DENVER POST – Ten minutes by rail from Union Station, large townhomes at West Line Village make a size-value contrast to Sloan’s Lake
Jeff Plous and his team have several three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath homes that you could be moved into by June, starting from $429,000.
By Mark Samuelson
If you’ve scoured Highland and Sloan’s Lake for a chance to buy and you’re not finding the mix of price and size to match your expectations, you could get a wholly different view of that opportunity Sunday, April 21, at West Line Village, a new townhome village 10 minutes by light rail from Union Station.
“It was too good to be true,” says Nicki Hannon, after searching around Sloan’s for condos and single-family resales that would be in easy commuting range of her office in LoDo.
She checked small houses in the $300s-to-$500s near West Colfax (no garage, and they needed lots of work); and 1-bedroom condos at similar prices (they had HOA fees ranging from $150 to $300/month).
Now she’s on track to move into a new townhome, two bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, plus an office, close to 1,300 square feet of space — considerably larger than most houses and condos she had looked at — along with an attached one-car garage, something that most other properties hadn’t provided. Her finished price, after loading on some upgrades, was just over $420,000.
And there’s no HOA fee. West Line Village, with a range of plans that gives the neighborhood a varied elevation in a Euro-style mix of colors, has a metro district that maintains the landscape and offers snow removal, wrapped into your property taxes. (Most residents get a “yardlet” included for their private use, for a garden or for a labradoodle to wander.)
Meanwhile, Hannon’s townhome in West Line Village may be closer timewise to LoDo and downtown than from areas near the Sloan’s redevelopment site, says Jeff Plous, whose team will show you a model home at the Village, along with some homes that can deliver by June.
That trip on the West Line to Union Station is 10 minutes, says Plous. “There’s no other new-purchase community closer to light rail,” he adds, showing the four-minute walk to RTD’s Sheridan Station.
West Line’s David Adame adds that West Line is 4 blocks from the Sixth Avenue Freeway, an alternative route into town, or heading west to work sites at the Federal Center or in Golden. Hikers and skiers have one of the metro area’s best access points for reaching into the mountains, and the Dry Gulch bike trail along the rail line extends west into the foothills.
Plous and his team have several three-bedroom/2-1/2-bath homes that you could be moved into by June (one has 1,423 square feet plus upgrades, yardlet and two-car garage, at $429,000). They’re the final ones available in West Line Village’s third phase — now close to the community’s 50 percent sold mark.
Hannon, who likes the city of Lakewood’s 40 West ArtLine art-walk project that is partnered with the National Endowment along the trail/rail line, says she may continue driving to work, while using light rail for trips into Denver’s dining/entertainment scene.
In addition to your visit Sunday, April 21, you can meet West Line Village residents at a happy hour this Wednesday, April 24, at Bar Fly at Alamo Draft House in Sloan’s, 5 to 7 p.m.
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WEST LINE VILLAGE
- What: West Line Village, new-urban townhome village beside West Line light rail, furnished model, bike path, no HOA fee, some 3-bedroom homes for early delivery.
- Where: 5645 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood; from downtown, take Colfax Ave west 3 mi. to Sheridan Blvd, turn south 4 blks to W. Tenth, then west 3 blks to Depew St; or take Sixth Ave Fwy west to Sheridan, north to W. 10th, west.
- Price: 3-bed homes for June move-in from $429,000
- When: Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 to 5; Wednesdays thru Fridays, noon to 5
- Phone: 303-317-5758
- More Info: WestLineVillage.com