Welcome to Highlands Ranch
A peaceful, homey community just south of Denver
Highlands Ranch feels like the peaceful, homey neighbor to metropolitan Denver. Located 15 miles to the south, it’s a vibrant community that has really grown into its own in the last decade. It has a booming business market, excellent schools, and expansive green spaces to enjoy both in the city and in the surrounding area.
One of the most notable residences in the area is Highlands Ranch Mansion, and its existence is closely tied to the history of the community. Dating back to the 1800s, it was the main homestead of the area and eventually the land was sold off and residential areas were developed during the Colorado Gold Rush. But it wasn’t until the official Highlands Ranch planned community was created in the 1970s that the area truly began to grow into what it is today.
There are plenty of single-family homes here that reflect the area’s history, however there have been a bountiful crop of newer homes in vibrant neighborhoods developed recently. Communities like BackCountry, Falcon Hills, and Kentley Hills are full of modern homes with gorgeous views and lust worthy amenities.
What to Love
- Explore the wilderness and green spaces all year round
- A full calendar of family-friendly community events
- Incredible amenities with a down home feel
This 22,000-acre master planned community is full of beautiful residential streets, incredible community programs, and family-friendly activities. Thanks to its excellent schools, much of its population is made up of families. There’s plenty of options for outdoor recreation, upscale shopping, and neighborhood events, ensuring that residents are always taken care of.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Old Downtown Highlands Ranch is a charming district full of local watering holes and shopping favorites. It’s continuing to grow, with more businesses popping up all the time.
Old Blinking Light is a downtown favorite. Stop here for seasonal American fare that is influenced heavily by the flavors of Taos, New Mexico. It’s the perfect spot for a weekend brunch or an evening cocktail. Nestled atop a ridge in BackCountry, Sundial House is a luxurious retreat experience with sweeping views, a pub, and a pool to lounge by.
Davidson Liquors is an alcohol superstore with excellent customer service and everything you need for party essentials or to keep your home bar stocked. On the edge of Highlands Ranch is the Park Meadows Mall.
Things to Do
Highlands Ranch is full of outdoor adventures, artistic appreciation, and historic spots. One of the most famous things to do in town is a visit to Highlands Ranch Mansion. Take a tour of the house and grounds, or check their calendar to visit during one of their holiday celebrations.
Start at a trailhead and venture into the numerous trails and canyons. Enjoy a concert at the property’s outdoor natural amphitheater. BackCountry also hosts Movies in the Park during the summer and fall, with everything from action flicks to family films. Another wonderful event series in Highlands Ranch is the Summer Concert Series at Highland Heritage Regional Park.
Beyond the amphitheater and stage, Highland Heritage Regional Park also has incredible sports facilities, a playground, and three miles of paved trails. Highlands Ranch is home to several highly-esteemed golf courses, The Links Golf Course and Highlands Ranch Golf Club.