In its very first year, Kingsbridge Townhomes in Longmont has achieved some coveted milestones. According to Metrostudy, which provides market information to the housing industry, in 2010 Kingsbridge ranked fourth in sales in the Front Range territory that stretches from Longmont to Castle Rock. With 25 sales for the year, Kingsbridge sold just three fewer than the leader, which had 28 townhome sales in the Front Range.
And, in Boulder County, Kingsbridge captured first place in townhome building permits and sales.
“These are amazing numbers,” says Paul Gortzig, sales and marketing manager of Boulder Creek Life and Home, builder of the Kingsbridge Townhomes. “Our buyers choose Kingsbridge as their place to live because of the wonderful location, superior construction practices and attractiveness of the architecture. We are very excited for 2011 as we continue to lead the region with great values and low-maintenance, energy-efficient living.”
Location is first
Rachael Roberts moved from Littleton to her Kingsbridge townhome in mid-December. She was starting a new job as an operating-room nurse at Boulder Community Hospital and needed to settle in quickly. “I have to live within 30 minutes of the hospital because I am on call,” she says. “Convenience is one of the reasons I picked Kingsbridge; I am only about 20 minutes away from work. I just go across the Diagonal Highway.”
The move went smoothly. “Brent Patterson and Bill Besher in the sales office and Boulder Creek Builders made everything quick and easy for me. I even used the mortgage lender they recommended.”
Roberts knew what she wanted. “My four reasons for choosing Kingsbridge were first, location; second, price; third, they’re brand new; and fourth, the great designs. You pay your monthly HOA fee, and they take care of the exterior. I am not an outside, yard- work person. I never know when I’m going to get a call to go to work, and here I don’t have to shovel snow.”
She is pleased with her energy savings, too. “I think it’s good that the homes here are built green and energy efficient. I like the idea of not depleting the environment. My current heating bill is only about a third of what I paid when I lived in Denver, in a place half the size of this place.”
For recreation, Roberts spends time outdoors with her poodle, Sailor, and newly adopted Koa, a retired greyhound. “I like that it’s not completely built-up here — there’s countryside less than a mile away. I can take a five-mile walk with the dogs. Vic’s coffee shop is a mile up the road, and Sailor and I love to sit outside.”
Built for the way you live
With four floor plans to choose from, Roberts selected a Milan model, a home built on the end of the building. “The townhomes are brand new and very nice. I got everything on my wish list — a two-car garage, two-bedroom home, 1,500 square feet, not too small, not too huge. The garage is oversized, and I have a truck, an oversized vehicle. I have a storage room in the front of the garage, with an additional 340 square feet. My home was a really good value. If you buy early enough in the building process, you can choose everything you want.”
The townhomes range in size from 1,400 to 1,793 square feet, each with three bathrooms and either two or three bedrooms, and a private attached two-car garage. The architecture is stylish and imposing, with attractive stonework and columns, and a courtyard concept.
Among the many included features are maintained landscaping throughout the community, 8-foot to 11-foot ceilings on the main floor, Tharp oak hardwood cabinets, and low VOC paints for healthier indoor air.
“Homebuyers get excited about the quality of the homes, especially compared to other new construction in the area,” says Bill Besher of the sales team. “Their choices in West Longmont are often limited to older, less efficient homes with no opportunities for personalization. These are not your typical townhomes. People need to come inside and take a look at the single-family living that’s available in these high-efficiency homes. I hear it all the time, ”˜Wow, I didn’t expect all this in here.’”
Kingsbridge is set in a quiet area, within a mile of shopping and restaurants, with amazing recreational opportunities nearby — trails, hiking, skiing and tourist activities. Besides all that Longmont has to offer, residents love the proximity to Boulder, whether for work or leisure.
“Business is very good,” says Brent Patterson of the sales team. “People love the low-maintenance lifestyle, the freedom from maintaining a house, the time it frees up in their schedule to pursue their own activities and desires.”
Quality-built, green and efficient
Kingsbridge townhomes are constructed to Built Green standards and qualify as Energy Star® homes. Each home boasts dozens of green features, such as an Advanced Insulation Package that goes beyond the building code to provide a more comfortable home and results in lower energy costs; and certified composite wood trim and decking materials to reduce the use of natural materials. Homeowners never cringe when their electric bill arrives. In fact, they look forward to seeing how much they saved on energy costs.
Boulder Creek Life and Home
With roots dating back three decades, Boulder Creek Life and Home has pioneered residential development for the “active lifestyle” homeowner. It designs and builds high-quality, low- maintenance, single-family and multi-family residential products to accommodate people’s desire for active, easy lives.
Visit Kingsbridge Townhomes
Learn more about Kingsbridge Townhomes at www.AtHome.LiveKingsbridge.com. Kingsbridge is located at 1656 Venice Lane in West Longmont just off Airport Road in Boulder County. The sales office is open Tuesday though Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday 12 noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 303.502.5338.
Article courtesy of Boulder Daily Camera — At Home