Sonders Fort Collins invites you to explore this remarkable new community at the Sonders Summer Open House, taking place on Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 from noon to 5 p.m. 

The Open House event will include the opportunity to tour six model homes – all single level living – from Bridgewater Homes and Thrive Home Builders. Visitors can also register to win an e-bike, and the more homes you tour, the better your chances of winning. The event will also feature complimentary pick-me-up treats from Espresso on the Move, available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. After you’ve seen the impressive homes at Sonders, take in the setting: relax at Flourish Park, stroll the trail along the water’s edge at Serene Park, or explore the various open spaces dotting the trail system.

Tour a Diverse Array of Homes at Sonders Summer Open House 

Bridgewater Homes now has three model homes open to tour at Sonders Fort Collins: the 3600-square-foot Hudson plan, the slightly larger Sophia 55, and the expansive 4,778-square-foot Camden model. These luxury floor plans have modern finishes and EnergyStar® certified features throughout. Comfort and efficiency reign in the seven floor plans offered by Bridgewater at Sonders Fort Collins: enjoy the ease of main-level living with oversized outdoor spaces, inviting living areas, and all the quality details that make life simple. Bridgewater Homes start in the mid $600s. 

Thrive Home Builders also has a variety of models open in their three distinct home collections at Sonders Fort Collins. Thrive’s carbon-neutral construction offers homes that do more: each home is built from the ground up with indoor air quality and health and wellness at the forefront, earning certifications like LEED® Certified, EPA Indoor airPLUS Qualified, Solar Powered and Zero Energy Ready. 

Thrive’s Concord Patio Homes at Sonders Fort Collins offer endless layout options, from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and the option for a 300-square-foot accessory unit with an additional living room and kitchenette. Two layouts in the Concord Patio collection are available to tour now: the 3601-square-foot Retreat layout, with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and the larger 3,857-square-foot Harbor home, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. Homes in the Concord Patio Collection start in the high $600s. 

Harmony Courtyard Homes by Thrive are thoughtfully-designed one-story homes with options for a finished second level coach house or basement. Visit Sonders today to tour the Atrium model in this collection, an open, luxurious 3-bedroom 3-bath layout spread across 3,768-square-feet. The Harmony Courtyard Homes collection starts in the low $600s. 

The Parkview Townhome collection by Thrive Home Builders features single-story, 2- to 3-bedroom townhomes that make for easy living without sacrificing on space. A large island completes the luxury kitchen and complements a roomy dining area for entertaining. Spacious porches on the front of the home offer a classic look. Parkview Townhomes start in the high $500s. Models are coming soon and there are homes available now for preview.

Sonders Fort Collins: The Nation’s First Certified Lifelong Community

Sonders Fort Collins is the nation’s first Pre-Certified Lifelong Community. Developed by the Institute for the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University, this pilot certification program identifies community design features that contribute to a healthy, sustainable, and accessible community for people of any age or ability. “The future of community design is being implemented today at Sonders,” says Brian Dunbar, executive director of the IBE. “This is truly a visionary community that is going above and beyond standard practices to create a place where people of all ages and abilities can live healthy, meaningful, and engaged lives. We’re honored that our institute has had the opportunity to collaborate with the Sonders team to develop and implement the world’s first Lifelong Communities Pre-certification and look forward to a continued beneficial partnership between CSU and Sonders.”

Sonders was designed as a Lifelong Community with a variety of characteristics in mind. Accessibility is central to the community identity at Sonders: residents can easily access the waterside at Serene Park, socialize at the Sonders Learning Center, and have their needs met with the nearby amenities in Old Town Fort Collins. Sonders also celebrates sustainability with features like EV charging stations and home lots that are designed to maximize water savings, open space, and native grasses. 

As a Pre-Certified Lifelong Community, Sonders also prioritizes the health of its residents, with access to movement through the nature trails and BODY studio. The homes in Sonders reflect these Lifelong Community tenants, as well, with quality indoor environments, thoughtful lighting, and fall prevention features that allow the home to grow alongside the homeowner. 

With more than a quarter of the nation’s population living with a disability, and the rapidly growing senior population in Colorado and beyond, this certification is timely and necessary – and designed for your benefit.

The Summer Open House Is a Perfect Time to Visit Sonders

A home at Sonders is more than just walls and a roof – it’s an experience that allows you to live as good as healthy feels. The community’s name comes from the word sonder, which refers to the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. At Sonders Fort Collins, your neighbors are each living their best life, and the community is designed to support that on an individual and group level – for a lifetime.

Make a summertime visit to Sonders Fort Collins. To learn more about Lifelong Communities, the variety of homes available at Sonders, and the Summer Open House, visit

Sonders Fort Collins Summer Open House

Tour six model homes – all single-level living – from Bridgewater Homes and Thrive Home Builders
When: Sat., July 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., July 30 from Noon to 5 p.m.
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By Emma Castleberry, At Home Colorado