LONGMONT – Natalie and Joe Parker have just purchased a new home – an easyHouse® 31 – at Denio West, a new neighborhood in Longmont being built by award-winning home builder Boulder Creek Neighborhoods.

The Parkers live in Longmont currently, and are happy to stay in the city. “We live on three floors now, and we have lots of stairs,” says Natalie. “We’ve been thinking about being on one level and that’s what interested us the most about Denio West – and that it’s a low-maintenance neighborhood, so we don’t have to be concerned about the grounds and outside maintenance.”

They chose their floor plan because “it’s open and feels spacious. It has the rooms we need and want, without the extra space for ‘stuff’ we don’t need.” Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has built a reputation for homes that are the right size for their buyers. “We’ll be downsizing. We’re getting better at letting things go,” she says.

Boulder Creek finds that most of their homeowners are coming from larger family homes where they have raised a family and built a career – the house was a pride and joy. Over time, as kids move away and careers come to their peak, large, multi-story homes become a burden to maintain and clean. Priorities shift from large yards and extra bedrooms for the kids to seeking ways to capitalize on newly found free time.

Both Natalie and Joe enjoy creative pursuits. He sculpts and inlays stone. “There is nice space in the new garage,” Natalie says. “The floorplan we chose came with the three-car garage, so Joe will have a studio for his work.” She has picked up knitting again and is “totally obsessed with it.” She is also very involved in volunteering. “We are both very social. In Denio West we’ll have more leisure time than we have now.”

Vibrant Longmont location

The Parkers moved in 1997 from Boulder to Longmont, where they have lived ever since. “We’ve watched Longmont just burgeon and become a very exciting town. The downtown has become quite vibrant with a variety of restaurants and a very exciting arts district. There are so many options of things to do – entertainment, food, nature. We’re not very far from Rocky Mountain National Park, about a 50-minute drive.”

Another reason why the Parkers chose Denio West is that they like its convenient location at 9th and Hover. “We’ll still be near our daughter and her family, and I like we’re so near our King Sooper’s and pharmacy and our bank – they are familiar to us.”

They are also pleased that the new neighborhood is not age-restricted. “It could be right for anyone that wants low maintenance; the outside of the homes is taken care of. It’s multi-generational and that’s appealing to us.”

Denio West enjoys a convenient and desirable location toward the west side of Longmont, near 9th and Hover, between Sunset golf course and Twin Peaks golf course. Golden Ponds Nature Center is just to the south. This picturesque location puts the best of Colorado at your doorstep with local farmer’s markets and trails for hiking and biking. It is only a 5-minute drive from the restaurants and shops of Main Street in Longmont. Denio West puts nature at your doorstep and all the conveniences of urban life close by.

Like all of Boulder Creek’s communities, it is a low-maintenance neighborhood where many outdoor chores are maintained on the owner’s behalf giving back that free time to spend with family and friends, take up a new hobby, or relax at home. 

Denio West features two of Boulder Creek’s low-maintenance home collections – the easyHouse® patio home series, and the yourHouse townhomes. EasyHouse is great for those who prefer main-floor living – master suites, multiple living areas, laundry and everything needed on a daily basis –which greatly reduces trips up and down stairs. If buyers choose, a lower level is available on select floorplans – providing an additional rec room and bedrooms – perfect for guests. Patio homes at Denio West start in the mid $400s.

The first townhomes at Denio West go on sale on Saturday, November 11. Boulder Creek will be offering its yourHouse townhomes, popular in both downtown Louisville and Erie’s Brennan by the Lake neighborhood. This unique series offers both main floor master layouts, and traditional two-story designs. Whether you are seeking dual master suites, loft space, up to four bedrooms, the flexibility of yourHouse means that you can choose the layout that best works for you. Townhomes start in the low $400s, and are expected to sell quickly. Living in a Boulder Creek neighborhood

Every low-maintenance home from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is designed to make your life just a little bit easier. Whether you choose Denio West or any other Boulder Creek community, you can expect fewer outdoor maintenance chores, like raking leaves and shoveling snow, and more opportunity to live the live you’ve always dreamed about but never had time for – something Boulder Creek calls “Lifefullness®.” At Boulder Creek, a home is more than a home – it’s a lifestyle, a choice to relax, celebrate and love life.

If your motivation is to experience more of life, reduce the stress that comes with home maintenance, right-size your home, or all of the above, you’re in the right place at Denio West in Longmont. For more information

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is an award-wining homebuilder located in Louisville, Colorado. The company offers low-maintenance patio homes and townhomes in neighborhoods across the Front Range, with prices from the $300s to over $1 Million. To learn more about why a new lifestyle may be right for you, call Boulder Creek’s Sales Concierge team at 720.961.2959. They can answer questions, discuss your needs, and set up an appointment to visit any of Boulder Creek’s low-maintenance neighborhoods. For more information about Denio West floorplans, pricing, and more, visit DenioWest.com.

By Judy Finman, At Home. Photography by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods