A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,583
National
$928
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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$108,570
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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!
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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!
I love Highlands Ranch! I lived there for 13 years and I would stay in the area for a long time. It's an area to raise a family and go to school, but like all places it has it's issues. It's a very popular area for people that are out-of-state to move to, so it's getting crowded. Due to more people moving in to Colorado, the community is a bit more stand-offish. On the flip side, for the price that is paid to the HOA or other taxes for the community, the area is very clean and there are tons of opportunities to be outside. The local law enforcement is much nicer to the residents and there is low crime.