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The Colorado Luxury Real Estate Market is Thriving in 2021

Written by Gretchen Rosenberg, President and CEO of Kentwood Real Estate

In Colorado’s overheated real estate markets, one notable sector that has benefitted from our current frenzied climate is the luxury sector. Two years ago, homes over $1 million were plentiful and sellers often had to reduce their price to get an offer. Our supply shortage was primarily in the mid-to-low-tier price ranges. At the time, we generally saw 4-6 months of inventory on the high end, providing buyers time to make their decision.

As people today are focusing on a revised set of housing needs, many are turning to the upscale housing sector for the space and features that will fit a new lifestyle. In a recent Luxury Market Report, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) said:

“In a snapshot of 2020, despite the devasting effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the luxury real estate market has seen one of its strongest years since 2008. In comparison to experts’ predictions in early 2020, it is remarkable how significant demands for property type, location, and amenity preferences have changed amid the pandemic.”

Our Colorado lifestyle has provided those seeking Denver real estate and Fort Collins real estate with a new opportunity to work from home and a growing interest in having extra space for things like virtual school, working out, and a designer kitchen to cook more meals at home. The desire to own a home that can meet these needs continues to increase. Additionally, record-low mortgage rates are creating opportunities for homebuyers to stretch their legs into higher price points or even expand their real estate portfolios. The ILHM report continues to say:

Experts believe that the demand for exclusive residential properties outside the metropolitan areas will continue well into 2021; even with the introduction of vaccines, the pandemic is far from over.

For those who have moved to the suburbs and beyond, moving back to the city full time is unlikely while the work from home trend remains. Many of these affluent homeowners are now making their secondary properties their primary residences for the foreseeable future.”

If you’re interested in buying a home this year, it’s helpful to understand that our Colorado luxury home market is finding buyer interest nearly as intently as our mid-tier market is. Be prepared to put your best foot forward when making an offer. Sellers should look to maximize their pricing by placing effort on the prepping and staging of the residence prior to putting it on the open market.

Javier Vivas, Director of Economic Research at realtor.comnotes:

“Interestingly, markets, where new supply is improving the fastest, tend to be higher priced than those that have yet to see improvement, suggesting sellers are more active in the more expensive markets.”

Good to Know

With rates still bouncing along the bottom, it’s good to know that you can buy more by leveraging your purchase. If you’re hoping to buy the luxury home of your dreams, this could be the year you achieve that goal. 

At Kentwood Real Estate we’re especially equipped to handle the purchase and sale of any luxury residence along the Front Range. We stand ready to help guide you through the complexities of our current real estate markets. Search for your next home at Kentwood.com and let us know how we can help!

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Exploring Old Town Fort Collins

Colorado is packed full of beautiful mountain towns, ski resorts and dazzling cities, but it’s important not to miss the many hidden gems, one of them undoubtedly being the historic Old Town Fort Collins. Located in Northern Colorado, Old Town Fort Collins has been growing in popularity as a weekend destination with beautiful scenery, great places to eat and a passion for displaying local art! Read on for a whole day’s worth of food, drinks and incredible socially distanced experiences that you just can’t miss when visiting Old Town.

Breakfast: The Waffle Lab
Calling all waffle lovers! This unique restaurant puts a scientific twist on the classic Belgian Liege waffle. With a variety of fun menu categories such as “The Control Group” and “The Sample Size,” you can choose from a plethora of savory and sweet toppings for your waffle, satisfying any breakfast craving you may have. They also offer patio seating if you opt against indoor dining and want to enjoy the scenic surrounding area. If you’re seeking a breakfast stop on your visit to Old Town that will leave you feeling happier and fuller than ever, The Waffle Lab is a must.

Lunch: La Piadina
La Piadina, a food truck located within Old Town’s outdoor market, The Exchange, specializes in Italian flatbreads with a recipe dating back to 1371 AD! Their classic flatbread includes prosciutto, arugula, a divine cheese sauce and olive oil, and they also offer a variety of vegan plates. This is one of the many prime dining options at The Exchange, so you can enjoy an authentic Italian sandwich while admiring the beautiful views Fort Collins has to offer. 

Happy Hour: The Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro
This divine cheese shop and bistro is the ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon enjoying a delicious cheese plate with friends. The Welsh Rabbit is a family-owned business where “Slow Food,” an industry that values health, sustainability and fair pricing, is the top priority. You can customize your own cheese platter and pair it with a flight of beer or glass of wine, making for an excellent happy hour or after-dinner treat with outdoor table options.

