New Year, New Choices at Blue Vista in Longmont

Posted February 6, 2009

The new year is off to a big start at Blue Vista, the award-winning community in Longmont that offers an innovative mix of duplex, four-plex, row homes, luxury town homes and single-family residences.

By L.L. Charles
November 14-16, 2008

“Blue Vista is surrounded by exceptional schools, recreational facilities and open space, all important to the diverse mix of young families, single professionals and active seniors who call the neighborhood ”˜home.’”

“We saw four families choose Blue Vista as their new home address in January,” says Summer Youngs, community sales manager. “We know they like the classic neighborhood feel and location, but they also tell us they really appreciate the incredible prices of these homes. With record-low interest rates and a first-time buyer tax credit, people are deciding that this is an excellent time to buy their new home at Blue Vista.”

The new urban neighborhood features front porches, yards with picket fences and tree-lined streets lined by Victorian, Colonial and Four-Square homes in a pleasing palette of rust reds, sage greens and soft yellows. Located just minutes from highways 287, I-25 and the Diagonal, Blue Vista is surrounded by exceptional schools, recreational facilities and open space, all important to the diverse mix of young families, single professionals and active seniors who call the neighborhood “home.”

“Our ranch-style row home, The Poudre, is under construction right now, as well as our first single-family home,” Youngs says. “These are exciting additions to the choices for home buyers. Many people are looking for a ranch plan in a desirable location. We’ve already sold one home in the four-plex and are getting a lot of interest.”

The Poudre’s main floor design features an open floor plan with great room, home office, spacious master bedroom with four-piece bath, additional powder bath and kitchen that opens to a patio. Ten-foot ceilings and dormer windows provide an abundance of space and natural light. The lower level includes an open recreation space, two additional bedrooms and a three-quarter bath.

Award-Winning Community Design

All homes at Blue Vista are designated “Built Green” and qualify as Energy Star homes. Low-E glazed windows and blown-in cellulose insulation make your home easy to heat and a breeze to cool. Two-by-six framing is standard instead of the two-by-fours you’ll find elsewhere, creating sturdier, deeper walls that hold more insulation and are more soundproof.

The inside environment is protected by low-VOC paints and finishes. Carpets are made of recycled materials, and are tacked down rather than glued, to help protect the quality of the air you breathe. All lighting fixtures use compact fluorescents bulbs and Energy Star appliances, chosen for their superior efficiency.

This dedication to quality construction and design earned Blue Vista and its builder, Boulder Creek Life & Home, nation-wide recognition in 2008 when the National Association of Home Builders recognized the community with a Development of the Year Award for “excellence in green residential design and construction practices, and outstanding green advocacy efforts.”

Summer Youngs says that receiving the award was an important endorsement for the growing Longmont community. “The spirit of the NAHB award has to do with the total impact of what we are doing,” adds David Sinkey, marketing director for Boulder Creek Life & Home. “We utilize proven and practical green building techniques and materials, bringing them into the mainstream to create truly affordable homes. We encourage anyone considering buying a new home to visit any of our communities to see this for yourself.”

Visit Blue Vista

From Boulder:
Take the Diagonal highway to Ken Pratt Boulevard, go east to Main Street (Highway 287), south on Main Street, east on Quail, and look for the sales office at the corner of Quail and Deer Trail Circle.

From Denver:
North on I-25, exit west on Highway 119, then south on Main Street (Highway 287), east on Quail to Deer Trail Circle.

For more information on Blue Vista, call the sales office at
303.485.5500 or visit
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