About Highlands RanchLiving in Colorado
About 20 miles south of Denver, Highlands Ranch has transformed over the past 25 years from farm land and ranches to one of the nicest areas in the country. A self-sustaining, unincorporated community, Highlands Ranch has boomed over the last 25 years and with a population nearing 100,000 and it is also one of the largest non-cities in America.Highlands Ranch is one of the wealthiest and most desirable areas to live in around Denver. Residents here abide by and agree to follow a community covenant or rules as dictated by the Highlands Ranch Community Association or “HRCA”. The community is known for having quality schools and is part of Douglas County School District, the best in Colorado according to test scores. It is also home to one of Denver’s most prestigious private high schools – Valor Christian High School.
In 2009, Forbes named Highlands Ranch one of the top places to move to in the country and in 2010, Business Week said Highlands Ranch is one of the best places to raise kids. Families will love the many real estate options that seem to blend right into both open space and suburbia alike. Neighborhoods here consist of gated communities with million dollar mansions and single-family households.
Highlands Ranch has convenient access to two major highways C-470 and I-25. The area is close to both downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center and is surrounded by other thriving communities including Littleton, Centennial, and Lone Tree. Chatfield Reservoir borders Highlands Ranch to the west and is popular in the summer for boaters, bikers, swimmers and hikers.