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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President’s Circle Award

I am honored to have earned

There are so many people who have been a part of my professional journey who have partnered with me to allow me to earn this award. Each transaction is unique and rewarding and I have gained numerous friends from what started as a greeting on a doorstep. This award should truly be shared with all my clients as well as my professional partners. Closing a real estate transaction takes a team and I am grateful to have an amazing one. Kelley Pachello is my unofficial partner who is always willing to jump in and cover for me when I am away or double booked. I am always grateful for my “back up”. Kaylee Bolton was a new client whom I met on a doorstep a few years ago. In 2017 she joined with me to become the brains and execution of all my marketing. Josh Drovdal continually “WOW”s my clients with his amazing photography. Heather Simms is an incredible home stager who has helped prepare the homes for the opportunity to gain top dollar. Gavin Higashi and his team (Mark Hott) at First American Title provide constant professional assistance through the title process and the closing. Ashley Gearhart Pratt and Scott Bushlack are two amazing lenders who always deliver stellar, fair and honest service. Ross Bowen is patient, knowledgeable and “calls out what he sees” to educate and protect my clients through the inspection process. He even takes a bit of time to allow the little ones to fly his drone over their future home. N Angelica De Chavezis always available to fit in a cleaning at the last minute as sellers often realize they are maxed out and cleaning their “old home” is the last thing they want to do. There are others who have been a part of my success as well and I am forever grateful. Today, I share this recognition with you all.

 


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