By L.L. Charles
Cooler temperatures and falling leaves are daily reminders that it’s time to finish those outdoor home maintenance projects, winterize the garden and get ready for the cold season.
But instead of raking, painting and frequent trips to the hardware store, residents at The Villas at Pleasant Valley in Longmont are spending their time on hiking trails, enjoying a round of golf or planning a day trip to the high country.
The maintenance-free community is getting rave reviews from active empty-nesters who are seeking a carefree lifestyle, well-appointed ranch floor plans with classic exteriors, and outstanding energy-efficient features.
“It’s always a good time to reduce your home maintenance workload by moving into one of our new patio homes, where all maintenance is done for you. This leaves you more time to enjoy the amenities of the pool, clubhouse and fitness center, and most importantly, your new quality of life!” says Terry Shoaf, lifestyle consultant at The Villas at Pleasant Valley, by Kemmons Wilson Communities.
While many people are interested in downsizing their residences to fit their lifestyle, they’re not looking to downscale their quality of life. At The Villas, you get the best of both worlds.
Entering The Villas at Pleasant Valley is like driving into a small village. Quiet streets are bordered by a landscape of trees, shrubs and flowers. Homes are arranged to resemble large single-family residences, creating a warm and inviting neighborhood feel with sweeping Front-Range-and-beyond views. You’ll enjoy privacy without sacrificing convenient access to attractive community amenities. The key to this intimate, small town feel is the carefully controlled scale of the neighborhood and meticulous attention to orientation of the homes.
Home ownership privileges at The Villas include use of the community clubhouse, the perfect place to socialize with neighbors or enjoy a football game on the big-screen TV. A new fitness center with an array of exercise equipment and flatscreen TV makes your workouts all the more enjoyable.
The Villas at Pleasant Valley is ideally located, within minutes of shopping and city amenities. A system of hiking and biking trails connects with the Ute Creek Golf Course, just a few blocks away. The 96-home community features innovative two- and three-bedroom designs with two-car attached garages priced from the $230s. Each home has either a patio or an enclosed sunroom offering views on three sides.
Buy Now, Buy New
Home buyers in today’s market have many choices available, and now is a great time to be looking for your new home. “We’re still in the early development of our community,” Shoaf says. “This offers early buyers many choices, from choosing their site and floor plan, to picking their interior finishes.”
Homes at the Villas feature exteriors with brick or stone masonry and James Hardie siding, ornamental lighting fixtures and either a patio with decorative fencing or sunroom with fully insulated windows. Interior appointments include tiled entry foyers, gas fireplace, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen and marble vanity tops.
Energy efficiencies are built in. Every home incorporates Built Green® standards, with dual pane Low-E windows throughout, 90-percent efficiency gas furnace, central air conditioning, programmable digital thermostat, R-38 ceiling and R-18 wall insulation and insulated entry, service and garage doors. All floor plans are built around a well-conceived traffic pattern, with an abundance of storage space, 36-inch wide entry doors and 34-inch wide passage doors, lever faucets and door handles, convenient receptacle heights and a large master suite.
Visit The Villas at Pleasant Valley
From Main Street, take Hwy. 66 east to Pace Street. South on Pace to Santa Fe Drive and turn west. The sales office is located at 2463 Santa Fe Drive.
For more information, call 303.772.7600 or go to www.KWCommunities.com.
Kemmons Wilson Communities was founded more than 50 years ago. It continues its tradition of creating exciting home communities such as The Villas at Great Plains Park, an 80-home maintenance-free neighborhood in Aurora. For information about The Villas at Great Plains Park, call 303.696.6000.