It’s not often that one new neighborhood alone will change the real estate game in a community, but that’s what’s happening with Calmante in Superior.
Superior exploded in size from a sleepy burb to a town of nearly 13,000 residents thanks to the Rock Creek Ranch development. When I moved to Colorado that area was wide open space, and they’ve done a nice job of creating an inclusive subdivision on the rolling hills, including paths, green space, and a mixture of price levels. There wasn’t any residential development in Superior after Rock Creek was completed until the Calmante development came along in the late 2000’s. However, when the recession hit the Calmante project came to a halt as financing fell through. Now that the economy is strong and the Boulder County housing market is stronger, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods took over the project. Now that Calmante’s the first major development in Superior in a decade it’s actually affecting average home prices in the ZIP code.
Not only did Boulder Creek come in as a Robin Hood to save the day (or development as it may), it’s a handsome Robin Hood at that. They’re one of my favorite developers at the moment, and I love that they’re local. I think they do a beautiful job of bringing features into homes that new homeowners want: quality craftsmanship; open floorplans; high-end finishes; and high-efficiency, low-maintenance homes. If you read my other blogs about new neighborhood developments in Boulder County you’ll see a lot about Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. I promise I’m not employed by them! I just like what they offer, and they do have their hands in a number of home developments in east Boulder County (i.e. DELO, Tramanto) and now in south Boulder County.
Within Calmante there are a total of 75 townhomes that offer space from 3,000- to 4,000-square feet. The residences range from the low $600,000s to the mid $800,000s. This price point attracts mature buyers who want “lock and leave” low maintenance living in a luxe setting. 33 patio homes are also part of the development, and are one-story to again appeal to a mature audience whose ski- and marathon-battered knees may beg to avoid two-story homes.
But I hope everyone’s knees hold out because the location is fantastic for active people. Calmante is located near the roundabout at Coalton Road and McCaslin Boulevard. From there the Coal Creek, Rock Creek, Meadowlark and Coalton trails take you from your front yard into Boulder County Open Space and urban trails. This is good living. Call me if you want to check out either the patio homes or the townhomes available at Calmante.