Above: Visit the Thompson River Ranch sales office and take a tour of this innovative neighborhood. Left: The Telega model is currently open for viewing. (Photos courtesy Oakwood Homes)

With Oakwood Homes, you don’t have to make sacrifices to get an affordable home in a great neighborhood. Thompson River Ranch, a master-planned community just south of the Promenade Shops at Centerra in Loveland, offers two- and three-bedroom homes started in the low $300s. That price is hard to beat for what you’re getting: a safe community with low crime, and a remarkable location with easy access to plenty of shopping. Commuters and travelers alike can hop on I-25 to get just about anywhere in the region quickly and easily.

The affordable homes in Thompson River Ranch also offer plentiful amenities to residents, including a pool with no membership fees, a wealth of green spaces, walking trails and a disc golf course. An additional pool is also being constructed, so summer swim crowds won’t be an issue. Residents have access to the impressive Thompson School District, and the neighborhood is also at work on Riverview, a K-8th grade school, so young families can ditch the long school commute for a safe and high-quality neighborhood education. Riverview is slated to open in 2021 and there is a ground-breaking event on Monday, March 9, at 5 p.m. (see the website for details). After drop-off, parents can make use of the fee-free club with its spacious workout area, also scheduled to open in 2021.

Variety is the name of the game for Oakwood Homes: buyers have options galore. Buyers can add a finished basement and a three-car garage for large families or plentiful out-of-town visitors. Or, keep it simple with a low-maintenance, modern two-story home. There are a variety of ranch floor plans to choose from, including The Springfield, which won several awards last year at the NOCO HBA Parade of Homes. The Springfield can be customized to have as many as four bedrooms, three baths, and up to 2,700 square feet of carefully-appointed living space.

All floor plans in this community can be personalized to fit your family’s needs. Three-car garages are available, as well as rooftop decks for enjoying Colorado’s many days of sunshine and expansive views. Master suites can be built to include balconies, and covered patios allow you to enjoy shady al-fresco dining on hot summer days. Fencing is included in most home plans. Oakwood offers homes for every lifestyle and budget, always with an affordable price point to match.

Community events abound at Thompson River Ranch, especially as the weather warms up. In late summer and early fall, the Thompson River Ranch community will host themed movie events once a month on Fridays. Residents can also look forward to a community barbecue in June with a live bluegrass or country band and plenty of yard games for both kids and adults.

Thompson River Ranch is one of Northern Colorado’s fastest-growing communities in terms of size, and house hunters should jump on this opportunity to get safety, community and location all for an impressive price tag.

For more information, visit oakwoodhomesco.com/communities/thompson-river-ranch.

By Emma Castleberry, for At Home