Introducing Baseline

Baseline is an up-and-coming neighborhood that sits at the junction of I-25, Northwest Parkway and Baseline Road, in Broomfield, Colorado.  This spot completes the Denver/Boulder triangle with easy access to both locations.  Baseline was designed for people who crave urban living but love the great outdoors.  It will be a walkable community with 145 acres of parks, farms and natural open space, yet filled with everything you need right out your front door.


What makes Baseline different?  
Sustainability lies at the heart of Baseline.  Pollinators allow plants to reproduce, crops to seed, fruit to grow and native landscapes to thrive.  It is with this in mind that the pollinator-friendly ecosystem was developed.  Baseline’s parks and urban gardens were designed to support this and will accompany the pedestrian-cycle friendly trail system throughout the community.

The Butterfly Pavilion will join Baseline as they set the new standard for sustainability.  An 80,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art invertebrate zoo and research center will reside in the heart of Baseline’s Center Street.  A hotel, drafthouse, fitness studio, Adams 12 STEM school, various shops and restaurants are all slated to hold space in the Center District.

 The West Village is a residential area and is currently being built.  KB Homes, David Weekley, Heritage and Thrive Home Builders will develop 186 multifamily homes and Park40 Apartments will offer 313 apartment homes within Baseline.

KB Homes

KB Homes: The Baseline Villas are lower-maintenance attached homes.  There are 5 floorplans ranging from 3-6 bedrooms with private side yards and attached two-car garages, with options for lofts or finished basements.  Starting from the low $400s.

David Weekley

David Weekley: Two single-family home collections- The Peaks and The Pinnacle.   Two story floorplans, ranging from 1,800 to 2,700 square feet with options including first-floor owner’s retreats and rooftop decks on certain plans.  Starting in the mid $400s.

Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes: Townhomes made for modern living, these smartly designed 3-4 bedroom, 3.5 bath homes, from 1,858 to 2,181 square feet, offer a contemporary take on low-maintenance living.  Flexible floorplans.  Energy efficiency is standard.  Starting from the low $400s.

Thrive Home Builders

Thrive Home Builders: DoMore Rows reinvent the rowhome for Colorado.  This solar powered three-story collection comes with a garage-door equipped first-floor flex space- perfect for an artist studio, bike shop or open air entertainment room.  Available with 2-3 bedrooms, an oversized 1 or 2 car garage, from 1,463 to 2,014 square feet.  Starting from the high $300s.

Park40 Apartments

Park40 Apartments: Homes ranging in size from 568 square foot studios to 1,434 square foot 3 bedrooms.  Leasing Spring 2021.


The development of the East Village will follow after the West Village and Baseline’s Center Street are complete.  The East Village will add more residential space which will house more apartments, rental townhomes and affordable housing.  

If Baseline sounds like a community you would like to learn more about, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions! I would love to help however I can. Email me @ Carolyn@5280coloradohomes.net


*All artist renderings c/o Baselinecolorado.com

Read more about Baseline here.


Stressed Much

Students have always had many reasons to feel overwhelmed or stressed out. Enter 2020 and these struggles are even more commonplace. According to this article by 5280.com, “in Colorado, the state’s teen suicide rate jumped by 58 percent between 2016 and 2019.” A report from the attorney general credits fear of academic failings as a key risk factor. Sadly, many of us have an overwhelming sense of feeling out of control these days and that is bound to affect our students as well. How can we ground ourselves when dealing with these feelings and emotions? Here a few simple suggestions.

Center yourself. Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Start to wiggle your toes and visualize any stress or tension leaving that area of your body. Slowly move up your body and continue this exercise all the way to the top of your head. Continue to breathe deeply and release any tension along the way.

Consider the negative thoughts that are filling your mind and focus on finding the positive in each situation. There is an opportunity in every stressful situation to grow and we can gain so much strength from that. Feeling left out from a social event? Use the time to reach out to an old friend and reconnect or organize your room or maybe read that book you’ve been hearing great things about. Find gratitude in the ability to do something else that you’ve been wanting to do instead.

Talk it out. Find a trusted confidant- maybe a parent, a friend or a teacher and lay out what is bothering you. Talk is therapeutic and can be a great stress reliever. Hearing someone else’s perspective on your problem could help you come up with a manageable solution quicker.

Parents, do not hesitate to reach out and connect with your child if you can see that they are struggling. Let them know there is no shame in the way that they are feeling and you are there for them however they may need you. Click here to read more about the signs of stress in your teenager and helpful tips to teach them how to manage their stress.

More helpful resources:

Coloradocrisisservices.org

Americanpsychologicalassociation.org

Childrenscolorado.org for teen suicide prevention


Fall Maintenace Checklist + Fall Bucket List

With today being the first day of fall, it is a good time to start considering how you will clean up and maintain your home for the cooler temps headed your way. By keeping up with your home’s maintenace, you can ensure long term protection for your investment.

Exterior Maintenance:

  • Power wash your home’s exterior surfaces and windows.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts and clear out wet leaves away from your home’s foundation.
  • Blow out your irrigation system and shut off exterior water lines for the season.

Interior Maintenance:

  • Air out your home by opening windows and letting the cool breeze inside
  • Give your guest room and kitchen a thorough cleaning to prepare for guests that might come for the holidays.
  • Do a closet sweep and store or donate clothes your kid’s have outgrown or clothes that might be out of season.
  • Clean the inside of your windows including frames and blinds. This will let in more sunlight and help to brighten up your home.
  • Check air ducts for dust or lint. You might consider having your ductwork cleaned if the dust seems excessive.
  • Replace your summer sheets and blankets with something heavier to keep you warm throughout the winter.