Every day is a beautiful day in the neighborhood at Parkside. And one glance is all it takes to know. Situated in the heart of south Longmont, Parkside at Quail Ridge goes beyond offering stylish new homes. It promises keys to a lifestyle – one that blooms with healthy, active opportunity and is rich in access to true community.
Built by Boulder-based Flatirons Homes, Inc, Parkside at Quail Ridge is comprised of 36 single-family homes and 93 townhome-style condominiums in single-level and two-story designs. The company’s owners have been building in Boulder County for over thirty-five years, and the experience shows. Each lovely home is thoughtfully designed and offers unique character. “I loved the interior design of our townhome – [it was] practical and well laid out,” says resident Joan Jordan. “I love, too, that the builder chose to use an exterior color palette, rather than restricting to a less interesting range of tans.”
Adding significantly to their beauty, homes at Parkside are also exceptionally energy efficient. “As a green builder, we distinguish ourselves from others,” Sales Manager Cauley Kim says. “All of our homes are Energy Star certified and come with a HERS certificate that includes the home’s energy rating.”
The environmental focus on the part of the builders is certainly not lost on today’s conscious buyers. “The fact that the homes were built with sustainability in mind was a huge draw for us,” says Parkside resident Sarah Frank. “The appliances that come with each home are all energy efficient, and the properties are very well insulated. Our utilities are minimal, which is a plus for our budget too.”
Frank and her husband were one of the first families to own at Parkside, and have found it suits their evolving needs immensely. “We are so glad we made the move,” Frank says. “We purchased one of the townhome-style condominiums in 2016, and are now under contract for one of the single-family homes in the development. Since we both grew up in Boulder County, we wanted to move somewhere where we could remain connected with our families, but far enough away that it felt like we were forging our own path. We have loved living in Longmont, and plan to stay!”
It’s no secret, Longmont has been increasingly finding itself in the spotlight as a premium location to live, work and play. Flatirons Homes purposefully selected the location for that reason. Conveniently situated mere blocks from Highway 287, Parkside enjoys easy access to Boulder, Denver International Airport and Denver, as well as other surrounding communities. The popular Longmont Recreation Center and Longmont Museum and Cultural Center are literally one block away, with the dynamic and enterprising Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools just a stone’s throw down the road. Plenty of retail and shopping are within a five minute drive including Longmont’s thriving, eclectic Downtown Creative District.
Beyond overall location, Flatirons Homes has invested great care and attention into cultivating a neighborhood layout aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of Parkside residents. As a result, Parkside has established a unique character of its own, tempting homeowners to enjoy their free time at the communities amenities.
Smaller lot sizes mean less to maintain, and more time to enjoy. With many lots backing up to city open space, shared space offers all the perks of bigger yards without the hassle. Easy access points to abundant surrounding trails provide the perfect means of soaking in the fabulous views.
Strolling through Parkside, there is a distinct, neighborly feel that comes through even courtesy of the layout itself. This is no coincidence. “A five-acre community park serves as the center,” Kim says. “The builders really wanted to prioritize a beautiful green, shared space that could connect people.” All streets lead to the park, Kim adds, making it truly the heart of the neighborhood.
“It’s fun to see kids and families playing outside and using the space,” says Jordan, noting that the design keeps traffic and noise in the development to a minimum. “The park is nice as it is, and will only get better as the trees grow and bring more shade,” she says.
Frank and her husband have made the most of the park throughout their time in Parkside, and appreciate the communal care it fosters. “We rescued a dog right after we moved into the neighborhood and love taking her for walks around the park,” she says. “Our HOA installed pet waste stations, and it feels like our community really takes pride in our shared spaces.” Frank and her husband’s new home is directly on the park, and the couple eagerly anticipate spending more time taking in the stunning views of Longs Peak afforded there, alongside their neighbors.
Currently, Flatirons Homes is wrapping up sales of the 93 townhome-style condominiums, with just two buildings left to complete. Over the next eighteen months, the company projects completing the remainder of the 36 single-family homes. These plans range in size from a two-bedroom, two-bath ranch home to a four-bedroom two-and-a-half-bath, two-story floor plan. All feature open concept, main-floor living, 42” kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counter tops and two-car garages. The homes further come fully landscaped with a sprinkler system. The one-story, single-family ranch homes are approximately 2,000 square feet are in particularly high demand, Kim says. This plan includes one or two bedrooms on the main floor with the option to finish the basement with an additional two bedrooms, a full bath and a family room.
All of these features are made even more attractive by the reasonable prices Flatirons Homes, is committed to. “Flatirons Homes is really trying to keep prices low so there are still some affordable options for people in this coveted area,” Kim says. “Parkside is one of the lowest-priced subdivisions in Boulder County. Price is an area where we really stand out.”
Who are the ideal Parkside residents? “Parkside is for everyone,” Kim says. “Baby boomers are downsizing and those looking for main-floor bedrooms. Grandparents are moving close to their grandchildren. Young families find out single-family floor plan offers more space and a yard allowing for more outside areas for gardening and entertaining.” There’s a bit of everything in this authentic and neighborly community Kim says. “Life can be easier and better at Parkside.”
Single family homes at Parkside start from $449,900. Townhome style condominiums from $339,900. To learn more visit flatironshomes.com or visit the sales center at 323 S. Parkside Drive in Longmont to tour the beautiful model home. Contact the helpful staff at 303.848.4185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Wendy McMillan
Photography by Timothy Seibert