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Arvada Colorado plans net-zero community

Arvada Colorado could soon be home to the largest net-zero community in North America. According to the Denver Post, a net-zero community is one who makes as much energy as it consumes, using power from only solar, wind, or geothermal generation systems.

 

Developer Norbert Klebl’s planned 25-acre Geos neighborhood was put on the back burner in 2009 due to economic woes. However, it’s now a priority again, the Post reported, with the developer having worked with the city for the past two years to get mixed use permits and approve a modified zoning code for the development. That said, the city was in favor of the project all along as it addresses sustainability and efficiency — both important considerations for a location reaching full build out.

 

The project provides for 308 units, including solar cottages and multi-family homes. The homes will feature construction that reduces energy consumption by 75 percent and provide 60 percent of winter heating needs through the sun in the windows.

 

Though the homes have higher upfront costs, Klebl says the cost will be returned through lower utility costs. However, the Post article notes, banks often don’t want to cover the higher mortgage of energy efficient homes, which makes the sale of them more reliant on buyers with disposable income.

 

Are you looking for homes in Colorado with energy efficient features and sustainable construction? Housing Helpers can assist you in finding the home of your dreams in Arvada Colorado or neighboring cities by learning about your priorities and searching for homes that fit both your wants and your needs. For more information about our personalized relocation services in Arvada Colorado, contact us today.

 

 

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Construction booming for new homes in Arvada Colorado

In 2009, there were 90 building permits issued for new homes in Arvada Colorado.  According to a recent article in the Denver Post, that number was up to 566 in 2013. The number of permits for new homes in Arvada Colorado is expected to climb even higher in 2014, thanks to three large master-planned communities : Candelas, Leyden Rock, and Old Town Arvada.

The higher-than-normal growth is likely due, at least in part, to a good school system, easy access to Boulder and Denver, and some pristine views south of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, stated John Covert, who is the director of the Colorado and New Mexico office of Metrostudy, a housing market research firm.  The pending completion of light rail to Arvada will also draw more new home buyers to the area.

In addition to the 2,203-unit Candelas community and the 1,439-unit Leyden Rock — the two largest communities under construction, there are also plans for a 150-unit apartment complex in Olde Town, the article noted. There are also years-old plans on the table for 2,400 acres to be developed in another section of town, though full build out in that area and Candelas may be many years down the road.Arvada’s Deputy City Manager, Bill Ray, stated that the growth of the city shows that the marketplace is responding to market need.

It is important that housing needs are responded to. If you’re considering homes in the Arvada Colrado area, Housing Helpers is here. We have many years of experience to help you find just the home you’re looking for. Accessible seven days a week and offering home buyers assistance, rental locating assistance, and corporate housing we’re ready to help you find your new home in Arvada Colorado. To get started, contact us today at 303.545.6000.

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The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado is a great place to call home for so many reasons

How important is living in an inclusive city to you? Would you like to live and work in a place that is socially conscious and where people strive to make the world better? If so, then read on.

Meet Athan and Jack Miller — the owners of Jack’s Bar & Grill and a coffee shop called Steamers both businesses located in the quaint downtown center of The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado.  The Millers currently employ 40 developmentally disabled adults to work in their restaurant and coffee shop.

Eighteen months after they originally bought the coffee shop in 2010, the Millers had more than quadrupled their sales. They built extra space in 2012, and business there continues to thrive. Their inclusive hiring practices, which provide jobs for about 40 non-developmentally disabled workers in addition to those with disabilities, is drawing the attention of job seekers across the metro area.

Meanwhile, aware of the 75 percent unemployment rate among developmentally disabled people, the Millers have begun a crowd-sourced funding campaign in order to raise the money to build a prep kitchen across the street. The prep kitchen would enable them to hire an additional 20 to 30 developmentally disabled individuals and provide them with employable skills.

The Millers say that this is a labor of love, and that it feels great to give opportunities to others. This is just one example of the great businesses and great people that can be found in The Village of Five Parks in Arvada Colorado.

The Ahi Tuna Slider at Jacks in Five Parks (my personal favorite!)

If you’re planning to relocate to Arvada, contact us first. We have years of experience selling homes in the Village of Five Parks and throughout Arvada Colorado , we enjoy working to help people relocate to Arvada!

Check out this video about Jacks in the Village of Five Parks

 

The Village of Five Parks Arvada Colorado

The Village of Five Parks is an award winning community located in Arvada Colorado between Alkire and Indiana Streets, along West 86th Parkway.  This is the far west northwest border of Arvada and Jefferson County in the zip code 80005.

The Village of Five Parks Piranhas Swim Team

The Boulder County line is visible from the north ridge of the Village of Five Parks, along with spectacular views of the Flatirons in Boulder.  Also visible from the north ridge of Five Parks is Standley Lake Park making for a picturesque backdrop for the homes along the ridge.

The Village of Five Parks has been named Colorado Community of the Year four times, the latest in 2012 by the Homebuilders Association of Metro Denver for its perfect blend of extraordinary amenities and homes.  Original phases of this neighborhood were constructed in 2002 through 2005.  Roughly 900 homes, townhomes, and condos were constructed to surround five expertly landscaped parks, an elementary school, and a small quaint downtown area.

At the hub of downtown Village of Five parks is the community center called the Depot.   Organized events for adults and children are the norm here.  The community fitness center Platform Five, and the community swimming pool are avaialble to all Five Parks residents.   The summer concert series is a popular event for Five Parks residents to gather in lawn chairs to listen to local musicians and sip wine.  In the winter there are horse drawn sleigh rides and a visit from Santa Clause himself much to the delight of children and their families.  The Village of Five Parks is a community that inspires neighbors to get to know one another, it really has a sense of community like that you would imagine existed years ago.

The Village of Five Parks schools are Meiklejohn Elementary, Oberon Middle School, and Ralston Valley High School. 

Meiklejohn Elementary School is a beautiful building that is only five years old and is full of great resources, wonderful technology, and a great staff.   The Meiklejohn Elementary School was rated one of the best school in the sate, an A+ rating, in 2012 by ColoradoSchoolGrades.com.   Located in the center of the Vilage of Five Parks it allows for easy access for children and their parents to attend school without leaving the neighborhood.

The Village of Five Parks was originally developed as a commuter suburb of Denver.  Over time the word has spread and due to its proximity to Boulder it is now a popular residence for many former Boulder County residents.   In fact we have moved more than several families into the Village of Five Parks from the Boulder area including Superior, Erie. and Boulder.  Thes families find the relative affordability and larger floorplans compared to what you might find in Boulder gets them a lot more home and better quality of life for the money.  And Five Parks proximity to open space parks, trails, and mountain views appeals to former Boulderites as well.    Many Five Parks residents also make the short five mile commute to Broomfield and the Interlocken Business Park.

The Village of Five Parks is a wonderful “up and coming” area of the Denver Boulder corridor with a wide appeal for those seeking a naturally beautiful environment with a true neighborhood feel, newer construction, and access to great amenities.  If you are considering a move, let us show you the best that The Village of Five Parks in Arvada has to offer.

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