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The fencing requirements from the Sterling Ranch CAB
The fencing requirements from the Sterling Ranch CAB

When searching for a new home, we often picture ourselves relaxing in our backyards, perhaps enjoying a barbecue with friends or watching the kids play. The type of fencing around our property can significantly impact these moments. At Sterling Ranch, there's a particular fencing style you'll want to know about before making it your new home base.

Understanding Sterling Ranch's Fencing Style

Here at Sterling Ranch, the community guidelines specify that all fences must be of the 4ft tall "split-rail" variety. Now, what does this mean exactly? Split-rail fencing is designed with a rustic look in mind, featuring posts and horizontal rails that provide a charming, open-concept boundary to your property. It does, however, come with a caveat---privacy is limited with this type of fencing.

Benefits and Limitations

One benefit of these fences is that they require less material and can be more cost-effective to install and maintain compared to privacy fences.

However, as a real estate agent who's seen the full spectrum of homeowner preferences, I get it---you might have pictured a bit more seclusion in your backyard. While Sterling Ranch's fencing policy aims for uniformity and maintaining the community's aesthetic, it doesn't cater to those of us who prioritize privacy in our backyards.

Addressing the Challenge

What can you do if you're yearning for a slice of privacy within these guidelines? Creative landscaping can be a solution! Tall shrubs, trees, or a strategically placed trellis with climbing plants can add an extra layer of privacy.

If you are worried about your pets getting through the fence, Sterling Ranch permits you to staple chicken wire to the fence. This mesh wiring will keep pets from going through the open rails in the fence, but the height limit does mean that some larger dogs could still jump over it. It may be worth checking out other communities such as Solstice or even a resale home in Highlands Ranch, as both neighborhoods have standard 5ft privacy fences.

A Community Worth Exploring

If you're drawn to the idea of living in Sterling Ranch and can look past this fence issue, I'm here to help guide you through the process. Feel free to reach out to me, and we can chat about your new home in Sterling Ranch or the surrounding area.

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Chris is a real estate agent who specializes in helping clients build, buy, and sell homes. Here are some benefits I offer to new construction clients:

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