As a resident of Louisville, I can tell you there’s a lot of talk about the new DELO Community, and not just in the real estate world. This development is so hot that homes are preselling quickly before they’re even built. The developer of the townhomes, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, was recently featured in the Boulder Daily Camera for their “yourHouse” concept of low maintenance townhome living. New home buyers who want to get into this community have to act fast.
Perhaps the greatest thing the DELO (the name is taken from Downtown East Louisville) townhome community has in its favor is location, location, location. This neighborhood sits on a prime piece of land near historic Old Town Louisville. Long slated for pedestrian-friendly, mixed use development, this area was initially known as the “Highway 42 Revitalization Area” because city planners knew this was too valuable a location to let stay in its original junkyard-worthy state. When finished, DELO residents can take an easy 5 minute walk to Main Street’s restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and retail stores that rival Boulder’s Pearl Street. Soon to come adjacent to the DELO neighborhood is the DELO Plaza, a small-scale shopping center that promises restaurants and boutique shops within the immediate community. Across Highway 42 (AKA Courtesy Road) from the community is the Louisville Sport Complex plus access to the Coal Creek trail, which in turn takes you to Community Park, east to Erie and west to Boulder. There are plans to build a pedestrian underpass called the South Street Pedestrian Gateway so walkers, cyclists and runners can safely access Main Street from the south end of DELO. For homeowners with kids, Louisville Middle School and Elementary School are both within walking distance or a quick bike ride. As for groceries, the new Alfalfa’s market and King Soopers are across South Boulder Road. The walkability/ridability and general vehicle accessibility makes this is an ideal location.
Additionally, beyond location, I’ve been continually impressed with Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. They do a nice job with materials, layout, and architecture; their neighborhoods don’t look or feel like cookie-cutter complexes. I was in the Boulder Creek sales office with a client last week and was once again impressed with the standard options available. It won’t cost an arm and a leg to upgrade to luxury finishes because they offer upscaled standard options like granite countertops. DELO townhomes offer open layouts that include a 3-car garage, nearly unheard of in higher density living. They build highly energy-efficient homes, which is important to the values of Coloradoans. Low maintenance also means more time to play and less time working around the house. These townhomes are “lock and leave,” meaning if you travel, all you have to do is lock the door and not worry about upkeep while you’re away. The HOA even washes the exterior windows once a year. Now that’s simple – but quality – living!
The price of DELO homes is not necessarily a starter-home pricepoint. We’re talking north of $550,000 as a base. But when you consider original homes in downtown Louisville have continually sold for high market prices, DELO offers the opportunity to have the same great proximity, state-of-the-art appliances, modern design materials with low-maintenance, energy-efficient living right from the start, unlike older single family homes.
But as I said, these townhomes are already being sold fast. If you’re interested in taking a closer look at DELO, call me so we can get over there to look at what’s still available. I think you’ll like what you see.