Amenities

Homestead Park

Anchored at the entrance to the Independence community, Homestead Park is a shared, historical space for all residents to enjoy. It’s a tribute to the early ranch with many of the original buildings that are being transformed into innovative and useful amenities to bring neighbors and families together to play, relax and reconnect.

Community hub

The original Victorian home is being preserved at the heart of the neighborhood.

Fitness center

The restored barn will serve as a community fitness and workout center.

Community clubhouse

Indoor/outdoor space, reservable for private events and gatherings.

Community garden

Raised beds for harvesting your own fruits and vegetables.

  • Outdoor Grill & Picnic Tables
  • Community Beehives
  • Dog Park
  • Kids’ Playground
  • Shaded Seating Throughout
  • Courtyards and Fire Pits
  • Bike Storage
  • Stargazer Event Lawn

Parks & open space

Living here is an invitation to get outside. With neighborhood pocket parks located within 1,000 feet of every home and open space running the entire swath of prairie, your kids will have plenty of space to play until the dinner bell signals it’s time to come home.

More miles of trail than road

The miles of trails linking this sprawling community welcome families with dogs, bikes, scooters, rollerblades and skateboards to get some exercise, explore and breathe in the fresh air of our pristine Western landscape.

Transforming the past into the present

The history of the ranch lives on in meaningful ways by renovating the original buildings into historic monuments, a multi-use community center, and a future museum.

Growing together

This conservation community is focused on the wellbeing of residents and the planet. A community garden allows children to experience the reward of growing their own food, while neighbors can harvest crops to share at their next BBQ. Busy beehives that are tended by professional beekeepers add to the vibrant ecosystem. (The sweet rewards of their hard work will be sold exclusively within the community.)

What’s on the outside of our community matters, too.

Beyond the amenities at Independence, residents enjoy close proximity to grocery shopping, regional parks, and Elizabeth School District schools, whose class sizes are half that of typical Denver Metro districts. Grab gas, milk, bread and eggs just a mile north and fresh produce at both the Parker and Elizabeth Farmers Markets. Nearby county parks like Bayou Gulch offer an additional 168 acres of open space with mountain bike trails, playground areas and a 2-acre, off-leash dog park. Elbert County Parks & Rec holds Pee Wee sports, pick-up games, and a roller hockey rink.

Additional Community Highlights

Thoughtful amenities work toward the big-picture commitment to conservation for the wellbeing of everyone who calls Independence home.

  • High speed fiber is delivered to every homesite
  • Smart street and park lighting decrease energy usage and light pollution
  • Trails leading to bluffs and overlooks woven throughout the property
  • Two community ponds connected to the trail system
  • Natural occurring rock outcropping preserved and repurposed into a neighborhood playground
  • Land dedicated for future school, fire and sheriff’s department
  • Dedicated community Park & Ride for carpooling
  • Native flowers planted throughout the community for bee pollination

 

All amenities are subject to change