Kingsbridge Townhomes are Top Choice for location, lifestyle, and value - Daily Camera - At Home Section - November 1, 2012

Posted November 2, 2012

Kingsbridge Townhomes: The top choice for location, lifestyle and value

by Judy Finman, At Home Colorado

Whether they commute daily to work, or have all the time in the world for leisure, savvy homebuyers choose Kingsbridge Townhomes in Longmont. These new low-maintenance, energy-efficient, quality-built homes are close to trails, shopping, the employment corridor between Boulder and Longmont, and all that Boulder County has to offer.

Set in a quiet area of west Longmont, Kingsbridge is a community built by Boulder Creek Builders LLC, pioneers in residential development for the “active lifestyle” homeowner. This well respected local builder has delighted Boulder County homeowners with quality-built, right-sized, low-maintenance homes to accommodate people’s desire for active, easy lives.

New Kingsbridge homeowners

Jessica and Mark Moore just moved from Berthoud into their brand-new Kingsbridge townhome last week. Like a lot of new owners, they had admired the model homes at Kingsbridge, compared them to other new homes on the market, and came back to buy.

“We chose the Venice model,” says Mark Moore. “We love the floor plan, with lots of windows. Also, we love that it’s green and high-efficiency and good for the environment. It will be good for us every month in lower energy costs, too.”

Location was also a factor in their choice. Mark works in Boulder and can take the bus to work. “Besides fuel savings, it’s good for the environment.”

The Moores are cyclists, and Jessica likes to run, so the location is good on that score, too. “We can bike to places from right out the back door,” she says. Plus, they are very close to the greenway that stretches to Boulder. “I just might bike to work,” he says.

The Moores watched their home being built. “We were engaged in the whole process. The builder was really great to workwith. The sales team and the builder were always easy to contact.”

They like that their home is filled with things they chose — the carpet, the appliances, the railing upstairs. “Working with the design center was a great part of the experience. We could make the house exactly what we wanted.”

The Moores had looked at communities in Lafayette and Broomfield. “For the price, Kingsbridge is the most bang for your buck,” Jessica Moore says. “The square footage, design center, green building — it’s a much better value. At Kingsbridge we got three times the upgrades for the same price as a similar community in Lafayette!”

Built for the way you live

With four floor plans to choose from, 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, birch hardwood cabinets, low-VOC paints and carpeting for healthier indoor air, and Rinnai whole-house tankless water heaters for added energy savings.

Kingsbridge buyers are a mix of baby boomers, empty nesters, people who want a right-sized, low-maintenance, lock-and-leave home so they can pursue their interests, grandparents moving here to be near grandchildren, families including children, and single professionals. The central location affords easy access to Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and I-25.

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 Excel bill arrives. In fact, they look forward to seeing how much they saved on energy costs.

A good time to buy a new home

Business is brisk at Kingsbridge. “We are at an all-time low for inventory, but we are busy building homes to suit our buyers. They can select finishes and make the homes completely theirs,” says Karen Sanders of the sales team. “In Boulder County we are still in first place in townhome building permits and sales.”

She notes that “Mortgage rates are at a 50-year low, making home ownership more affordable for the first-time buyer. Mortgage companies are lending. Often first-time home buyers are surprised to learn the lending environment is very positive, and there are a variety of mortgage programs available.”