Dakota Glen in Loveland: More Home, More Open Space, More Living


Dakota GlenLOVELAND – Dakota Glen was created with a vision of offering more to homebuyers. More choices, more amenities, more of what you truly want in a home.

Scott Bray, owner of Loveland-based Glen Companies, launched this new-home community in 2010. It offers semi-custom homes as well as low-maintenance patio homes. Bray’s Glen Homes, LLC, is collaborating with three other respected builders in the area – Buer Homes, Inc., Custom On-Site Builders, Inc., and Tuscany Custom Homes – to develop this one-of-a-kind community.

You choose the home site where you want to build and you choose the builder and the floorplan you like best. These top-notch custom and semi-custom builders will make the plan work to fit your lifestyle.

Of the 62 home lots in the first phases of the development, 24 lots are still available, ranging in size from 7,000 square feet to 26,000 square feet. In addition, five “spec” homes are for sale, either finished or being built. There will eventually be 205 lots when all phases have been completed.

Dakota Glen is not your ordinary residential community. It was developed with a focus on environmentally sound concepts and devotion to Colorado’s natural beauty. In its entirety, Dakota Glen comprises 133 acres, 65 of which are open space. This means that homeowners have spacious lots – most  (85 percent) of which back up to open space.

“All of the patio-home lots back up to green belt,” Bray says. “And most of the single-family lots back up to open space. We don’t want houses on top of houses!”

He adds, “I think the entrance to Dakota Glen tells it all. The first thing you see is open space.”

Walking paths and trails meander throughout the subdivision. They connect with county roads that are popular with bicyclists throughout the Loveland area. Within a 5-mile radius of Dakota Glen several area reservoirs are destinations for fishing, boating and hiking trails.

The community is a short distance from Thompson Valley Towne Center, with shopping, banking and restaurants. Several elementary schools are nearby, including Namaqua Elementary and Loveland Classical School, a charter school for K-9th grade.

Many available lots offer views, including water views of Cattail Reservoir, snowcapped mountains including the Mummy range (Estes), Longs Peak and Mount  Meeker, and Indian Peaks as well as the foothills.

Priced in the range of $350,000 to $475,000, these high-quality, custom-built homes offer what today’s homebuyers want.

“They have maximum flexibility. People can come in and take a plan they like and customize it to their taste,” Bray says. “We are open to a variety of pricing and home styles.”

Homeowners who want the low-maintenance lifestyle of a patio home can achieve that while customizing a home to their needs. Snow removal and landscaping maintenance are provided for these homes, giving owners the freedom to enjoy Colorado’s abundant recreational and cultural activities – instead of mowing the lawn and shoveling the driveway.

“We have always tried to do more than anyone expects.” Bray says. “If you look at what we’ve done for more than 30 years, you’ll see how we maintain our high standards. Our buyers love their homes and their surroundings. Also, the homes retain their value.” People familiar with Loveland know Scott Bray’s other well-received communities: Mariana Glen, Emerald Glen and Seven Lakes.

If you are interested in touring Dakota Glen and seeing how much more you get for your money, visit the ongoing Open House. It is held every Thursday through Monday, from noon to 4 p.m., when you may visit the beautiful community and tour three finished model homes.

To get to Dakota Glen, take I-25 Exit 255 at Highway 402 West (also known as 14th Street SW), and continue 6.7 miles. Enter Dakota Glen at Angora Drive, just west of Wilson Avenue.

For more information, call Venna Hillman, Broker Associate, ERA Herman Group, at 970.663.4522, or visit www.DakotaGlen.com.


“What sets us apart is the flexibility we offer you in creating your ideal home. You get to choose the lot you like, the plan you want, and the builder you want to work with. Another plus is the generous amount of open space – almost half of the community’s land – and spacious lots, with an abundance of stunning views.”


By Judy Finman, At Home Colorado


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