Highlands Ranch is a suburb on the south side of the Denver metro area. Founded in 1981, it is a 22,000 acre master planned communities offering the best of suburban life for its 105,000 residents, with a median home price of $410,000, and an unemployment rate of 3.4%
In September 2016 edition of Time Magazine ranked Highlands Ranch #6 as the Best Places to Live.
“UCHealth plans to build a $315 million hospital in Highlands Ranch by 2018, and two years ago Charles Schwab consolidated its Denver-area offices nearby. No place on our list is predicted to add more jobs in the next five years.”
You can read the full Time article here.
Time Magazine also ranked Highlands Ranch #1 as the healthiest place to live in America (full article here)
“With the lowest adult obesity rate in the country, Colorado residents are the healthiest in the country. Highlands Ranch also has a relatively low rate of childhood obesity.”
Highlands Ranch and other cities in Douglas County have been recognized by several other publications as one of the best places to live, one of the best places to raise children, and once of the best places to move in the nation. With all of these accolades, it’s no wonder Highlands Ranch remains a desirable neighborhood.
Luxury Home Communities in Highlands Ranch, CO
Back Country Community
Homes for sale in Highlands Ranch range from $200k all the way up to $7 Million. A mansion in Highlands Ranch sold for $6.75 million last month, the most expensive sale ever since the first home was sold in the Douglas County master-planned community of Back Country since the first home sold there 35 years ago. The Backcountry is a premier Luxury Gated Community, featuring a variety of homes, styles and price ranges. BackCountry offers luxury new homes in Highlands Ranch from the mid $500s to custom homes from the $1.5 millions. And while BackCountry offers the new homes, parks and luxurious amenities you might expect, it also offers something much more. Just outside your door, South Rim, a private enclave of 467 wild acres awaits. And, a variety of trails connect the homes to the parks and the community’s crown jewel — the Sundial House. Follow the trails farther, and you’re soon entering the remainder of the 8,200-acre adventure known as the Backcountry Wilderness Area.
The Highwoods subdivision of Highlands Ranch, Colorado is an exclusive gated community of high end luxury homes and mansions located in zip code 80126, just north of Wildcat Reserve Parkway and east of Broadway. This places Highwoods in the area of Highlands Ranch generally known as Southridge. Highwoods consists of about 60 high end single family homes on very large lots. Homes in Highwoods date from about 2004 to 2007. Many Highwoods homes back to open space, and have fabulous mountain views to the west and south. Prices in Highwoods start at $1 million, and go to over $4 million.