Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch is a much sought-after community in the Denver metro area.


Neighborly community with world-class parks and facilities.

Highlands Ranch is a much sought-after community in the Denver metro area. The city is located a few miles south of Denver in Douglas County. Highlands Ranch is a relatively new city, incorporated in 1995. The locale was created as a master-planned community with various housing options, shopping, and recreation. This sleek town is known for its beautiful parks and open spaces. There are over 70 miles of trails throughout the city, perfect for hiking, biking, and running. In addition, the city has four recreation centers, each with a pool, weight room, and gymnasium.

Local architects have designed various living spaces in Highlands Ranch to meet the needs of all homeowners, from single professionals and retirees to growing families. The community also boasts a rich history, dating back to its roots as a ranching town. Today, people love Highlands Ranch for its accessibility, green space, and mild climate. There are various housing options available in Highlands Ranch, from apartments and townhomes to single-family homes.


  • Home to famous breweries and restaurants
  • 26 off-leash parks
  • An active community


Highlands Ranch is a cozy neighborhood with an upscale vibe. Residential areas are well-maintained, and locals are active yet neighborly. Its location is perfect for those who commute to Denver for work but far enough away for those who want a break from bigger cities. Local shops and restaurants in Highlands Ranch reflect the active and luxurious lifestyles of the people who live here. Locals are often seen taking walks along neighborhood trails and socializing with friends over coffee at a local cafe.


Highlands Ranch is home to many great dining, entertainment, and shopping options. One local favorite is Lansdowne Arms, a pub-style restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere and delicious food. The restaurant is known for its chicken pot pie and fish and chips. For a more upscale dining experience, Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar offers an extensive list of wines from around the world and a menu of small plates and charcuterie. Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar is the perfect place to spend an evening with friends, enjoying good conversation and great wine. 

For shopping, residents love the Highlands Ranch Town Center and Aspen Grove, an outdoor mall with over 100 stores. Aspen Grove features a farmer's market, live music, and a variety of dining options. The Highlands Ranch Farmers Market is the perfect place to find fresh produce and other locally made goods. For a night out, you can check out the latest movie at the AMC Highlands Ranch 24 or catch a concert at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.


When looking for things to do in Highlands Ranch, look no further than the luxurious and active Highlands Point. This is a great place for those who love golf, as it features the Links Golf Course. This course has been named one of the best in Colorado and offers stunning views of the Rockies. There is also Tanks Skate Park, which is perfect for picnics and hiking. For something a bit more leisurely, take a stroll through Spring Gulch. Spring Gulch Park is a particularly popular destination known for its beautiful wildflowers and bird watching. For those looking to relax and enjoy luxury, the Highlands Ranch Mansion is open for tours. Be sure to grab a bite at one of the many delicious restaurants in Highlands Ranch before heading home.


The Douglas County School District serves Highlands Ranch. Top-rated schools in the area include:

  • STEM School Highlands Ranch, Grades K-12
  • Rocky Heights Middle School, Grades 6-8


Highlands Ranch real estate, situated just south of Denver in Douglas County, offers a diverse and appealing portfolio for prospective homebuyers. The residential landscape in Highlands Ranch beautifully marries a range of properties, from spacious single-family homes to modern condos and versatile townhomes. A standout feature of properties here is their proximity to vast open spaces and parkland, ensuring residents have a seamless blend of suburban living with nature's touch.

Each neighborhood in Highlands Ranch showcases unique real estate offerings. Highlands Ranch Town Center, for instance, is a hub of urban convenience, ideal for those who prioritize accessibility to shops and entertainment. In contrast, Highlands Ranch Meadows captivates with its tranquil streets and close-knit community, making it perfect for families. Highlands Ranch South boasts properties that offer stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, a treat for those who cherish scenic vistas. The family-oriented Highlands Ranch North, with its proximity to Castle Rock, offers homes designed for comfort and community.

Meanwhile, Highlands Ranch West stands as a testament to equestrian elegance, with properties that cater to horse lovers and those seeking homes adjacent to expansive open spaces. For anyone seeking a diverse range of real estate options within a cohesive community, Highlands Ranch is undeniably a top contender.

Overview for Highlands Ranch, CO

103,238 people live in Highlands Ranch, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $59,172. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Highlands Ranch, CO

Highlands Ranch has 37,583 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highlands Ranch do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 103,238 people call Highlands Ranch home. The population density is 4,253.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Highlands Ranch, CO

There's plenty to do around Highlands Ranch, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Wham Bam, Thank You Pam! Baked Goods, Complete Health Chiropractic, and Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Lone Tree.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 3.04 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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