Superior, Colorado is growing up quickly. Once Boulder’s sleepy southern neighbor, the town has become the apple of many a homeowner’s eye.
Most people think there’s no real estate left close to Boulder or that new builds might only be available in Erie or Longmont if you act fast. While it’s true that the county is lean on newly built single-family dwellings, there’s a brand new neighborhood in Superior to consider: Discovery Ridge. Set along the ridge overlooking the town, with unobstructed mountain views and no HOA, the 20 new homes on the delightfully named Canary Lane, just eight miles south of Boulder, bring a breathtaking view of the Front Range home to you.
Superior is growing up quickly. Once Boulder’s sleepy southern neighbor, the town has become the apple of many a homeowner’s eye, especially those who work, but don’t want to live, in Boulder. “As Superior begins to grow along with many other Front Range communities, our homes on Canary Lane will stand out amongst the rest,” says developer Dan Aweida. “From our amenities and views to living on a quaint lane where the only people who drive by are your neighbors, we hope that you feel at home from the first day you move in.
“Due to the scale, incredible views, low maintenance and accessibility to Denver and Boulder, we expect to attract a multitude of buyers,” says Aweida. “One of the signature features of our Gold Unit homes is a main level master suite. From empty nesters that want to ‘age in place’ to growing families wanting a mother-in-law suite, having the ability for dual masters is a great advantage. We’re maximizing the flexibility in multi-generational households and allowing the space to really work for the homeowner over time.”
At the time of this writing, 19 of Canary Lane’s 20 homes are available. A Discovery Ridge home can be completed, from foundation to closing, in five months. Aweida anticipates all units will be built and sold by December 2020. So it goes without saying that no time should be wasted by anyone seriously interested in living there. A buyer’s first step is to select a lot and desired home size. Then it’s a matter of selecting a finish palette and bringing one’s home visions to life! With clear views of the mountains, overlooking downtown Superior, being within walking and biking distance to downtown and Superior Marketplace, dreaming big will be the easy part! “We chase a more traditional architectural style with a western aesthetic and overtones of the mining history of the Superior area,” says architect Christopher Flora of Bray Architecture. “Additionally, the rooms of the homes orient and focus on the unparalleled views of the northern Front Range mountains with large windows and sliding glass doors.
The homes were also designed with the empty nester in mind, with open floor plans, accommodating bedrooms,
and minimal yard maintenance.”
Interior designer Sara Blette designed the homes’ interior finish palette to be as transitional as possible. “When you are designing for a broad audience, it’s important to select options that are durable, timeless, and comfortable while maintaining a way for the home buyer to still make it their own,” she explains. “Whether or not you prefer traditional or a modern farmhouse aesthetic, we’ll be able to curate a design vision to meet your unique needs.”
Why Superior and why now?
The site of Canary Lane was difficult to develop. After all, it is on a steep hill. But everyone involved in making Discovery Ridge a reality is confident homeowners will be smitten with the look and feel of the open face with the jaw-dropping mountain views. And with the town’s plans to develop the downtown area in the next few years, it’s an exciting time to live in Superior. Discovery Ridge is sure to become an anchor of the community, adding to the richness of the downtown district. “Boulder County is running out of dirt to build on,” Aweida says.
“Demand is very high and supply is very low, and a lot more very tight urban apartments and condos are going up. Ours are paired homes with an open look and feel on a hill with nothing in front of them – truly a rarity in the typical residential home density we are used to.”
According to Kelly Haney, mortgage loan officer with Great Western Bank, Colorado continues to dominate home values, growth and stability trends this year: “Boulder takes the cake in first position, followed by Fort Collins in #4 with Denver-Aurora-Lakewood coming in at #8. According to Norada Real Estate Investments as of November 2019, Denver real estate hasn’t fully transitioned into a buyer’s market yet, although it’s shifting in that direction. This shouldn’t raise too much concern at this time, as we are still very much in a seller’s market. Given that Superior is one of our smaller cities, it still continues to be a gem of a place to call home and definitely one to invest in.”
Whether you’re a family looking for a great home to grow up in together or empty-nesters making an investment in yourselves after dedicated careers, this incredible new neighborhood will speak to you. No other development brings you the style, floor plans, convenience and lifestyle Discovery Ridge has to offer.
If you’re interested in calling it home, your first stop is the website: discoveryridge.net. There you’ll find floor plans, current availabilities and a thorough FAQ on becoming a resident of Canary Lane. Then, call the sales team at 720.410.6100.
By Darren Thornberry. Photos: Discovery Ridge