Quail Ridge

Longmont, CO

The Quail Ridge community was created and designed by following the "traditional, old-fashioned, hometown, American, and rural" setting. This environment was accomplished by carrying over these values in architecture, grid street layout, individual lot layouts and open space. The most obvious element that emphasized the American rural character is the farmhouse architecture. 

Unlike the numerous monotoning suburban communities of today, Quail Ridge has homes that were laid out differently from lot to lot, and varied in architecture, creating individual identity in the neighborhood. Each home has a different entrance with a garage located in the back of the home for minimal visual impact. 

To accent the rural character, small details, such as grass medians in the driveways, picket fences and old-fashioned pole lights were added. Street trees shade the walks and yards. To fulfill the need of townhomes, row houses were designed to reflect the early traditional urban neighborhood. Each home has its own street entrance and a small patio space that provides a connection to the garage. Alleys were created to safely connect the neighborhoods to open spaces, pocket parks, retail and commercial businesses and schools. 

As always, it was important to preserve much of the surrounding environment which helped emphasize the rural character. The end result was a safe American rural appearing development with a strong sense of community. Quail Ridge provided a fresh alternative to suburban living.