Brookfield Residential’s Brighton Crossings offers low-maintenance living at its best
When it comes to stress, moving to a new home always ranks as one of life’s top events – but it doesn’t have to be that way. While uprooting is momentous, the experience is an exciting one, and can even be fairly seamless with the right support. Dedicated to creating the best places to call home, Brookfield Residential aims to offer you the perfect welcome, from the home-buying experience to the lifestyle options once moved in. For a premium example, you need look no further than Brighton Crossings, where low maintenance living means more time to make the most of top-notch amenities and a supreme, pure Colorado location.
Masterful design from the inside, out and all around
Located at S. 50th Ave. in Brighton, south of East 168th, Brighton Crossings is serenely situated, a quiet haven within easy reach of all the conveniences. “We have everything you need,” says Brookfield Community Sales Manager Roger Shimono. “King Soopers is just a mile away; there’s the Prairie Center with Target, Home Depot, restaurants…everything you could want. People can get here easily from anywhere in the metro area.” And, with Downtown Brighton and idyllic Barr Lake State Park both just ten minutes away, this neighborhood leaves nothing to be desired.
As much as the vicinity has to offer, the Brighton Crossings neighborhood itself has special appeal. “This is a premier, master-planned community, not just a subdivision,” Shimono says. What does this mean? For starters, the neighborhood was thoughtfully designed with the aim of cultivating community. This vision is evident in the numerous pocket parks, the large Venture Center recreation center and swimming pool, a second, smaller recreation center, two dog parks (one for big, the other for small dogs), and more. This past spring saw the opening of Volley Park, inclusive of two pickleball courts, a tennis court, picnic areas with covered pavilions, a playground, and lots of grassy space encouraging residents to get out and enjoy.
Of course, alongside the strong neighborhood appeal at Brighton Crossings is the allure of the homes themselves. Stunning, on-trend ranch and main-floor-master designs showcase everything you could wish for in low-maintenance living. Front yards are mowed, and snow is shoveled in the winter.
With Brookfield Residential’s myCommand smart home automation, homeowners are offered high-tech functionality that wasn’t available in the past. New homes can be built fully connected, brimming with smart home accessories that offer a seamless user experience versus retrofitting an older home with similar tech upgrades. Protect and equip your haven with front door smart lock hardware, smart garage door openers, a camera linked doorbell, Wi-Fi extended coverage, smart switches, USB outlets, and more. Whether Google, Amazon, Apple or other brands, Brookfield Residential has gone the extra mile to offer products that speak your language, making everyday living easier and more enjoyable. “Brookfield makes it easy for you to lock and leave to go somewhere worry-free,” Shimono says.
The Villa Portfolio: Where it’s good to share
Brookfield’s Villa Portfolio homes remind us just what a wonderful thing it is to share — while keeping your own personal space. With a marvelous main-floor suite of your very own, wide open living areas, a front porch and patio, these paired homes offer plenty of privacy and pizazz. With careful design providing privacy and uplifting natural light, Villa homes make you forget you share a wall with your neighbor. Moreover, paired homes bring the price of single-level living starting in the mid-$400s, truly a rare find in today’s hot market. Moreover, you get to take advantage of an exquisite opportunity to skip the bidding wars and buy new, choosing layouts that match your tastes, lifestyle and budget. Better yet, quick move-ins are also available.
The Villa Portfolio consists of three, stellar floor plans ranging from 1348 to 2043 square feet. All come with a two-car garage and the option to finish the spacious basement. With top quality, beauty and comprehensive amenities throughout and outside of the community, this is indeed what you call good sharing. But don’t take our word for it. Residents say it best themselves.
A place you’ll fall in love with
Residents of Brighton Crossings since October 2020, sisters Linda Vigil and Alice Powers stumbled upon the neighborhood by chance, and they’re certainly glad they did. After suffering the loss of their mother, the sisters found they were each at a point where it was time for a change of scenery. Over thoughtful discussions and reflection, they thought, why not try moving somewhere new, together?
The sisters both make a point of keeping active and involved in the community, but at the same time they longed to get away from the city bustle. Although they had grown up in north Denver, it had been some time since either had lived there. Alice had been living in Seattle; Linda had spent years living in Parker, where she helped raise her grandchildren.
“One day, my cousin and I were driving toward Lochbuie, and on a whim we decided to drive the other way, “Alice recalls. “We happened to stumble on Brighton Crossings, where there were show homes. I fell in love right away. I don’t know how to describe it —the openness, the way they were built. They’re just designed so beautifully.”
Devoted, Alice and Linda enjoy their close relationship, but all siblings have their squabbles, or at least a history of some. The Villa Portfolio represented the perfect compromise. In their paired home, Linda lives upstairs, Alice downstairs — they “share” a warm, fresh, welcoming abode, each with their own space.
Since moving in, Alice and Linda have wholly appreciated their serene spaces, the conveniences and amenities, and the community. “The neighbors are all wonderful,” says Alice. “Everyone seems to be happy, always ready to help one another. It’s a really nice atmosphere.”
Part of that caring atmosphere comes from not just the neighbors, but the staff, too. “Roger is such a sweetheart,” says Linda of Shimono. “He’s always right on top of any issues that come up. We really make connections here, with friendly neighbors and staff.”
For proof of that neighborly connection, just follow the wafting aromas of baked goods from Linda’s kitchen. “My sister’s always baking [for Shimono and staff],” says Alice. “Cookies, green chili burritos, pies. We want them to know, we really do appreciate their kindness. People don’t let each other know their appreciation for each other enough. There’s so much to appreciate here.”
By Wendy McMillan, At Home Colorado