Dinner: Big Al’s Burgers & Dogs
Big Al’s takes “local” to a whole new level. Aside from being locally owned and operated, they pride themselves on their strong sense of community within the Old Town area, from collaborating with a nearby company to build all of the tables and chairs, to supporting neighborhood artists and displaying unique and eye-catching pieces throughout the restaurant. They claim to serve the best burgers in Fort Collins, along with delicious vegetarian options and sensational fries topped with Big Al’s signature seasoning that can also be enjoyed at a picnic table outside the restaurant. For an authentic Old Town experience, Big Al’s is the perfect dinner destination.

Experience: Museum of Art
The Museum of Art is an excellent representation of the passion and appreciation for art that radiates through Old Town. You can check out their website for updates on current exhibitions on display, available time slots and ticket options. At just $5.00 for an adult ticket, a walk through the Museum of Art is an excellent way to spend a socially distant afternoon admiring the works of the latest artists.

While there is no shortage of sites to see and places to eat in Old Town Fort Collins, these are just a few of the best that combine for a wonderful day exploring the town square. As an added bonus, every restaurant we discussed is included in the Downtown Gift Card, which can be ordered on the Downtown Fort Collins website. This gift card is the perfect present for a friend or loved one, so you can enjoy a day exploring the area and experiencing all of the amazing dining options Old Town has to offer. 

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The Exchange in Fort Collins: A Collaborative Space for Everyone

photo depicting The Exchange in Fort Collins. There are buildings, patios with games and dining and string lights.

As the first entertainment district in Fort Collins, expectations were high for this little hub. Created as a dog-friendly, open-air entertainment plaza where groups can enjoy their food, desserts, alcoholic beverages and more in an outdoor common area, they seem to have exceeded those expectations. The area is surrounded by string lights and murals as well as community use picnic tables and firepits. According to their website, “The Exchange connects the entrepreneurial spirit of Fort Collins to our love of bikes and the outdoors. Ample bike parking, a bike service station, and connectivity to the Poudre Trail make The Exchange a true bike destination.” Since its inception in 2017, The Exchange has become the central quarter for food, drink and entertainment in the downtown Fort Collins area. 

In preparation for your visit (we recommend it), here are a few of the must-see shops:

FOCO DOCO: Fort Collins Donut Co.

This little donut shop combines the newest technology and freshest ingredients. They make their donuts “Colorado Style,” utilizing the best ingredients the state has to offer. The donuts are made right in front of you with the help of their robot and served hot. 

Chick’nCone

Fried chicken in a waffle cone. Need we say more? With choices of 6 sauces ranging from a sweet Cinna-Maple to a spicy Peri Peri South African chili sauce, there is something for nearly everyone. 

Old Town Putt

Bring out the child in you with this incredible indoor putting range. This place is full of personality and fun. If you’re not a fan of putt-putt golf, they also have ping pong, corn hole, skeeball, shuffleboard and a full arcade. If that still doesn’t interest you, they have weekly drink specials. 

Old Town Churn Ice Cream

As a family member of the Little Man Ice Cream Company, Old Town Churn serves a rotating lineup of handcrafted ice cream along with shakes, malts, sundaes, banana splits and more. Churn serves as the flagship anchor in The Exchange housed at the center in a larger than life 26-foot-tall ice cream churn. 

We could go on and on showcasing the other shops that The Exchange has to offer, but instead, we’ll let you find out for yourself. With 4.5 stars on Yelp, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy in the heart of downtown Fort Collins.

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How A Kentwood Broker Can Increase A Northern Colorado Home’s Value

Ft. Collins, Longmont, Estes Park, Greeley and other northern Colorado towns continue to experience home price increases. While bidding wars and overnight increases in home prices may not be as prevalent today as they were before, getting top dollar remains the priority – but only if you have the right real estate agent beside you.

Here’s how a Kentwood real estate agent will ensure that you can still get top dollar for your home:

1. Local Experience

The housing market is dynamic and no two communities along the Front Range are the same. From day to day, values could fluctuate based on a myriad of different reasons. Kentwood Real Estate Brokers are on top of Northern Colorado’s market trends and specific neighborhood dynamics, and will ensure your home is perfectly positioned at the best value possible based on strategic local market research.

2. Marketing Your Property

Your Kentwood broker will prepare a custom listing presentation for your home and provide a marketing strategy based on a comprehensive market analysis. With innovative tactics such as 3D camera technology that allows buyers to virtually walk through a property to our e-flyer program, your property’s information will be in the hands of the right buyers in no time.

