Looking for that Small-Town Feel!
For the Stephanie and Dan Golovach, growing up in small towns was one of the attractions that drew them to Colliers Hill; they wanted to be close to Denver, and liked the small-town feel of Erie – so close by.
“We like going to the restaurants and theater in Denver,” says Stephanie Golovach, mom to daughter Mila, 2, and son Danny, 6, “but my husband and I grew up in rural, small towns, and we were both looking for that in Colorado. Erie was the perfect solution.”
The Golovachs moved into Colliers Hill in December 2016. Dan Golovach works as an engineer in Lakewood and Stephanie is doting mom and baking hobbyist.
Dan has quite the commute, says Stephanie, maybe 10 minutes longer than where they lived before in Westminster. But they love being near Erie.
“We go there all the time,” Stephanie admits. “The restaurants are good – 24 Carrot is awesome – and for us it’s walking distance. If my girlfriends and I want to go downtown for a drink, we can walk there.”
Fast Friendships in Colliers Hill
“Before we even moved in, I connected with our neighbors on Next Door,” Stephanie says. “Then a month after we moved in I found a ladies bunco group on Facebook – it’s a group just for Colliers Hill ladies who play bunco!”
(For the uninitiated, bunco is a game with 12 or more players, divided into groups of four, who try to score points while taking turns rolling three dice.)
Stephanie went to the bunco group and met 30 of the women who live in the neighborhood, several with young kids who moved to Colliers Hill because of the quality reputation of St. Vrain schools.
On the Golovach’s street are nearly 20 children. “It’s exactly what you want it to be if you have kids. Even if you don’t, there’s a lot to connect with.”
Baking for Fun, Family and Friends
Her baking hobby started about six months ago. “I was letting my son have sweets on Fridays, but instead of candy, we started baking and I would bring extras to my neighbors,” she says. “Then I started getting more creative with it.”
Stephanie’s baking hobby has already earned her a reputation as the neighborhood cake maker.
“One of my neighbors, Meg, organized a shopping thing at the Overlook rec center last November and told me to bring my cakes,” she says. “After that I started getting calls to make more cakes, so I watch a lot of You Tube videos for ideas – it’s such a great resource!”
Building New “Most Affordable Thing We Could Do!”
The Golovachs knew they wanted to move from Westminster once their children started school, so started looking in Erie. They chose a Richmond American Homes Twain design after visiting some of the models in Colliers Hill.
“We love the neighborhood because it’s so beautiful and funny enough, building new turned out to be the most affordable thing we could do!”
Moving into Colliers Hill!
When it comes to buying a new home, Colliers Hill offers a bevy of options from Colorado’s top builders Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes. Stop by the sales offices to tour the 12 stunning model homes, and choose from ranch or two-story designs, priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.