By Adam Martin, At Home
“I’ve lived in Longmont for a long time,” Martha Morgan said. “I guess my house was getting too big for me to handle.”
Morgan wasn’t actively shopping for a new home when she came across The Lakes at Centerra. She was out and about on Mother’s Day of last year, enjoying the day, when she came across the Boulder Creek community. She was immediately impressed. “I love the rural feel,” she said.
After checking out the neighborhood, including the club house and pool, she decided to walk through one of the model homes. That sold her. The following day she returned, contracting on a home of her own, an easyHouse patio home.
It’s a story that’s more common than you’d think. Morgan isn’t the first Boulder Creek buyer to tour a model one day and buy the next. It speaks to the unique nature of what Boulder Creek offers. One of Colorado’s most respected home builders, Boulder Creek has made a name for themselves by crafting high quality, low maintenance homes nestled in attractive communities. Even in the highly competitive Colorado market, they stand out.
Of course, buying a home is a big decision. What could possibly lead someone to take that kind of leap in a short amount of time? When asked what appealed to her about Boulder Creek and The Lakes at Centerra, Morgan gave compelling answers.
The low-maintenance lifestyle was at the top of the list. “They take care of the yard. They take care of the snow,” she said. At easyHouse almost all of the outside chores are managed on behalf of the homeowner, even things like cleaning the gutters and maintaining the exterior paint.
Morgan laughed as she explained that she’s never been one to shy away from work. In the past, she’s been happy to handle upkeep on her own. However, she freely admits that she’s getting older. Arthritis can make yard work a taxing chore. While she’s still fairly active, she’d much rather spend her energy on enjoyable things, like long walks along the trails in her new neighborhood. She’s perfectly content letting someone else hassle with snow removal. In fact, Boulder Creek’s low-maintenance philosophy has won over buyers of all ages and lifestyles, from active retirees to busy professionals looking to maximize quality time.
Turning to the interior of the home, Morgan cited two features. First, the layout. “The size is perfect,” she said. The rooms are large and spacious. Like many Boulder Creek homes, the floorplan has been designed to accommodate a number of different furniture arrangements, so Morgan can personalize the home to her lifestyle. The living space is open and welcoming, and the bedrooms are generous.
But Morgan is even more excited about the main floor living. Her new home is a single story patio home. While easyHouse offers various lower level options to provide additional living space and storage, Morgan chose to pass and build her home without a basement. She’s thrilled that she no longer has to hoof it up and down flights of stairs throughout the day in her home.
The concept is simple. Rather than spreading daily essentials throughout the house on different levels, everything needed day-to-day is on the main floor. That includes the exterior entrances, the living space, kitchen, laundry room and master suite. A variety of available floor plans and models allows buyers to select the square footage and layout that’s perfect for their needs.
The result is unparalleled convenience. Morgan was able to find a home that’s the right size for her. Families who need extra space have that option as well, but without the obligation of unnecessary trips up and down stairs every day.
The very first thing that caught Morgan’s attention remains one of her favorite things about her new home: the neighborhood, itself. Building a high quality, flexible home is certainly noteworthy, but Boulder Creek doesn’t stop there. They understand the impact location has on home ownership. Every Boulder Creek neighborhood comes with its own unique character and amenities.
The Lakes at Centerra has a lot to offer. As the name would imply, the property is home to two lakes, one of which includes a dock for kayaking. Additionally, there are trails throughout the community. Morgan plans to make good use of those. There is also a community pool and club house, with a dedicated lifestyle director. The clubhouse hosts several events each quarter—things like neighborhood potlucks, game nights and Oktoberfest celebrations—all with the goal of building a vibrant community at the Lakes at Centerra.
The advantage of these kinds of resources is that they foster a real sense of community. “I like people,” Morgan said. “I like meeting new people.” She’s been in her home for about two weeks. In that time, she’s been greeted by neighbors who welcomed her to the area with food and well wishes. She looks forward to plugging in and plans to dive into the activities regularly offered at the neighborhood’s club house.
As an added bonus, The Lakes at Centerra is also ideally located within the Loveland area. It’s close to The Promenade Shops at Centerra, so there are plenty of retail and dining options close by. The community is also situated with easy access to I-25 and other major corridors, making a trip into Fort Collins or Denver hassle-free.
When asked what it was like to work with the Boulder Creek staff, Morgan had nothing but good things to say. “They were great,” she said. “Very great.” She described them as polite, well-informed, personable and always willing to help. Because a home purchase can be stressful, those qualities are nearly essential. Throughout the process, she felt comfortable.
Perhaps you’re considering a move, yourself. Or maybe, like Morgan, you’re not actively shopping for a new home but find all that Boulder Creek has to offer compelling. Either way, there’s never been a better time to check out The Lakes at Centerra. Multiple floor plans are still available, but don’t expect that to be the case for long. Interested buyers are encouraged to act now.
If you’d like to learn more about easyHouse Boulder Creek or The Lakes at Centerra, contact Jennifer Edewaard at 720.606.4340 or visit DwellCenterra.com.