The earthmovers, graders and utility vehicles have finally moved on. Now the excitement begins. Three local, trusted builders have come together to create what they’ve tagged “A Special Place to Live” at 75th Street and Nelson Road in southwest Longmont. Buyers can expect stunning mountain views, easy access to recreation and the comfort, durability and energy savings that come with a high-performing home. The West Grange sales center opened in mid November. Roz Pinon, sales manager, is on site, ready to share her enthusiasm for what living here might look like for you and your family.

Buyers are drawn to the land’s natural beauty and lifestyle amenities

Bordered by 75th Street and Nelson Road, with trails in every direction, getting a ride in after work or on the weekend is a no-brainer.

West Grange feels peaceful. You’re close to mountains. The sky goes forever and the late afternoon sunsets are nothing short of spectacular. The neighborhood is quiet right now – that won’t last forever – but the vibe will. There’s an open, expansive feel that comes from the vast open space across 75th Street and the panoramic views from Longs Peak to the Flatirons. 

Area residents are familiar with the trail network that loops through this section of Boulder County. Nelson Road is a landmark for cyclists. Dry Creek Community Park sits at the southeast corner of West Grange, with trails, an accessible playground and 18-hole disc golf course. Three excellent schools serving Kindergarten to 12th grade are a walk, bike ride or short drive from home. Head south on 75th Street and you’re in Lagerman Agricultural Preserve, soaking up glorious mountain views.

Top: The curved façade of windows
in the Bow House from Markel Homes
brings an interior filled with natural light. Bottom: The 4-bed Harmony from McStain Neighborhoods features multiple eating areas, open family room and 3-bay tandem garage.

Homes from three local builders

Markel Homes Construction Company has put their energy, passion and intellect into their vision for West Grange. Joining them in the construction process are McStain Neighborhoods from Denver and Boulder-based Masterwork Home Company. All three builders bring expertise in home design as well as construction. Their commitment to advanced energy efficiency, indoor comfort, and quality, durable building practices bodes well for West Grange buyers. 

Ranch-style, two-story, custom and duplex homes attract every type of buyer 

Markel Homes is starting with 34 ranch-style and two-story single-family homes as well as 16 duplex units, and custom homes upon request. The designs are from their new Modern American Classics Collection. The single-family homes are Zero Energy Ready Homes as well as LEED, Energy Star® and Indoor AirPlus certified. The duplexes feature Energy Star efficiencies. Early buyers can take advantage of Markel’s introductory pricing: single-family homes from the high $500s, duplexes from the $600s and custom homes from $1 million. Construction on the single-family homes and duplexes is scheduled to begin later this month or early February.

McStain Neighborhoods is building 40 single-family homes from the McStain Classic Collection at West Grange. The collection features five two-story designs in a range of exterior options. The homes are Zero Energy Ready Home and Energy Star certified. Pricing starts in the high $500s. Buyers going under contract before the end of January receive a $5,000 credit at the McStain Design Center. Construction begins this month.
Masterwork Home Company has secured three lots at West Grange, all earmarked for custom homes with unobstructed mountain views. Known for flexibility and originality in their home designs, Masterwork Homes brings a portfolio spanning more than 20 years to West Grange. 

Get in early for better pricing and choices galore

While it takes some imagination to picture a home before seeing a model, there are plenty of reasons to buy early, starting with the price. Introductory pricing and the value that represents won’t last long. In these first months of activity, lot availability is at its peak. Selecting your lot and choosing a floor plan that meets your needs as well as interior finishes that suit your taste are all reasons to consider a dirt start. If you know up front that you want a finished lower level, getting in early is a must. 

Why buyers love high-performance homes

A healthy, comfortable home brings peace of mind. Optimum energy efficiency translates into wise stewardship of natural resources and lower energy bills. A Zero Energy Ready Home represents quality and durability, value, better performance, substantial energy and operational cost savings for years to come.

Visit the West Grange sales center 

Visitors to the sales center are invited to “tour” the community on the interactive kiosk with site map, renderings, floor plans and helpful “Map Your Route” feature. The sales center is located at 5801 Grandville Ave. in Longmont. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Roz Pinon, sales manager, at 720.583.2170 or e-mail Home designs and floor plans from Markel Homes and McStain Neighborhoods are available on the West Grange website at

Top Left: Enjoy the ease of single-level living in the vaulted Modern Craftsman from Markel Homes. Top Right: Huge windows, an open plan and contemporary finishes put a modern spin on the classic Farmhouse from Markel Homes. Bottom Left: Location tells the story of West Grange, with nearby open space, Dry Creek Community Park, Lagerman Reservoir and trails galore. Bottom Right: McStain’s Interlude plan features a great room with vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen, and upper loft and master retreat.

By Rebecca Lee, Photos courtesy of Markel Homes.