Can a Walmart Be Beautiful?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Star View Real Estate CO: II100035296

Have you ever seen a Walmart that was so beautiful that you stopped to take a picture?  Let's face it, most Walmarts and other box stores are not particularly attractive.  Functional...yes.  Attractive.....not really. 

The Walmart in Woodland Park is an exception.   Woodland Park is a small, flourishing city located 18 miles to the west of Colorado Springs in Teller County.

Sunrise at Woodland Park's Walmart

 

This picture was taken at sunrise.  As result, some of the special features are not as noticeable.  This Walmart's features include the statue in the front, split rail fencing, very nice landscaping, decorative light fixtures in the parking lots, green instead of  the trademark blue on the building, etc.  


If you are interested in buying or selling a home in or around Woodland Park, Colorado, feel free to call or email.

Colorado: See It. Experience It. Live It.

 

Photographed,written and posted by

Sondra Meyer

Real Estate Broker /CPA

Century 21-Curbow Realty 719-233-7515 or 979-575-2700

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Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Waller Group - Dallas, TX
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Wow that is an exception to the rule.  I have never seen one that look that this.

Jul 13, 2011 06:22 PM #1
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Kerrie La Guardia
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Your title grabbed me.  I never thought a WalMart could be beautiful but this one proves me wrong.

Jul 13, 2011 06:25 PM #2
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Sondra - well, I'm not sure I'd call it beautiful, but it certainly is exceptional for a Wal-Mart. And the setting is gorgeous, which helps a lot. Nice to see them make an effort like this and wish they had done better here in Fort Collins and Loveland.

Jul 13, 2011 06:26 PM #3
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Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Sondra, This looks nothing like our nearby WalMarts.  Hopefully, their pricing is still low.  Best wishes always.

Jul 13, 2011 06:30 PM #4
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

They've done a great job blending it in with the natural landscape.

Jul 13, 2011 07:13 PM #5
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Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

WOW! Now thats a nice Walmart!!

Jul 13, 2011 07:25 PM #6
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Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Why Yes it can!

Hi Sondra~ There is beauty and splendor everywhere throughout this great country we live in! Even at Walmart!

Best regards from Seattle...

Jul 13, 2011 08:21 PM #7
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Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
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Sondra, this does not look bad for a WalMart!  I wonder if they did this in response to some community pressures. 

Jul 13, 2011 09:21 PM #8
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Sondra ...Glad Walmart sees the value in blending into the beautiful surroundings !!

Jul 13, 2011 10:14 PM #9
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Deb "Alayne" Brooks
Alayne Brooks, Re/Max Elite Group, Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
940-500-4010 Wichita Falls Real Estate

Sondra! This is amazing really. Colorado is a State unto itself. Such beauty, history and ambiance. This really does not surprise me. I wish Texas Wally's would take a lesson! With the shopping choices in a small mountain town it probably was created to "fit in" and it certainly does! Hugs to you dear friend and we miss you here.

 

Jul 13, 2011 11:03 PM #10
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Sondra,

Nice to see them trying to blend in and compliment the landscape verses scream blue light special for miles around.  Happy Wednesday and thanks for sharing!

Jul 13, 2011 11:46 PM #11
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Billi Evans
Murney Associates - Springfield, MO

Like the other cooments, I had no idea.

Jul 14, 2011 12:52 AM #12
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Are you sure you weren’t out in Blossom Valley? We have one that looks just like that out there. It’s in the boondocks, so I don’t get there very often. I can’t believe you came to San Diego and didn’t call me! I guess I know where I stand with you! JJJJ

Jul 14, 2011 08:41 AM #13
Rainmaker
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The Scott Loper Team Lansdale & Harleysville PA Homes
Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville - Lansdale, PA

Hi Sondra,

ALL Walmarts should look like that!  It is a very beautiful building.  But not the trademark Walmart that is so recognizable.

Lisa

Jul 14, 2011 02:18 PM #14
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Maybe they should start doing this with more of the Walmarts. It certainly blends well with the surroundings. I think I'll send Walmart an email and tell them we want some attractive Walmart's in our area, more inviting.

Jul 15, 2011 09:30 AM #15
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Sondra,

Without a doubt this Walmart is an exception!  g

Jul 15, 2011 05:33 PM #16
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Kristine Ginsberg
Morris County, NJ: Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County, NJ Stager

Apparently so Sondra - in Colorado Springs! NJ - not so much. Great photo!

Jul 16, 2011 05:07 PM #17
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN

If only other big giant superstores would learn from that! Blends right in and make you wanna stop there. What a great combo!

Jul 17, 2011 10:20 AM #18
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