About Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch CO is a vibrant, thriving community located just 12 miles south of Denver in Douglas County.  It is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Highlands Ranch is the largest master planned community in Colorado and is developed on land that was part of the original Louisiana Purchase.

Highlands Ranch residents enjoy over 2,000 acres of open space, 20 parks, 4 dog parks, 3 community gardens, four state of the art recreation centers and 2 golf courses.

There are numerous shopping and dining options throughout the Ranch.  There are planned activities throughout the year.

Highlands Ranch is rich in history dating back 1500’s.  The Highlands Ranch Mansion was built in 1891, it is 22,000 square feet with 14 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a great room, a ballroom, a dining room, a billiard room, a library, a butler’s pantry and kitchen.

Highlands Ranch is divided into four neighborhoods, WestridgeEastridgeNorthridge and Southridge.  The builders include Beazer, Berkely Homes Forest Glen, Joyce Homes, Richmond, Ryland, Sanford Homes, Shea Homes, Writer Homes and Virden.

The community will have a population of 90,000+ and approximately 37,000 homes.  Highlands Ranch real estate – see homes for sale in Highlands Ranch CO by price range:


Highlands Ranch real estate – specialty properties:


Highlands Ranch New Home Construction:


  • Shea Homes builds three series of homes Shadow Walk, Water Dance and Whispering Wind Luxury Villas.  A total of 16 plans to choose from ranging from 2,400 – 3,900 and starting at $500,000.
  • Toll Brothers has five floor plans to choose from ranging from 3,800 to 4,100 and starting at $600,000.
  • Paragon Homes has three floor plans to choose from ranging from 3,200 to 4,200 square feet and starting at over $1,000,000.
  • There are also a variety of custom new home builders to choose from in Backcountry.


Shea homes is building 3 series of homes in this community.

  • The Tapestry Collection: Townhome style living and flats with 6 floor plans to choose from ranging from 1,534 – 1637 square feet and starting at the mid $200,000.
  • The Montage Collection and The Essenza Collection:  Luxury townhomes with 10 floor plans to choose from ranging from 1,728 – 3,241 square feet and starting at  $357,000.


An active over 55 community, Verona is building 2 series of homes in this community.

  • The Villas:  Luxury residences with 3 floor plans to choose from ranging from 2,596 – 2,857 square feet and starting at the mid $470,000.
  • The Manor – Luxury residences with 4 floor plans to choose from ranging from 1,240 – 1,653 square feet and starting at the high $300,000.

Highlands Ranch Gated Communities:

  • Backcountry
  • Falcon Hills
  • Highwoods
  • Gleneagles Village

Highlands Ranch Communities:

  • Weatherstone
  • Firelight
  • The Hearth
  • Hillcrest
  • Eastridge
  • Falcon Creek
  • Westidge
  • Mission Viejo
  • Southridge
  • Bayfield
  • Northridge
  • Carriage Club
  • Wildcat Ridge
  • Stonebury
  • Mansion Pointe
  • Kentley Hills
  • Indigo Hills
  • Heritage Hills
  • Heritage Estates
  • Bradford Hills
  • Brownstones at Town Center
  • Coventry Ridge
  • Gold Peak
  • Highlands Ranch Golf Club
  • Highland Walk
  • Silver Mesa
  • Spaces at The Ranch
  • Timberline

Hot Highlands Ranch Properties

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