Table Mesa Neighborhood Boulder Colorado

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Boulder had many popular neighborhoods, the problem lately is finding a home for sale, almost at any price, and getting the opportunity to buy that home before it’s gone.

The Table Mesa Neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado has become on of the more sought after areas in town over the last decade or so, right up there with Newlands, and Dakota Ridge.

 

Much of this attraction is due to the schools that many buyers say they want for their kids…

Mesa or Bear Creek Elementary,

Southern Hills Middle School, or

Fairview High School.

With Viele Lake, Harlow Plats Community Park Playground, the South Boulder Recreation Center, an Inline Skate Hockey rink and tons of trails and park areas, the Table Mesa Neighborhood is difficult to beat.

There are still many great values in the general Table Mesa neighborhood area,

depending on your budget. I’m still noticing many homes being rebuilt, updated,

and improved as the neighborhood continues to trend towards owneroccupied

homes, many of them with children.

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Broomfield Heights Neighborhood Broomfield Colorado


-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

 

 

Rock Creek Neighborhood In Superior Colorado

Here’s a tour for you of the Rock Creek subdivision in Superior, Colorado. Many people have gravitated towards Rock Creek in Superior as their place to call home. I’ve met folks that say they like the master-planned community, the convenience of outstanding shopping and other amenities, proximity to jobs at Interlocken and soon ConocoPhillips, and of course the easy travel via Hwy 36 to Boulder and Denver.

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The town of Superior was originally founded in the late 1890’s and owes its roots to the coal mining industry.  For most of it’s recent history Superior remained home to about 250 people. It was a quiet town that most folks coming to and from Boulder on the turnpike knew of only because of the Superior/Marshal exit sign they would see approaching Davidson Mesa from the east.

Then in the late 1980’s a large portion of land which was part of Rock Creek Ranch was subdivided, eventually McCaslin road was widened going south from Marshal Road and homes began popping up.

Now the Rock Creek development, which consists of homes mostly built by Richmond American, and a few custom builders, makes up the bulk of what we now consider Superior, Colorado.

Over time, a commercial area known as Superior Marketplace came into being, and brought with it businesses like Target, Costco, Wild Oats (now Whole Foods), Sports Authority, and a selection of other retail businesses.

One of the benefits of  Rock Creek that keeps property values up and folks moving into the area is the careful planning and continued efforts of town officials to preserve the quality of life in Rock Creek. While there are some undetermined plans for the 135 or so acres along the turnpike (Hwy 36 between Denver and Boulder is often still called the Boulder Turnpike by locals), for the most part, Rock Creek is a fully developed and complete community.

Given that there isn’t a continuing supply of newly built homes, as long as demand stays strong from home buyers wanting to live in the area, the real estate market and home prices will remain strong, as they have for years.

The area includes about 2700 single family homes, approximately 1800 multi-family homes (condos and apartments), and altogether is home to about 12,000 people.

One of the big attractions for many people are the well-planned parks and open spaces, and especially the way these public lands are all so interconnected. There are almost 600 acres of parks, green spaces and open spaces in Superior, and almost 30 miles of trails. These trails connect parks such as Community Park on the South end of Rock Creek which is home to Williams Field, Purple Park on the north end of the community, and numerous pocket parks, greenbelts, tot lots and the schools and community pools.

If you want to explore your opportunities for living in Rock Creek, or are thinking about selling your home and want to talk more about your plans with me, call or email me today and we take it from there!

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Whittier Home on Bluff Street For Sale In Boulder

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Amazingly beautiful Whittier neighborhood area w/ all the delight of a turn of the century home, exposed brick, gorgeous trim & finish, w/ modern kitchen & master suite & bath that you’d expect. Totally remodeled in ’04, new roof in ’05, completely new sewer ’09, & meticulously maintained. New highly efficient thermal double pane windows in ’09, pre-inspected, buyer’s home warranty, & a rare find in this coveted neighborhood priced below market value. Walk to everything. You will love this one!
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Spanish Hills Boulder Neighborhood

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Spanish Hills is a locally and nationally famous neighborhood with amazing views. It’s infamy is due in large part to local and national best-selling author Steven White who’s character in his award winning novels features Dr. Alan Gregory. In fact, in a recent post by the author, here’s a quote from one of his comments about ‘to link, or not to link’ from his electronic version of his recent book: “The Last Lie”…

Spanish Hills – Alan and Lauren’s hillside neighborhood east of Boulder. It’s rural, pricey, and has oh-my-god views to the west. If you stop at the scenic overlook on Highway 36 on the way into town, and turn so that the Rockies are on your left, you will be gazing upon Spanish Hills (if your eyes are open, of course).

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Whittier Neighborhood Boulder CO

A funny thing about many Boulder neighborhoods is that over time, different ideas develop about what the boundaries are for the area we think we know.
If you’re interested in Boulder real estate and want to know more about different neighborhoods, I’m offering this as a resource, and I’ve compiled information from a variety of different sources.

