Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master-planned community founded in 1981 with a population of approximately 100,000 people. The community is located 12 miles south of Denver in Douglas County and offers many opportunities to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Highlands Ranch has received national recognition for its great quality of life and amenities. It has been named by NerdWallet as one of the best places to raise families in Colorado and recognized by Forbes as one of the top places to move in the country. Business Week also named Highlands Ranch one of the best places to raise kids.
In Highlands Ranch, you’ll find everything from single-family homes to multi-million dollar mansions in gated communities. The area is easily accessible by two major highways - C-470 and I-25 – and is close to other thriving areas like the Denver Tech Center, Littleton, Centennial, and Lone Tree. To the west of Highlands Ranch is Chatfield Reservoir, a popular place for swimmers, boaters, hikers, and bikers.
A better location would be hard to come by, as Highlands Ranch is a community filled with fun activities and it's close to Downtown Denver and other Denver suburbs.
Home to some of the best restaurants in the Denver metro, you'd be hard-pressed to not find a dining option to your liking!
Highlands Ranch was indeed masterfully planned. It's both a bustling community and an open space oasis. Highlands Ranch Metro operates 26 parks, 70 miles of trails, and 2,000 acres of natural open space. The Backcountry Wilderness Area is located within Highlands Ranch and is home to approximately 13 miles of open space that can be enjoyed by all, including wildlife!
Chatfield Reservoir is the perfect place for a family camping trip. Visitors can not only boat on the lake but also bicycle, hike, and ride horses among the scenic trails that wind through Chatfield reservoir.
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