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Highlands Ranch Real Estate25 Aug

If you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, Highlands Ranch is the place for you. With so many open spaces and walking trails, it retains a country feel while offering much more than the typical country setting. The area is clean and well-planned, with well designed infrastructure including wide streets, separate sidewalks, plenty of access to parks, walking paths, retail and recreation centers. The real estate offerings in Highlands Ranch are generally fairly new, and include a good amount of relatively young homes. In fact, the entire community was a ranch until the mid 1980’s! Now it’s a sea of production properties and custom made estates. The population growth boomed here through the 90’s and early 2000 which has fueled some terrific additions in amenities, parks and schools. Overall, crime is low, schools are good (or excellent depending on what you’re used to) and life is great in Highlands Ranch.

As one site describes it, “Experience one of the most successful designed communities in the country with Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 13,000 acres of open space, hiking trails, recreational areas and facilities for the community were approved in 1979 with the communities’ master plan.”

A huge selling point of Highlands Ranch is the convenience factor, with most shopping, recreation, and dining only minutes away from most homes.. The four community recreation centers are spaced out very well throughout the neighborhood and offer tennis courts, pools, meeting rooms, gyms, concerts, handball, basketball, sports leagues, classes and so much more. Not far from Highlands Ranch is one of the best shopping centers the region has to offer in the Park Meadows Mall which houses four major anchor merchants and more than one hundred specialty stores. Dining in the area features restaurants ranging from home style to ethnic tastes.

“Highlands Ranch is one of the best places we’ve ever lived”

The whole city is beautiful, well kept, and fun to drive around–looking at all the homes and parks. The neighborhoods are well equipped with parks, walking paths and biking trails throughout. The community activities/gatherings are plentiful and open to the public mainly for free, or a very small fee! They also have a comprehensive collection of lessons (for much better than average prices) for everything you can imagine: t-ball, dancing, soccer, gardening, karate, the list goes on and on and on. The community association fees are very reasonable, and the amenities definitely are worth the price. There are great garage sales in Highlands Ranch usually from about Thursday-Sunday (beginning early spring through early fall)as well, and you just never know what treasures you’ll find! The schools in Highlands Ranch are phenomenal. They have such great teachers and parental involvement is frequent and encouraged. The activities and programs in each school are fantastic. They emphasize music, PE, computers and art, as well as all the normal curriculum–which is wonderful since a lot of schools across the country have had to cut programs based on lack of funds.

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