Does Your Columbine Walk Score Fit Your Lifestyle?

Photo: Derek Adkins

 

How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.

 

This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for Columbine is 66 out of 100 meaning it is Somewhat Walkable. This, of course, depends on where you live in the neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?

 

Walk Score

 

 

If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.

 

Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.

 

 

 

 

Does Your SoBo Walk Score Fit Your Lifestyle?

Photo: Derek Adkins

 

How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.

 

This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for SoBo varies a lot. It ranges from 5 to 47 out of 100 meaning it is anywhere from Car Dependant to Somewhat Walkable. This, of course, depends on where you live in the neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?

 

Walk Score

 

 

If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.

 

Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.

 

 

 

 

Does Your Crest View Walk Score Fit Your Lifestyle?

Photo: Derek Adkins

 

How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.

 

This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for Crest View is 41 out of 100 meaning it is Car Dependant. This, of course, depends on where you live in the neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?

 

Walk Score

 

 

If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.

 

Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.

 

 

 

 

Does Your Martin Acres Walk Score Fit Your Lifestyle?

Photo: Derek Adkins

 

How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.

 

This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for Martin Acres is 59 out of 100 meaning it is Somewhat Walkable. This, of course, depends on where you live in the neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?

 

Walk Score

 

 

If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.

 

Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.

 

 

 

 

Out-of-the-box Remodel

The good taste committee was wide-awake and hard at work when they came up with this wonderful remodel on 30th Street in Martin Acres. Wooded with existing evergreen trees and shrubs, the designer set the house carefully back behind the central spire of the pine tree, matching the pitch of the house with the trees. From the street, the house is tastefully screened – a passer-by would hardly notice that it has two stories.

The garage and addition are set at and angle to the house, so the landscape seems to nestle into the structure. Soft olive and brown tones, highlighted with white trim, provide a backdrop for energy-efficient windows and doors. The overall design is delightful to the eye, respects the landscape, and makes this house a great investment for the homeowner.

Field report on 320 Mapleton Circle, Longmont, Boulder, CO, United States



320 Mapleton Circle, Longmont, Boulder, CO, United States

Beautiful home for the right buyer! The challenge is that there’s no real master bedroom, but you could convert the two main floor bedrooms and make a master. The buyer will have to put up with construction in a few years to the hospital across the street that has been sold, probably to a developer.


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NIST and NOAA trail closures — upcoming meetings and involvement

Martin Acres residents have long regarded the trails leading to Chautauqua and the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) trail system as a huge asset to the neighborhood and great selling point for properties. These trails have remained accessible to the hood for decades; even when there was discussion of their closing when NOAA was built, the City signed an agreement stating that trail access would remain open to Martin Acres. So imagine the surprise of local residents to learn that these trails were closing until at least 2015 (or beyond?) for “erosion control.

There are several options to get involved to ensure the hood maintains open space access. First, there are two upcoming meetings with OSMP to discuss the closures. The first is this Tuesday, 19 April, at 5:30 at NIST (Broadway at 27th Street). OSMP official will give a short presentation and answer questions about the West Trail Study Area (TSA), neighborhood access (or lack thereof) and closures. For more information, contact Annie McFarland at mcfarlanda@bouldercolorado.gov. The second meeting is Wednesday night 20 August, at 6 pm at the OSMP office at Cherryvale, just south of S. Boulder Road. Staff will explain the closures and the public can voice their opinions.

Finally, concerned Martin Acres residents are forming a group to organize a campaign to ensure neighborhood access to the trails. Martha Roskowski, who already has devoted a significant amount of time to this effort, is heading up the group. To get involved, email her immediately at Martha@johnandmartha.net, as this is a fast moving issue. Open space access is among the most important assets this fantastic neighborhood has. Let’s make sure it stays that way.

August 2014 Market Update for Goss Grove

As your local 8z REALTOR and market expert, it is my pleasure to recap data and provide this market update for Boulder’s Goss Grove neighborhood. Stay tuned each month as I post updated information on our market’s activity.

 

In July Goss Grove saw two new listings come onto the market, three listings go under contract, and three listings sell.

 

New Listings

 

2129 Grove Cir, 5 beds, 2 baths, Total SqFt: 2382, ($290/SF) Price: $689,900

1933 Grove St, 2 beds, 2 baths, Total SqFt: 1052, ($465/SF) Price: $489,000

 

Sold in July

 

1634 17th St #9, 1 bed, 1 bath, Listed Price: $205,000, Sold price: $190,000, 409 SF, ($465/SF)

1633 18th St #2, 1 bed, 1 bath, Listed Price: $215,000, Sold price: $209,000, 417 SF, ($501/SF)

1715 15th St #6, 3 beds, 2 baths, Listed Price $412,000, Sold price: $401,000, 1037 SF, ($387/SF)

 

Goss Grove Aug Update

In June three new listings came onto the market, one more than in July. One listing sold in June, two less closings than in July and no listings went under contact in June. All in all July saw more action in Goss Grove than in June. This July also saw more action than July 2013. Last July two new listings came onto the market and one property went under contract.

 

If you are a homeowner thinking about selling, now is a good time. Inventory is low, prices are on the rise.

 

Please call me if you need any assistance in this community or elsewhere in Boulder. I’d be more than happy to discuss the current market’s activity, show homes from the current inventory and help you with any of your real estate needs in the community. You can always reach me at 720.415.4914 or katie.drucker@8z.com.

August 2014 Market Update for Flatirons

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As your local 8z REALTOR and market expert, it is my pleasure to recap data and provide this market update for Boulder’s Flatirons neighborhood. Stay tuned each month as I post updated information on our market’s activity.

 

July was a slow month for the Flatirons area. No new listings came onto the market and no sales were made. Two properties did go under contract in July:

 

298 Arapahoe Ave

Price: $1,800,000

Income Property

 

1641 4th S

Price: $465,000

Beds: 1

Baths: 1

 

The two active listings in the Flatirons market are:

 

337 Arapahoe Ave #103
Price: $539,000

DOM: 63
Beds: 2 ( 1 Main )
Baths: 2 ( 2 Full )

 

751 Marine St, Boulder, 80302
Price: $775,000
DOM: 50
Beds: 5 ( 1 Main | 2 Bsmt | 2 Upr )
Baths: 3 ( 2 Full | 1 ThQtr )
Total SqFt: 3234 ($240/SF)
Finished: 3126 ($248/SF)
w/o Bsmt: 2158 ($359/SF)

 

In June, 5 new listings came onto the market compared to zero in July. As in July, no properties were sold in the Flatirons area in June.

 

As the graph reflects, there has been very little activity in the Flatirons neighborhood with new listings and sales.

As the graph reflects, there has been very little activity in the Flatirons neighborhood with new listings and sales.

 

There is very little inventory in the Flatirons area of Boulder.

 

If you are a homeowner in this area now is a good time to consider selling as it is a Sellers’ market with very little inventory.

 

Please call me if you need any assistance in this community or elsewhere in Boulder. I’d be more than happy to discuss the current market’s activity, show homes from the current inventory and help you with any of your real estate needs in the community. You can always reach me at 720.415.4914 or katie.drucker@8z.com.