What do Milton, MA, Hanover, NH and Middleton, WI have in common? They all share top-ten honors in Money’s 2011 Best Places to Live contest—behind the winner, Louisville, Colorado. This year’s best small town in America is no stranger to recognition. Louisville has made Money’s list several times, and for good reason.

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Great schools, plenty of sunshine, good jobs in a variety of industries, one of the lowest crime rates in the state and world-class biking, hiking and skiing in the neighboring Rocky Mountains earned Louisville top billing. The community has a special look and feel, blending its rich mining heritage and character with the convenience and beauty of contemporary design and shopping amenities. Money is quick to point out that value—getting more for your money—is a big attraction to homebuyers in Louisville. Prices for comparable property continue to run below those in nearby Boulder.

Markel’s accent on quality meshes perfectly with Louisville’s “best place” kudos. Every residence in North End is built green and Energy Star® rated, which means a durable, longer lasting, energy efficient home. Your family reaps the benefits of lower energy bills, cleaner indoor air and a more comfortable living environment.

We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation for quality and great design, and it shows.

Phase I at North End is about to close, with a limited number of gorgeous semi-custom ranch and two-story homes still available, priced from the $600’s. Or choose from models priced from the $400’s on south facing, corner and open space lots.

We’re excited about the new town homes and duplexes currently under construction, with move-in availability in April 2012. These low maintenance beauties are situated on open space, with well-designed interiors, open floor plans, high-end finishes, abundant natural light and private outdoor living areas.

Our sales center is open daily, 11-5 PM. Stop by and tour the models. We’re available to answer questions and to show you one of the best neighborhoods in the best small town in America. Questions? Call (303-604-9196) or email Michele Steward at Michele@MarkelHomes.com.