View from Barefoot Lakes in Firestone

Welcome to Life, Lake-Lived (Photo: Barefoot Lakes)

A day at Barefoot Lakes offers a variety of choose-your-own adventures. Grab your paddleboard, kayak or fishing pole and head down to the lakes.

A day at Barefoot Lakes offers a variety of choose-your-own adventures. Grab your paddleboard, kayak or fishing pole and head down to the lakes.

Imagine living in a community that encourages you to not only connect with your neighbors. But also with nature. One where two signature lakes, miles of trails, and playful parks offer plenty of opportunities for exploration. And where a new collection of homes designed for the community is now open, along with two new models. That’s exactly what Barefoot Lakes offers its residents. Along with a location that puts you in an ideal position to explore all that Northern Colorado has to offer. 

Removed, but not remote

Quietly tucked away, but directly off I-25, Barefoot Lakes’ location is convenient to all the things you love about Colorado. One interstate exit from the community will lead you to a whole other world:  the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Just 35 miles away, it’s the perfect distance for a day trip or staycation. The college-town charm of Fort Collins is a short drive north, and the vibrant spirit of Boulder is just 20 minutes to the west. And for those who crave the foodie culture, arts, sports and entertainment of Denver, it’s just 30 miles south. Of course, sometimes it’s nice to stay a little closer to home. In which case, you can make the quick 10-minute trip to Longmont for breweries, dining and shopping. Or be closer still by taking advantage of the conveniences right in Firestone. 

Days well spent 

A day at Barefoot Lakes offers a variety of choose-your-own adventures. Grab your paddleboard, kayak or fishing pole and head down to the lakes. Take to the trail that winds around the lakes and St. Vrain River. Or enjoy a different kind of water — the lap lanes, beach-entry pool and splash pad at The Cove. Like your activities more land-based? There are plenty of those too. With pickleball and basketball courts, fire pits and a fitness center at The Cove. And Peninsula Park, with its outdoor fitness equipment, an amphitheater, and a picnic lawn with shaded pavilions overlooking the water. Which means, whether you’re looking to fill your time with recreation or relaxation, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in the community.  

Fresh new homes 

Brookfield Residential offers the brand-new Artisan Portfolio, designed just for Barefoot Lakes. This collection features four thoughtfully designed single-family floor plans (including a ranch-style home) priced from the $500s.

Brookfield Residential offers the brand-new Artisan Portfolio, designed just for Barefoot Lakes. This collection features four thoughtfully designed single-family floor plans (including a ranch-style home) priced from the $500s.

Barefoot Lakes currently has two builder partners whose homes fit the way today’s families live. Brookfield Residential offers the brand-new Artisan Portfolio, designed just for Barefoot Lakes. This collection features four thoughtfully designed single-family floor plans (including a ranch-style home) priced from the $500s. With a fresh take on classic design, you’ll find lots of natural light, oversized walk-in pantries, convenient mudrooms for keeping everyone’s gear in one place, and even the option to add a dog wash for muddy paws. Two brand-new models showcase the thoughtful craftsmanship of the portfolio.  

Lennar’s Pioneer Collection also starts in the $500s, with single-family homes that offer an impressive amount of indoor (and outdoor) space for entertaining and multigenerational living, plus designer finishes that are a unique reflection of your style. And with Lennar, Everything’s Included®, from upgraded cabinetry to Smart Home features. New homesites for the Pioneer Collection were just released, offering more choices for those looking to build a home in the community. 

And as if all that choice isn’t enough, two new builders will be joining the Barefoot Lakes family this summer: American Legend Homes, and Richmond American Homes, who will be returning to the community. 

Those with school-aged kids will be happy to know that growing up at Barefoot Lakes means great schools are nearby.

Those with school-aged kids will be happy to know that growing up at Barefoot Lakes means great schools are nearby.

The Brookfield Residential and Lennar models are open daily, so you can take a tour and see what life is like at the Lakes. 

Educational excellence 

Those with school-aged kids will be happy to know that growing up at Barefoot Lakes means great schools are nearby. The community feeds into Mead Elementary, Mead Middle School and Mead High School — all educational opportunities within the St. Vrain School District that have a solid reputation for their sports, arts and academic programs and small-town spirit. Even better? They’re all within about five miles of the community, making getting to school a cinch. 

A Barefoot state of mind 

Enjoy the lap lanes, beach entry pool and splash pad at The Cove.

Enjoy the lap lanes, beach entry pool
and splash pad at The Cove.

Of course, all the printed words in the world can’t accurately describe how a community feels. There’s just something about the front range views and the calming water, the friendly neighbors and the surrounding nature, that makes Barefoot Lakes feel laid back and easy.  

You can find out more about Barefoot Lakes on their website, www.barefootcolorado.com. 

Or better yet, visit the community, located right off I-25 at Exit 240: 12636 Lake Terrace St., Firestone, Colorado 80504

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