It’s no secret that the Boulder housing market is tight. The average home price in Boulder is often quoted as north of a million dollars, and a recent Metrostudy analysis predicted Boulder’s new home market to be a mere fraction of what’s to come in neighboring towns. It’s little wonder that those locations just outside of Boulder are proving more desirable than ever for new home shoppers.
One such locale is Superior, which reportedly got its name from the quality of coal in the local mines in the late 1800s. Today, the city is routinely named as one of the top living destinations in Colorado, and the country as a whole. With unrivaled access to open space, proximity to Boulder, Denver and the mountains, and every modern convenience, Superior still feels like a small city where one can get away from the growing crowds and enjoy a Colorado lifestyle.
Louisville-based homebuilder, Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, recognized the desire for unique homes in an unparalleled location, and the spectacular Calmante community was born. In 2014, the award-winning homebuilder introduced limited edition, low-maintenance townhomes as part of the first phase of the Calmante neighborhood. With their “Colorado meets Tuscany” style, these homes have been so popular that, at press time, only a few remain available. “These high-end townhomes are very popular with buyers coming out of Boulder, who are selling their large, single family homes and are looking for a new, low-maintenance way of life,”
says Jessica Champlin, Vice President of Marketing. “They are a great value for a beautiful home in a one-of-a-kind, Boulder County location.”
Introducing The Villas at Calmante
Boulder Creek is announcing the final phase of the Calmante neighborhood – “The Villas at Calmante.” The Villas At Calmante are low-maintenance, single family ranch-style patio homes. Although construction hasn’t even begun, dozens of potential new homebuyers are already waiting for the official on-sale announcement. “Buyers recognize the rarity of this style of new home in an area as popular as Superior,” says Champlin.
The Villas at Calmante offer something that just can’t be found in this area: new, ranch style, low-maintenance homes designed to capitalize on main-floor living. Everything you need for daily living – including a spacious master suite, laundry room, and kitchen – is easily accessible on the main floor. Other easy living design elements include features like wider than normal hallways and doors, raised wall outlets, and open floor plans. Several homes offer multiple main floor suites, as well as coveted features like a main floor study, dining room, and large outdoor living areas. As if that weren’t enough, every home will offer a finished lower level with a recreation area, bathroom and bedroom – perfect for guests.
The easy living feature that stands out the most in all Boulder Creek homes is a low-maintenance lifestyle, and Calmante is no exception.
Low-maintenance living means that homeowners at The Villas will see stressful chores like snow removal and lawn upkeep managed on their behalf – leaving them time to do the things they enjoy most.
A unique feature of The Villas is that the neighborhood is arranged theater-style, which means that homes will only be build on one side of the street. “This neighborhood was designed to take advantage of the unique topography of the location,” says Champlin. It’s a touch that makes an already special neighborhood even more unique. The Boulder County open space across the street is also a huge draw for walking, biking, hiking, bird watching – it’s something that current Calmante residents take advantage of regularly.
“It has always been the vision for the Calmante neighborhood to offer a diversity of homes,” says Champlin. “The townhomes are beautiful, but we recognize that attached living isn’t for everyone. The Villas are main floor living. If you’re tired of trips up and down stairs, perhaps want to downsize after finding yourself in an empty nest, these homes will appeal to you.”
With only 33 homes available at The Villas, Boulder Creek expects the interest to continue. Plans are currently being finalized with construction slated to begin this summer. The first offering of homes is expected to start in the mid $800s, and sales will open this spring.
Of course, if the idea of living at Calmante is too good for you to wait, Boulder Creek has a very few townhomes remaining. The townhomes are both ranch and two-story designs, and several of which will be ready for move-in this spring, and priced in the $800s.
With such limited availability, the Boulder Creek team expects these homes to sell quickly. Visit LiveCalmante.com to add your name to the interest list, or call 720.459.6262 to speak with a dedicated Sales Concierge.
By Darren Thornberry, At Home. Photography by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods.