Highlands Ranch is a master-planned community with unbelievable recreational opportunities including four state-of-the-art recreation centers, 25 community parks, two skate parks, batting cages, a tennis center, four dog parks, and 58 miles of trails winding through the neighborhoods!
This newer community - established in 1981 – has a growing population close to 100,000 people. Highlands Ranch is almost built out. Each community offers something different for its residents – from acres of flora, fauna, trails and parks to explore in their backyards to well-designed homes surrounded by natural waterways.
Highlands Ranch has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a potato farm that once covered the land. In 2010, Highlands Ranch was ranked No. 12 by CNN Money as "One of the Best Places to Live” in the U.S. due to its strong school district and steady home prices, and by Business Week as "One of the Best Places to Raise Kids."
With its close proximity to the Denver Tech Center and to Downtown Denver, commuting from Highlands Ranch is no hardship. Many global employers are located nearby such as Agilent, Cargill, EMC, Kraft, First Data, DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, Echo Star and JP Morgan Chase.
With a median home price of $325,000, a low tax rate of under 3-percent and an almost 30-percent increase in job growth over the past decade, Highlands Ranch is an ideal place to call home.