LOUISVILLE – Location and lifestyle amenities abound at North End
Home buyers looking for lifestyle advantages as well as a quality home would do well to check out North End, one of several desirable communities in Boulder County from Markel Homes. Located on South Boulder Road in Louisville, North End offers the mix of home types, price points and lifestyle features that has been attracting buyers of all ages to the community for a decade.
Enjoy open space and a lake
Rare is the neighborhood that offers significant open space within its borders. Rarer still is a body of water.
Hecla Lake Open Space sits at the heart of North End. Walking paths and trails weave throughout the community and around the lake. The open water, tall grasses and mature trees provide a haven for ducks, geese, pelicans, blue herons and owls. An early morning walk or jog through the protected, natural acreage and around the lake offers a sense of calm and well-being – a wonderful way to start the day.
Hit the trail, with or without your dog
If pets were figured in the resident head count at North End, the numbers would rise significantly. With all that open space and trail connectivity, dogs – and the people who walk them – are among the happiest creatures in the community. Neighborhood trails link to Waneka Lake in Lafayette, the Coal Creek trail, and beyond to the area’s vast trail network. The new underpass below the railroad tracks is a favorite among North End cyclists. Downtown Louisville with its friendly coffee shops, restaurants and breweries is a short bike ride away, and the services and stores on 95th Street are even closer.
It’s no accident that North End continues to attract buyers at all ages and stages in life. At the outset, Michael Markel, president and founder of Markel Homes, envisioned North End as a community with a range of home types. Markel and his team imagined the new Louisville community appealing to young professionals, couples without children, families, empty nesters and retirees.
A dozen years and three building phases later, North End is filled with young adults, families and older folks. Residents enjoy the mix. Friendships form with people younger and older than you. The joy and playfulness of children enlivens the neighborhood streetscape and atmosphere. Shared interests rather than age drive the membership of neighborhood book clubs and cycling groups. Minimal-maintenance duplexes, town homes and condo lofts attract retirees and people who love to travel. They also appeal to men and women in the early years of building a career. Neither group has an interest in lawn or garden care. They’ve bought the ability to come and go on a moment’s notice, for a weekend or a month.
Lively Main Street – and more
Louisville’s consistent ranking as one of the country’s best places to live is a no-brainer to folks who live here. Civic pride and community involvement run high. Stroll down Main Street on a summer evening and feel the allure of al fresco dining, bountiful flower baskets and friendly people. There’s something for everyone in Louisville. Families who move for the excellent schools soon discover a host of other reasons to live here: trail access, open space, an energetic downtown, and the summer fair, festival and music scene. Soon a mixed-use shopping area on South Boulder Road will be added to the list. Commuters can easily access surrounding cities and DIA, and the lock ‘n leave convenience of Markel Homes’ easy living products is a big home run.
The satisfaction of great value
For nearly fifty years, the Markel Homes brand has been aligned with quality. Quality distinguishes the location of their communities, the design and construction of their homes, and the service their staff provides to home buyers in the Boulder Valley. Buyers appreciate the variety of architectural styles and diversity of home types and price points. Purchasers of a Markel Homes product end up with a home they not only love but one they appreciate. Functional, truly livable plans that feature abundant natural light, high-level finishes and low maintenance requirements bring value to their owners on a daily basis.
Available now and coming soon
A vaulted single-story home is available now at North End, on the market for $829,900. Two other single-family homes as well as a six-plex of tri-level town homes will be ready in December. To learn more, visit markelhomes.com or contact Sales Manager Michele Steward at 303.604.9196 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The North End sales center is open daily from 11 to 5 p.m. (Tuesdays 2 to 5 p.m.).
By Rebecca Lee, Photography provided by Markel Homes.