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Every neighborhood claims beauty in a state like Colorado, but this spot is truly exceptional, with more than 150 secluded acres in the shadow of the Continental Divide. Serene and expansive, the property offers room to breathe and views to take that breath away. Country life, yes, but softer, with a genteel, well-bred aspect that begins with the rolling, sculpted terrain.

An island in Boulder County? Not water—open space. Niwot Hills is surrounded on all sides by protected private and public land. Majestic Longs Peak dominates the western horizon, flanked on both sides by the snowy peaks of the Back Range. Indigenous plants, shrubbery, trees and birdsong fill more than 80 acres of designated open space within the neighborhood. Shaded cul-de-sacs slow the flow of cars, keeping noise to a minimum. Peaceful, restful, this is a setting that feeds the soul.

Walk or bike to school, shops and restaurants. The charming village of Niwot boasts a friendly small town atmosphere sprinkled with just enough urban sophistication to make things interesting. Folks love the Victorian architecture and gardens in historic Old Town and the contemporary look of Cottonwood Square at the other end of town.

Niwot is home to the Timberline Symphony, several antique galleries, good restaurants and a cadre of local singers, songwriters and photographers. The schools are among the best in Boulder County. Two are within walking distance of Niwot Hills. And you’re 10 minutes from Boulder or Longmont, 45 minutes from DIA.

Buy land and build or purchase a custom home. The entire 156 acres features only 46 custom residences. Contact Kent and Diane Zaitz (303.444.7591) about the availability of lots and homes. Ask about the Colorado Country spectacular from Markel Homes on lot 5. Check back soon for our post.

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