Broomfields Broadlands conveniently sits between Boulder and Denver

Broadlands draws potential buyers to Broomfield for one reason: Location. Location. Location.

The neighborhood offers quick access to Interstate 25 and U.S. 36. “It’s 20 minutes to downtown Denver and 20 minutes to Boulder,” says Chris Giron, TG Colorado Realty owner. “We typically see couples who want to split the distance. The wife works downtown, while the husband works at CU Boulder.”

The neighborhood also is convenient for workers who commute to the Google campus in Boulder or Interlocken Technology Partners in Broomfield.

The neighborhood offers walking trails, biking trails, a BMX bike course and sits near Broadlands Golf Course, Plaster Reservoir, and Broadlands West Park for people who want to get outside.

The neighborhood is near Flatiron Crossing and Orchard Town Center for people who want to shop or eat out.

The neighborhood also draws parents who want to send their children to Holy Family High School.

“This area’s got everything,” Giron says.

What’s available?

Like other suburban Denver communities, Broadlands saw home buyers relocate to Broomfield during the pandemic in their quest to find more living space.

“We’re seeing a lot of move-up buyers in Broadlands,” Giron says. “Many of them are buyers who during the pandemic needed more space. They wanted extra bedrooms or office space.”

The neighborhood is relatively new, with most houses less than 25 years old. “The houses are definitely turnkey homes,” Giron says. “They’re not fixer-uppers. People who buy in Broadlands typically plan to stay in Broadlands.”

While some townhomes and condos are available, most housing stock is single-family homes. Many houses were semi-custom or custom builds, so the homes have a distinct look, and the neighborhood doesn’t appear to be cookie-cutter, Giron says.

Prices range from $425,000 to $1.5 million, with condos and townhomes at the low end of the price range and large homes located near the Broadlands Golf Course at the high end.

The average price for a single-family home is $975,000, and houses stay on the market for an average of six to 10 days.

Who’s moving in?

New residents range from empty-nesters and retirees who buy patio homes to young professionals who buy condos or townhomes to families moving up and wanting more space.

Many of the townhome and condo buyers work in Boulder but can’t afford Boulder prices, Giron adds.

Giron says Broadlands will continue to appeal to buyers as the Denver metro area extends north.

“For 25 years, I’ve been saying the area from 136th to 144th is going to be the next Tech Center,” Giron says.

Popular newer developments like the Denver Premium Outlets, off I-25 near 136th, and recent developments in Thornton, including an Amazon distribution center, Topgolf, and In-N-Out Burger, will make the area even more appealing.

“We’re starting to see more development along the I-25 corridor between 136th and 160th,” Giron says. “The Denver area is growing north toward Longmont. Soon there won’t be much open space between the northern suburbs and Fort Collins.”

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