Highlands Ranch, CO Homes for Sale
Highlands Ranch Real Estate
Located on the southern edge of the Denver Metro area, along C-470 and approximately 1 mile west of I-25, you will find Highlands Ranch, Colorado, one of the most successfully planned communities in the nation. The Metro District of Highlands Ranch owns and maintains an impressive network of outdoor recreation amenities. With 22 parks, more than 70 miles of trails, and 2,000 acres of natural open space areas, Highlands Ranch is home to active people and a diverse wildlife population.
As part of the Louisiana Purchase Highlands Ranch became a part of the United States in 1803, but was not permanently settled until 1859. The famous Highlands Ranch Mansion was built over a period of several years, from 1891 to 1904. Highlands Ranch is an extremely desirable place to live and its residential population has grown exponentially over the course of just the past three decades.
Hard to believe there were no homes in Highlands Ranch before 1981. The growth of the community has been incredible – in the early 90s there were just about 20,000 people living in Highlands Ranch. In 2006 that number was almost 92,000. When the entire community is complete, which is expected to be 2015, there will be an estimated 100,000 residents.
The business community flourishes here, award winning schools, state of the art recreational facilities, all mean the Highlands Ranch community has something for everyone. One of the trademark features of the city is convenience. Shopping, dining and an impressive array of amenities are within minutes of most residences.
Housing options range from condos to luxury homes making Highlands Ranch the perfect place to find your home.