Mail Creek Crossing, New Home Construction in Southeast Fort Collins

Spruce Creek Drive on July 22, 2014

Spruce Creek Drive on July 22, 2014

National builder Meritage Homes has nearly sold out of lots in Kechter Crossing, a new southeast Fort Collins community consisting of 74 energy-efficient homes selling in the $400’s and $500’s.  As the demand for new housing in southeast Fort Collins remains strong, Meritage Homes continues to develop the 39 acres immediately south of Kechter Crossing.  Model homes at Mail Creek Crossing could be built as early as December 2014, nearly one year after the land development plans were approved by Larimer County.

For more information about homes for sale in Fort Collins, contact Richard Jensen with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at (970) 818-6161.

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Spruce Creek Drive coul-de-sac looking northeast toward Kechter Crossing

Spruce Creek Drive coul-de-sac looking northeast toward Kechter Crossing

Fort Collins Vicinity Map of Mail Creek Crossing subdivision

Fort Collins Vicinity Map of Mail Creek Crossing subdivision

Hike to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, and Emerald Lake from Bear Lake Trailhead

Emerald Lake TrailBear LakeNymph LakeDream LakeEmerald LakeSpring is in the air and it’s a great time to drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park for some hiking and photography.  Despite the continuous road construction and delays on Highway 34 up the Big Thompson Canyon, the drive only took me about an hour from Loveland, CO to the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station.  It’s always nice to avoid some of the weekend traffic and venture into RMNP on a weekday.  Today was no different.

So I have several hikes to cross off of my bucket list, and I know that hiking to Emerald Lake is a short trek, but until today I still hadn’t crossed this one of my list.  From the Bear Lake Trailhead the hike to Emerald Lake is just under two miles; however, the entire trail is still covered in snow which makes for a bit more strenuous hike.  I had my trekking poles and Microspikes, which helped, but I encountered some other people with cross-country skis and snowshoes.  Either way just make sure you’re prepared with some of the basic essentials: water, warm layers, sunglasses, insulated boots, and of course, your camera.

Bear Lake is only a few steps from the trailhead.  Today it was still covered with snow and thin ice.

I continued on the trail and reached Nymph Lake, which was also covered in snow but already had tracks leading across it, so I assumed it was safe to traverse over the lake.  So on I went.

The next highlight of my hike was when I saw Dream Lake and the views of Hallett Peak and Tyndall Glacier in the distance.

And finally I reached Emerald Lake, which as you can imagine, was also covered with snow.  Across the lake I had a perfect view of Tyndall Glacier, and this made a great place for me to have lunch and enjoy the scenery.

Even with the snow-packed conditions the roundtrip only took a couple hours.  In the summer months I know my kids would have no problem hiking this trail.

Enjoy the pictures and take advantage of the park.  It’s only an hour from your NoCo backyard!

 

More New Homes Coming to Southeast Fort Collins

 

March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

mail_creekMany clients have asked me about the new home construction near Timberline Road and Kechter Road in southeast Fort Collins. Soon to be one of Fort Collins most highly coveted subdivisions, Kechter Crossing consists of 74 new energy-efficient homes currently under construction by Meritage Homes. Kechter Crossing boasts open space and views from most lots as well as desirable ranch and two-story floor plans. Base prices start in the mid-$300’s but most homes are selling in the $400’s and $500’s once lot premiums and options are added. Kechter Crossing is located in the Poudre school district that includes Bacon Elementary, Preston Middle School, and Fossil Ridge High School.

New construction continues south of Kechter Crossing in the open space east of Bacon Elementary. Public records with the Fort Collins engineering department reveal plans for Mail Creek Crossing. Tilden Street will be extended beyond Kechter Crossing to connect Kechter Road and Zephyr Road through the Mail Creek Crossing subdivision. Ultimately Tilden Street will bridge the gap between the neighborhoods of Westchase, Mail Creek Crossing, and Kechter Crossing.

 

According to civil engineer Tim Kemp with the City of Fort Collins, dedicated right turn lanes from northbound Timberline Road to Kechter Road and southbound Timberline Road into the Willow Springs subdivision are scheduled for construction in the summer of 2014. As more residents move into this area, the city continues to proceed with road construction plans to reduce traffic and congestion. The Fort Collins Master Street plan shows Timberline Road as an arterial four-lane road from Harmony Road to Trilby Road in southeast Fort Collins.

Give me a call or send me an email for more information about new home construction in southeast Fort Collins – or just let me know if you’d like to set up a private tour of new construction sites throughout Fort Collins.

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Winter Day Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park

 

RMNPPhoto taken with a GoPro Hero3 on February 27, 2014.  It was a quiet day up at Rocky Mountain National Park.  Plenty of elk, plenty of clouds, and the perfect place to escape my day-to-day real estate world.  If you haven’t taken a drive through the park this year (2014), do yourself a favor and make the trip now.  The ranger at the park entrance said that there haven’t been many visitors this winter, especially during the weekdays.  So if you have a few hours to rejuvenate and breathe some fresh Colorado air, it’s the perfect time for a quick getaway.

Here is a quick video of a herd of elk near the south entrance to the park: