Centaur Village is located just east of Boulder. It’s about a fifteen minute drive on good days to Boulder. The nearest major cross streets are Hwy 287 and South Boulder Road. One of the nicest features of this neighborhood is the centrally located Waneka Lake Park.
Waneka Lake Park
Waneka Lake Park features disc golf, basketball, children’s play area, covered picnic shelters and a fabulous walking trail that circles the lake. Generous using the word lake; if you are from the midwest this is more like an oversized pond. However, for Colorado, it’s a really nice lake with stellar views. There are exercise stations scattered along the trail and a recent addition includes ranger-station type cottage where you can learn about wildlife and plants common to the area.
I’ve blogged more extensively on the park here.
Nearby Food and Dining
At its heart and soul, Lafayette Colorado is a small town. So everything is basically close by. But, right at the entrance to this neighborhood are some great food options to fuel hungry teens. Ruby Ru’s is coming soon as I jot this post. Little Caesars and local La Esperanza – a taqueria – round out the food options in the plaza.
I’ve tried both Ruby Ru’s (via their food truck) and the Taqueria. Each offers some delicious homemade food. I had the Banh Mia chicken bowl from Ruby’s – memorably delicious. Definitely a blessing to Centaur Village residents to have this for a dining option!
There is also a pet supplies shop, yoga – basically some very convenient stuff. You are also walking distance to schools. This adds to the appeal for families. Driving around and shooting photos todays, I noticed children of all ages. There are pocket parks such as Spruce Park and plenty of gravel lined trails for walking and cycling.
Centaur Village Is About 45 Years Old
The neighborhood was developed starting in the mid 1970’s. For today’s home shoppers, this translates to mature trees, curving roads and a variety of floor plans. Most homes boast a two car garage. Those seeking more garage bays can take solace in knowing sheds are welcome and prevalent in the neighborhood. Many newer covenant controlled neighborhoods are more controlling and don’t allow sheds.
Some floor plans are as young as the Eighties. And owners are starting to become creative, rethinking interior spaces and even adding exterior features to make homes more user friendly.
Walk Home From Church
On the northwest side of the community, you’ll find Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 1241 Ceres Drive. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a community where you can walk to church?
First United Methodist Church is a little bit to the south, near the entry to the community off of South Boulder Road.
Pro Tip: On the Northeast side of the community take Emma Street to hop across Hwy 287 and get into Olde Towne Lafayette with ample dining options and fun antique shopping options. Summertime, be sure to make it to the Peach Festival, winters Lafayette has the Oatmeal festival (hosted next to the community rec center.
Centaur Village Homes Back To Open Space
Mountain views and open space also define the homes in this Boulder County neighborhood. Homes are generally frame construction, with some models featuring half wall brick exteriors. There are ranch, bi-level, tri-level and two story homes in the neighborhood.
IMHO, the subdivision is old enough that you are going to see a good deal of interior remodeling in homes. There are also a handful of houses with sharp exterior remodeling touches. Such as newly envisioned covered patios or a stucco exterior.
Families will appreciate the affordable price point into these entry level homes that provide great space for growing children alongside home bound parents working during the covid-19 days.
The Little Library movement is well represented. And the city’s commitment to art is recognized here. Forty five years can be a lifetime for some trees. Those lost can be remade as art. Like these.
Contact Realtor Bob Gordon To Discuss Homes
Please give me a shout to discuss your home buying or home selling needs. I’ve been actively selling Boulder County real estate since 1995 and blogging on the community since 2012. I buy and sell homes on my own account, because I think its important to experience what you, the consumer experiences. And because I enjoy moving from time to time. I have some great blogs to help make your next move simpler.