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886 Pleasure Dr., Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Sunflower, a 55+ Community in Fort Collins, Colorado, Boasts Attractive Modular Homes, a Clubhouse and Mountain Views
At the base of the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado, thriving Fort Collins is a college town, home to Colorado State University, and the site of Sunflower, a nice 55+ modular home community. Construction began in the early-2000s and is just about finished.
It is difficult to distinguish modular homes from site built homes these days (modular homes are built in sections in a factory whereas site built homes are constructed entirely at the building site), and Sunflower is no exception. Its residences each have an attached garage, slightly pitched roof, ample closet space, air conditioning, a patio and a front porch. Many have a skylight, cathedral ceilings and an eat-in kitchen. All come with two bedrooms, two baths and from about 1,200 square feet to 1,700 square feet. Exteriors have vinyl siding with muted colors (gray, blue, yellow), and each dwelling has a concrete driveway. The Rocky Mountains loom in the distance.
The first homes constructed, those before 2004, were built on stilts and skirts to HUD standards, while properties built after 2004 were constructed on permanent concrete foundations. The residences with concrete foundations generally cost more.
Prices start in the mid-$100,000s, and the lot lease fee (instead of an HOA fee) is $650 per month. Additional fees for insurance, property tax and administration are about $130 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change. Because of the community's lease, buyers must pay cash.
This is a closely knit community, with neighbors often gathering at the clubhouse to play cards, have morning coffee and more. RV storage is available for a small fee.
Visit www.sunflowercolorado.net for more information.
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