Here, you’re free to embrace timeless, small town values with endless spaces to roam. Designed with the most cutting-edge technology and innovative infrastructure, Independence reimagines the quality of your family’s daily life.
A Conservation Community
The foundation of this community is a philosophy focused on being better stewards of the place we call home. We are focused on preserving what came before, conserving valuable resources, and leaving a smaller footprint for all residents to enjoy more and use less.
The original homestead and many of the century-old buildings used to ranch this land since the 1860s have been preserved, including the farmhouse, barn and a silo that have been transformed into community amenities.
Extensive care was taken to maintain the etched glass on farmhouse doors, intricate craftsmanship, and hand-crafted woodworking that went into their original construction.
The architecture of the original Victorian-style farmhouse is the inspiration for one of the design styles of our new modern residences. Timeless, classic and nostalgic, it’s another way of restoring the past for the future.
The three original windmills located on the highest elevations of the property have been preserved as iconic landmarks, symbolizing the spirit of Independence to honor the past and guide the path forward.
Neighborhood parks are located within 1,000 feet of every home. In fact, of the 1,000 total acres at Independence, over 400 acres allocated to community biking and walking paths—endless extensions of your backyard.
A state-of-the-art water conservation program brings the highest level of water recycling in Colorado, combined with intelligent landscape design and land planning to reduce water use by about 50% of a typical home.
Key wildlife corridors and natural vegetation have been protected and existing wetland habitats have been restored.
The existing topography guided the layout of the neighborhood with thoughtful, intentional land planning, rather than disrupting the land to fit our plan.
Every new residence is designed to be smart-home ready, built to the highest levels of energy efficiency and insulation.
Smart streetlights and park lamps maintain safe nighttime lighting while conserving energy and reducing light pollution.
The water recycling program at Independence introduces a new model for sustainability in Colorado, setting the bar for what new community development should follow.
Over 3,000 new trees will be added to the community. Not just because it’s good for our environment, but because it adds to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Honoring the land
This 1,000-acre parcel was a working family ranch from the 1860s – late 2010s. To honor the heritage of the land, many of the homestead buildings and artifacts have been preserved and restored for the community.
The beauty is, they’ll stay this way
The unique topography, rolling hills and the structure of our home clusters allow for natural, unobstructed views south to Pikes Peak, north to Longs Peak, the Front Range and the Black Forest to the east.
The importance of open space
Kids were meant to play outside with room to explore, roam and grow. With more miles of walking and biking paths than paved road, happy trails and kids go hand in hand at Independence.
To honor the legacy of the Bentley family, the homesteaders who originally owned and ranched this land, we are repurposing and renovating the original Sears & Roebuck Victorian kit home, barn, metal shed and windmills, so these iconic buildings can join the next century of Independence ranch-land living.