LONGMONT – Nestled in the established Quail Ridge neighborhood in south Longmont, Parkside features ranch and two-story single-family homes with two, three or four bedrooms and townhome-style condominiums with two or three bedrooms. All single-family homes include an attached two car garage and all condominiums include a one car garage and are green built and Energy Star-certified. The community is anchored by 3.5 acres of park space, visible from even the outskirts of the neighborhood, and boasts incredible views of Longs Peak and the Rocky Mountain range. Kim said Parkside at Quail Ridge, which will encompass 129 homes at build out, has only 31 single-family detached homes and 30 condominiums remaining for sale.
Parkside is ideal for first-time home buyers, young families and retirees. “Our focus at Parkside is on green building and affordability,” Kim explained. “We’re striving to be one of the lower-priced communities in the area, ensuring that there are beautiful and livable homes in Boulder County for first-time buyers, families with children and retirees.” By purchasing new at an affordable price, home buyers avoid a bidding war and enjoy the benefits of buying a new home. Likewise, green building means buyers have lower utility costs and use fewer natural resources. The furnaces, windows, fiber cement lap siding, roofs and appliances at Parkside are an attribute of energy efficient new homes that exceed the national energy code standards, the way to build according to Flatirons, Kim said. “The principals of Flatirons have been incorporating green building and energy efficiency methods long before buyers demanded energy efficiency and environmentally conscious building practices,” she added. In fact, clients may partner with Flatirons’ design team to customize their future home in many ways. Flatirons prides itself on inspirational designs and thoughtful construction methods, Kim said, “and pays close attention to details so that we remain a leader in the industry.”
Homes at Parkside invite open living, with 9-foot ceilings on the main floor and well designed dining and kitchen areas with islands, peninsulas or breakfast bars, and render kitchens both functional and chic. GE appliances, gas fireplaces, and energy efficient lighting cheer living spaces. Finished basements are optional with all two story floor plans, which provides ample additional space for expanding or entertaining.
Mary Peraro moved from Connecticut to a Parkside condominium last year to live near her three grandchildren. “I was ready for a change after retirement,” she said. “I was bored within six months after working 39 years in education, so I sold my house and all the furniture and trekked cross country with my golden retriever. Parkside offered everything
I wanted in a unit, and the neighborhood was well planned out,” she said.
Peraro wished to downsize yet maintain her quality of life with a sleek, solidly crafted home. “The condominium was perfect,” she said. “In addition to many amenities, it is well-built and energy efficient. It has storage, a fireplace, an open- concept with a great kitchen and a garage. Everything I needed and wanted was here.” She applauded the smooth building and buying process: “The builder was always responsive to my needs and requests,” she said. “The builder works with you to ensure that you are happy with your new home.”
Peraro is relishing the “balanced and wholesome” pace of life in Longmont and the multi-age community at Parkside. After working nonstop for years, she said she “plans on biking some of the trails and learning to enjoy the outside.” Parkside condominium owners skip yard work and appreciate the neighborhood landscaping and park. Parkside is a “wonderful safe place to live,” Peraro said.
Echoing Peraro, Kim said that Longmont offers a bevy of activities. For young families, Parkside is located within the St. Vrain School District, and teenagers can drive or bus to Niwot High School. Longmont’s many festivals, cultural events and farmers’ market draw crowds, and residents drive to Boulder in 15 to 20 minutes. Denver and the Denver international Airport are easily accessible, and Longmont Recreation Center and the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center are blocks from Parkside. Within a five-minute drive or short walk are downtown Longmont, big box stores, Village at the Peaks mall, Whole Foods, Lucky’s Market and a plethora of restaurants, parks and playgrounds.
For retirees, main floor living is paramount, along with the customizations for convenience and health. Single-family homes include a yard, two-car garage and at least one covered porch for picnics and relaxing afternoons. Homes are built in a contemporary style with natural earth tones, stone and stucco.
NextLight provides fiber optics internet service to the community.
“I really love working with home buyers at Parkside,” Kim said. “I recently bought a home and know how stressful the process can be. It’s my goal to make people feel comfortable and make it fun and exciting to buy and live here. I want our clients not only to enjoy their home but also the experience of buying it. Parkside is a great and friendly place to live.”
Parkside condominiums start in the low $300s. Detached homes start in the $400s.
By Sarah Huber. Photography By Flatirons Homes, Inc.