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Sue and David Abbott thought Stapleton wasn’t for them.
“I researched some available home options and was almost at the point of giving up when I saw an ad for Boulder Creek,” Sue said. “We looked at their Patio Homes collection and knew it was the one.”
The Abbotts live in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood, but will move to Stapleton late March.
“We love the diversity around our current neighborhood – that of the people and the architecture,” Sue said. “Stapleton also has a lot of that. Our house was built in 1910, so we won’t have the historical charm. However, our new home’s design is efficient and comfortable for us and will be welcoming to our friends.”
Sue said she and David are in their mid-60s and we’re looking for a low-maintenance home they could live in long-term.
“We wanted something that would allow us to live on one level, and Boulder Creek offers a main-floor master,” she said. “Plus, they take care of the exterior maintenance, landscaping and snow.”
“Working with the builder and their subcontractors has also been a great experience,” Sue said. “I’ve had a new home before, but wasn’t able to go through the process of choosing finishes.”
The couple’s new home still leaves room for gardening.
“We looked at apartment options, but I had to have some outdoor space, and ours will be manageable,” she said.
The Abbotts are only moving down the road, which means they can keep the same grocery store, pharmacy and other conveniences.
“We know the area, but we will probably stop into Target in The Shops at Northfield Stapleton a little more often now that it will be across the street,” Sue said.
She said they were attracted to Stapleton’s new Conservatory Green neighborhood because of the trails and amenities, but also the sense of community.
“Being part of a neighborhood is very important to us. My husband tells wonderful stories about growing up in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood and playing with the neighborhood kids; he still talks to a lot of them,” Sue said. “Certainly the areas where we’ve stayed, we’ve become part of the community.”
She said it’s all in Stapleton’s design.
“The neighborhood’s designed to be neighborly – all of the homes have porches and none of them have those awful garages in the front. You can’t drive in, close the garage door and never see anyone,” Sue said. “You also don’t have to walk a city block to get to know your neighbors. I think being part of a community and a neighborhood is one of the really great parts of life.”