Reminiscent of an Earlier Time,
Hover Place Northeast of Denver, Colorado Draws Retirees Seeking
Security, Sophistication and Luxury
Hover Place, located in
Longmont, Colorado, about 40 minutes northeast of
the capital city of Denver, is an elegant active
adult retirement community (for those age 60 and
better) comprised of six attractive Tudor-style
buildings that evoke the warmth and security of an
earlier time. These homes are
condominiums and are part of a larger, well-regarded
community known as Hover Community, which includes
senior apartments and an assisted living facility.
Hover Place has
nine floor plans; price depends on the size and location of the
unit. Each of the six buildings is secure and has two floors
with three residences on the first floor and five residences on the
second floor. And while units are priced above the national
average, they are less expensive than retirement communities in
neighboring, pricey Boulder. All units have one level (no
steps), two bedrooms, two baths, an oversized patio/deck and an
oversized, attached, one or two car garage with a keyless entry pad
(and an elevator for those on the second floor).
Standard features include wide doorways, slip-resistant floors,
easy-open door levers, shower benches and two-tone, semi-gloss paint
to reduce interior glare. Units also have 9-ft. to
10-ft. ceilings, air conditioning, a full-size dining room, a
kitchen island and a full-size dining room.
fees include exterior maintenance, ground
maintenance and clubhouse maintenance, water and sewer, basic cable
and the medical/emergency system found in each unit.
Exterior walkways meander through gardens and grassy areas and are
slip-resistant. A gazebo and plenty of benches throughout the
community make it a peaceful place to stroll, meditate and just
enjoy a lovely Colorado day.
The six buildings are
clustered around the soon-to-be-built clubhouse, which will have
roughly 2,500 sq. ft. with a kitchen, a recreation room, a large
fireplace, a fitness room and a patio/BBQ area. This is
a new community so future activities are still being determined but
most likely will include trips, concerts, holiday get-togethers,
etc. Visit www.hovercommunity.org for more information.
of the most appealing aspects of Hover Place Flats is the size of
the community. It does not sprawl and has a total of 48 homes,
giving it an intimacy not found in large developments. The
architecture, medieval yet modern, is unusual, another reason Hover
Place stands out. The Hover Community, of which Hover
Place is the latest addition, was once a farm owned by a prominent
Denver family, Katherine and Charles Hover. Katherine's dream
was to see the land turned into a place where senior citizens could
live with dignity.
Today Hover Community and Hover Place are just
that. As part of this larger community, Hover Place is bounded
by Hover Acres Park, small lakes (ponds, really) and is not far from
shopping, dining, walking trails, medical facilities, golf courses
and churches. Beatrice Hover Assisted Living and Hover
Manor Senior Apartments are close at hand as well.
climate in this region of Colorado is definitely four-season,
characterized by cool, sometimes cold, winters and rainy (or warm
and dry) springs (it varies from year to year). Falls
are crisp, and summers can now bring 100 degree temperatures (this
never used to be the case), although 80s are more the average.
This is a semi-arid area, so humidity is low. It does snow,
but as in much of Colorado, the snow usually comes one day and is
completely gone the next, leaving behind the bluest sky one has ever
seen. The sun shines 300+ days a year.
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