Now that we've cleared up the location of the homes you are looking at are in Arrowhead/Countryside, I can definitely say that I cannot recommend this neighborhood. You know what they say? Location, location, location. If you're interested in a project I'd look for a cheaper home in a nicer location and then fix it up to your heart's desire.
If you are thinking of the neighborhood backing up to the Riverbend Ponds, I'm thinking you are talking about the Countryside neighborhood (Cherly St, Alan St, Countryside, Darren St, Joanne St, etc). Assuming that is the neighborhood you are talking about, I've seen some homes in the neighborhood which have been nicely remodeled, and I've seen some that need a lot of work.
There were quite a few that went into foreclosure in that neighborhood when the market turned down, and many of those have since been purchased and flipped, or purchased by people who are living in them and fixing them up as they go. It's become popular for flips because homes in that price range are moving fast, so investors have come in and bought many of the foreclosures and fixed them up for resale.
Are you looking for something for yourself or are you looking for an investment/flip? I'd be happy to help however I can. Just call or text any time at 970-412-9435. Hope that helps.
I would assume that you will have more owner occupied at this point, just due to the price point of these units.
If you'd like to get in to see some of them, I'd be happy to help you with that. Feel free to write me at Sean@HawaiianShirtGuy.com. Thanks for your time!