Fox Hill Filings II & III, Neighborhood Groups
Fox Hill is a quiet, attractive, low-density subdivision consisting of single-family homes located within the city limits of Longmont approximately two miles East of downtown. The Filings 2 & 3 neighborhood contains 185 dwellings and is located east of Pace Street between 5th and 9th avenues. Residents take pride in the well kept appearance of groomed landscaping and mature trees.
A shopping area located one mile north at 17th and pace provides basic services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks. Fire Station #3 is just ¼ mile north of 9th on Pace and serves the neighborhood with rapid response times.
Walkways and bike paths along Pace Street and 9th Avenue are easily accessible from the subdivision and connect to a larger network. Other recreational opportunities are available at nearby Centennial Park, Union Reservoir, and Sandstone Ranch. Fox Hill Country Club (private) is adjacent to the subdivision and resident members can keep golf carts at home and drive to the course. In addition, the eastside location provides easy access to I-25 via either Hwy 119 or Hwy 66.
Fox Hill comes by its name honestly and foxes are seen passing through from time to time.
The 185 homes in Fox Hill Filings 2 & 3 are 1 and 2 story designs of several different styles. Most are 2000+ square feet, have shake shingle roofs, and were built with partial masonry construction.
Neighborhood Grant Projects
Over a period of years the Fox Hill Filings 2 & 3 HOA has received grants from the Neighborhood Group Leaders Association (NGLA) for: (1) construction of 7 entrance monuments with signage; (2) Addition of decorative house number signs to each lamppost; and (3) Installation of solar lighting for several entrance monuments. **Note: Pictures on page 1 show day and night views of the entrance monument at 9th and Pace.**
The Fox Hill 2nd & 3rd Filing Homeowners Association was formed in November of 1997 to represent the interests of the neighborhood. Membership in the Association is voluntary and the dues charged are nominal. A Board of Directors elected by the membership is drawn from resident volunteers and meets as needed to conduct HOA business.
The HOA sponsors and conducts a variety of activities as follows: Cleanup Days, Annual Garage Sale, Summer Picnics, Annual Block Party, and Christmas Eve Luminaria Event. During the latter signature event, interior streets, 9th Avenue, and Pace Street are lined with lighted candles in white paper sacks. The HOA also publishes a quarterly Newsletter and maintains a neighborhood website. More information is available at www.longmontfoxhill.com
From initial settlement until the early 1970’s, the land that is now Fox Hill was originally used for agricultural purposes. At the time it was purchased by developer Phil G. Skrbina, a portion of the property was operated as a cattle feed lot by Louis Karsh. Longmont’s growing need for housing motivated Mr. Skrbina to obtain this property on a ridge overlooking the city and to lay out plans for the golf club and subdivision known as Fox Hill. The Fox Hill Country Club came first and was opened in November of 1972. Two parcels of the property intended for housing were annexed to Longmont in June of 1973 and January of 1976 respectively. Construction of homes began first in Filing 1, south of 5th Avenue. In April of 1976, Embassy Homes, Inc acquired Filings 2 & 3 and Paul Noble was the principal builder in the section North from 5th Avenue. Construction proceeded rapidly through Filing 2, but build out of the final open lot in Filing 3 did not occur until 2006.
Fox Hill Filings 2 & 3 are located immediately east of Pace Street between 5th Avenue and 9th Avenue. The Rough and Ready Ditch forms the eastern boundary of the subdivision and separates it from the Fox Hill Country Club.
In technical land survey terminology, Fox Hill Filings 2 & 3 lie within
Section 1, Township 2 North, Range 69 West.
February 20, 2008