Highlands Ranch, Colorado 

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+45.5% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

143.1 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.9 / 5.5

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Highlands Ranch, Colorado is an ever-growing community located just outside of Denver. From its entertainment and recreation options to its many local attractions, there's something for everyone in Highlands Ranch! Visitors can explore outdoor activities like the Bluffs Regional Park or go shopping at places like the Outlets at Castle Rock. Plus, those looking for educational experiences can visit places like The Wildlife Experience Museum or Paint Mines Interpretive Park. And after having their fill of activities, visitors can grab a bite at restaurants like 801 Chophouse or Palenque Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar. With so much to offer, Highlands Ranch is a great destination for an unforgettable experience! Regional center/Capital city - North central Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.
State: Colorado
County: Douglas County
Metro Area: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area
City: Highlands Ranch
Zip Codes: 80126 80129 80130
Cost of Living: 43.1% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5280 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area

Denver is the commercial, financial, industrial, and government center for Colorado and a seven-state region of Rocky Mountain and western Plains states. The city and its surrounding area continue to be one of our favorite large cities, and the list of reasons is large; however, crowding and growth is taking its toll.


The unemployment rate in Highlands Ranch is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Highlands Ranch jobs have increased by 2.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Highlands Ranch's cost of living is 43.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Highlands Ranch's Cost of Living

September, August and June are the most pleasant months in Highlands Ranch, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Douglas county remained moderately Republican, 52.4% to 45.2%. More Voting Stats

Highlands Ranch's population is 103,238 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Highlands Ranch is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.3%.

Highlands Ranch public schools spend $9,042 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Highlands Ranch. More Education

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Housing Market in Highlands Ranch

It's a good time to buy in Highlands Ranch. Home Appreciation is up 9.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Highlands Ranch is .

Reviews for Highlands Ranch   20 Reviews
Truth from a native - 7/7/2021
I was born and raised in Highlands Ranch and I know what you’re thinking. “This is a rich girl.” I am not. My parents moved here before it became rich and boujie and the... Read More

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If you're single AVOID AVOID AVOID - 6/28/2018
Worked in the DTC and HR was an easy commute. The people are yuppy- scum-snobs, who do not thank you for holding the door open for their 3+ children, noses held high in... Read More

Affluent Community - 12/10/2014
When we moved here from Denver, about 2.5 yrs ago, I did note the affluence, lack of diversity (compared to Denver) and seeming Stepford Wives phenomenon. It is all... Read More

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