Highlands Ranch has been named by Business Magazine as “one of the best places in Colorado to raise your kids.” Indeed it would be hard to find a more family-friendly area than this thoughtfully developed expansive neighborhood just 12 miles south of Denver in Douglas County. Built on 22,000 acres and featuring everything from affordable single-family homes to multi-million dollar mansions, Highlands Ranch is a mecca for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. It boasts 19 parks, 70 miles of running and hiking trails, more than 2000 acres of open spaces, two public skate parks, and 4 rec centers. It has highly acclaimed public schools, loads of retail stores, and family restaurants nearby and is a quick commute to Denver Tech Center and public transportation access to Downtown Denver. Those who enjoy outdoor activity, the quieter lifestyle of the suburbs, and a safe environment in which to raise a family will find Highlands Ranch living irresistible.
As a suburb of Denver, Highlands Ranch is part of both the greater Denver metropolitan area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. It borders several other Denver suburbs including Littleton and Centennial to the north and Acres Green and Lone Tree to the east. In addition, Highlands Ranch borders Chatfield State Park to the west.