Cupid Finds A Home At West Line Village
Already SIX Newly Engaged Couples at New Community and Counting.
At West Line Village, it’s not a stretch to say love is in the air. Among the 50+ townhomes they’ve closed on since October, they’re celebrating a mind-boggling six engagements. West Line Village, a transit-oriented development located just off RTD’s W Line in Lakewood, Colorado, offers attainable pricing, a city-adjacent location, and low-maintenance, energy-efficient row homes. Apparently, it also offers some homebuyers the courage to pop the question. As Head of Sales Jeff Plous relates, “The first one happened at the very first closing we had. The fiancé had a doormat made that said ‘Will you marry me?’”
What’s behind West Line Village’s spate of engagements? Plous speculates, “You have roots when you buy a home. You feel comfortable enough to take that next jump of getting married.” Several of the newly engaged homebuyers acknowledge the symbiosis. Brett Lindholm, who proposed to fiancée Zdravka Milanova a month before their closing, jokes that they “were knocking off two huge checklist items all at once — getting engaged and buying a house.” Shelby Kelley, who along with fiancé Eric Sanchez became West Line Village’s first official engagement, remarks, “To be blessed with my best friend proposing to me — and purchasing our first home — is incredible.” Sanchez and Kelley were excited to close on their West Line Village home in October 2018. As they approached the door of their unit, it took Kelley a moment to register what the custom-ordered “Will you marry me?” doormat said. When Sanchez went down on one knee, it became clear, and the happy tears flowed. Says Sanchez, “What I said is all a blur, but Shelby said yes! It’s a day we will both always remember.”
Marla Schilling and Chris Davies celebrated their January 2019 closing with a takeout picnic on the floor of their furniture-free living room, a few candles, a portable speaker, and their dog. After the meal, Davies stood up, since he had an even bigger celebration planned. Relates Schilling, “He said, ‘This place feels empty now, and I can’t wait to fill it with tons of memories going forward’. Then he said he wanted our first memory to be right here, right now, and he got down on one knee. I was completely caught off guard.”