3. Trusted Network

Kentwood’s affiliations with the prestigious Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International and Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate provide connections that make Kentwood a national and global company working on your behalf. On a local level, Kentwood agents’ local expertise and deep community roots also will create a market advantage for your home.

4. Trusted Advisor

If you do receive multiple offers, it is important you have someone experienced in negotiating with multiple parties. The most important way to handle multiple offers is to pick the correct strategy to choose the best offer. As no two offers or the same, neither are the circumstances around each buyer’s offer. They may need to move faster than you’d like or they can be patient and work around your scheduled. A skilled Kentwood broker will make this process as efficient and thoughtful as possible.

If you’re looking for the REALTOR® to get the best value for your home in Northern Colorado, contact Kentwood Northern Properties today.

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How To Support Downtown Fort Collins Local Shops During Covid-19

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Do your part to keep Old Town Fort Collins’ stores open

 

As the northern Colorado community continues to abide by social isolation guidelines, Fort Collins’ downtown local businesses are getting creative to keep their doors open. Restaurants are offering special dinner menus for takeout, many of which are including cocktails and drinks to-go, bookstores are encouraging readers to purchase books online for delivery orders, and clothing and chocolatiers have transitioned online by creating Shopify accounts.

 

COVID-19’s pressures on local companies are enormous, particularly with the loss in spring tourism business dimming 2020 revenue forecasts. Despite the seemingly dark times, hope remains as Fort Collins’ Old Town businesses have recently banded together as the Downtown Business Association launched its “Support and Save” campaign.

 

Appealing to regular customers stuck at home and visitors who are unable to travel, the Support and Save campaign allows patrons to donate and receive a voucher for future purchases. To encourage more donations, the voucher’s value incrementally increases if patrons donate more: donate $20 and receive a $25 voucher, donate $40 and a receive $50 voucher, and donate $80 receive a $100 voucher.

 

If a great deal doesn’t excite someone to donate for a good cause, the full list on the Downtown Business Association’s website, linked here, just might. The list of participating stores ranges from footwear, antiques, art and handcraft stores, bars, restaurants, distilleries, breweries, an equestrian store, holistic life coaching, gyms, spices, salons, florists, furniture stores, olive oil companies, smoothie shops, fly fishing shops, soda fountains, and so much more.

 

“Old Town is the heart of Fort Collins and right now the local shops need our help,” says David Powell, managing broker at the Kentwood Real Estate – Northern Properties office. “If you’re a resident or a seasonal visitor, you know how special Old Town is to the city. The shops we enjoy visiting are counting on our support for when they’re able to open their doors to the public again.”

 

“You can’t beat the Old Town experience in Fort Collins. It’s heartbreaking to know many of these shops are struggling with COVID-19 keeping everyone away, but I know the Fort Collins and Colorado communities will pull together to support our local businesses,” says Catherine Rogers, broker associate at Kentwood’s Northern Properties office. Catherine listed a few of her favorite Old Town restaurants and shops: Slyce Pizza, Ginger Baker, Cooper Smiths, Blue Agave, Jay’s Bistro, Jax And Fish, and Emporium In The Elizabeth Hotel.

 

The National Restaurant Association estimates over 3 million industry employees have lost their jobs, and will miss out on $225 billions in estimated sales for 2020. Eventually, COVID-19 will pass but no one expects a large grand opening of American society when it happens. Society will still need to maintain distance as the virus will be marginally present, but locally owned retailers and restaurants will continue to need the community’s support until they’re able to operate a maximum capacity.

 

As Colorado’s top luxury real estate real estate brokerage, Kentwood Real Estate will support our community, clients, brokers, staff, and their families to endure. We’re in this together and we believe we’ll come out on the other side stronger than before.

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7 Reasons We Love Fort Collins

Fort CollinsFort Collins is a unique community with a small-town charm that draws you in hooks you with delicious beer and outdoor adventures. We could go on and on about all the reasons we love Fort Collins, but we’d probably end up rambling. Instead, we’ll give you seven of the greatest things about this community. At least, in our opinion! But don’t take our word for it. We encourage you to go experience Fort Collins for yourself.

