16151 Lowell Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado 80023
Elegant Single Family Homes, a Grand Lodge and Mountain Views are Highlights of Anthem Ranch, a 55+ Community at the Base of the Majestic Rocky Mountains
Broomfield sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in sunny north central Colorado and is the site of Anthem Ranch, a 55+ community that is part of a larger master-planned development. Conceived by Del Webb, Anthem Ranch broke ground in 2006. Toll Brothers took over construction in 2013 and wrapped up in 2018. The community has 1,300 single-family homes.
The Ranch's residences range in size from about 1,200 square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet. Most plans feature single-level living and have two bedrooms, two baths, and an attached two or three car garage. Rocky Mountain foothill views, a gourmet kitchen and a large great room are common. Exteriors are stucco or vinyl in tasteful, muted colors (gray, tan, avacado, etc.) with brick and stone accents.
Prices begin in the $500,000s. The HOA is $195 per month. Please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change over time.
The gorgeous 32,000 square-foot Aspen Lodge has tall windows, a grand ballroom, an arts studios, card rooms, a movie theater, a billiards hall, an indoor lap pool, an outdoor resort-style pool, a fitness center, an indoor walking track, a therapy room, outdoor courts, and a lifelong learning center. On-site trainers help residents design individual exercise programs.
Anthem Ranch contains 735 acres of open space, fishing lakes and 48 miles of scenic trails. An activities director oversees more than 50 clubs and helps organize outdoor concerts, neighborhood picnics, ski trips, and Denver excursions.
Broomfield is a prosperous city in a pretty locale. The University of Colorado's flagship campus is just 10 miles to the north in Boulder, and Denver's amenities are just 15 miles to the south.
The city does not have a hospital, but Good Samaritan Hospital is about five miles away in Lafayette and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
This part of Colorado has four seasons. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 55 inches of snow and 15 inches of rain each year.
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Like California, the Colorado area was surrendered to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican-American War. It did not become a state until 1876, 100 years after the nation's birth.
The Centennial State's geography includes high plains, deserts, foothills, and mountains. Its Rockies are part of the 3,000-plus mile geologic uplift known as the North American Cordillera. More than 50 of the Cordillera's peaks taller than 14,000 feet are in Colorado. Outdoor recreation ranges from backpacking and climbing to road cycling and skiing.
With roots in mining and agriculture, Colorado's economy has branched in many directions. It currently has a high concentration of tech and scientific research companies. Food processing, manufacturing, and tourism round out the state's industries.
The Centennial State maintains a long list of superlatives. It has the highest paved road, the deepest geothermal hot spring, and the nation's largest concentration of scenic byways. Colorado is the only state in the Union to reject the Olympics and one of the first to legalize recreational marijuana.
Population - 5,758,736
Persons 65 years old and over - 15%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 92%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 41%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 21%
White persons, not Hispanic - 67%
Median household income - $72,331
Median home value - $343,499
Social Security taxed? Mostly no
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Is Everyone in a 55+ Community Really 55+?
Not everyone who lives in a 55+ community is age 55 or better. Generally, at least 80% of residents must be at least age 55 (and at least one occupant of each housing unit must be age 55), while the remaining 20% are allowed to be younger (but usually at least age 45). Children are allowed to visit but generally cannot stay more than two weeks at a time. It is also usually the case that older, more established 55+ communities have an older residential demographic.
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