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One of the largest and most populated unincorporated communities in the United States, Highlands Ranch Colorado sports a population of just over 96,000 according to the 2010 census. Located in Douglas County, Colorado, Highlands Ranch is next to the city of Littleton and has enjoyed a rich, vibrant history as being in the Denver area as well as being one of the fastest growing communities in adding over 20,000 residents since 2000.

The History of Highlands Ranch

The first residents of Highlands Ranch were Native American tribes that populated the area. It was first explored by Rene-Robert Cavelier in 1682 and was declared part of the Louisiana territory. By 1803, the land belonged to the fledgling United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Explorers wander through the Highlands Ranch area over the next half-century, but it wasn’t until the Denver area began to settle in 1859 that a large population began to move in.

Highlands Ranch was first permanently settled in 1870 and continued to grow over the years, albeit slowly as the gold rush of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the region took hold. However, unlike Denver and Littleton, Highlands Ranch remained more a series of ranches and farms and did not grow like the other communities at the time.

By 1978, the entire Highlands Ranch area had been purchased and by 1981 the first homes were built as a part of the outlying Denver area. By 1985, the area had become a very attractive place to live thanks to SH 470, the beltway which wrapped around the greater Denver area had been constructed near Highlands Ranch. While the early residents complained about the overall lack of retail development it soon gave way to the massive growth that has been occurring ever since.

Today, the explosion of growth continues as Highlands Ranch fills out its space and more people are discovering the advantages of living in the area itself. Labeled a “bedroom community” of the Denver area, many of the residents in Highlands Ranch commute either to the downtown area or the Denver Technological Center.

What Highlands Ranch has to Offer

Today, there are four recreational centers, six high schools, a plethora of retail shopping, small businesses and many different parks and open spaces that are still part of the area. Despite having a population close to 100,000, it has no police force and borrows from next door Littleton and Douglas County in general for law enforcement, street maintenance and the like. What government there is comes from three elected board members who form the Board of County Commissioners. Everything from housing decorations, fencing and even the area’s library system are all governed by this particular board.

Despite being unincorporated, Highlands Ranch is still growing strong and its location has attracted quite a number of people who work in the downtown Denver area. While traffic is still a major issue, the people of Highlands Ranch enjoy their status as being one of the best communities in the greater Denver area.  

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Highlands Ranch Zip Codes: 80116, 80119, 80130, 80219

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6 Beds 4 Baths 5257882 MLS
Welcome to this stunning 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath Shea-built home in the sought-after Kentley Hills neighborhood of Highlands Ranch. A true gem you won't want to miss. This home is situated on a spacious corner lot with a well-manicured yard. Step inside and you are greeted by an inviting foyer leading to a spacious living room with large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The main floor features a bedroom and an updated bathroom perfect for guests. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a spacious island, and ample cabinets for all your cooking needs. You will love hosting family and friends in the adjacent living area that overlooks the backyard with a large patio. Upstairs you will find a luxurious 5-piece updated master bathroom with plantation shutters, perfect for unwinding after a long day. Additionally, you will find 3 more bedrooms, each with its unique charm and ample closet space. The shared upstairs 4-piece bathroom has also been recently updated making it feel fresh and modern. The basement offers plenty of storage, an additional bedroom, and a half bath, providing you with plenty of opportunities to create the perfect entertainment or relaxation space. Additional features of this beautiful home include a newly installed driveway (2022) and a new HVAC system (2019). With the convenient location near shops, grocery, and restaurants, you'll have everything you need within easy reach. There are open trails within walking distance, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts as well as public schools within 2 miles and private schools within 1 mile, making this home a great option for families. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this beautiful house your new home.

3836 Charterwood Drive, Highlands Ranch

Courtesy of Start Real Estate . tyler@startrealestate.com,720-561-0759

4 Beds 3 Baths 7246104 MLS
Welcome to your new dream home in the highly sought-after Highlands Ranch community! This stunning 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom gem offers over 2,600 square feet of living space to make your own. The main level boasts a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings, a cozy gas fireplace, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen fit for a chef, complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of cabinet space. Upstairs, you'll find the spacious primary suite with its own private en-suite bathroom, as well as two other generously sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The fully finished basement is a game-changer, featuring the fourth bedroom, a bonus room perfect for a home office or game room, and ample living space and storage. Step outside to the spacious backyard, surrounded by a 6ft privacy fence, and take in the stunning Colorado scenery. Enjoy a deck and patio that's perfect for soaking up the sun and taking in the beautiful mountain view. With the new Rachio smart sprinkler system, lawn maintenance will be a breeze and can be controlled from an app on your phone! And the 2-car attached garage, equipped with electric vehicle charging, is the ultimate convenience, making parking a breeze no matter the season. Stay comfortable season after season with the energy-efficient HVAC and furnace. You'll also love the location, just a 5-minute walk to Northridge Rec Center, featuring a gym and pools, and a quick drive to plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. This home offers the perfect blend of luxury and functionality, so what are you waiting for? Don't miss your chance to make this your new home in Highlands Ranch!

8901 S Coyote Street, Highlands Ranch

Courtesy of Reluxe Residential . kayla@sweatequityre.com,720-984-9596

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