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5163 Independence Road

5163 Independence Road, Boulder, CO 80301




4804/per year


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Step into this 80-acre postcard setting and feel city stress melt away.
Just 3 miles from the Pearl St Mall, this extraordinary land is home to owls, fox, deer, wild turkey, and eagles, with 4000 feet of lazy Four Mile Canyon Creek banks surrounded by towering cottonwoods and wild plum trees meandering through it. This idyllic property has jaw-dropping panoramic views from Long’s Peak to the Flatirons. Use it for a peaceful retreat, organic farming, or a private home.

Proximity to Boulder
Just five minutes from Pearl Street, feel city stress melt away as you roll down the private access road to your rural retreat.

History of McKenzie Farm Estate
The McKenzie family has been the steward of this land since the late 1800s. The original 480 acres were crop and dairy farm for many years. In 1901, the first discovery of Denver Basin oil occurred on this property. In the 1970s, 400 acres were sold to developers and to the City of Boulder for Open Spac

"With dramatic Mountain Views over fertile farmland as your daily backdrop, let the historic McKenzie Farm Estate be your private hideaway, just 3 miles from the Pearl St Mall. This secluded 80-acre property features unobstructed, protected front and back range views, 4000 feet of Four Mile Canyon Creek frontage, abundant ditch rights, and fertile organic farmland, nestled next to Open Space. "

e. The McKenzies planted the remaining 80 acres with 10,000 trees, creating a nature habitat, including trout pond, which is home to owls, wild turkey, fox, deer, bald eagles and more. Eventually, the farm converted to an organic operation.

In the early 70s, Celestial Seasonings founder Mo Siegel handpicked wild herbs here. CU’s mascot Ralphie the Buffalo lived in the McKenzie corral in the early 80s. Ask the seller about Ralphie’s escape at closing!

Rural Living with Boulder Resources
Enjoy your oasis of calm with the best of Boulder minutes away: Frasca, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, eTown, Rapha Cycling Club, Council on World Affairs, The Dairy Center, Sanitas and Chautauqua trails and more.

The abundant water and lush soil of McKenzie Farm Estate make this magical property ripe for farming. Farming can provide a full, peaceful, purposeful life, while also teaching science, environmental stewardship and healthy eating.

McKenzie Farm Estate provides a stunning homestead or hobby farm setting for your farming life.

Live Your Dream
With verdant acres of farmland, bountiful wildlife, copious creek and water rights, easy access to hiking and biking trails and jaw-dropping views protected by Boulder County Open Space, McKenzie Farm Estate is a property unlike any other. While only 2.5 miles from central Boulder, you’ll be a tranquil world away.


Catherine Burgess

Relax on 4000 feet of lazy babbling Four Mile Canyon Creek banks, surrounded by towering cottonwood and wild plum trees. Divert the creek into the historic ½ acre Trout Pond. Let picnicking, swimming, and ice skating begin!



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