Stapleton Bluff Lake Neighborhood – Denver, CO
While the building in Central Park West is far from being finished, sales on the lots are coming to a close. I happened to run into one of the salespersons for New Town Builders over the weekend and she advised that their last home in Central Park West just went under contract. Likewise, I’ve heard from the other builders that their inventory of lots in Stapleton’s latest filing is extremely low.
This means that potential new home buyers may have to consider a home in the last filing to be built below 1-70, the Bluff Lake Neighborhood. Bordered on the west by Iola Street and on the south by 26th Ave, the northern and easter borders are made up as MLK winds its way along the nature center and turns into Moline St.
Just like many of the Stapleton sub-neighborhoods, the Bluff Lake neighborhood is being developed to have its own character. For example, the four pocket park that are going in will be named after four of our five senses: Sound, Taste, Touch and Smell. I’ve read that the Sound park will have wind chimes, where as the Smell park will have blossoming flowers and trees. There are plenty of options to design a landscape that engages our sense of touch. What I’m waiting to see is, what will they put in the Taste park?
One thing that won’t be in the Bluff Lake Neighborhood will be model homes. The builder recently invested in new model homes in Central Park West and these model homes will be used to sell in the new area. The one exception being Infinity Homes, since they will be building Limes in the Bluff Lake neighborhood instead of Pures. The Lime models are still on 33rd, near the HGTV home.
Below is a list of the models that will be available in Bluff Lake Neighborhood:
|Infinity Homes - Lime||From the high $400s||2,145 – 2,483 sq. ft.||3 & 4 Bedrooms|
|Standard Pacific -
|From the mid $400s||2,298 – 2,585 sq. ft.||3 to 6 Bedrooms|
|Parkwood Homes - Georgetown Collection||From the low $400s||2,500 – 2,900 sq. ft.||3 & 4 Bedrooms|
|New Town Builders -
|From the high $300s||1,985 – 2,457 sq. ft.||3 to 6 Bedrooms|
|David Weekley Homes||From the high $370s||1,800 – 2,196 sq. ft.||3 to 5 Bedrooms|
|Wonderland Homes - Innovations||From the low $300s||1,428 – 1,695 sq. ft.||2 & 3 Bedrooms|
|Wonderland Homes - Courtyard Traditions||From the low $300s||1,283 – 1,700 sq. ft.||2 & 3 Bedrooms|
|KB Homes -
The Villa Collection
|From the low $200s||1,159 – 1,667 sq. ft.||2 & 3 Bedrooms|
|New Town Builders - Central Park Row Homes||From the mid $100s
*affordable housing units
|1,166 – 1,479 sq. ft.||1 to 3 Bedrooms|
To some in Stapleton, the Bluff Lake neighborhood might seem like the other end of the world. But I think the location offers tremendous opportunity. All of these homes will be within walking distance to the F-15 pool (which is my family’s favorite pool) or a short bike ride to the Rec Center, they will be the closest homes to Fitzsimmons, and living there should encourage greater usage of the Bluff Lake Nature Center.
For those who don’t know, the Nature Center is a wetland that was been preserved since the days of the Stapleton Airport. I’ve seen bald eagles soaring over that area, plenty of red tailed hawks, and my daughter and I went trudging through the snow on New Years Day counting birds for the Audubon Society.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in learning more about this part of Stapleton, give me a call. As always, I suggest using a REALTOR when buying from a builder. The builders rarely reduce their price even if they save on paying a commission, so why not have a professional help guide you through the process? Especially when the builder will pay for your Agent’s services.