Endless Outdoor Activities

For outdoor enthusiasts, Fort Collins is a gold mine of opportunity. FoCo is home to 50 parks, 35 miles of trails, three golf courses, and 40,000 acres of natural areas. And that’s just within city limits! Horsetooth Reservoir sits only minutes outside the city, right up against the foothills. The six and a half miles of water is open year-round, beckoning visitors to come out and play! Surrounded by 1,900 acres of public lands, Horsetooth boasts fishing, boating, SUPing, camping, rock climbing, hiking, and so much more!

The Vibrant Nightlife

As a college town, the nightlife here is bustling to say the least. A night on the town in Fort Collins can feature a vibrant mix of art, culture, dining, craft beverages, and live entertainment. The plethora of bars clustered on the plaza of Old Town are perfect for twenty somethings in search of the hot spots. While the restaurants and bars dotting the surrounding area are well suited for those with a bit more mature taste looking for a low-key vibe. The newly renovated Old Town Square is the perfect place to attend a summer concert, enjoy seasonal events, indulge in ice cream with the family or hunker down on a patio. And you definitely won’t want to miss out on the magic of the holidays.

The Craft Brewery Scene

Northern Colorado has been dubbed by some as the “Napa Valley of Beer” with Fort Collins at its epicenter. With over 20 breweries and counting, even the locals have a hard time keeping up! FoCo serves up everything from the country’s 4th largest craft brewery to a brewery that delivers kegs on tricycles. Craft cideries are also starting to pop up and have been gaining popularity within the community. Locals and tourists alike flock to the craft breweries to enjoy a nice cold beer and some down time. With some truly tongue tingling brews, Fort Collins is a beer lovers mecca.

It’s a Foodie’s Paradise

Sure, Fort Collins is a long-standing hub for craft beer. But in recent years it has also undergone an epicurean evolution. The Fort Collins dining scene has been growing at a record pace for the past several years with no end in sight. Community residents are finally embracing creative dining. The community is exploding with innovative new restaurants. Everything from sushi and farm-to-table, to comfort food and vegetarian spots. The food truck scene is also blossoming, with more than 40 different vendors!

Live Local Music

In recent years, Fort Collins has surpassed Boulder as Colorado’s most vital producer of music outside Denver. Live local music seems to permeate everything in this community. And it’s all thanks to the bands writing and performing original music, along with an arts-friendly city government that nurtures local talent. The annual local music festival, FoCoMX, is the perfect place to get a taste of what these local bands has to offer.

College Town Energy

Founded in 1870 as a Colorado Agriculture College, Colorado State University is now among the nation’s leading research universities. With over 33,000 students attending every year, the university brings brainpower and a youthful energy to the Greater Fort Collins area. During the school year, the buzz around town comes from the excitement of university sporting events and concerts, students biking around town and hanging out in the parks, and even working in all the local shops.

Fort Collins Goes Green

Residents here are dedicated to giving back to Mother Earth. They choose to go green in their daily lives by composting, gardening, raising chickens, and lining roofs with solar panels. Meanwhile, the city leaders set and exceed lofty sustainability goals. They have worked hard to make alternative transportation options convenient and safe. Bike paths line the city street and the bus service is continuously expanding. Many commuters are ditching their cars and opting for a bike or bus instead.

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Fort Collins | Community of the Month

With abundant recreational opportunities, a flourishing arts & culture scene, and a unique small-town atmosphere, Fort Collins boasts a quality of life few other communities can compare to. Kentwood Northern Properties’ premier location enables our leading real estate professionals to deliver exceptional service to the Fort Collins community and beyond.

Opt Outside

Settled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins provides easy access to Colorado’s high country and is just an hour north of Denver. There are 50 parks, 35 miles of trails, and three golf courses located within city limits alone. Horsetooth Reservoir, Lory State Park, and the Cache La Poudre River Canyon are all mere minutes from town. Each providing endless opportunities for remarkable hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, and world-class white-water rafting. Fort Collins is an ideal city for those seeking outdoor adventure and natural beauty at their fingertips. 

Immersed in Culture

The city also boasts a robust arts and entertainment culture. On any given day of the week you can enjoy the sounds of lively local music, bury your nose in a book at the public library or visit one of the several museums and theater companies around town. The works of art adorning many street corners bring a pop of color to everyday life in Fort Collins. To add to the depth of community life, The University calendar is packed with athletic events, guest speakers, art exhibits, cinema, and so much more.

