At Stapleton’s Bluff Lake Neighborhood, Thrive lets you sneak a preview of a new model, homes from the high $400s
By: Mark Samuelson
One of the creative builders that’s helped Stapleton stand out as Denver’s fastest-selling new community is Thrive Home Builders — with a warm feel for interior space and super energy performance that’s won national awards four years running. Thrive is a fast seller all over Stapleton — and today they’ll let you sneak a peek inside their newest single-family model in the Bluff Lake neighborhood, close to University of Colorado/Anschutz medical campus.
This is an eye-opening neighborhood, not just for its parks and trails, but also the commuter access — to Anschutz (several Thrive sales have already come from docs and med-techs), and to I-225 via the new Fitzsimons Parkway and even downtown (my trip out at five-o’clock rush hour was only 25 minutes). Thrive’s Megan Rand — she’ll have cupcakes and cookies out for the preview — showed me the views of Denver’s skyline from a park across from the model, and how close this is to the new Stanley Marketplace, reconfigured from an old airport hangar, a seven-minute walk. “It’s very cool,” she says. “Feels like a blend of an industrial space and a farmhouse.”