Highlands Ranch is a planned community in the southern suburbs of the Denver, Colorado metro area. Originally developed by Mission Viejo from Southern California, Highlands Ranch is now developed by Shea Homes. Other builders include Richmond American, Joyce Homes, Berkeley Homes, Biezer Homes, KB Homes, Pulte Homes and several custom home builders. Douglas country schools which serve Highlands Ranch are very well reputed. Open space and trails are maintained by the homeowners association which also operates 3 full-service recreation centers. Monthly fees are remarkably low at less than $40. Highlands Ranch is popular with relocation buyers. In fact, almost 25% of all Denver area relocation buyers will live at Highlands Ranch.
Population in 2005 estimated to be 85,000