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Job Opportunities in Highlands Ranch

Hey there, future Highlands Ranch homeowner! When moving to a new place, finding a job nearby is just as important as finding the perfect house. You're in luck, because not only is Highlands Ranch a fantastic place to live, but it also offers a variety of nearby employment opportunities. Whether you're in tech, healthcare, retail, or any other field, let's explore some of the top work destinations close to your potential new home. The average time to travel to work is 25 minutes according to census data, but there are some closer options I will get into below.

Denver Tech Center (DTC)

Just a short drive north of Highlands Ranch is the Denver Tech Center and Centennial, a bustling hub for businesses, especially for those of you skilled in technology and business services. This  Located about 10 miles away, which is roughly a 10 to 20-minute drive without heavy traffic, DTC is home to many tech and professional jobs.

###Downtown Denver

Heading about 20 miles north, you'll reach Downtown Denver in around 30 to 45 minutes by car. For those who prefer public transportation, the light rail from Littleton Mineral Station (a short drive from Highlands Ranch) can get you to the city without the stress of driving in rush hour traffic.

Castle Rock

Traveling just 15 miles south of Highlands Ranch, you'll discover the town of Castle Rock. Castle Rock has a newer retail oriented area of town, and an older historic downtown area. With a 25-minute drive, it is attracting more businesses every year, particularly in healthcare, retail, and professional services. AdventHealth provides numerous healthcare jobs, while the Outlets at Castle Rock offers retail positions. Douglas County government jobs, such as the courthouse, building department, and sheriff are based out of Castle Rock.


If you're looking for a warm community feel with ample job opportunities, Littleton is merely 10 miles west of Highlands Ranch. In about 10 to 20 minutes, you could be working at one of the many healthcare facilities like Littleton Adventist Hospital or engaging in the education sector at Arapahoe Community College.


Just northeast of Highlands Ranch, about 10 miles out, Englewood is a versatile employment area. This city hosts companies in sectors ranging from healthcare to retail to technology. Swedish Medical Center and Craig Hospital are major healthcare employers, while DISH Network offers positions in telecommunications for those tech-inclined folks.

Where to Call Home

Choosing where to work is one big piece of the relocation puzzle, and each of these areas brings its own benefits and unique work culture. If you're moving to Highlands Ranch and want to find the perfect blend of a fulfilling job and a wonderful house to go back to after your workday, I'm here to guide you through it. Reach out to me, and we'll not only find your dream home but also discuss the best commuter routes, public transportation options, and insights into the local job market.

Remember, moving is more than just a new address; it's a whole new lifestyle! So, let's make sure yours is a perfect match for your personal and professional ambitions here in Highlands Ranch and its surrounding areas.

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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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