Yearn For Peace And Quiet? Park Lake

On the one hand, you want the amenities and lifestyle that make Boulder, CO such a great place to call home. But at the same time, you yearn for peace and quiet. What to do? Consider the Park Lake subdivision east of the city proper in Boulder County. This enclave consists of original homes on big lots and spectacular spreads springing up and taking advantage of generous lots and stunning views.

Boulder 80301 Address

Homes in this neighborhood boast Boulder addresses. That can be an important part of where you live. Many people routinely say, “Oh, I live in Boulder.” And it turns out they are in Superior, Louisville or somewhere further down the road. Park Lake homes are located in Boulder.

Private Park And Picnic Area at Park Lake

Almost immediately upon entering the neighborhood you’ll notice a quiet picnicking area with tables and grills. To the west is the little namesake lake with Front Range views in the distance. This area is private, open only to residents.

Sixties Culture

Homes like 1820 Park Lake Drive (last listed in 2018 by John McElveen, Re/Max of Boulder) exemplify the original vibe of this community.

Visualize an acre plus lot with mature landscaping. No homes crowding you in, this is a tranquil lot. Can you hear the birds chirping and feel the breeze as you open the sliding glass door to the deck?

Inside, vaulted ceilings and an old-school wall of glass rising up to a point. Rooms are heated with electric baseboard heat, the main floor is a generous ranch layout with over 1,500 square feet.

Homes like this can be move-in ready or, as likely as not, are more of a Lot priced position for an intrepid home builder seeking the ideal lot.

Expansive lots, a quiet neighborhood, stunning views. The key ingredients for the ideal lot to build your dream home in Park Lake.

Grand Estate With Stunning Views

A home such as 2600 Park Lane (last listed in 2018 by Mike Johnson with Re/Max Alliance exemplifies a remodeled revision.

This home is more like a French Farmhouse. Appliances are top of the line, the kitchen stunning with slab granite island and quartz countertops. Every window soaks in the views. The house sits atop an abundant five acre lot. And the lot borders the beloved Teller Farm Trail.

Homes like this are expanded with plenty more square footage than you would find back in the mid-70’s when first constructed. You can expect new HVAC systems, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen plumbing, top of the line features. Basically, everything you will find in a contemporary new home — plus a stunning view.

Stately Mansion Lifestyle

And then, there is the trend that is evident around Boulder whenever you combine large lots with gorgeous views. Here in Park Lake you’ll find homes that have effectively been completely re-imagined.

Homes built in the Nineties and forward. Any trace of the past, gone.

Walls of glass to soak in stunning Colorado Front Range views. Large quiet lots – five acres is solitude. Gated entrances leading to twisting and curving driveways that lead to custom homes.

It is easy to be priced into the many millions of dollars for these homes. Features abound: indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Custom kitchens. Grand interior spaces.

Homes bearing no resemblance to the Sixties neighborhood are blooming in Park Lake.

Eight Minutes To Boulder

Town is not too far off. Zip eastward for Lafayette with shopping and dining options. 95th is just a stone’s throw to the east. 95A is a beloved dining spot with menu featuring steaks and sushi. So, no need at all to make the drive to Boulder proper.

But if you do want to get to Boulder, you are on Arapahoe/Hwy 7 – a straight shot to the city. Is this too far out? If so, check out Spanish Hills – similar community, smaller lots, equally amazing views.

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