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Laurie Priddy knows Stapleton.
She and her family have purchased nine homes here, and while some were investments, they were all for the same reason.
“We were coming back to Denver from the Bay Area, and location was important,” Laurie said. “We wanted to be part of what was becoming such a prominent master-planned community. It was exciting!”
That was in 2003.
“We started out on 28th Place in a little KB. We bought it sight unseen because we knew we wanted to be in Stapleton,” she said.
And Laurie has seen a lot of changes in the last decade.
“There are so many new neighborhoods and amenities,” she said. “We used to say Central Park Boulevard was the end of the earth because there was nothing past there.”
The Priddy family found other homes they loved and moved around, but never left Stapleton.
“We lived on Emporia Street, one the rowdiest blocks to be on,” she said. “We made a lot of great friends, and I joke that I can’t go outside without seeing someone I know.”
Then Laurie decided to look at Stapleton’s new neighborhood, Conservatory Green.
“I wandered up there because as you know, I have a thing for houses,” she said. “It was kind of a leap because it’s across I-70. Everyone said no one would live up there, but they said that about all of the new neighborhoods in Stapleton, and they were all successful. You just have to have faith that it’s going to be done right.”
Laurie talked with Parkwood Homes and was able to find a new version of her current home with some extra touches and a great view.
“Now we’re getting our house. Perfected,” she said. “It’s on green space. It has a new porch. And it’s within biking distance to the Stapleton Tap House and our friends there, the Kearns.”
In addition to that, Laurie loves the schools, and Conservatory Green neighborhood is close Stapleton’s future high school.
The family also frequents the Farmers Market & other community events and has noticed Stapleton’s growth.
“Stapleton is changing. Five years ago, we would have known half the people at the events,” Laurie said. “Now we only recognized a few, but I think that’s a good thing. The community’s growing, and I love all of the amenities that come along with that.”