As a Realtor I see a variety of neighborhoods and planned communities. One of my favorite developers at the moment is Boulder Creek Neighborhoods. I think they do a beautiful job of bringing it all together into homes modern homeowners want: quality craftsmanship; upscale standard finishes; and smart, open layouts. As a local company, they understand the uniqueness of the Boulder County area, and take advantage of the scenery and active lifestyle. Through including energy-efficient features such as smart furnaces, tankless water heaters and high-efficiency windows, the builders lay claim to savings of $120 on summer utility bills and $140 during winter. That’s savings of a special night out on the town, twice a year. They dub their developments as “low maintenance patio homes and townhomes,” but I think they need to give themselves more credit than that austere description and perhaps call them “smartly planned, smartly appointed attached homes.” Maybe I’ll work on that description a little bit too.
One of their local Boulder County communities, Tramonto, appeals to those who want to live in southwest Longmont. Tramonto means “Italian sunset,” and new homeowners will definitely get the benefit of sunset views over the Front Range. Tramonto is near to 75th Street where there are miles of undeveloped land between 75th to the west, allowing unobstructed views of our amazing Colorado sunsets. The neighborhood parcel is close to Highway 119, offering a quick ride to Boulder, Longmont, and Highway I25. It has easy access to the Boulder County “L” towns too: Lyons, Lafayette, and Louisville.
Here’s another great thing about the Tramonto neighborhood: it shares the same layout as the Lanterns at Steel Ranch community in Louisville, but for $100,000 to $200,000 less! The difference is simply location. Longmont’s real estate prices have been lower than Louisville’s average home price. Therefore the market demands that these same amazing layouts and thoughtfully finished homes will be sold for less money. That’s an incredible value if you simply wish to live in east Boulder county, let alone seeking Longmont specifically.
These paired patio homes hold an allure because while you’ll have some outdoor space to call your own, you won’t be a slave to yardwork. You’ll want that extra time to explore nearby Lagerman Reservoir and miles of Longmont trails. The LoBo (Longmont/Boulder) trail conveniently starts – or ends – near Oscar Blues brewery with 3 Gunbarrel craft breweries close to the same path. Longmont’s vibrant downtown district can entertain your taste buds from your morning coffee at La Vita Bella, lunch and shopping at Cheese Importers, to dinner at Martino’s Café. There are dozens of excellent local restaurants to choose from in the area as well as music venues and unique shopping. Longmont is hopping.
Tramonto can be in your future as long as you have some time on your side. There are currently 10 lots available for sale in the community but I believe those will go quickly. Homes will be available for move-in in late spring to summer of 2016. I think this neighborhood will be worth the wait. Call me if you’d like to check out whether Tramonto will be where you watch beautiful Colorado sunsets.