Highlands Ranch : Colorado


What it's Like to Retire in Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch was once an old Louisiana Purchase-style ranch, but over time has developed into the suburbs of Denver it is today. The 22,000-acre master-planned community founded in 1981, and has a population of just under 100,000. Photo of Highlands Ranch Mansion courtesy of Wikipedia and Arnold Thallheimer (public domain).

Where to Retire in Highlands Ranch and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in Highlands Ranch. The median home value was $520,728 in early 2020, according to Zillow.p>


What is special about Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch contains for rec centers, six high schools, and a large library; it is continually growing.

What is not special about Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch is just a fast growing suburb of Denver. The annual snowfall is about 78 inches.

Who will like retirement in Highlands Ranch

Those who want to live close to Denver with many choices of homes and neighborhoods, with a low crime rate. The community does offer active adult services and programs, and there are many outdoor activities and recreation.

Local economy is driven by

Professional, scientific and technical services, along with finance, drive the economy

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 32 degrees, with July's average at 73 degrees. It averages 78 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Highlands Ranch has many restaurants, and hosts many events and activities. For the cultural scene head to Denver.


The crime rate in Highlands Ranch is lower than the national average.


Medical facilities

UC Health is a brand-new hospital that opened in Highlands Ranch in 2019.


Denver airport is 40 miles from Highlands Ranch; the community is not considered to be walkable.

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