Highlands Ranch Real Estate & Relocation Information
Highlands Ranch is located in Douglas County and is about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, or about a 25 minute drive. Commuters from Highlands Ranch have easy and convenient access to RTD light rail on either the west side or the east side of town, taking you into downtown or many of the area’s venues and attractions, as well as office locations. DTC and Meridian Business Center is just minutes away for the many who work in these areas.
Highlands Ranch is an unincorporated area, not a city, although there has been discussion about this for many years. There is no local government, however development and covenants are managed by elected board members of the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Homeowners sign agreement to abide by the covenants and will receive the complete covenants at closing on their home.
HRCA does provide them on the website to view.
Since Highlands Ranch is not a city, police protection is provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and fire protection by the South Metro Fire District, in conjunction with Highlands Ranch Metro Districts.
Highlands Ranch is an award winning master planned community, having won awards many times over the years as the best or one of the best in the country! Residents won’t lack much of anything to do either outdoors or indoors. There are miles of trails, open space, parks and greenbelts running through the community making Highlands Ranch an oasis to live and play. There are 4 full recreation centers which are much more than a weight room and pool. Of course they have that, as well as water slides, state of the art equipment, indoor running tracks, if you can find it at a modern fitness facility, you can find it in the rec centers, all available for residents to enjoy! Outdoor parks include lighted baseball fields, batting cages, tennis courts as well as a domed tennis facility. There are off leash dog parks, stocked fishing ponds, is there anything else you would want? They probably have it!
Shopping and dining are abundant in the area. Highlands Ranch has many newer commercial developments and many more ongoing. There are shops like Super Target, Office Max, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Sports Authority, and many more…restaurants and bistros are fun places to gather such as Landsdowne Arms, Old Blinking Light and Indulge Wine Bar. If your looking for a bite to eat or a place to shop, you won’t need to go far.
Healthcare is important to most residents everywhere. Highlands Ranch has medical facilities throughout including a Kaiser facility, and talk of a new Children’s Hospital to be built as well. There are outstanding hospitals nearby to serve the community, including Littleton hospital and Skyridge Hospital, all easily and quickly accessible to Highlands Ranch residents.
Schools in Highlands Ranch are served by the award winning Douglas County school district as well as a large variety of charter, private and specialty schools. Highlands Ranch now has 6 different high schools!
School Information for Highlands Ranch, CO
Douglas County School District – Highlands Ranch
Colorado School Accountability Report Cards – Colorado Department of Education
Denver area Private Schools
Highlands Ranch is broken down into 4 different main areas with many subdivisions with each area. The main areas are:
Some Neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Weatherstone Neighborhood Highlands Ranch * Timberline Ridge Neighborhood *Hillcrest Neighborhood Highlands Ranch * Westridge Pointe Highlands Ranch * Carlyle Park Highlands Ranch * Highlands Ranch Golf Club * Lantern Hill Highlands Ranch *Westridge Knolls Highlands Ranch * Falcon Hills * Westridge Glen Highlands Ranch *Firelight Highlands Ranch * Kentley Hills Highlands Ranch * The Hearth * Indigo Hill Neighborhood * GlenEagles Highlands Ranch * Eastridge Pointe Highlands Ranch * The Highwoods * The BackCountry
Additional information on these areas:
The BackCountry Highlands Ranch
Timberline Ridge Highlands Ranch
Indigo Hills Neighborhood Highlands Ranch
The Hearth Highlands Ranch
Westridge Pointe Highlands Ranch
Additional Community Resources
Highlands Ranch Community Association
Parks – Highlands Ranch Metro Districts
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers
Highlands Ranch Library
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