Here’s a short video tour of my thoughts on the Whittier neighborhood below. There’s also a useful map and additional information here below the map!

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I’ve lived in many different parts of Boulder. The Whittier neighborhood is one of them. When you drive around the downtown area many people think only of the vicinity of Boulder near Whittier Elementary as the true Whittier neighborhood.

The City of Boulder data says that the Whittier neighborhood encompasses the residential sections of Boulder between Bluff Street to the North, 28th Street to the East, Canyon Boulevard to the South, and Broadway to the West.

That’s a pretty large area and most of us consider those parts of downtown something other than ‘Whittier’. With all the changes and developments in the central Boulder area, it’s probably more useful to talk about Whittier as the eastern part of central Boulder from about 18th or 19th streets eastward over to 28th Street as a maximum eastern boundary.

One of the cool things about the Whittier neighborhood is that it’s home to Whittier Elementary School, which is the oldest continuing operating school in the state. It’s also an International Baccalaureate school.

I have a friend that grew up in Boulder and went to Whittier Elementary. I’m pretty sure one or both of his parents went there. I know that his kids went to school at Whittier Elementary, and even though he and parts of his family have lived in other parts of the country, he has lived in the Whittier neighborhood for the last decade or two… in the home that his grandparents owned since he was a child. Now that’s some local history and connection.

Besides having friends in the Whittier area, I’ve helped both buyers and sellers in this neighborhood over the years. If you think you might need some help with real estate in Whittier, why not call or email me soon so we can talk about what you’re planning?
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-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional,

and author of the

Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide,

The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Old North Boulder Neighborhood Profile

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The area between Broadway, Folsom, Iris, and Edgewood/Balsam streets is now commonly called the Old North Boulder neighborhood.

Prior to the time that land was developed beyond Norwood, this area was North Boulder. Now with development stretching to the far reaches of the Dakota Ridge neighborhood, the Old North Boulder neighborhood is really a very central residential opportunity.

I’ve spent many days exploring on foot, the roads and paths around central Boulder, and if you do the same you’ll come to realize just how close everything is in this part of town. It’s only a few blocks between local landmarks such as Vics and Ideal Market, over to Pearl Street, or up to Salberg Park.

The two sister shopping centers, Ideal Marketplace and Community Plaza are home to many local favorites. Ideal Market has a long history that spans well beyond the age of the current shopping center, and it became an anchor for the other shops back in 1958. The Community Plaza shops on the south side of Alpine were built just two years later in 1960.

Other businesses such as Alpine Barbers, Radda Restaurant, Breadworks, Marie’s Restaurant, The Boulder Wine Merchant, and the Pekoe Sip House give residents of the Old North Boulder neighborhood a plethora of opportunity for meeting most shopping needs without much travel. What a great concept in the days of higher gas prices and strong desires to conserve natural resources.

One of those local businesses that’s been thriving in the area, The Pekoe Sip House, has a decade long history in the area. It was originally founded as the Tea Train in Longmont. After many accolades, and eventually being voted as having the Best Tea, and being the Best Tea House in the Denver Metro area in 2000, Tea Train evolved into Pekoe Sip House and moved to Boulder under the new name in 2003.

Schools that service the area include Casey Middle school, Columbine Elementary and Centennial Middle school to the north. The former Washington Elementary school which is north of Cedar Ave, and just south of the Red Arrow Condos is now part of a redevelopment plan that’s been fairly controversial.

For those not wanting to drive, and seeking public transportation, RTD offers the Skip bus line which runs up and down Broadway. If biking is your thing, don’t risk your life jousting with cars on Broadway, try 13th street; it features its own bike lane straight into the heart of downtown.

If you’re considering a move, and want to explore more of what the Old North Boulder neighborhood has for you, call or email me today to get started!

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional,

and author of the

Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide,

The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Downtown Boulder Whittier Neighborhood Home For Sale

Here’s a rare opportunity to own a wonderfully rebuilt and updated home in the Whittier Neighborhood in Downtown Boulder!

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So if you’re looking for an outstanding house in central Boulder, this is absolutely a must see.

The hardwood floors on the main level are absolutely gorgeous, and have just been professionally refinished. You need to visit this home to appreciate how perfectly special this home is for you.

This beautiful home was completely rebuilt about 10 years ago, with the help of an outstanding local architect, and local contractors.

Special attention was given to make the home efficient, and comfortable, with very livable space.

What’s particularly unique and desirable about this home is that it essentially has no wasted space. There really aren’t any hallways, and each room, especially on the main level, are well-connected and flow easily from one room to another, which epitomizes the often over-used term: “open floorplan”. In this case, this home is a perfect example of well-used space, design and architecture to bring you a home that works just like you like to live.

In contrast to many other downtown, Whittier neighborhood homes, this home has a fantastic corner lot with an inviting and friendly back yard.

