Highlands Ranch Living

Highlands Ranch Community Facts

Interested in moving to Highlands Ranch? Here are some quick facts based on questions I get asked:

  • County: Douglas
  • Size: 22,000 acres (Colorado's LARGEST master-planned community)
  • Open Space: 2,644 acres with 70 miles of internal trails
  • Median Home Price (2018-2022): $637,400
  • Median Rent (2018-2022): $2,353
  • Rec Centers: Four recreation centers
  • HOA: Highlands Ranch Community Association
  • First Home Built: 1981
  • Total Households: 37,583
  • Population: 100k
  • Time to Downtown Denver: ~30 minutes
  • Time to DIA: ~40 minutes
  • Time to Ski Resorts: ~1 hour 30 minutes
  • Time to DTC (Denver Tech Center): ~20 minutes
  • Original Builders: Primarily Shea, along with Beazer, Berkeley Homes, Forest Glen, Joyce Homes, Richmond, Ryland, Sanford Homes, Writer Homes, and Virden
  • Schools: Douglas County School District provides a ton of schools in Highlands Ranch, including a variety of neighborhood elementary schools, three high schools and three middle schools. There are also many private options.
  • Metro District: Highlands Ranch Metro District
  • Fire Protection: South Metro Fire Rescue
  • Police: Douglas County Sheriff
  • Internet Speeds: 1 gigabit (download) available through Xfinity
  • Elevation: 5,817'
  • Nearby Shopping: Park Meadows Mall, Aspen Grove, Highlands Ranch Town Center

Feel free to explore the rest of the site where I cover these topics in depth! Also check out the Ultimate Moving Guide to Highlands Ranch.

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Chris is a real estate agent who specializes in helping clients build, buy, and sell homes. As an expert in the area, I am ready to help you find and close on your new home. Use the button below to reach out to me today!

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