LONGMONT – Coloradoans dream of low-maintenance, energy-efficient, distinctive homes crafted with natural materials and proximate to outdoor recreation. Parkside at Quail Ridge in south Longmont offers all that and more, with 36 single family homes and 92 townhome-style condominiums anchored by a lush, manicured green space of six-plus acres – starting at remarkable entry-level prices.
Constructed by the Boulder-based Flatirons Homes, Inc., Parkside at Quail Ridge features ranch and two-story single-family homes with three bedrooms, a patio, an unfinished basement and an attached two-car garage. The two- and three-bedroom condominiums include a single garage and in the two-story units, an unfinished basement. All Parkside homes invite open-concept living, with nine-foot ceilings on both levels and smart, flowing floorplans. Homes are built in a Colorado-inspired, contemporary style with earth tones, stone and stucco.
For those seeking accessibility, ranch homes offer wide hallways and doorways, and main-floor living prioritizes time and energy. Additionally, “Parkside homes are Energy Star-certified and come with a certificate that states the home’s energy rating,” Kim said. “Our home buyers will enjoy pretty low utility bills.”
The owners of Flatirons Homes have constructed more than 400 homes in Boulder County. Parkside, their newest neighborhood, will encompass 129 homes at build out. “We love seeing the finished product and welcoming people into their new home,” said Flatirons Homes Co-Owner Bill Eckert, who has been building homes for more than 40 years. Flatirons Homes’ commitment to green building and affordability combined with the company’s “excellence in construction has made Flatirons a leader in the industry,” Kim said.
Mark Crawford and Larissa Rhodes moved into a Parkside condominium last year and love the neighborhood so much that they’re relocating across the street to a single family Parkside home. “We loved our first home buying process,” Mark said. “With the highly-efficient construction and more (design) options in our new home, this felt like a great next step in our lives.” Single family home buyers may select finishes such as flooring, countertops, tile and cabinets.
As freelance filmmakers who create documentaries exploring, among other topics, climate change, Mark and Larissa have “made it a life goal to go carbon neutral,” Mark said. Yet not only does the couple value Flatirons Homes’ dedication to green construction, they also extol Parkside’s unique location.
When they’re not working, Mark and Larissa are frequently on their bikes. “One of our favorite summertime activities is discovering new biking trails near us,” Mark said. “If we’re not biking, then we’re usually walking to the nearby Longmont Museum to watch movies as part of their summer series, walking to Prospect for the Sound Bites food trucks and concert series or walking to the Longmont Recreation Center. It’s one of the most gratifying feelings to have the freedom to travel in town without always relying on a car.”
Echoing Mark, Kim said that Longmont offers a bevy of indoor and outdoor recreation. The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center and Longmont Recreation Center are a block from Parkside, and a plethora of shops, restaurants and playgrounds are a short walk from the neighborhood. Boulder, Denver and the Denver International Airport are easily accessible.
For young families, Parkside is located within the St. Vrain School District, and teenagers can drive or bus to Niwot High School.
Mark and Larissa know this firsthand. “When we first started out looking for houses, we made an offer on a 10-year-old house in Broomfield, only later to find that we were outbid by a cash offer most likely by $30,000 more than the asking price,” Mark said. “It was smaller in a less favorable location, and we couldn’t make any changes to the house to make it fit us.” He continued, “When we saw the prices (at Parkside) in Longmont, It was a no-brainer for us.” Mark and Larissa agreed that “buying a new home was a much easier and less stressful process, and we could customize it a bit to match our style.”
Kim said she relishes helping people feel comfortable when purchasing a home. “I really love working with all the homeowners at Parkside,” Kim said. “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 condos start in the low $300s. Detached homes start in the mid-$400s. To learn more about Parkside at Quail Ridge, visit flatironshomes.com, call 303.848.4185, or visit the sales center at 323 S. Parkside Drive in Longmont to tour a model home.