The modern floor plan let’s you entertain in the kitchen and dining area, with a friendly bar-top counter, and wonderful flow from the kitchen into the back yard.

The kitchen is open, efficient, and spacious. Beautiful cabinetry, great appliances, an adjacent laundry room / mud room with storage, deep sink and additional cabinets continue the flow and thoughtfulness built into this great home.

For those of you who are sentimental, or historically inclined, the home has been in the same family for generations.

The current owner purchased the home from his grandparents, and several generations of the family have lived in the home and attended the local schools, including the Whittier International Elementary School just down the street.

This home has been lovingly maintained, and the current owner actually moved out of the home for almost an entire year, to give the architects, contractors, and workers the proper time to do a job which met his perfectionist style and demands from his vendors.

This neighborhood, and the general central Boulder area has rarely seen a home with the perfect combination of modern floor plan, fantastic fit and finish, a highly professional rebuild, and an excellent price.

Consider taking the time to get inside and look at this home in person.

This home, and its fit and finish, and layout will impress you, and as I said in the video, the “proof is in the pudding” as they say, so make an appointment to get inside and see this home live and in color!

When you visit, take your time and explore. You’ll find a beautiful 4th bedroom which is currently used as a home office where you can work with an excellent view of the tree-lined sidewalks along Pine Street.

Upstairs, you’ll find a third bedroom, (the 2nd bedroom and 2nd full bath are on the main floor), and most importantly, you’ll eventually tour the wonderfully spacious master bedroom suite. The tasteful and well-appointed five-piece master bath has custom tile, dual sinks which are separated by convenient section of the counter which is lowered for those who like to have a seating area for ‘getting ready’ … oh, and did I mention the custom shower with gorgeous tile and dual shower heads?! And, I know you won’t miss the over-sized jetted soaking tub, with custom tile surround.

Oh yeah, and don’t miss the huge walk-in closet, and handy deck off of the south end of the master suite. Coffee and breakfast on this deck with broad verdant views in the summer, and foothills views in the winter make an outstanding combination!

Walk on out on the deck, see it for yourself. Then remember to notice the extra windows, both for light and ventilation. Remember, Boulder often has wonderfully cool evenings, even in the summer, so with excellent flow-through ventilation, and the high-end ceiling fan, you have the perfect combination.

In case that isn’t enough, the home does have an evaporative cooling system… for those two weeks or so when some folks feel like they need to utilize some artificial cooling.

The seller rarely uses it, but it’s well-maintained and in top notch shape, just like the rest of the house!

As if this isn’t enough, the seller has hired one of the best home inspectors in the area to do a pre-listing home inspection. You get a copy of the inspection, so you can see exactly what the inspector found, so there are no surprises. Of course I’d encourage you to get your own home inspection, and the seller simply wants to do everything he can to remove any perceived barriers you may have about the condition of this wonderful home.

But wait! The seller is also offering you a buyer’s one-year home warranty, just in case anything changes after you move in, you get a warranty to cover something that might come up like a water heater, cooler, dishwasher etc. that is working fine now, just in case that changes in the next few months.

How’s that for removing concerns about condition and increasing your comfort level?!

I really think you need to get inside this home to appreciate what a beautiful and luxurious home this is, and at a super value… especially for this highly-desired central Boulder location like the Whittier Neighborhood. Call your agent today, or call me directly if you aren’t already working with an agent, and I’ll get you inside immediately.

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide, The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

Call, text, or email me today! … I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

Pine Brook Hills Boulder Neighborhood Profile

Pine Brook Hills is an unincorporated mountain community near Boulder which is located west to north west of Boulder and includes about 400 homes situated in the foothills on the lower part of the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.

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Pine Brook Hills is, among other things, known for its very close location to Broadway, North Boulder, and quite easy access to downtown Boulder. The entrance to the suburban foothills mountain community begins one mile west of N. Broadway via Linden Drive. Views are plentiful and they vary from the eastern plains, lakes, and some peek-a-boo urban city lights views, to the western snow-laden back range and Continental Divide. Many residents enjoy their own unique hillside settings with a narrow forested valley views.
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Superior Colorado Real Estate Update September 2010

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The Superior, Colorado area has been a pretty stable market for the last year. I’ve noticed that inventory levels (the number of homes for sale) have been a bit lower than in some previous years, and that the price of sold homes has actually risen.

Data from my broker metrics resource shows that the median price of sold homes is actually up. Looking at quarterly statistics from second quarter 2007 through second quarter 2010, the median price of sold single-family homes in Superior is up +6.3%. Q2 2007 median was $402,200, and the Q2 2010 median sold price was $427,450.

Thinking about buying a new home, or getting ready to sell?

Call, Text, or Email me. I will listen to you.

You may also find my neighborhood profiles, and Boulder business profiles informative and useful. They’re both great ways to learn more about what’s going on in Boulder. Call, Text, or Email me today!

-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide.

Also, I’m never too busy for your referrals. As a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful RE/MAX Professional.

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