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Highlands Ranch, Colorado Real Estate

Highlands Ranch Colorado

Highlands Ranch, Colorado is a master-planned community first developed in 1981. Although Highlands Ranch boasts just over 90,000 people and is only 12 miles south of downtown Denver, this community still maintains a connection with the natural beauty of Colorado. Over 70 miles of trails wind through the community, and 2,000 acres of open land await the nature lover. If a neighborhood park is not enough to satisfy the call of the wild, Chatfield Lake State Recreation Area is just a short drive to the west.

Homes in Highlands Ranch, CO

As part of a master planned community, homes in Highlands Ranch are regulated by the Highlands Park Community Association. Seven sub-association handle the day to day management of properties within the community, ensuring a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing appearance for Highlands Ranch as a whole.

Highlands Ranch real estate tends toward larger homes suitable for families. Finding 4 and 5 bedroom homes for sale in Highlands Ranch is very easy. Around Wildcat Reserve Parkway, 4 and 5 bedroom homes enter the market in the mid 500's. A more upscale neighborhood in Highlands Ranch, such as the area around South Broadway, offers stunning larger homes that break into the market in the high 900's.

As part of a master planned community, homes in Highlands Ranch are regulated by the Highlands Park Community Association.

Even in the most affluent neighborhoods, deals are possible. For example, homes for sale near the Highlands Ranch Golf Club can vary considerably in asking price, from the mid 500's to the million dollar mark, so the interested buyer should definitely consider the services of a Highlands Ranch real estate agent.

Notable Schools in Highlands Ranch, CO

Highlands Ranch, CO is served by the Douglas County school district. Overall, the community has an impressive student to teacher ratio, with fewer than 20 students per teacher. Mountain Vista High School, centrally located in the Highlands Ranch community, is representative of the public schools in the district: new and progressive with an affluent student body. Notable private schools in Highlands Ranch include two Christian schools, the Jim Elliot School.

The Highlands Ranch Business Community

The Highlands Ranch Business Park along C-470 is home to offices, headquarters and research and development sites for many local and national companies, including Visa and Qwest. Other business developments sites include the Highlands Ranch Town Center and Gateway Center, as well as the Wildcat Shopping Center. Industrial and manufacturing companies, such as Lockheed Martin, are located at the Santa Fe Distribution Center, a 40-acre lot set aside for light industrial and warehouse use.

Highlands Ranch Real Estate Agents

A Highlands Ranch Realtor knows the nooks and crannies of the local real estate listings, and can provide the earnest home buyer with the inside scoop on housing trends, upcoming sales and other timely information.