Distinctive features of this new, successful and growing community are sublime views, trail connections, a neighborhood park, and a pleasing variety of home styles, from traditional and Colorado craftsman to contemporary loft-style.
This appealing mix includes single-family houses, duplexes, row houses, town homes and condominiums at a range of prices – all built by four top-notch Boulder builders known for quality.
Northfield Commons occupies a 22-acre site between Kalmia Avenue and Palo Parkway in northeast Boulder. The semi-rural charm of quiet, tree-lined streets is balanced by the convenience of nearby restaurants, banks, shopping and public transportation.
Every home meets built green and Energy Star® standards for eco-friendly and energy-efficient living, which means lower energy costs, healthier indoor air, less water usage and improved overall comfort, while reducing pollution and conserving natural resources.
Life at Northfield Commons
Megan Forbes moved into a two-story, single-family home with a small fenced-in yard in Northfield Commons in October 2008. She had lived in Boulder for six or seven years. “I was attracted to Northfield Commons by the community environment, the parks and trail system nearby,” she says. “It had more of a community feel, with parks and soccer fields and trails right here in the center of things. And so many people have dogs.” She has two herself – a husky and a mixed breed.
“The outdoors has big appeal,” Forbes says. “I like to bike ride in Left Hand Canyon, and there’s easy access to road riding. A lot of young people, and families with kids, live here. It’s so quick to get to town, the grocery market, 28th Street, and to jump on Foothills Parkway. It seems quiet and secluded here, like a sanctuary, but it’s close to everything. It’s a nice community – people are friendly and nice. We got lucky in moving here!”
“Northfield sales have been very successful this spring and summer, despite the challenging times,” says Sales Manager Kate Lyons. “We have closed on over 25 homes this year. With the first-time homebuyer tax credits, and low-interest rates, we are getting lots of buyers. And being built green and Energy Star rated, our homes shine over older, resale homes. We sold more than 115 homes over the two years we’ve been open; over 65 percent of our homes have been sold, and we have another two years to completion.”
Trails, Parks and Recreation
Four Mile Creek Trail and Wonderland Creek Trail are accessible from the Northfield Commons bike path. Both trails lead to open space. The focal point of the community is a
beautifully landscaped park, with picnic tables and a half basketball court, within walking distance of every resident. Pleasant View Sports Complex borders the eastern edge of Northfield Commons, and North Boulder Recreation Center and Spruce pool are nearby.
Northfield Village Under Way
Since Northfield Commons is thriving, activity has begun at Northfield Village. “This is our up-and-coming community a few miles north of Northfield Commons,” says Lyons. “We’ve written our first four contracts there. We’re featuring the same four builders. More details will be available this fall when we open our sales office at the Village.”
Northfield Commons is marketed by Markel Homes and Accent Properties. The sales office is located in the southwest corner of the neighborhood at Kalmia Avenue and Silverton Street. It is open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call Kate Lyons at 303.442.0309, and visit www.NorthfieldCommonsBoulder.com.
A variety of condominiums at Northfield Commons meet the guidelines for the City of Boulder Homeownership Program. Visit the Northfield Commons Web site for more information.
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