KUSA - A community that got its name from a grass plant is thriving as a real estate hot spot in metro Denver.
Incorporated in 1961, Broomfield was named after the abundant broomcorn that was found throughout the area. Through annexation of surrounding areas in Adams, Jefferson and Weld counties, it grew to become an official county in 2001.
Families make up 41 percent of the population which is 55,00 and growing according to the most recent Census data. Many new arrivals are lured by big employers, including Level 3, Oracle and Hunter Douglas.
Wade Perry, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Devonshire, gave examples of two properties that are fairly typical of what's available in Broomfield.
4879 Raven Run - $293,900
This town home is located in the Wildgrass subdivision.
2 beds, 3 baths, over 2,300 s ft
Built in 2009
Open Floor plan features vaulted ceilings and rock faced fireplace, hardwoods and all the SS appliances stay. The office/study is in the loft with built in desk and shelving unit. Community offers 2 pools, tennis courts and walking paths.
3353 West 11th Ave - $275,000
Features 3 beds, 3 baths, over 2,700 sq ft.
Built in 1980.
Updated home just 3 blocks from Josh's pond, a park, trails and open space.
Basement was recently remodeled with new insulation, drywall, baseboards, carpet and windows.
Large kitchen with stainless appliances.
Big lot with spacious backyard, deck and new landscaping.
Home also has new roof and new siding.
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