What’s It like to live in Vista Bonita, and the Trails at Vista Bonita

Vista Bonita and the Trials at Vista Bonita are located near Fort Collins, east of I-25, just north of Highway 14, before you get to County Road 5.  Vista Bonita saw the first homes being built in the neighborhood in the mid 1970’s.  The building continued until 2004 when the neighborhood was finally built out.  The last section of the neighborhood was named the Trails at Vista Bonita and has wonderful trails that snake through that portion of the neighborhood.  What is at the center of the neighborhood is Baker Lake.  It is a 13 acre lake stocked regularly with fish for the angler.  The lake attracts an abundance of wild life.  Other things to enjoy is the ability to swim in the clean water and use non-motorized or boats powered by electric motors.  Some homes are lake front and have the benefits of docks and easy access to the water.  Many people have lived in the neighborhood for years which makes for a delightful stable neighborhood. 

The neighborhood is known for its large yards.  The first homes that were built were on ½ acre lots.  Many of the homes have at least 10,000 sq ft yards and others are as large as 1/3 of an acre. The neighborhood, with the exception of the trails has no HOA and no convenances.  Vista Bonita has a rec association that costs less than $200 per year and with that you get full access to the lake.  

Vista Bonita is great for commuters being close to I-25.  Also it is a short drive to Old Town and does not take long to get to shopping along Harmony Road. With the location I-25 becomes your main street and provides you with the ability to get from the north side of town to the south quite quickly. 

Another things that is special about the neighborhood is its annual traditions that are quite special. One is the annual fishing derby. This is all about who can catch the most fish on a certain day.  Kids and adult participate and it is not uncommon for a child from the neighborhood to be the winner. Another annual tradition is the fourth of July celebration that includes breakfast for adults, a kids parade and the highlight is a HUGE fireworks display. 

This neighborhood is a special place to live.  Why not make Vista Bonita or the Trails at Vista Bonita your neighborhood!  Contact Lestel to get a personal tour or to find out about availability of homes in the neighborhood. 

Fort Collins Hidden Neighborhoods

Here’s one of the best kept secret in the area. There are some special Fort Collins Hidden Neighborhoods. North East Fort Collins, East of I-25 is a special area.  I frequently have buyers say, “I don’t want to live East of I-25.”  Here are some great neighborhoods that they are missing out on by saying that, Clydesdale Park and Estates, Serratoga Falls, Vista Bonita and Trails at Vista Bonita.  These neighborhoods are located East of I-25 just off Highway 14.   The location makes for easy commuting.  It also makes it quick and easy to get to almost anywhere in Fort Collins using I-25 as your main street. Each one of these neighborhoods is unique and special in their own way. 

Vista Bonita one of Fort Collins Hidden Neighborhoods

Vista Bonita was first built in the 1970’s. The neighborhood was finally completed in the mid 2000’s with the last section being named “Trails at Vista Bonita.”  Both of these neighborhoods share Baker Lake.  This lake is 13 acres, in the center of the neighborhood.  Residence use the lake for swimming, fishing, and non-motorized boats.  Moreover, the neighborhood is also known for their amazing Fourth of July celebration, highlighted by a great fireworks display. People love the neighborhood because it is quiet, close to everything and love the wildlife and the feeling of being away from it all.  Walking trails are also a big part of the neighborhood. 

Clydesdale Park and Clydesdale Estates

Just across Highway 14 from Vista Bonita is Clydesdale Park and Clydesdale Estates. This neighborhood was developed by Stoner in the early 2000’s. The unique style of the exterior elevations of the homes makes them have a “Colorado Style.”  The estates section of the neighborhood has large lots the Park section is known for the walking paths through the neighborhood and the small ponds that attract ducks and geese.  Additionally, views can be amazing from this neighborhood.  The undeveloped lots went to the bank during the financial crisis and the final lots were built out by Journey Homes and Richmond.  

Serratoga Falls

Serratoga Falls was intended to be a high end neighborhood when it was developed.  Home prices in 2007-2008 were to start in the $700,000’s and go up from there. Then the down turn in the housing market occurred and homes in that price range were not being built and people were not building custom homes. Today the neighborhood has a nice mix of homes and is delightful with extensive landscaping and open space throughout.  The mountain views from the neighborhood can be breathtaking. 

No matter what you have in mind when you say HOME….there is something to meet your needs in North East Fort Collins.  Go explore and you just might find HOME! Contact Us for assistance in finding the neighborhood that best meets your needs.