Kingsbridge satisfies your desire for easy living - Daily Camera - At Home Section - February 11, 2011

Posted February 11, 2011 In The News

Kingsbridge satisfies your desire for easy living – Daily Camera – At Home Section – February 11, 2011

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.”  Read More