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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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Highlands Ranch Reviews

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I think Highlands Ranch is a wonderful place to live. You have the city life and all the perks close by with a great touch of the green outdoors within walking distance. Even the stores, gas station, and bank are within waking distance. A little pricy and a little bit of a commute to Denver, but worth it. I'd like to see more access to public transportation, especially the light rail. it would make it easier to use going back and forth to school for college students. Overall, i still love the area!
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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.
My family and I have been living in Highlands Ranch since we've moved from California and we can say that it has been an awesome 4 years. I went to Rock Canyon HS and moving here during my Junior year was the toughest experience but everyone is so welcoming and the school lead me on the right track whenever it came down to looking for colleges or just having me get involved more in the community by obtaining volunteer hours! Now I'm commuting to MSU Denver and the light rail is only 15mins away and the commute is only 30mins! The neighborhood is nice and I hardly hear anything bad happening on the streets.