The History of Broomfield Colorado

As part of our Broomfield Real Estate series, today we are highlighting Broomfield, CO.

With a storied history spanning over 100 years, there is a lot to tell. The City and County of Broomfield is an amazing home for its residents and always has been.

Broomfield started as a farming community in the late 1800’s and actually came into existence in 1885 when Adolph Zang bought the The History of Broomfield Colorado land around 120th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. The train stop was called Zang’s Spur, which referred to the spur off of the main line. The railroad brought more people and wealth. Locally grown grain was loaded there for delivery to Zang Brewing Co. in Denver. Zang eventually acquired 4,000 acres of land for the Elmwood Stock Farm where he bred Percheron horses, and tended fruit orchards.

At the turn of the century, Broomfield was just a small town comprised of grain elevators, a general store, band and a few other businesses that were supported by local farmers. Eventually the Crescent Grange, formed in 1898, petitioned for a postal service and brought in other businesses. By the end of World War II the surrounding farm areas started to be developed into housing tracts. The city was planned, though, to keep growth manageable.

Other parts of its history include the Rocky Mountains, the Louisiana Purchase (Colorado was part of it), a gold and silver rush and native American tribes like the Apaches, Cheyenne and Arapaho.

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Today Broomfield is thriving community with a mix of real estate options, including amazing single family homes (which are the majority of the properties available) to condos and townhomes.

If you would like to learn more about Broomfield Co Real Estate, give me a call today! 303-452-5853

Broomfield Real Estate | Denver Colorado Suburb

Broomfield, Colorado is a Denver suburb that makes it easy to work in Denver but live outside the city. Broomfield was incorporated as a city in 1961, but had Broomfield Real Estate | Denver Colorado Suburb always had parts of its 33.6 square miles lying in 4 different counties. That’s confusing, so in the late 90’s they made state history by petitioning for an amendment to the state constitution to become its own county, called the City and County of Broomfield. Here are some other fun Broomfield facts.

People facts: the estimated population in 2008 was 53,807.(2008). The city and county spans nearly 33.6 square miles and it has an elevation of 5,344 feet which is more than a mile above sea level. There are plenty of things to do. During the summer Broomfield has an aquatic park, aptly named the Broomfield Bay Aquatic Park, which just opened a new Tot Pool and Spray-ground.

There is also a great rec center. The Paul Derda Recreation Center has plenty to do including several pools. One is designed especially for families and children of all ages. It has a zero depth entry, a butterfly slide designed especially for toddlers, an interactive water play structure called gadgets and gizmos, and 3 waterfalls that dump into the pool. There are slides and play structures for the kids, a body slide and an inner-tube slide with a surprise splash at the end. For those who just want to float the day away, the current channel allows you to relax on an inner-tube or work out by walking against the flow. There is also a 25-yard, three-lane lap pool available for lap swim, water aerobics, and playtime during busy hours.

Ok, so homes! The median sales price for a home in Broomfield this quarter was $331,777 which was an increase from the last quarter of 16.4% and 9.1% from this time last year. The average listing price was $456,218. And yes, there are all types of homes available from easy living condos to small and large single family homes. Contact a Realtor today to help find your little piece of Broomfield heaven!

Gate N’ Green Broomfield, Colorado

If you’re looking for a great 55+ community, Gate N’ Green may be just for you! Established but well kept, it’s a great community found at 13405 Main Street, Broomfield, Colorado.

Gate N’ Green is an established, popular community in Broomfield. It’s a community established for seniors 55 and up. The homes are ranch style, great for those who can’t or don’t want to deal with stairs. The community has many fabulous amenities, including an indoor pool and a clubhouse, for the active and social. There is also a local public golf course very nearby.

Gate N’ Green is also close to Boulder, CO where you can enjoy all the amenities of Boulder such as the fabulous shopping, concerts, Chautauqua, as well as alternative medicine, the new medical campus and easy access to C.U. Medical Center in Denver.

Gate N’ Green Broomfield, ColoradoThe Broomfield Recreational Center is only one mile away and caters to the 55+ community with many different classes and activities including aqua exercises, arthritis classes and a whole variety of senior focused activities and classes.

Built in the 1970’s and 1980’s the homes have been kept up, updated and run from $250,000 to $350,000. They are in great condition. You get the value for your dollar; not only in home value, but in everything the well established community has to offer. This includes living in a neighborhood where your neighbors are in the same place in life as you! That means lots of new friends with much in common.

If you need to find a great place to settle for your golden years, Gate N Green in Broomfield is for you! Want to learn more? Give me a call today! 303-452-5853