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Craft Companies Announces Independence Community is Now Open for Home Sales

Industry: Real Estate

Colorado’s Largest Residential Conservation Community is Designed for Buyers Who Appreciate the Benefits of New Construction, Thoughtful Amenities and Ample Space to Spread Out

Denver, CO (PRUnderground) July 1st, 2020

Craft Companies, LLC, a Colorado-based, multi-directional real estate firm specializing in the creation of livable, sustainable and quality communities, today announced home sales have started at Independence, Colorado’s largest residential conservation community located in Elizabeth, CO.

Leading homebuilders Richmond American Homes and Lennar broke ground last month on the brand-new community that includes over 1,000 acres with 920 single-family homes at Hilltop Road/County Road 158 and Country Road 5 in the northwest corner of Elbert County.

Independence is centrally located 30 minutes from the Denver airport, Parker and the Denver Tech Center and just 40 minutes from downtown Denver. Offering space to spread out and views that stretch for miles, the community is a short drive to all modern conveniences, including schools, grocery stores, parks, county fairgrounds and shopping.

Starting in the low $400s, Independence has seven different floorplans in four top-selling styles—Farmhouse Fresh, Prairie Pure, Mountain Modern and Classic Contemporary—for a variety of buyers, including families, government employees and those in public service. All homes are built smart-home ready with the highest level of water recycling in the state to significantly decrease the consumptive use per household.

Over 420 acres of open space within the community have been preserved to improve wildlife habitat and to maintain the rural environment of Elbert County. Neighborhood pocket parks are located within 1,000 feet of every home, along with curved streets that preserve community views and reduce vehicle speeds with miles of trails and open views in all directions.

Built for convenience, efficiency and sustainable living, Independence offers an extensive number of amenities, including a community park, clubhouse, garden and fitness center that invite neighbors to gather, connect and socialize. In addition to restoring original buildings on the property from the early ranch days to preserve the history of the land, native flowers have been planted throughout the community, alongside outdoor grills and picnic tables, a dog park, fire pits, kids playground and a stargazer event lawn.

To honor those who help to make our communities a better place to live, both Richmond and Lennar are offering special Independence home savings to those in public service, including teachers, police, firefighters, paramedics, health care providers and military members through the Hometown Heroes program.

For additional information about Independence community’s conservation model and the homes that have set a new standard for the future of community building in Colorado and across the country, please visit, email, or call (720) 500-HOME.

About Craft Companies

Craft Companies, LLC is a Colorado-based, multi-directional real estate firm specializing in project acquisitions, sustainable development and management. A small, tight-knit team of experienced professionals, Craft creates healthy, balanced, and sustainable communities through smart design, diligence and innovation. The company takes pride in its integrity and the relationships it’s cultivated with stakeholders, including municipalities, contractors, neighbors and clients. To learn more about Craft Companies, please visit

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