Whatever your needs, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has a home to take your lifestyle to the next level.
Since 2006, when President and CEO David Sinkey welcomed the first home buyers into a Boulder Creek Neighborhoods home, the entire Boulder Creek team has endeavored day after day, house after house, to inspire homeowners to live the lives they’ve always wanted.
Now with nearly 30 developed neighborhoods and a stack of local and national awards under their belt, the company is meeting a need they couldn’t have foreseen in the early 2000s: Home buyers today who prioritize lifestyle-oriented, lower-maintenance, ‘right-sized’ homes aren’t only empty nesters but also young professionals, families, and frankly, active adults of all ages. Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ chief revenue officer Jessica Champlin said, “For many of our recent home buyers, you’re never too young for a lower-maintenance lifestyle,” a lifestyle with time for hiking, skiing or visiting family and friends instead of time-consuming home maintenance chores.
She continued, “Our roots have always been in lifestyle-focused housing, and what that looked like when we started was ranch-style patio homes that were generally targeted toward the empty nester, the retiree looking to downsize. Yet, what we have learned over time is that there are lifestyle buyers across all ages and price points.”
Thus, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has adapted to cater to the demands of today’s market with three distinct home types: easyHouse®, wee-Cottage® and Limited Edition Homes. These options are offered in Boulder Creeks’ current developments spanning Littleton and Denver and up to Thornton and Superior, and planned for Erie and Broomfield in 2022. Champlin said, “We’re offering opportunities to the lifestyle buyer that they can’t otherwise find on the market.”
Ranch patio lower-maintenance homes for lower-stress living
The easyHouse series, perhaps Boulder Creek’s most recognized product, has proven to be an ideal fit for hundreds of buyers desiring a lower-maintenance lifestyle. From the currently selling neighborhood of Lanterns at Rock Creek in the beloved Rock Creek Neighborhood of Superior to the upcoming enclave of West Edge at Colliers Hill, the easyHouse ranch-style homes offer plenty of storage while focusing on main-floor living, ideal for the retiree, semi-retired and parents hoping to downsize once their children have grown. Some of the easyHouse floor plans feature an optional entertainer’s kitchen and optional finished lower level, and simple lines throughout the homes are a solid backdrop for homeowner personalization. The open-concept spaces are light and airy, and covered patios and porches encourage outdoor dining or early morning coffee with the sun.
Strategically speaking, easyHouse doorways are purposefully wide to maximize accessibility, and many of these homes offer zero-step thresholds when topography permits. Main floor living saves time and energy, bathrooms and closets are spacious to allow ease of movement and electrical outlets are typically raised to reduce bending over. The lifestyle association, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ take on the homeowner association, oversees a variety of exterior home chores, freeing homeowners to spend their days doing what they love.
Smaller size, smaller price, more living
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ wee-Cottages have been a hit with buyers since the first wee-Cottage neighborhood was introduced. “These homes are for those motivated to purchase a single-family, detached home – first-time buyers, young professionals, retirees and young families,” Champlin said. The lower price point, cozy sizing and lower-maintenance conveniences are designed to “inspire the homeowner to live the life they always intended but never had time for,” she noted.
Boulder Creek sales manager Micah Davidson said wee-Cottages rate among Boulder Creek’s all-time popular floor plans. He recalled, “I had realtors who would call every week to learn when the next wee-Cottage (at the Boulder Creek Neighborhood of Blue Vista in Longmont) would be released. People love the smaller, easier-to-take-care-of home.” With sizes from 900 to 1500 square feet, many offering 1 or 2 car garages and just-perfect-for-a-pup front or back yard spaces, the wee-Cottages have been a great fit for those seeking a new home, but not needing or wanting to maintain more space – inside or out.
Davidson added that the wee-Cottages are a unique option in Denver’s new home market. “We don’t want people’s only option for a price point home to be one that is older, is a remodel or needs tons of work. We want people to be able to buy a new, very energy-efficient home without having to worry about an endless supply of projects around the home. Just move in and live your life.”
Limited Edition homes
Unique homes in one of a kind locations
Nestled in neighborhoods as diverse as the people they aim to satisfy, Limited Edition floor plans from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods have been popular with homebuyers seeking something new. Says Champlin, “Our Limited Edition series offers just that – homes designed specifically for a unique piece of land, homes you aren’t likely to find anywhere else.”
Case in point, the unique enclave of now sold out Limited Edition homes in the first phase of Rogers Farm in Superior. Detached two and three car garages created cute-as-could-be back yards, and two-story layouts with farmhouse exteriors appealed to families and empty-nesters alike. “The lots at Rogers Farm were approved in the early 1900s,” says Champlin, “which created an interesting opportunity to develop a modern-day neighborhood using lot sizes and site dynamics we don’t typically see today. We think the homeowners at Rogers Farm truly live somewhere special.”
Other Limited Edition neighborhoods include Silver Leaf in Littleton – a mix of ranch plans and two-story designs, and several neighborhoods to be announced in 2022.
‘Lifefullness’ for all
“Wherever we build, we are helping buyers who want a lower-maintenance lifestyle to take advantage of their home to live the way they want, whether that is a weekend in the mountains without worrying about mowing the lawn or afternoons with grandchildren without shoveling snow. This is what we call ‘lifefullness®’,” Champlin said. ‘Lifefullness’, the mission behind Boulder Creek Neighborhoods and a word they coined to capture it, is living joyfully in pursuit of one’s passions – backed by a home that makes free time feasible and fun.
Whatever your needs, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods has a home to take your lifestyle to the next level. For ranch-style patio homes, easyHouse options are available for a limited time at Lanterns at Rock Creek in Superior and Riverdale Ranch in Thornton. West Edge at Colliers Hill in Erie will offer easyHouse options in early 2022. For those interested in a wee-Cottage, new cottages will be available at West End in Central Park in Denver and Rogers Farm in Superior in early 2022. Finally, stay tuned for exciting announcements about Limited Editions Homes from Boulder Creek Neighborhoods throughout next year.
Discover Boulder Creek
To learn more or to sign up for an informational meeting about Boulder Creek Neighborhood’s lifestyle-celebrating homes, visit livebouldercreek.com or call the Boulder Creek Concierge team at 303.309.0088.
By Sarah Huber, At Home Colorado