This haven of natural beauty has been cared for by several generations of the Allison family. It is their legacy and vision for The Farm that has been entrusted to La Plata Communities: to create a special neighborhood where families can enjoy a happy and wholesome lifestyle rooted in authentic traditions and enduring values. A place where life is lived abundantly.


When John Allison purchased the land in 1947, the nearest grocery store was 12 miles away. The property had been home to three dairy farms. John converted one of the barns – said to be the oldest in Colorado – for raising thoroughbred racehorses, which he purchased in Ireland.

John built the ponds fed by Black Squirrel Creek, naming them after his daughters: Frances, Mildred, Ann, and Mary. Three generations of Allison’s learned to swim and fish in those ponds. The family raised trout and grew their own vegetables, enjoying many outdoor family suppers beside “Lake Ann.”

The Allison family enjoyed 70 years of happiness under the watchful gaze of Pikes Peak. In 2003, the children and grandchildren of John Allison found a development partner to help them open a new chapter in The Farm’s history. It is their dream that The Farm will be to you what it was for them: the best thing their family ever did.

About Us

 It’s a tremendous honor for La Plata Communities to be entrusted with the development of The Farm. Our sense of responsibility for this land and its legacy runs deep. You wouldn’t be wrong to call it affection. The Farm is a labor of love that will make us all extremely proud. La Plata is a locally owned company. That means we live and work in and around the communities we develop, so you can bet we insist on excellence. Since 1995, we’ve earned a reputation for some of the most successful master planned communities in Colorado Springs: Cordera, Pine Creek and Briargate to name a few.

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