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"Great place to live~ no racism here."


Great place to live~ no racism here. - 3/22/2010
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Daniel
Littleton, CO

Yeah, I live here and yeah, I'm white. My neighbor is Mexican (from Mexico), and his neighbor is black. A few doors down there's an Indian couple from India. Next to them is another black family (from Jamaica) and they have a monthly meeting in their house or yard to practice Voodoo. Nice people though, if a bit odd on those particular nights when they're wearing the robes and such...

In any case, I take offense to people saying Highlands Ranch is "very white" and you need to think that way to fit in. We're just people here and we all get along. I'm sure that as a community we make a bit more than other communities as on my street there's one lawyer and nine engineers. One of those engineers is Thai by the way.

Get off the "White" racism stick please!

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Frank
Littleton, CO

Highlands Ranch from a Resident's Viewpoint - 7/23/2014

Cannot not believe all of the negative comments from people who are not residents. We have been here about 18 months. It is a planned community that is about 35 years old. Has wide streets and pretty good traffic flow but does get clogged briefly during peak travel times. Shopping and services are very good conveniently located. The community has four recreation centers that are popular (crowded at time) but set up very nice for young children especially the pool at Eastridge. We have found the community to be very friendly with more activities offered than we can take advantage of at the present time. The area has exceeded our expectations. The only negative at the moment is the Douglas County school district which is in great turmoil at the moment. So if you have school age children this may not be the community for you with regard to the public schools. And it couple several years before everything settles down.

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Strictly Confidential
Littleton, CO

Steadily moving left... - 3/23/2014

Great influx of left leaning population from both west and east coasts. This is greatly moving the politics in this once middle/swing state to solidly liberal. Climate is good but cost of living is increasing. If you like rising taxes and cost of living this is for you.

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Rebecca
Littleton, CO

Not what it's cracked up to be - 3/24/2013

Does step ford wives ring a bell?

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Stephanie
Littleton, CO

cost of living - 2/21/2013

Excellent community, Family Friendly

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Dan
Littleton, CO

Wonderful climate - 11/7/2012

Year round the weather is wonderful here. Even in the winter, when it does snow, it is usually gone within a couple of days.

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Bp
Littleton, CO

Racism does exists - 3/9/2011

Racism does exists here. If you are a minority and don't see it, you must be blind. People move here to get away from diversity. They don't want to see a neighbor who does not look like them. (blonde. blue eyes) you get the picture. In fact, I think that Highlands Ranch and the surrounding Littleton is very racist. If you are thinking about moving to colorado, look at denver. Much more diverse and people can appreciate others.

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david
Denver, CO

hghlands ranch living in the bubble - 2/18/2011

I work at one of the elementary schools in highlands ranch, I do live close to denver.. I like working here it is a good climate and kids are very polite but the only thing they lack in my opinion is diversity ..although many live here because of that ...which is fine but some of their stereotypes such as denver has a high crime rate etc. is not always true my house which I have lived in for twenty years has never been broken into...Many of the residents will order their food out in the so called dangerous neighborhoods, again I never have had a problem with dining in them.. They would not dream about going to five points I am a white male and walk around that area calmly...Many times these stereotypes are simply not true..I think many of the residents are scared of other nationalities which to me is not healthy..I hope they can accept and learn to accept others that live in this world . Colorado is made up of a lot of different people...there is good in many different types..we can all get along...

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Daniel
Littleton, CO

Great place to live~ no racism here. - 3/22/2010

Yeah, I live here and yeah, I'm white. My neighbor is Mexican (from Mexico), and his neighbor is black. A few doors down there's an Indian couple from India. Next to them is another black family (from Jamaica) and they have a monthly meeting in their house or yard to practice Voodoo. Nice people though, if a bit odd on those particular nights when they're wearing the robes and such... In any case, I take offense to people saying Highlands Ranch is "very white" and you need to think that way to fit in. We're just people here and we all get along. I'm sure that as a community we make a bit more than other communities as on my street there's one lawyer and nine engineers. One of those engineers is Thai by the way. Get off the "White" racism stick please!

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Doug
Littleton, CO

Great Quality of Life in Highlands Ranch - 12/29/2009

Highlands Ranch, CO, is a great place to raise a family. There are a ton of open spaces and walking trails. The community is clean and well-planned, with great community recreation centers. Crime is very low.

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Nesrin
Morrison, CO

Not very friendly - 9/24/2009

I've never lived in Highland's Ranch but I did work there for over a year and for me, this one of those places I chuckle dryly at as I drive past. I work in a field that requires a very high amount of customer service and I met a lot of people while working here. Almost everyone I met was very proud to live in this town to the point where they looked down on people who weren't residents. I was often asked where I was from and then treated to smug comments about how much better Highland's Ranch is and there was a consistent feeling of being an unwelcome outsider. It looks like a pretty nice place to live, well maintained and I heard way more than I wanted to about how much better the schools are and how much lower the crime rate is, but if you're looking for anything more than a suburb to raise a family in then you'll be disappointed; there's nothing at all to do in Highland's Ranch. And there's no diversity, everyone is white and upper-middle class to white and very wealthy.