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Drink, Dine, Play

Old Town Fort Collins is home to a thriving dining and nightlife scene. It’s rich with an energy that’s exciting, and infectious. It’s also the perfect place to take a stroll, bring a date, or enjoy an outdoor summer concert. The streets are lined with lush trees and colorful flowers, cozy patios, romantic alleyways, and art-covered pianos. There are over twenty restored historical buildings that are part of both national and local designated historic districts. Old Town is truly the heart of Fort Collins.

Fort Collins is also home to 20 award-winning craft breweries and one of the best known breweries around the world, Anheuser-Busch. Odell Brewing was the first craft brewery to call Fort Collins home and is still going strong today. New Belgium Brewing is one of the most unique breweries in the industry and contributes it’s own flavor to the unique culture of Fort Collins. There is also Equinox Brewing, a lesser-known brewery but with just as delicious beer offerings. And they even let you take the recipes home. If you can’t choose just one, make a day of it! Have a taste of all the brews FoCo has to offer.

Over the years, Fort Collins has been recognized as the best place to live, best place to raise a family, and best college town for a vacation. It is always full of fun things to do, no matter the season. The broad spectrum of arts, culture, recreational opportunities, and mountain surroundings make Fort Collins an ideal place to settle down.

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Northern Colorado: Growth and Development Along the Front Range

Northern Colorado | BoulderNestled between the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s high plains, and Denver International Airport – Northern Colorado (lovingly known as NoCO) communities consistently rank as some of the best locations in the country for business, lifestyle, and craft beer. With mountains to the west, rolling plains to the east, and a one-hour drive to Metro Denver, Northern Colorado’s  location is hard to beat. Add in a mix of communities – Erie, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Estes Park – each with its own unique character, and you’ve got an idyllic place to put down roots.

Northern Colorado

It’s no secret that in recent years, Colorado’s economy has enjoyed steady growth and development in nearly every sector imaginable. What may not be as widely known is some of the top performing areas in Colorado are north of Denver through Erie, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greeley. In fact, Northern Colorado has one of the highest performing economies nationwide. Companies in a variety of industries, from agriculture and energy to IT and bio-science, create a diverse economy making the region ideal for doing business.

Northern Colorado

Northern Colorado | Rocky MountainsAs Colorado consistently ranks among the top five states for business, it’s no surprise that the region’s industries are flourishing. And there are no signs of the economy slowing any time soon. Rather, Northern Colorado is expected to remain the fastest growing region in the state. The State of Colorado has projected the population of Weld and Larimer Counties to grow by 45% by 2030. While Fort Collins and Greeley will more than double in population by 2050.

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Northern Colorado attracts businesses and individuals alike to its world-class communities for many reasons. The communities continuously rank as some of the best places to live. Take Erie for example, which ranks as HomeSnacks.net #3 Best Place to Live in Colorado. The region also offers access to high-quality, award-winning educational institutions. Among them are Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, and two community colleges that are both nationally accredited. If all that weren’t enough, NoCo boasts more than 330 miles of scenic trails for biking, running and hiking, and more than 125 parks with amenities such as tennis courts, skate parks, picnic facilities and illuminated athletic fields. It’s a true paradise for outdoor activities and recreation year round.

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The region’s thriving economy, educated workforce, and recreational opportunities are an unparalleled combination. Amazing neighbors, an affordable cost of living and some of the best craft breweries in the country all make life  a little sweeter in Northern Colorado.

 

Why Northern Colorado?

  • Northern Colorado is home to 3 of the top 5 fastest growing cities in Colorado: Greeley (#3), Loveland (#4), and Fort Collins (#5).
  • 70% of Colorado’s craft beer is brewed there! Northern Colorado has 33 microbreweries and boasts the fourth largest craft brewery in America – New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins.
  • Weld County is the richest agriculture county East of the Rock Mountains.
  • Northern Colorado is home to 13+ Museums, 30+ Art Galleries, and hosts the annual UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival.
  • Companies such as Otterbox, HP, Intel, Woodward, Vestas, and AMD call Northern Colorado home.
  • Forbes ranked Greeley as the #2 Best Small City for Jobs.
  • Fast Company rated Fort Collins #4 for the Next Top Cities for Tech Jobs.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park was voted the #15 Best National Park by Thrillest (Out of 58).
  • Estes Park was rated the #1 Best Small Town to Visit by the Smithsonian.
  • Fort Collins secured Time’s title of America’s Most Satisfied City.
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Places to Visit

Restaurants

24 Carrot Bistro

Location: 578 Briggs Street, Erie

“A fantastic farm to table gem in the growing town of Erie. While their weekend brunch menu may be small, it certainly doesn’t lack punch. The Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a popular entrée. And don’t forget an order of the French Beignets and one of their delicious custom cocktails to get you started.” – Matt King, Kentwood Cherry Creek

