Broomfield Newcomers Guide
The city’s official website calls Broomfield a great place to live, work and play. Homebuyers looking for Denver new homes for sale will do well to consider this consciously-planned community just 23 miles north of the Mile High City. The scenery is exactly what you’d expect to find on high plains at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The climate is semi-arid, with four distinct seasons and about 300 days of sunshine year-round. This family-friendly community boasts excellent schools, award-winning public art, more than 700 acres of parks, shopping, restaurants, services, medical facilities and an exceptional range of recreational opportunities. It also offers easy access to downtown Denver and surrounding communities, employment centers and national parks. If you’re looking for Broomfield real estate and new homes in Broomfield, this newcomer’s guide to Broomfield will give you a glimpse of the city’s unparalleled quality of life and hometown values.
Broomfield – Over 100 years of history
The 1850 discovery of gold in Ralston Creek south of Broomfield attracted fortune hunters to the area. The arrival of the Colorado Central Railroad in 1873 enabled the westward migration. But, like many Colorado communities, Broomfield’s true roots are in farming and ranching. The city began as part of a 4,000-acre land purchase by Adolph Zang in 1885. The establishment of the Crescent Grange in 1898 was instrumental in attracting businesses, services and culture to the community. The post-war period of the 1950s saw a boom in growth and carefully planned development that eventually became the city’s master-plan in 1999. Once divided between four counties, in 2001 Broomfield formed its own county, the newest and smallest in Colorado.
Relocating to Broomfield
Today, Adolph Zang’s 4,000 acres have grown into a thriving city of 27.5 square miles with over 58,000 residents, a diversified economy, a strong city government and charming, close-knit neighborhoods that foster a true sense of community. CNNMoney.com ranks Broomfield 19th in its Top 100 Best Places to Live, noting that with its prime location 20 minutes from Denver and Boulder, “Broomfield is a safe, active community with a very strong school district and much for residents to enjoy.”1 A 2013 study by Nerdwallet of best Great Plains and mountain towns for young families, based on affordability, good public schools and income growth over the past decade, rated Broomfield seventh. Factors cited included Broomfield’s, “growing tech industry that includes Level 3 Communications and Oracle. There are more open trails for walking the dog and running, plus 1st Bank Events Center that hosts concerts, a circus, and more every year.”2 And AreaVibe.com calls Broomfield extremely livable, pointing to its low crime rates, high income per capita, stable housing market and high graduation rates.3
Broomfield Real Estate
If you’re in the market for new homes in Broomfield, take a look at what award-winning homebuilder Taylor Morrison is currently offering.
Designed specifically for active adults 55 and older, Skyestone has eight ranch-style plans to choose from. Plans range from 1,584 to 2,858 square feet, with prices starting from $324,990. Move-in ready homes are available and can be seen here. Models are open for viewing and the sales office at 12091 Red Fox Way, Broomfield, CO 80023 is open daily. Call 303-325-2444. Get driving directions here.
Interest lists are now forming for The Village at Palisades Park, an intimate master-planned neighborhood of just 161 single-family homes in six distinctive floor plans priced from the upper $300,000s.
Learn more about these and other Denver new homes for sale by Taylor Morrison here.
Broomfield has experienced a population increase of more than 50% since 2000, fueled by a below-average unemployment rate and a healthy job market in technology, science, professional services, retail trade and construction. The city’s median household income of $72,542 in 2011 was significantly higher than Colorado’s as a whole. Top 10 employers include Level 3 Communications, Oracle, Urban Lending Solutions, Hunter Douglas, Staples, Ball, Sandoz, the City and County of Broomfield, White Wave Foods and Vail Resorts, according to Broomfield’s 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Broomfield residents also have easy access to nearby employment centers in Boulder, metropolitan Denver and surrounding suburbs.
As a holdover from the time when it was divided between four different counties, Broomfield is still served by multiple school districts including Adams 12 Five Star Schools with 54 campuses and nearly 40,000 students, Boulder Valley School District with 56 campuses and 30,000 students and Jeffco Public Schools with 166 campuses and over 88,000 students. There are also several private schools in the area. Secondary education venues include Redstone College, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Denver and Metropolitan State College.
One of the highlights of life in this friendly community is the Broomfield Public Art Program, designed to foster a sense of place and create a more visually pleasing environment. The program includes the Broomfield Sculpture Trail and several permanent installations throughout the city. The city also boasts over 66 miles of trails, more than 700 acres of developed parks and 45 playgrounds. The Broomfield Auditorium hosts many local school events and live local performances. Brunner Farmhouse and Field provides a popular gathering spot for residents and 1st Bank Center presents a variety of live performances by major acts. Bay Aquatic Park is the community’s public pool. The Broomfield Depot Museum preserves the area’s history and culture. Broomfield residents have access to many local and national retail outlets, restaurants and services. And with Denver less than half an hour’s drive, it’s easy to catch a Broncos, Rockies or Nuggets game or the National Western Stock Show.
Major medical facilities serving Broomfield residents include Centura Health-Avista Adventist Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center and Saint Anthony North Hospital.
Make Yourself at Home in Broomfield
For more information about new homes for sale in Broomfield or to schedule a personal viewing appointment at a Taylor Morrison community in the Denver area, contact Denver Internet Home Consultant Becky Hunt at 303-656-7692 or send an email request.
Broomfield Public art: Don O’Brien flickr cc
field: messycupcakes flickr cc
Oracle: Dave Friedell flickr cc
Sitting in the dandelion field: Suzette Pauwels flickr cc