Looking for the best places along the front range to view fireworks this year? Look no further. We've rounded up five locations nearest to Lokal communities to celebrate our nations birthday!
1. Castle Rock: July 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm. The fireworks will blast off from the top of the butte above Red Hawk Golf Course, just south of The Meadows on the west side of Castle Rock. They should last for about 15 minutes!
2. Commerce City: July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm. This is the largest public fireworks show in the state of Colorado. The free annual 4thFest, complete with an obstacle course, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull, food vendors, and live music, takes place outside at the south end of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
3. Colorado Springs: July 4, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. The 4th of July Celebration at Memorial Park will include a performance from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic orchestra.
4. Denver: July 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Lawn seating for a free concert with Soul X and the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard, a City and County Building light show and an 8 p.m. fireworks display!
5. Aurora: July 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm. “Fourth of July Spectacular,” a 6-10 p.m. event featuring music, food and a fireworks display at 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
“Over half our homes are now spoken for,” says John Golly, Lokal Homes’ Forty on Meadows community sales manager. “Today’s homebuyers are more savvy than ever before. They know how important a great location is and they also know quality construction and value when they see it. That’s why our luxury townhomes continue to be a smart, popular choice.”
The Forty on Meadows neighborhood is located in the master-planned Meadows Town Center at Historic Castle Rock and features over 1,100 acres designed for public use including 370 acres of paved and unpaved walking and bike trails, open space and two community pools. It’s just three minutes to Castle Rock’s Adventist Hospital and within five to the outlet mall as well as at the Castle Rock Promenade. The low-maintenance, two-story townhomes are notable for their modern style and urban design and are base priced from the low-to-upper $300s.
Although buyers can build a home from the ground up, Golly points to two homes already under way and ready early this fall.
Ready in August or September is an Andrew design that’s priced at $411,470 with the builder’s incentive. The two-story, end-unit home has three bedrooms, with two and a half baths, a large study and 2,099 finished square feet as well as two decks. Highlighted by its open concept connecting kitchen, dining room and great room, the home has a sleek modern feel. Chefs will enjoy gourmet cooking in its high-end kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas stove and granite countertops. The owner’s suite includes a walk-in closet and dual sinks. Timely buyers can still choose their finishes.
Also under way and ready in August or September is a Lincoln residence priced at $369,954 with the builder’s incentive. The beautifully designed two-story, 1,562-square-foot townhome features an open design with a great room opening to kitchen and dining area. The gourmet kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, gas stove and a large center island with room for four. Homeowners will enjoy a spacious deck off the great room in the summer and during winter months, will appreciate the contemporary, cozy fireplace in the main living area. Upstairs, are two large bedrooms, including an owner’s suite with a walk-in closet and attached bath with dual vanities.
Sustainable features include James Hardie cement siding and architectural stone, dual pane vinyl windows, high efficiency furnaces and moisture shield composite decking.
To reach the Forty on Meadows community, from I-25 take exit 184 and head west onto US-85 N/Meadows Pkwy. Turn right onto Meadows Blvd where the sales and information center are on the left, just one block west of Grapevine Way at 2620 Meadows Blvd. More information is available by calling (720) 656-4512.
Lokal communities can be found from Castle Rock and Colorado Springs in the south, to Brighton and Commerce City in the north and Golden in the west. More information is available online at lokalhomes.com.
“Registry Ridge in Fort Collins was quite simply the ideal entrée we’ve been looking for into northern Colorado.” That’s Lokal Homes land acquisition manager, Matthew Napier describing his company’s basis for its progression into the region, a recent purchase of 74 homesites in the established community in Larimer Country.
Located in southwest Fort Collins, Registry Ridge is known for its convenience to Colorado State University as well as Horsetooth Reservoir. It enjoys Front Range views, open space and amenities like a pool, clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts. Lokal plans on breaking ground within the next couple months, its first home closings slated for year’s end. Registry Ridge is located just west of Hwy 287 and south of Trilby Road.
“In addition to really liking the community itself, we see the market as somewhere the Lokal brand can truly shine,” added Napier. “The builders in the area are generally not the big volume players you find in metro Denver, so the homes can stay consistent with the quality and craftsmanship we’ve built our company on.” He also pointed to the area’s burgeoning high tech boom and ongoing need for affordable homes as further rationale for Lokal’s expansion.
Until now, Lokal Homes’ communities have been located from Colorado Springs and Monument in the south, to Aurora in the east, Littleton and Westminster in the west and Commerce City in the north.
“Of course we’re always looking ways to expand our brand, but this provided just the right scope for us,” said Napier. “Everything we do, we do with an eye on sustainability. We want to grow smartly and solidly so that we’re not just selling as many homes as possible, we’re also contributing to building community. We see that as our legacy.”
Napier says that Lokal will offer traditionally styled single family and paired homes priced approximately from the mid $300s to mid $400s, the new designs representing a departure from what the company offers elsewhere. “Of course homeowners can anticipate the same level of finish and quality that put us on the map,” he said. All Lokal homes are built with sustainable, low-maintenance features, including James Hardie cement siding and architectural stone, dual-pane vinyl windows and high-efficiency furnaces and are backed by a highly rated Three Peaks Warranty.