“The bar tender here is a scientist!  Had the best Manhattan ever created. My only wish is for it to be closer!” – Tom Cryer, Kentwood DTC

Samples

Location: 370 Main Street, Longmont

“Located on the revamped main street in Longmont is a fast-growing area favorite. Samples was recently featured on the Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. It boasts a personal twist to the weekend brunch that will have you leaving satisfied. The joyful ambiance mixed in with vast collection of on tap craft brews and yummy cocktails, makes for a great brunch atmosphere.” – Matt King, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Frasca Food & Wine

Location: 1738 Pearl Street, Boulder

“For very fine or special occasion dining, go to Frasca. There’s a reason it has been chosen as 5280’s Best Restaurant multiple times for the combined Denver/Boulder area!” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

The Buff

Location: 2600 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder

“The Buff has been a brunch staple in the community for over 20 years. It has satisfied the taste buds of countless CU students and even the occasional American president, like when Barack Obama made a campaign stop a few years back. The menu offers plenty of selection, but also plenty of delicious flavors. The Buff is the perfect morning stop on your way up the mountain for a day of hiking above beautiful Boulder.” – Matt King, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Brasserie Ten Ten

Location: 1011 Walnut Street, Boulder

“Brasserie Ten Ten on Walnut St. in downtown Boulder is my all time favorite! I’ve been going there for 11 years, and the quality of the food and service is consistent and wonderful! I also don’t think there’s a better value for nice dining in Boulder. I make sure to stop by for lunch or dinner every time I’m there.” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Nordy’s BBQ & Grill

Location: 4360 St. Cloud, Loveland

“When I show homes -on the other side, north of town – I call in my “to go” order and dinner is ready when I get home!” – Diane Sorensen, Kentwood Cherry Creek

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Outdoors & Attractions

Pearl Street Mall

Location: 1942 Broadway #301, Boulder

“Every tourist guide for Boulder will tell you to check out the Pearl St. Mall, and while the pedestrian part is great, make sure you check out the much less crowded west end with shops, restaurants, and residential homes.” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Boulder Reservoir

Location: 5565 North 51st Street, Boulder

“The Boulder reservoir is a fun place to go! It’s often the host of triathlons or races like the Boulder Half Marathon, and is a great spot to lounge on an actual beach in our landlocked state.” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Chautauqua Park

Location: Baseline Road & 9th Street, Boulder

“Chautauqua Park is probably Boulder’s most famous outdoor attraction. It has multiple trail heads and hikes for every fitness level and distance. Try summiting one of the Flatirons, Green Mountain, or get in a half marathon by running the Mesa Trail from the Chautauqua trail-head to the South Mesa trail-head and back.” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Mount Sanitas

Location: Sunshine Canyon Drive, Boulder

“Mt Sanitas is just a few minutes from downtown Boulder and is a great hike for those looking for something close by and not too long. It’s really accessible to most fitness levels, as you see families with visiting, non-acclimated friends and relatives stopping on the way up to rest and take in the view, as well as uber fit Boulder residents running up the mountain!” – Soley Maria, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Twin Silo Park

Location: 5564 Ziegler Road, Fort Collins

“Twin Silo Park is the newest park in Fort Collins and is an instant local favorite for a family with young kids!” – Diane Sorensen, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

Location: 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins

“This is a favorite stop with little ones, lots of hands on experiences at this museum. You can use your Denver Museum of Nature and Science membership card here for free admission” – Diane Sorensen, Kentwood Cherry Creek

Prime Outlets: Coming Soon!

Location: I-25 & 136th Avenue, Thornton

“Previously agricultural land used for raising cattle and was one of the largest livestock artificial insemination facilities in the country will soon be the new home of the Prime Outlets in Thornton!” Brigette Modglin, Kentwood City Properties

Schools

University of Colorado Boulder

Location2055 Regent Drive, Boulder 

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—their goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Their faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

Colorado State University

Location: 900 Oval Drive, Fort Collins

Inspired by its land-grant heritage, Colorado State University is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and the world.

University of Northern Colorado

Location: 501 20th Street, Greeley

The University of Northern Colorado is a comprehensive baccalaureate and specialized graduate research university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate programs and master’s and doctoral degrees primarily in the field of education. UNC has statewide authority to offer graduate programs for the preparation of educational personnel.