Golden Pond Estates, Neighborhood Groups
Golden Pond Estate residents are a friendly and diverse community composed of young families, families with teens and some seniors. Some of the houses on the western side have unobstructed views of the foothills while some homes on the southwest enjoy a second floor view of Golden Ponds. The neighborhood directory provides for neighbors to share skills and equipment as well as listing the baby sitters in the development. Summer activities have included a chili cook-off, outdoor movie in the Commons area, growing and carving pumpkins from the community pumpkin patch and a rotating party with a “Pink Flamingo” theme.
The homes in the second filing built after 1996 by Brittany builders list 5 architectural plans of 2 story buildings. Seventeen homes border the green Common area whose care along with the entrance area is funded by the homeowners’ dues of $360 a year. Future plans include a gazebo and barbeque in the Commons area.
The area was first developed in 1993 with a filing for ten homes of which only 4 were built.
The second filing was in 1996 with two phases which were completed to include 68 homes. Part of the development area was the site for a small dairy run in the 70”s by J. Mike Allen. West of that area were 15 acres owned by J. Lloyd Pugh and his wife Agnes.
The Golden Pond Estates Homeowners Association was formed in the spring of 1997 and has actively participated in the NGLA since then. They received a $5500 grant from the city of Longmont in 2004 which was used for landscaping. Over half of the families participated in the planning, soil preparation and planting.
Golden Pond HOA has a quarterly newsletter funded by the HOA dues. It includes neighborhood and city related messages, police and safety news, committee reports, updates, maintenance projects and future social activities. A neighborhood yearly garage sale is held in the Spring at participating houses with the HOA paying for the advertising. The yearly spring cleanup day, followed by a picnic, includes the use of a large dumpster and the HOA arranges for the removal of large items that are hauled away for recycling.
Golden Pond Estates enjoys a choice location with mountain views and is bordered on the southwest by the three Golden Ponds and the St. Vrain Greenway. Allen Drive, the main street of the 68 home development, leads into Hover Street near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and extends to 9th Avenue It is located minutes away from major department and discount stores, grocery stores, a major hardware store, medical clinic, drycleaners, movie theater, banks and a variety of restaurants.
December 5, 2012