Location and Weather
Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master planned community 12 miles south of Denver. It’s in north-central Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Highlands Ranch is nationally recognized for its great quality of life and amenities. NerdWallet named Highlands Ranch as one of the best places to raise families in Colorado. Highland Ranch was recognized nationally by Forbes as one of the top places to move in the nation.
In Highlands the summers are warm and short, and the winters are cold and dry. The high summer temperatures are in the high 80’s with lows in the low 60’s. The winter high temperatures are in the mid-40’s with low temperatures in the low 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The Highlands Ranch population in 2019 was 106,596 with a growth rate of 1.1%. The job growth has increased by 2.75% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 46.37%. The major industries are Public Administration, Retail Trade, and Health Care & Social Assistance. The best companies to work for are ADA-ES, United Dominion Realty Trust and Kodiak BP. The cost of living is high due to the Highlands Ranch real estate market and high cost of available housing.
With a scenic location close to Denver, it’s national recognition for its great quality of life and designation as the best place to raise a family, Highlands Ranch will continue to attract families to live and work in this highly rated community.
Real estate market data in Highlands Ranch
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