Highlands Ranch Real Estate and Community Info
Highlands Ranch is located south of Denver in Douglas County, one of the fastest growing areas in the country. This master-planned community was created in the early 1980s and encompasses about 23,000 acres, while 13,000 are set aside for open space with numerous hiking and biking trails, parks, and recreational facilities. The community is family oriented and provides residents with low crime rates, excellent schools, plenty of recreational opportunities and easy access to the Denver metropolitan area. Shea Homes, one of the most reputable builders in the country, has developed the land in Highlands Ranch. Whether you are looking for new construction or resale, you can find it in this community. All single-family homes, condos, townhouses and estates in Highlands Ranch bear the unique, one-of-a-kind elegance and beauty that Colorado homes are known for.
The area around Highlands Ranch features plenty of activities for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The trail along the historic Highline Canal allows residents to bicycle all the way to downtown Denver. Accessibility to and from Denver and the south suburbs is excellent. C-470 and I-225 provide access east and west and I-25 provides access to North Denver. There is easy access to downtown via the light rail which starts in the southwest Mineral/Santa Fe corridor.
The community is also conveniently located near the foothills, providing easy access to the mountains for skiing, hiking and limited stakes gambling in Central City and Black Hawk. Additionally, the Recreation Centers at Eastridge, Northridge, Southridge and Westridge are maintained by the Highlands Ranch Community Association and provide residents with pools, racquetball courts, sports leagues, wellness classes and programs, and other recreational and leisure activities.
Highlands Ranch City Guide