New Residents

New Resident Checklist
Welcome to Southshore, Life at the Lake! Let’s get you settled in with the necessities.

Request Your Trash & Recycling Carts

Waste Management is our trash and recycling company. The service is included in your monthly assessment fee. Visit our Trash Service page to learn more about collection times, and contact information, and to get a calendar. To learn more and order your trash and recycling containers Click Here then scroll down to Trash.
Each home will be provided one trash and recycling cart.  Each home can request a second trash or recycling cart at no additional cost (a total of 4 carts).  Three or more trash or recycling carts will cost $5 a month (at the homeowner's expense). 

Find Your Billing Information

AMI is our property management company which includes handling our monthly assessment collections.  Your monthly assessment fee will have been paid for one month when you closed on your new home.  Monthly assessments are due on the 1st day of each month.  Visit the Monthly Assessment page for more information, Click Here. You will need a security key to create your online account to view your account statement and make an online payment through the internal HOA portal. 

Get Your Mailbox Key

New Construction
Mailbox key can be picked up at the local US Postal Office located at 18555 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO 80015.  Bring your photo identification and deed to pick-up your mailbox key. 

Resale Homes
Buyers should ask the seller for the key.  The HOA does not have possession of mailbox keys at any point in the home transfer process and cannot assist with issuing or replacing keys.

Obtain Your Community Center Access Card

Please visit either clubhouse during business hours to receive your access cards. Please bring in a copy of the deed to your home or a piece of mail with your name and address on it along with a photo ID.  
Current business hours are posted at the bottom of the website page.  
2 access cards per household
$50 for replacements

Guidance for Exterior Change Requests or Landscape Installation

Considering making a change to the exterior of your home?  Putting in a fence or landscaping?  You must receive written approval from the Design Review Committee in order to proceed with exterior improvements of your home.  Review your Design Guideline Manual on the Design Review page to familiarize yourself with the rules.  To view the Design Guidelines, Click Here.

You can get started on the application process even before your closing as long as you are under contract. The Design Review Request Form will walk you through the steps to submit your project for approval. 


Southshore is located in the Cherry Creek School District which is consistently ranked as one of the top school districts in the State of Colorado.  To learn more about Cherry Creek admissions Click Here.
School Website
Altitude Elementary Click Here
Fox Ridge Middle School Click Here
Cherokee Trail High School Click Here
Unlike the surrounding communities all three schools are located in or adjacent to Southshore.
To help reduce the stress of moving to a new, unfamiliar school district, go online and see how the schools in your new locale measure up with a Great Schools Rating, Click Here. This rating "provides an overall snapshot of school quality based on how well a school prepares all its students for postsecondary success—be it college or career.” When you know what your choices are, you can check off this box prior to your move knowing you can make an informed decision.


  • Homeowners are responsible for their own utilities, with the exception of residential trash collection included in your Monthly Assessment. 
  • Xcel Energy provides gas and electric service. You can learn more by going to Xcel Energy's website, Click Here.
  • Comcast (Xfinity) and CenturyLink are the main landline and internet providers. You can learn more by going to Xfinity's website, Click Here or CenturyLink's website, Click Here.
  • Aurora Water is your water and sewer public utility.  You can learn more by going to Aurora Water's website, Click Here.

Transportation Options

Moving to a new town often means doing as the locals do, which means taking local transportation every once in a while so that you can explore the city through their eyes. Moreover, if you want to spare yourself the hassle of using your vehicle because you want to cut down on carbon emissions, checking out your transportation options will give you a better idea regarding what you can opt for to get out and about. 
Regional Transportation District (RTD)
RTD provides bus and rail services throughout the Denver Metro Area.  RTD has more than 170 bus routes, 12 rail lines and specialty services to help make it easier to get around town.  To learn more, Click Here.

Snow Removal Responsibilities

​Snow and ice on sidewalks can be slippery and dangerous, not only to mail carriers and other delivery people but also to senior citizens, children, disabled people and the public in general.
As a resident or property owner, it is your responsibility to keep city sidewalks adjacent to your property free and clear of snow and ice, even though the sidewalks may be behind or outside the rear and side fences and adjacent to any street.

City of Aurora ordinance requires Snow and ice must be removed within 24 hours after a snowfall ends, and 48 hours after a snow emergency is declared by the city.
To learn more go to the Southshore Snow Removal page, Click Here or visit the City of Aurora's Website, Click Here.

Sign Up For the Southshore Communication

Email and Website Access
Periodically the Southshore HOA sends out emails with important updates.  Contact AMI at 720.870.2221 or email  

Social Media
Southshore residents have an active presence on Facebook.  Please note the Southshore HOA does NOT currently post on social media.  

Meet Your Neighbors & Get Involved

Grab Hold of Opportunities
While it can be easy to shy away at first when it comes to meeting new people (especially if you're an introvert), it might be worth your while to get comfortable being outside your comfort zone if you don't just want to make acquaintances but true friends at the end of the day. 
We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming social or resident club event.  Board meetings and committee meetings are open to all residents.  Southshore has resident led committees that are always looking for more volunteers.
Join an Online Community
It has never been easier to join an online community with social media these days; these community platforms can help to provide handy information concerning everyday resources, such as finding the best hair stylists or eateries in town, for example. 
If you are moving any time soon, the tips above should help you to cope with the transition better, especially if you know that all your precious belongings will stay as they are until you've found your feet! 
Nautical Miles From Ordinary
The real beauty of Southshore is that you’re close to everything you need. But the moment you turn onto Southshore Parkway, it’s just you and the great big, blue lake. Serenity washes over you, along with a feeling of gratitude that you’ve arrived. It’s easy to forget the city behind you.

Metro District Operated Facilities

Lakehouse at Southshore

27151 East Lakeview Drive
Aurora CO, 80016

Lighthouse at Southshore

27301 East Southshore Drive
Aurora CO, 80016

Contact Us

Lakehouse at Southshore

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gym Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Lighthouse at Southshore

Office Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week

Gym Hours: 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week