouraging to see!”

Learn more about neighborhoods in Gillette.


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