Highlands Ranch

A plentiful collection of recreational activities and amenities draws many residents to Highlands Ranch.

Welcome to Highlands Ranch

Discover the luxurious lifestyle of Highlands Ranch
When you picture the perfect balancer of urban conveniences and tranquil suburban living, that’s Highlands Ranch. The community features beautifully landscaped parks, an excellent school system, and an exciting range of housing options. Whether you're looking for a spacious home with a yard or a more compact condo in a walkable neighborhood, you'll find it in Highlands Ranch.
Highlands Ranch is a Denver exurb with proximity to well-maintained hiking and biking trails, state-of-the-art fitness centers, and a range of sports facilities. Safe to say you’ll never be bored in Highalnds Ranch. The rolling hills and lush landscapes make for beautiful surroundings and encourage a high quality of life. Easy access to major highways make it easy to get around Greater Denver; the neighborhood’s dining and shopping options are icing on the cake. 

Rich History and Culture

Photo courtesy of Highlands Ranch Mansion
Highlands Ranch is steeped in history, with origins tracing back to its days as an expansive cattle ranch. Today, the community honors its storied past through the stately Highlands Ranch Mansion, which hosts exclusive events, guided tours, and educational programs, allowing residents to revel in the area's rich heritage while embracing its vibrant present.

Outdoor Recreation

Photo courtesy of Highlands Ranch Community Association
For those who appreciate the great outdoors, Highlands Ranch delivers over 70 miles of well-maintained hiking and biking trails, immaculate parks, and vast open spaces. The Backcountry Wilderness Area, a sprawling 8,200-acre conservation area, presents residents with the opportunity to encounter various wildlife, marvel at stunning landscapes, and engage in various refined outdoor pursuits, such as equestrian activities, hiking, and glamping.


The dining scene in Highlands Ranch is nothing short of impressive, featuring an eclectic mix of upscale restaurants, trendy cafes, and bars catering to the most discerning palates. Residents can indulge in sumptuous Italian cuisine at Angelo's Taverna or savor delectable sushi and Japanese delicacies at Okinawa Japanese Cuisine
Highlands Ranch also presents a vibrant nightlife scene with stylish pubs, microbreweries, and wine bars for memorable evenings out. Grist Brew Co serves a delightful selection of craft beers in a relaxed, modern atmosphere. Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar provides the perfect ambiance for intimate gatherings, offering a sophisticated selection of wines, cocktails, and small plates.

Local Businesses

Highlands Ranch takes pride in supporting its local businesses, offering residents a range of art galleries and specialty stores to explore. The community's commitment to fostering a strong local economy creates a unique and vibrant atmosphere where residents can enjoy one-of-a-kind shopping experiences while supporting their neighbors.

Highlands Ranch Community Association

The Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) plays a pivotal role in maintaining the community's distinguished lifestyle, providing residents access to four state-of-the-art recreation centers, premier fitness classes, and a wide range of upscale programs and events catering to all age groups. From sports leagues and art workshops to outdoor concerts and sophisticated holiday galas, the HRCA cultivates a strong sense of community and belonging among Highlands Ranch's discerning residents.

Excellent Schools and Educational Opportunities

Highlands Ranch is part of the esteemed Douglas County School District RE-1, renowned for its top-performing schools and commitment to academic excellence. The community also presents a variety of distinguished private and charter school options, as well as access to prestigious universities and colleges in the vicinity.

Highlands Ranch

A plentiful collection of recreational activities and amenities draws many residents to Highlands Ranch. Community events, parks, trails, and sports are only some of the joys residents have access to daily.


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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.


Total Population

40.3 years

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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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50.06 / 49.94%

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