Hard to believe, but it's already been eight years since BackCountry's grand opening.  Back in 2007, Shea Homes' master plan was inspired by the magnificent views and commitment to conservation of the adjacent wilderness area.  The concept was to build a community that preserved thousands of acres of natural beauty, encouraged an active lifestyle, and nurtured a deep sense of community.  As residents eagerly tell anyone who will listen, mission accomplished.

Enjoy these photos, which show how our community has grown over the years and promise a natural beauty that only increases over time.

Images of the Sundial House, built in 2009.  From an idea taking shape out of bare dirt to an elegant and award-winning heart of the community




A few intrepid kite flyers in Spring 2009.  The Kite Festival was the predecessor to BackCountry's highly attended events of today: pool parties, concerts, egg hunts and so much more.



Reflection Park, opened in 2008.  These pint-sized trees have grown into shade-giving beauties.  (Come on Summer!)

Discovery Park has come a long way since 2009, and it's a beautiful barometer of the changing seasons.



A model home from the early Spirit Trail Collection.  Good design is timeless, but compare with today’s Somerset model, sporting a cooler palette and cleaner lines.


View of the 8,200-acre Backcountry Wilderness Area just behind us.  Hasn't changed a bit.  And best of all, it never will.


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