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Christine
Colorado Springs, CO

Looking for a place to call home - 12/3/2007

Searching for a great family friendly and diverse city Christine Colorado Springs, CO 12/2/2007 I live in colorado springs. I am married with an autistic child. I am a black female and a disabled veteran ( I was in the Air Force) my husband is in the Army. We have lived here for 3 years And I love the scenery but it is hard to find jobs and the rental and housing is sky high. I am an army bratt! I started school in Germany and graduated high school in Hawaii I know expensive and this is it. When our son was in kindergarten I picked him up from school instead of my husband and the next day the kids Jumped him.they said he was not yellow white he is yellow black and used the N-word. I was shocked my husband looks mixed or latino and my son looks just like him. I sometimes get those attitudes when my husband and I go out to eat at some places such as Briargate area, Woodland Park, Littleton, etc. I am surprised I only lived here previously when my dad was stationed here when I was 9 I am now in my early 30's. I like to find a place that is cultural, family friendly, We like to eat out sometimes as family and others as mommy and daddy time, education is a must with and autistic 7 year old, and jobs. we are looking for a good place to raise a family. I would consider other cities in colorado or any state for that matter any suggestions?

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Adrie
Littleton, CO

Update on my feelings of Highlands Ranch - 9/24/2007

I received an email from "D & J" from Utah wondering if my feelings have changed about Highlands Ranch since last year. (There was incorrect contact information, so I will post my reply here.) Since last year, my feelings about Highlands Ranch have only continued to improve. I am more attached to this place than ever before! Yes, the cost of living is slightly higher than you'll find in other places, but you get what you pay for in terms of: location; housing options (every type of housing is available here); roadways/sidewalks; enviornment maintenance; recreation centers; open space trails; public/private golf courses; library; shopping; entertainment; different religions; extremely low crime rates; and quality people. In my opinion, it's ALL worth it! (Of course that's up to everyone to decide for themselves.) The extracurricular activites for kids tend to be a little higher in price, but the quality of the programs make up for it. The school system here in Highlands Ranch is wonderful, but I know there are some people who disagree with me. Anyone can check out the Douglas County School District website (www.dcsdk12.org) to compare CSAP scores and overall placement of Highlands Ranch schools compared with the rest of the schools in CO. Northridge Elementary was just rated in the top 2% of elementary schools in CO, and provides the "Discovery Program" for gifted and talented students. There are also a few charter schools in Highlands Ranch that you could look into, but I haven't looked for info. on private schools. Some people may think Highlands Ranch is only about nice houses, families with kids, and voting a certain way. But there are "singles", childless couples...and you really can vote anyway you want! There are many social groups to join that you can find listed in the Highlands Ranch Herald (www.highlandsranchherald.com). Basically, everyone I've ever met in HR have been so kind (but busy too). If you're looking for a great place to live with decent moral values, beautiful neighborhoods, very competent schools, and "feel-happy" weather, then Highlands Ranch is the perfect place! If you don't like the Highlands Ranch H.O.A. (about $39/month, billed quarterly and includes access to the rec. centers), you might like areas of Littleton, Centennial, Lone Tree or Castle Rock too. A great resource for finding real estate in CO is www.recolorado.com. It's a free, no-contact, no obligation MLS. (I am NOT affilited with any o

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Bob
Englewood, CO

Highlands Ranch - 6/27/2007

I searched the zip code 80130 and came up with a brief desription of Littleton. While technically Highlands Ranch is in Littleton everyone who lives here calls it Highlands Ranch. It is a great community with a very welled designed infrastructure including wide streets, detached sidewalks, plenty of access to parks, walking paths, retail and recreation centers. The average age of the homes here is relatively young. In fact, the entire community was a ranch until the mid 1980's! Now it is a sea of production homes and custom estates. The population growth boomed here throughout 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 good in HR! I live in Highlands Ranch and have helped people move here since the nineties. Feel free to contact me for additional information.

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Jeff
Santa Fe, NM

Land of the Pod People - 4/6/2007

Remember "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? Everyone here looks the same (blonde/blue/VERY white) and thinks the same (if you don't vote correctly{or at least claim to - just to busy!} and go to the correct church you don't belong... are you a commie or a terrorits?). Oh yea, if you are a breeder (the more kids the better) and fit into the above categories, you have an almost exalted position here. That being said, the price of housing CAN be less, if you are in the right bracket. Did you want CULTURE??? WE got PLENTY!!! Any "chain" food you want - space rental is WAY too expensive for the "mom and pop's". Theatre??? a 24 plex and as many church plays as you can handle. In fairness, the highschools DO put on some wonderful productions. Still, you could go to one of the other areas near here - just a lot more of the same. If you crave culture, diversity, tolerance and acceptance - and can afford the VERY high price of housing - try one of the Denver 'hoods. If your work or price keep you on this side of town .....

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Nealan

Great place - 12/14/2006

Highlands Ranch is one of the best suburbs around denver

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Pete

Highlands Ranch, CO. - 9/21/2006

Highlands Ranch has high cost of living. However, it has many city, cultural, and athletic options within close proximity...

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Adrie
Littleton, CO

We LOVE Highlands Ranch - 6/19/2006

We moved here from Utah for a job transfer. We were a little apprehensive at first, but 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 4 recreation centers (swimming pools, tennis, batting cages, workout rooms, basketball courts, inside/outside tennis courts, child care, volleyball courts, rock climbing wall, etc.) are spaced very well throughout Highlands Ranch. 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 an extensive selection of classes (for better than average prices) for everything you can think of: t-ball, dancing, soccer, gardening, karate, the list goes on and on and on. The community association fees are very reasonable, and the amenities definetely 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. Highlands Ranch also has a very low crime rate, and police frequently patrol all areas. Granted, no city is free of crime, but I feel VERY safe here. The sense of community and kind neighbors are the "norm" in Highlands Ranch. We are here to stay!

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