Reunion, a growing Commerce City neighborhood near the Denver International Airport, offers buyers more homes for their money.
Renee D. Charles, an 8z real estate agent, lives in her third home in the area. Her husband works at the airport.
“Reunion has a small-town feel. You still see people at the grocery store that you know,” she says.
West + Maine real estate agent Tammy Cho says that as the area has developed, it has become more attractive. “When it first started, it felt like you were in the middle of nowhere,” she says. “You had to drive to Brighton or Green Valley Ranch to get anything.”
But now, the area has a large King Sopers that anchors a shopping center with restaurants and a doctor’s office, and other stores and chains and mom-and-pop restaurants line the area near 104th and Chambers intersection. fill up.
The neighborhood itself has a large recreation center and pool, parks, walkways and a community coffee house to help train disadvantaged youth so they have the skills to compete in the workforce.
In addition to being about 15 minutes from the airport, Reunion also provides easy access to downtown Denver, Golden, and Boulder.
“You can be anywhere in 30 minutes,” says Charles.
Charles says that if you’re looking to buy a new home, with many builders building single-family homes, coupled homes, townhomes, and condos, Reunions is a great place to start.
Construction is underway at Reunion itself, an Oakwood Homes master-planned community, and half a dozen other developments, including Buffalo Run, Frontera Village, and Potomac Farms.
With multiple developers, buyers can get options ranging from $475,000 to $1.5 million. Homes typically stay on the market for five days or less.
Despite new construction, there still isn’t enough inventory, Cho says. “Even the new builds have wait-lists, with some interest lists as deep as 40 people.”
Who’s going in?
The community forms a mix of home buyers. Many are first time home buyers, often young professionals with families. Others work at airports and want less travel.
“We joke that everyone has 2.2 kids and a Labrador,” says Charles.
And new homes let buyers stretch their dollars, Charles says. She says similar homes west of Interstate 25 cost buyers an additional $20,000 or more.
Choe agrees that the area appeals to first-time buyers, but rising prices may put them out. “I’ve worked with people who wanted a nuclear family home, but had to move to a couple.”
Homes in Reunion offer a low-maintenance lifestyle with landscaping and snow removal, which covers homeowners’ association dues. This appeals to many older buyers who want to do less and not have to worry about home maintenance, Cho says.