In addition to Registry Ridge, Lokal also has future communities on tap in Monument, Highlands Ranch, Westminster and Aurora. To join the interest list, contact Hope Pexton at (720) 656-4512.
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“We feel as a company that there are some truly compelling reasons to continue to develop and offer attached homes—townhomes and condominiums—as a significant part of what we do.”
That’s Lokal Homes vice president of forward planning, Tommy Pucciano describing the rationale behind the burgeoning company’s commitment to building a selection of multi-family residences alongside its single family offerings.
Pucciano, who’s worked with Lokal since its inception in 2012, notes that four of the seven new Lokal Home communities on deck will be townhomes or condos, saying multi-family homes will continue to represent much of what the company offers. The future communities will be located in Monument, Highlands Ranch, Westminster and Aurora.
“First, attached homes deliver a value that makes home ownership possible for a wider range of buyers, many first-time buyers, that single family homes simply cannot,” he said. “There are efficiencies in materials, land and the building process that help us keep our prices affordable. And when Denver-metro median home prices are hovering in the low-$500s, they exclude many would-be buyers. We offer an alternative, attractive, hard-to-find price point.”
Pucciano pointed out that because of multi-family housing’s shared walls—in addition to the upgraded insulation and windows Lokal uses—homeowners save in utilities costs too. And although the homes represent an exceptional value, Pucciano notes that buyers can still look forward to the industry-exceeding level of finishes and craftsmanship found in all Lokal homes. “You’re going to see features like open kitchen and dining rooms, high-end materials, lots of windows for natural light and 9-foot ceilings.”
Pucciano also notes that multi-family homes have a smaller footprint, impose less strain on infrastructure and have a lesser environmental impact. “Plus, most times public transportation is plentiful in urban and infill settings, so our buyers can easily access surrounding amenities without ever having to get in a car. And we always choose our future community sites with an eye on location, so buyers can always anticipate really important benefits like great schools,” Pucciano said. “But most importantly, we’re not just building homes. We’re adding sustainable value to the community as a whole. We want to be in business for many years to come and we see supporting the community as laying that foundation.”
One of the soon-to-be-available townhome communities, Jackson Creek in Monument, is opening for sales in late spring. It will include three designs ranging between 1,490 and 1,920 square feet that will include covered patios, attached two-car garages and optional finished basements. Homes will be priced from the upper $200s to low $300s. To join the interest list, contact Hope Pexton at (720) 656-4512.
Also opening this spring and summer and approximately priced in the $200s and $300s are Villas at Wheatlands in Aurora, Hyland Village in Westminster and Shadow Canyon in Littleton.
“The way the market continues to strengthen, combined with historically low interest rates, makes today a great time to own a brand-new home,” says Lokal Homes marketing manager Alicia Hammond. “And the Fairways at Buffalo Run community is a superb place to start your search. There’s a lot to see, including our model showhomes. And right now, we have a handful of homes that are either complete or underway, which means you can be living that new-home lifestyle sooner than later.”
Hammond also notes that timely, qualifying buyers will receive free air conditioning as well as a washer and dryer, an incentive worth up to $8,000.
Fairways is located in Commerce City within the larger Buffalo Run community. It offers five single-family home designs with base prices from the mid-$300,000s. Homes include up to five bedrooms, full basements, spacious homesites, ample living space, and generous rooms. The community is ideal for first-time buyers or those with growing families. Owners will appreciate unmatched scenery, including views of the Front Range and the Buffalo Run golf course. The community features 94 sites, many of them on the golf course. Commerce City is a thriving metro Denver suburb with pools, parks, golfing, hiking, and a recreation center currently underway.
11763 Kalispell St. Scheduled to be completed in February, this ranch home is highlighted by its convenient main-floor living experience. It includes three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,590 square feet of space. Owners will appreciate its finished basement and covered patio as added benefits. The home has an upgraded gourmet kitchen that’s ideal for entertaining, with maple cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless appliances, including a built-in stainless gas cooktop and double ovens.
15976 E. 118th Place. Ready in April, this 2,781-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths, and a three-car garage. Features include an upgraded gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless appliances, a built-in gas cooktop, and double ovens. Owners will also appreciate a stone fireplace, five-speaker surround sound, prewiring, and a five-piece master bath.
11725 Kittredge St. There’s still time for buyers to select the finishes on this two-story home, which will be ready in August or September. Owners will enjoy three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and 2,834 square feet of space.
All Fairways homes are built with sustainable, low-maintenance features, including James Hardie cement siding and architectural stone, dual-pane vinyl windows, and high-efficiency furnaces. Lokal’s homes are backed by a highly rated Three Peaks Warranty.
The sales and information center is located at 16017 E. 118th Place in Commerce City and is open daily. Call (303) 945-6857 for more information.
“The reaction to this home so far has been positive and then some.” That's how John Golly, Lokal Homes community sales manager, enthusiastically describes the buzz surrounding the newest Andrew model in its Forty on Meadow community in Castle Rock.
Golly invites visitors to tour the newly -revealed design with three bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, a two-car garage and 2,371 square feet. Owners will appreciate a great room concept, vaulted ceiling in the entry, hardwood floors throughout its main level, a main-floor study with an attached deck and generous windows throughout. Finishes include quartz countertops in its kitchen with an oversized granite island as well as stainless appliances. It is base priced at $399,990.
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