Residents who’ve purchased new homes in Longmont’s Somerset Meadows have a nickname for their neighborhood.
KB Home at Somerset Meadows in Longmont
Where: Somerset Meadows in Longmont by KB Home, two collections of single-family homes, 4 models to tour; eight ranch plans; homes for fall or early 2019 move-in including ranches, some backing to a future park. 2110 Sicily Cir., Longmont; from Boulder, head north on Diagonal/Hwy 119 about 9 mi. to Airport Rd., north to Glenneyre, left; or from Longmont, take Hover south to Clover Basin, west 1 mi. to Renaissance, left.
Price: Reserve series from low-$500s; Estates from upper $600s
When: Sunday, Sept. 16, and daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Phone: 303-323-1192 or 303-323-1193
More Info: KBHome.com
“We call it Bouldermont,” says Carrie Nolting, who like many of her neighbors found KB Home’s two series of homes there after a long search of homes in super-expensive Boulder.
Nolting says she routinely searched 18 Zillow listings a day while planning a move from the family’s Boulder home on Walnut Street.
“This is the best value available,” she says about her new Reserve Collection home in Somerset Meadows. “There are so many cool things here; it’s like the town I grew up in in (upstate) New York. And it’s 13 minutes from Boulder.”
“The cost of Boulder is outrageous now,” says Randy Carpenter, division president of KB Home Colorado. “Somerset Meadows is an opportunity to buy at a reasonable price. We’re always talking to buyers who are used to hearing Boulder prices, who cock an eyebrow and ask us, ‘HOW much is this?’ ”
He adds that buyers like Nolting work with a professional design consultant at the KB Home Studio to personalize their décor options.
Those opportunities are drying up rapidly after a year of brisk sales.
KB Home has only seven of its premium Estates Collection homes left at Somerset Meadows, off Airport Road north of the Longmont Diagonal, including its family-sized two-story showhome and a choice of popular ranches.
Those include a three-bedrooom Avana ranch, 2-1/2 baths, with just under 2,300 square feet of finished area plus a covered deck and three-car garage. It’s on a site close to trails and a number of custom homes, and it’s priced at $685,000.
The Estates series has a few ranch choices like that, set to deliver early in 2019 — enough time for a downsizing buyer to arrange a sale of an older house — along with a four-bedroom two-story that can be ready next month, at $750,000.
Nearby, KB Home has ranches from its Reserve Collection that are ready now — such as a Greenland ranch on a site that backs to open space and a view of the Indian Peaks. It has a wide-open family area that shares a see-thru fireplace with its covered rear deck and is priced at $625,000.
“This part of Longmont is getting a name as the place to be,” Carpenter adds, pointing to St. Vrain Schools’ bikeable Blue Mountain Elementary — 7-out-of-10 stars at GreatSchools.org, with a testing component at 9-of-10.
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Longmont’s Village at the Peaks mall with Whole Foods and outdoor dining is five minutes east, and the area offers a quick commute to Boulder tech campuses, and a very workable drive into Interlocken and Flatiron Crossing.
Carpenter notes that homeowners show a tech/aerospace vibe that appreciates KB Home’s Cat6e wiring and NextLight fiber optics by the city of Longmont.
To reach from central Longmont, take Hover Street south past Whole Foods, continue to Clover Basin Drive, then head west a mile to Renaissance Drive; turn south a mile. Or from Boulder, take the Diagonal/Hwy 119 north 9 miles to Airport Road, head north on Airport to Glenneyre, then west.
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