What’s Happening Near You

School has started back up, leaves are beginning to turn and snow has even been spotted up on the mountains!  With September on the horizon, we are reminded of how quickly these change of seasons come about.  But there is a lot going on nearby even before the holiday season begins.  Here is a list of some fun things happening in your area!

Broomfield Daysbegins on Friday, September 14, 2018 with a Golf tournament sponsored by Senior Resources of Broomfield and Bingo games sponsored by the Broomfield Lions Club.  Saturday, September 15, 2018 is the main event with activities and entertainment throughout the day including a 5K race, clown contest, parade, trade fair, craft festival, food booths, three stages of entertainment, demonstrations, and great community spirit.  Broomfield Days is at Midway Park from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Dog Daze at the BaySaturday, September 8th, 9 am- 4 pm.  Bring your dog down to the Bay for a day of excitement.  Fido can jump and play in the summer heat, while coolin’ off with a dip in the pool.  Owners are not allowed in the pool.  Pre-register here to  guarantee your spot and time.

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Arvada Harvest Festival– Parade begins at 9 am on Saturday, September 8th, events run all weekend long. The Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade commemorate the hearty history of the once primarily farming community of Arvada, Colorado. It is the second longest continuously running festival in Colorado. Beginning in October, 1925 to celebrate the completion of the first concrete road between Arvada and Denver, this community tradition has been overseen by Arvada citizens, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Arvada Jaycees.  Our Festival and Parade stands out from the rest due to our commitment to value for families, old time festival traditions, and an emphasis on free or affordable activities for all.

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Lousiville’s 83rd Annual Fall Festival–  Events happening Friday, August 31st until Monday, September 3rd.  Labor Day in Louisville is the biggest community celebration of the year. Don’t miss the chance to come together with friends and neighbors to experience a weekend celebrating the community spirit of Louisville.  The highlight of the weekend for many is the Labor Day Parade which takes over the streets of Downtown Louisville on Labor Day morning. Be sure to try out some of the other fun activities including the Bocce Ball Tournament, Children’s Pet Parade, Homemade Pie Contest and more!

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Lafayette Brew Fest Saturday, September 8th, 2- 7 pm.  Come and join us for the Lafayette’s Brew Fest featuring craft beers for sale from 25+ breweries.  Explore craft/micro beers one pour at a time!  No entrance fee.  Tickets sold by 4 oz pours.  Visit a variety of restaurant and food booths, wine will also be sold.  Only Service Dogs allowed.

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Neighborhood Spotlight- Broomfield

Broomfield is a suburb that lies northwest of Denver.  It runs mostly east to west, with some square footage on the east side of I-25, stretching to just west of 36.  With a population of just over 65,000 people, Broomfield still has a lot to offer to residents and non-residents, alike.  It has over 281 miles of trails and more than 700 acres of developed parks with 45 playgrounds.

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☆ Broomfield home prices & values (reported by Zillow on March 31st, 2018):

The median home value in Broomfield is $428,891. Broomfield home values have gone up 10.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.3% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Broomfield is $234, which is lower than the Denver Metro average of $252. The median price of homes currently listed in Broomfield is $502,410 while the median price of homes that sold is $404,500. The median rent price in Broomfield is $2,100, which is higher than the Denver Metro median of $2,000.

Transportation: 

  • direct access to US 36, Northwest Parkway and I-25

Places worth checking out: 

  • 1st Bank Center– a multi-purpose arena that seats 6,500.  Concerts, community functions, and sporting events all take place here.  1st_Bank_Venue-953c73e101
  • Paul Derda Rec Center– Inside this 85,000 square foot building, you’ll find everything from a running track to a kid’s indoor playground. The center includes a swimming pool with lazy river and slides, gymnasium, fitness studios, cardio and weight rooms, indoor track, gymnastics center, climbing wall, game room, and even a licensed preschool.

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  • Flatiron Crossing– the North Denver Metro’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, featuring award-winning architecture and retail set in a two-level enclosed shopping mall with adjoining outdoor shops, restaurants and state-of-the-art movie theatres with plush recliners and MacGuffins Bar & Lounge. An anchor lineup led by Nordstrom is joined by more than 200 shops and restaurants, including Macy’s and Dillard’s, and major retailers such as Apple, Banana Republic, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Disney Store, H&M, J.Crew, PINK by Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn, Sephora, The Container Store, White House Black Market and XXI Forever. Dining options will please any palette with choices such as Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Gordon Biersch Brewery, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Robin, Tokyo Joe’s and Village Tavern.

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  • The Bay Aquatic Center– Broomfield’s outdoor water park, designed for children ages 1 to 12 years old, features a large pool, tot pool, body slide, tube slides, spray ground, picnic areas, and is ADA accessible.

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A little bit of Broomfield history (taken from geneologytrails.com)

“Broomfield has been a community for over 75 years but was originally known as Zang’s Spur. This first community was actually located approximately one mile east and 1/4 mile north of existing “old” Broomfield. It was served by the narrow gauge railroad from that ran from Denver to Erie and Lyons. The present lake south of Spallone’s Addition is in the vicinity of the site and this is where the railroad took on water for their engines. The first United States Post Office serving this area was begun in July, 1887, and located here.

Progress brought the standard gauge railroad and a new track, located where we see it today, was moved to the Jones Building. This is the green trimmed, white buidling east of the railroad on 120th Street. Mr. E.J. Jones was the Postmaster from 1906 to 1941. During this period, and continuing until 1951, all mail in the area arrived and departed via rail. Since 1951, it has been trucked in and out.

During the early 1920s, Broomfield was a very lively place. The community consisted of a pool hall, Grange hall, barber shop, grocery store, hotel with general sotre, flour mill and cheese factory. In addition, there was a bank, lumber yard, filling station, two garages or blacksmith shops, the depot and nearby was a beet dump and pickle factory. Besides the business district, Broomfield had about a dozen homes.”

Read more about Broomfield’s past here.

 

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