A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,624
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Highlands Ranch Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,332
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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In general, Highlands Ranch has a positive environment that is great for raising kids! People like to call it "the bubble" because of its well rounded set up. There are varieties of restaurants, activities, and shopping centers where it seems like you never have to leave! One downside to Highlands Ranch would be its overall lack of diversity, though, this is starting to slowly change.
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I lived in Highlands Ranch for 10 years and had gone to school there for 10 years as well. I loved being part of such a close community. I was involved in church groups, Girl Scouts, softball, soccer and track teams, and went to high school at Valor. I have made lifelong friends with all my neighbors. The HRCA Association does a wonderful job of hosting events during the year, especially the summer to bring the community together. The recent construction here has brought many terrific restaurants and parks. I love the HR Library too. Overall, great place to raise a family!
I moved to Highlands Ranch in 2013. I was a freshmen in high school and it quickly became my new home. It is an incredible place to raise a family; however, I would not live their as a young adult on my own. It is a very family and education oriented community which is great as a adolescent but becomes less desirable as I grow up. More diversity events would really contribute to Highlands Ranch culture but other than that I would say my experience there was amazing!