About 20 miles south of Denver, Highlands Ranch has transformed over the past 25 years from ranches and farmland to one of the most appealing suburban areas in the Denver Metro area. A self-sustaining, unincorporated community, Highlands Ranch is now home to about 100,000 residents, making it one of the largest non-cities in the country.
Highlands Ranch is considered one of the wealthiest and most desirable areas to live in around Denver. In 2009, Forbes named it one of the top places to move to in the country. In 2010, Business Week singled it out as one of the best places to raise kids. Families love the way so many of the homes seem to blend right into both open space here. Local real estate includes everything from single-family households to million dollar mansions in gated communities.
Highlands Ranch offers convenient access to two major highways, C-470 and I-25. The area is close to the Denver Tech Center and is surrounded by other thriving communities including Littleton, Centennial and Lone Tree. Just to the west of Highlands Ranch is Chatfield Reservoir, a popular place for swimmers, boaters, hikers and bikers.
The median home value in Highlands Ranch, CO is $336,800. This is lower than the county median home value of $339,800. The national median home value is $177,414. The average price of homes sold in Highlands Ranch, CO is $336,800. Approximately 79.23% of Highlands Ranch homes are owned, compared to 17.92% rented, while 2.85% are vacant.
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