There’s no region within the coronary heart of metro Denver quite prefer it in size and scope — a 150-acre perfect square of grass, corn and upturned soil boasting magnificent views of the mountains and the metropolis.
A uncommon break within the ocean of rooftops that stretches uninterrupted from Broomfield to Denver and Thornton to Arvada, the sphere at the northwest corner of West 84th Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Westminster stands as a vestige of a Front Fluctuate agrarian past that’s largely been subsumed by ever-expanding suburbs.
For John Palmer, who grew up and quiet lives at the western edge of the farm, the empty expanse he looks to be out on every morning from his front porch on Lowell Boulevard is the land of “million-buck sunrises.”
“Where else can you look this within the metropolis? A working farm,” he said, watching on a vista that hasn’t changed in decades. “It’s very peaceable, very calming. You will be ready to hear the owls, hear the coyotes.”