AFFORDABLE HOMES IN GOLDEN
With rising prices in every neighborhood in Golden, it is getting more difficult to find affordable housing in and near Golden. Many people are drawn to Golden because of its small town feel, parks, trails, recreation, clear creek, mountain views and more. As a result, the competition for homes is fierce, and many first time buyers are struggling to get into the market. At The Fox Group we have a passion to help all of our clients find their place, so we thought it would be helpful to list some of the most affordable neighborhoods in the Golden area.
Apple Meadows: (Low 200’s-300’s) Apple Meadows is a neighborhood about 3-4 miles North of downtown Golden. This is a great neighborhood for a starter home, or to buy a home that has potential for equity growth by remodeling. Many of these homes are ranch models and bi levels built in the early 70’s. People love this location because it is still very accessible to Golden, Denver, the Mountains, and Boulder as well. There are numerous trails and open space options from this neighborhood, with access to North Table Mountain, Long Lake Ranch Recreation Complex and trails, and it’s just a mile from White Ranch open space.
South Golden: (Low 200’s-400’s) There are several neighborhoods south of Downtown Golden that are still very affordable. These neighborhoods are near South Golden Road, West, South and East of the King Soopers shopping area in south Golden. Part of this area is also known as Pleasant View. There is everything from condos, to townhomes and duplexes, to single family homes. These homes are generally older homes, with some new construction sprinkled in as well. This area has great access to Golden, South Table Mountain, and the new light rail station at the Jefferson County Government center.
Lakota Hills: (Mid 300’s-low 400’s) This is a great neighborhood near Shelton Elementary with parks, trails, and close proximity to the Apex Open Space area near Heritage Square. This is a small neighborhood of tri level homes of approximately 1900 sq feet and up. These homes were built in the 1990’s and later. There is a paved trail from this neighborhood that leads to downtown Golden and the Splash water park.
Heritage Dells: (Low 400’s-High 400’s) This neighborhood is right next to Lakota Hills, off Heritage Rd and Kimball Ave. These homes where build in the late 70’s and early 80’s and are 2200-2800 sq ft on average. These homes boast mountain views, trail access, and a mountain feel. Families love this neighborhood for its affordability and access to Golden, Denver and the mountains.
North Table Mountain Village: (High 300’s-500’s) North Table Mountain Village is also in North Golden, about 3-4 miles from downtown Golden. This neighborhood boasts lots of options from with homes ranging from 1800-3500 sq feet. This neighborhood has great access to open space, mountain views, and parks.
Wildhorse Ranch: (Mid 300’s-mid 400’s) Wildhorse Ranch is a small neighborhood of 50 new homes just south if W 58th Dr. a mile West of highway 93. These homes were built in 2012 and consist of ranch, and two story models with no basements. These homes range from 1700-2300 sq ft. If you can find a home available in this neighborhood, you will get the most affordable newer home development in the whole area. This neighborhood is ideal for families looking for mountain views and access to trails and open space.