By Emma Castleberry, At Home Colorado

Sonders Fort Collins is a place for active people – an intentionally broad category. From eager retirees with a wealth of passion projects and social motivation to a person who may never retire but simply wants a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows them to pursue their favorite activities, the community is designed for active agers with no age limit – anyone at any age who wants more time for the meaningful things and less of the humdrum.

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. 

How Sonders Fort Collins creates the ultimate low-maintenance lifestyle

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 chores are taken care of, so you and your loved ones can get out and experience, engage, and create meaningful moments together.

Sonders does it all, from the simple supports like trash and recycling collection to the more demanding elements of landscape maintenance, including weekly mowing, spring aeration and fertilization, and watering and irrigation. When you wake up to a white blanket of snow in the winter at Sonders, you can cozy up with a cup of coffee rather than strapping on your snow boots to go shovel – snow removal is just another way that the community allows you to enjoy life’s special moments, rather than getting bogged down in the tedium.

Amenities that add richness to your Sonders lifestyle

There are plenty of ways to use your newly-found time at Sonders. A list of remarkable community amenities are under construction, providing something for every resident. The campus-style Sonders Learning Center includes a main structure, resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen and lounge area. The Learning Center also features three studios: the BODY Studio, dedicated to exercise and physical movement; the ART Studio, for residents to exercise their creative muscles; and the ARTS Studio, a think tank and lifelong learning area.

But one doesn’t need to be indoors to experience meaning at Sonders Fort Collins. In addition to acres of open space, miles of soft and hard surface trails, and easy access to regional trails, the community has a collection of unique, nature-immersive parks. As we look forward to spring, the many natural spaces at Sonders will be rich with leafy green trees and pops of floral color.

Designed as an educational exploration opportunity, Evernew Park features an outdoor gathering area and restroom facility, as well as displays on various sustainability and energy conservation including solar and wind displays. The nearby Flourish Park, a neighborhood gardening center, offers an opportunity for residents to get their hands dirty with individual garden plots, orchard areas, and four fragrance and sensory garden experiences.

At Serene Park, a naturally preserved area for access near Richards Lake, residents can listen to the rhythm of the water and even experience the water actively via non-motorized boats including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards.

There’s even a dedicated space for furry family members at Sonders Fort Collins. The Wag Around Dog Park is a fenced area where your canine companion can experience the freedom and exuberance of the Sonders lifestyle.

Smart luxury: Sustainable homes that support your health

Just five miles from the Old Town Square in downtown Fort Collins, Sonders Fort Collins will feature all single-level living new homes that will age gracefully with their owners. Low, seamless thresholds make for simple, easy movement throughout the spaces.

Bridgewater Homes, a local, EnergyStar builder, now has three model homes open. Bridgewater is selling expansive, luxury homes in six ranch-style floor plans at Sonders, featuring large outdoor areas, beautiful finishes and plenty of space for gathering, cooking, and entertaining. Each plan includes a three-car garage, with options to expand to a five-car garage. Starting in the mid $600s. Come tour the model home to experience a luxury lifestyle at Sonders with all of your senses.

Also available for purchase at the Sonders Fort Collins community are three completely new collections of healthy homes by Colorado home builder Thrive. Their award-winning green building program meets the highest standards of LEED®, Indoor airPLUS, Zero Energy Ready Homes and Energy Star®. Thrive also offers an all-electric option for buyers through their carbon-neutral building approach, Thrive Carbon-Wise.

The first model home in Thrive’s Harmony Courtyard Collection will open on March 18. This collection features modern, thoughtfully-designed single-level homes with large porches and spacious, comfortable interiors. With these new homes, Sonders residents will benefit from superior air quality and the comfort of knowing their home is taking good care of them and the planet. Look forward to more information on these incredible living spaces in the coming months.

Get in on the ground floor of low maintenance living at Sonders Fort Collins

Learn more about the pleasure of living as good as healthy feels at Sonders by joining the Sonders Forum at Prospective residents can provide information about their needs and wants through surveys, playing an active role in the development of this special new community.