The Best Places to Live Near Denver

Posted June 1, 2016 Low Maintenance Neighborhoods

Denver was recently voted the Best Place to Live by U.S. News & World Report, and it’s easy to see why. With the mountains in your backyard, lively cultural hotspots, world-class breweries and a bustling downtown, so much awaits you in the mile-high city. So, it’s no surprise that many people are deciding to answer the call of the mountains and make Denver their home.

Of course, the city of Denver a thriving and desirable location.  But, many neighborhoods just outside of the metro area that offer the best of both worlds – easy access to the hustle of the city, and the tranquility that’s only available in a spot a few miles away.   Boulder Creek Neighborhoods builds new patio homes in three outstanding areas oh-so-close to Denver: Aurora, Thornton and Longmont. Here’s a quick rundown of what people love about each of these areas, and what it’s like to live there.

Aurora: An oasis of natural landscapes just minutes from Denver, CO

Located on the plains just east of Denver, Aurora is home to Cherry Creek State Park, the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver and Buckley Air Force Base.  Aurora boasts more than 6,000 acres of room to roam and natural areas, including six award-winning municipal golf courses. Full of wide open spaces, Aurora is the perfect home for our community of new patio homes—Encore at Great Plains. These low-maintenance ranch patio homes are designed to give you a smaller-scale home and the opportunity for a larger-scale life.

Encore at Great Plains features a dedicated community center, complete with a swimming pool and recreation area. Living in a low maintenance home like those at Great Plains, you can spend your free time enjoying the neighborhood amenities, or venture out and explore all that Aurora, Denver, and Colorado living has to offer.

Thornton: Front Range town just a quick trip outside of Denver, CO

The City of Thornton is just 10 miles north of downtown Denver, making it an excellent location to call home. Recreation is a big deal in Thornton. With 81 city parks and more than 80 miles of trails throughout the city, there’s no shortage of reasons to get out there and have some fun.  And, conveniences abound in Thornton – shopping, dining, healthcare, libraries and more.

Longs Peak is Longmont’s very own 14er

Our neighborhood of new patio homes in Thornton—Encore at Eastlake—makes it easier than ever to live the life you want. Low-maintenance living means that you can spend more time on the things you love, and less time on the chores you loathe – like maintaining sprinkler systems or mowing the lawn. Simply kick back, relax, and take in all that Thornton has to offer.

Longmont: Lifestyle opportunities abound just outside of Boulder, CO

Situated just outside of Boulder, lies the City of Longmont. The city was named after Longs Peak, a prominent mountain named for explorer Stephen H. Long.  Longmont has a vibrant main street that runs through downtown, and is home to many craft breweries, restaurants and galleries, giving you plenty of reasons to relax and celebrate yourself.

Tramonto—our community of new patio homes in southwest Longmont—is located in the shadow of Long’s Peak and provides main-floor living at its very best. Less steps means everything you want is within reach, and lower levels provide the perfect amount of storage, or additional living areas for visiting family or guests.

Finding your new home in the Denver area and beyond should be fun and exciting, which is where we come in.  Contact us, to learn more about Boulder Creek Neighborhoods, or take a look at where we build low maintenance patio homes in these standout locations throughout Denver and Northern Colorado.