Creekside I, Neighborhood Groups
There are 157 single-family contemporary style one and two story homes in Creekside, most of which were built in the 1990s. There are approximately 500 residents of the Creekside neighborhood.
Public schools serving Creekside include Burlington Elementary, Sunset Middle School, and Niwot High School.
All property owners of Creekside are members of the Creekside I Home Owners Association. Creekside I HOA is managed by an elected board of directors who are charged with enforcing covenant rules and maintaining HOA common property. The board of directors appoints an Architectural Control Committee which reviews proposed changes to structures and landscaping to protect and enhance the investment and property values of all properties in Creekside.
Creekside I HOA sponsors an annual summer picnic for Creekside residents and has an annual winter holiday luminara program which attracts residents throughout the city who come to see the holiday lights.
The Creekside I HOA belongs to the Longmont Neighborhood Group Leadership Association. The NGLA fosters programs to encourage neighborhood improvements through Neighborhood Activity Grants and Neighborhood Improvement grants.
In the 1860’s, not far from the Creekside neighborhood, the town of Burlington grew up around the Burlington Stage stop where the Overland Stage trail crossed the St. Vrain Creek. The Overland Stage route is now U.S. route 287 or Main Street in Longmont.
Settlers from the east built cabins and homesteads all along Left Hand Creek in the 1860s. In the 1870s the Colorado Central Railroad completed a track from Golden through Boulder to Longmont which today runs northwest of the Creekside neighborhood. Once irrigation ditches were built to bring water from the creeks, the arid prairie land around Creekside was farmed. Area maps from the 1940’s and 1970’s show several farm buildings and agricultural lands in the Creekside neighborhood area.
In July, 1987, the Creekside and Rainbow Ridge neighborhoods, known then as the Pike Neighborhood, were annexed to the City of Longmont. The neighborhood streets and utility services infrastructure was built out by the Creekside Development Company with the first houses being built in 1990. Left Hand Park was deeded to the city in April, 1995.
The Creekside neighborhood is one of Longmont’s southern-most neighborhoods. Located south of Pike Road between Main Street and 95th Streets, it shares an entrance on Ridgeview Drive with the Rainbow Ridge neighborhood. Sunset Street forms Creekside’s border to the west and Plateau Road is its southern border. To the south of Plateau Road is Boulder County agricultural open space forming a buffer area between Niwot and Longmont.
The neighborhood includes Left Hand Creek Park which borders Left Hand Creek. The park contains Left Hand Creek Greenway bike and walking path, playing fields, a picnic area and playground equipment.
June 30, 2009