Champion Greens, Neighborhood Groups
Champion Greens presently consists of 82 homes which are a collection of classic Southwest Colorado-style detached patio home situated in a fenced private community with views of the Rocky Mountains and Twin Peaks Golf Course. An additional 6 new homes will be added and complete our neighborhood at the southeast end in 2007-2008. The additional homes are not shown on the boundaries map at this time. This community offers a quiet and peaceful life style nestled in the west side of Longmont. Take a stroll through the fully landscaped two acres of private open space or the many nearby trails and lakes. These homes come with a fully landscaped yard with lawn care and snow removal provided by the Homeowners Association (HOA). From the stucco exterior to the 40 year Heritage roofing, the exterior provides low-maintenance living. For those who want the freedom to lock the door and travel, this is the place.
Low Maintenance Exteriors:
- Stucco Exteriors & 40 Yr. Heritage Roofing
- No Maintenance Fully Landscaped yards, front and back maintained by HOA
- Snow Removal
- Approximately two acres of open space fully landscaped
Energy Efficient Features and Quality Engineering:
- 80% High Efficiency Gas Furnace
- Double Paned Vinyl Windows with Grids
- Insulated Steel Exterior Doors
Contemporary High Quality Interior:
- 9’ Ceilings and Vaulted Ceilings
- Knock Down Wall Texture with Rounded Corners
- Designer Art Ellipses and Plant Shelves
Neighborhood Grant Projects
Champion Greens has received three Neighborhood Grants. The first grant provided for the engraved stone marker and its lighting located on 9th Avenue between Iron and Wood Courts completed in 2003. The second and third grants provided for replacing a gravel walkway in the center neighborhood common area with a safer and more permanent concrete paved walkway. The walkway was done in two stages starting in 2005 and completed in 2006.
Champion Greens has a very active HOA which works in association with a property management company. Together they provide landscape maintenance, snow removal, and monitoring of covenant compliance. A frequent newsletter is published to inform the neighbors of decisions made by the HOA board of directors, upcoming events, recycling information, etc.
The neighborhood has two gatherings per year - an annual neighborhood picnic held in the common area at the center of the development and a second event such as a 4th of July parade followed by parade prizes, refreshments, and fellowship.
The land where Champion Greens sits was a working farm before Ken Pratt exercised an option to buy it in 1991 from E. Douglas Champion and his wife Vivian Lucas Champion. Building of homes didn’t begin until 1996.
Doug Champion had come from Kentucky and began farming in the Rinn area in 1935. He moved to the farm on west 9th Avenue, Longmont in 1955. He purchased the land from his father-in -law’s (Gabriel Lucas) family. Lucas had purchased a larger parcel of land (72 acres total) in the 1940’s from W.E. Pilcher.
(PHOTO Below) E. Douglas Champion & wife Vivian Lucas Champion in front of house, 1963
In addition to farming, Champion also had dairy cows and sold milk to the Watts Hardy Dairy in Longmont, as did many farms in the valley. Passing away in 1992, he never got to see the pleasant residential area his land would become. As a local veterinarian says, “Doug was a gentle and easy man to get along with”.
The only building remaining from the farm is a barn that was moved to the Zweck land west of Airport Road and south of the St. Vrain River.
Champion Greens is located off of 9th Avenue with Airport Road on the west, 9th Avenue on the south, Longmont Estates Greens on the north, and Twin Peaks Golf Course on the northeast and east.
June 30, 2009