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  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+
Highlands Ranch is a suburb of Denver with a population of 105,264. Highlands Ranch is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Highlands Ranch offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Highlands Ranch there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Highlands Ranch and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Highlands Ranch are highly rated.
About Highlands Ranch...
Population
105,264

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$407,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,740
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Highlands Ranch Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Highlands Ranch

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,973
National
$55,322
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Highlands Ranch Reviews

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Highlands Ranch is a great place to start a family. With restaurants nearby, its a very safe and quiet place with an excellent school system. There are trails all throughout the open space for the avid biker or runner, but sometimes it's hard to find things to do at night. There is a main event and a movie theater, but beyond that, expect to take a trip to Denver for excitement. There is a mall which is conveniently located adjacent to Highlands Ranch which is great for shopping!
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Highlands Ranch is a beautiful suburb that perfectly exemplifies the charm and allure of Colorado. There are also many schools near and inside the neighborhoods, thus providing an easy commute for parents and children. Five minutes away from my house there is a food and shopping complex with places such as IHOP, King Soopers, Ace, Noodles and Co, and many more! Highlands Ranch is the perfect place to raise a family or simply enjoy nature.
Highlands Ranch is a typical suburb for South Denver - white, beige, boring. It is a clean, safe area, and is a great place for raising young families. There are great boutiques to go shopping and great chain restaurants. The Highlands Ranch library is one of the best in Douglas County. There are great parks and playgrounds for kids. The roads are always clean, even when it snows - snowplows plow the Highlands Ranch area first. The access to Denver is not always the most efficient as it is not near any light rail stations. However, Highlands Ranch has most of the amenities that anyone would need. Highlands Ranch is a great area but is just not a place particularly eventful for young adults.