Durango’s Top Subdivisions for First-Time Homebuyers

Durango's Best Neighborhoods For First-Time Home BuyersWith a range of options in home styles, plus affordability in mind, several neighborhoods and subdivisions rise to the top of the list when it comes to the best areas for first-time homebuyers in Durango.

Waterfall Village

With a blend of townhomes, duplexes and single-family homes, Waterfall Village supplies a wide variety of options for buyers. Residents pay dues to be part of the community garden, with the option of growing fresh vegetables or flowers. Close to skiing and to town too, Waterfall Village maintains a true sense of community all its own, almost with the feeling of three neighborhoods in one.

The affordably priced townhomes start at less than $200,000, with about three-dozen townhomes to choose from. They come with a detached garage and include either views of Missionary Ridge or the waterfalls, along with the comfort of a low maintenance lifestyle. In comparison, there are also duplexes and single-family homes within the neighborhood, with options starting around $300,000. The ranch-style duplexes each include the convenience of an attached, two-car garage.

Durango West II

The homes of Durango West II sit a short distance outside of Durango city limits, giving new homebuyers more affordable options, surrounded by natural beauty. The amenities extend to nearby biking and hiking trails plus a tennis court, playground, basketball court and a private lake. Most of the approximately 350 homes within the subdivision are owned by full-time residents, making for a pleasant year-round experience for new homebuyers.

Some of the single-family homes within Durango West II start in the mid $200,000s or low $300,000s, with some of them offering a comfortable three-bedrooms, two-baths and an attached garage. A popular neighborhood for young families, the subdivision comes with plenty of green space.

Heritage Hill

The townhomes of Heritage Hill are not only spacious but also enjoy a fantastic location and the luxury of a low maintenance lifestyle. The units include a deck for enjoying the views while you sip your morning coffee, all atop a two-car garage. Typically priced in the low $300,000s, also keep in mind that townhouse owners at Heritage Hill must also fund a reasonably priced monthly HOA fee that takes care of things like snow and trash removal, landscaping and building maintenance.

Close to the River Trail and Animas City Park, the convenient location makes it easy to reach outdoor recreation as well as many of the most desirable sites and attractions in the Durango area. The location of Heritage Hill is certainly key with this community, with plenty of green space located right across the street from the homes.

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