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What Are My Options For A Home or Business North Of Boulder?

North Boulder Country Construction Services

Your Guide To North Boulder County Construction

There’s no denying that Boulder, Colorado is a beautiful town – as are its neighbors Niwot, Gunbarrel, and Longmont. With stunning mountains to the west (including the unique Flatirons) and rolling prairie to the east, they’re a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Many who travel through these areas fall in love with its beauty and friendly nature, and some have the ultimate goal of coming back permanently one day. This is especially true as the entire Front Range area continues to expand and see amazing growth. Opportunity beckons, and many people are answering!

Whether you’ve found a great job here, are looking for a place to retire, have a new business venture, or are simply chasing your dream of living in Boulder County, you may be wondering what your real estate options are. We’ve put together this quick guide to north Boulder County construction to help you get familiar with the neighborhoods and home options in the area.

Opportunities For Residential and Commercial Construction In North Boulder Itself

There are some incredible properties for sale in Boulder, Colorado. Since it’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, remodeling or building a home can be a good investment if you’ve got an experienced team to back you up. 

Currently, there are a few homes for sale in North Boulder that have been well taken care of, but might not be as updated as most of today’s buyers would like. Because of that, they’re often priced quite a bit lower than their move-in-ready counterparts. You may be able to find a home that, with a little bit of work, might fit your needs perfectly. 

If this is the route you’d like to take, be ready to act fast! Many of Boulder’s homes have been kept updated and well-maintained by savvy homeowners because of the value renovations add in today’s hot market. When fixer-uppers do come on the market, they typically go quickly.

There are also a handful of lots for sale just north of Boulder. If you’re ready to build your dream home, you may be able to find the perfect location and enjoy all the flexibility that having your own lot offers.

Gunbarrel: An Ideal Spot For North Boulder County Construction

Just a few minutes northeast of Boulder itself lies the quiet, small community of Gunbarrel. With a population of just over 9,000, it’s a great place to live, work, and play. Much of Boulder County is designed to provide great access to outdoor recreation, but Gunbarrel, in particular, revolves around the outdoors. Hundreds of miles of trails – walking, biking, and equestrian – are just minutes from nearly everywhere in town. Not only that, but the shopping and food scene in this small community is rapidly taking off, and you’re only a short drive away from downtown Boulder itself. 

As far as housing goes, Gunbarrel has the advantage of a Boulder County zip code, but at a generally lower cost. Many of the houses there were built in the 1970s, and are sturdy and well-maintained.  While a few are move-in-ready, some may need minor adjustments like a change of floors or a fresh coat of paint. Occasionally, a fixer-upper that needs a little more attention (but likely has lots of potential) will appear on the market, ready to be snapped up by a savvy home buyer who is ready for a remodeling adventure. If you’d rather build your dream home from scratch, a handful of lots are also scattered throughout the area.

North Boulder County Construction In Niwot

A few minutes farther north of Gunbarrel is Niwot, Colorado. It’s an even smaller community of around 4,400 people, and has the feel of a small town but with easy access to big-city entertainment. For many people, it strikes the perfect balance between being able to enjoy an exciting urban life and still having a quiet place to come home to at the end of the day.

Niwot was originally a railroad town, and its roots go back to Colorado’s “wild west” days. Because of its long history, you can find homes of all shapes, sizes, and states of repair here. Most homes – even the oldest ones – have been kept updated throughout the years by their owners. However, you’re still likely to find homes with a smaller price tag that are just waiting to be fixed up and given new life (if that’s what you’re looking for.)

Typically, there are a few lots available within Niwot itself if you would like to build from scratch. If you don’t mind being a little farther from civilization, there is also land just outside the town that might be just what you’re looking for.

Have You Ever Considered Longmont, Colorado?

Though Boulder gets far more attention, its northern cousin, Longmont, also provides an excellent quality of life to its residents. From great tech jobs to high-speed internet to its close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to live! If you’re looking for more of an urban environment than Niwot and Gunbarrel can provide, but don’t quite have the budget to look at Boulder homes, then Longmont might be the perfect place for you.

Longmont’s larger size means there is also a wider variety of homes and neighborhoods to choose from. This makes it easier to find a home within your budget. There are also many more homes that are in need of updates and renovations, which can give you a lot of flexibility if you’re wanting to buy a place and shape it to meet your needs. 

With developments and expansion happening all the time, Longmont is the perfect place for new north Boulder County construction. It’s relatively easy to find lots within the suburbs and land outside city limits. No matter what your preferred lifestyle is, you’ll probably find it easy to settle down in Longmont, Colorado.

Found a home that will be perfect with some remodeling? Looking at building a home in north Boulder County? If so, we would love to help you create your dream house! Give our expert team a call today at (303) 652-1150.


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