Highlands Ranch Colorado Highlights
A country boy could love a suburban girl, but where will they live? My husband is a cowboy from Wyoming and I was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Denver. He loves the quiet of the country. I love the convenience of the suburbs. That’s why when it came time to purchase our next home Highlands Ranch Colorado was the perfect compromise.
Many people think that it is “just a boring suburb.” However, on the contrary, Highlands Ranch has plenty to offer, such as outdoor activities, delicious restaurants, tons of shopping and access to the city, right at your fingertips.
Highlands Ranch was purchased in the late 70’s by The Mission Viejo Company. The company wanted to recreate a similar look to their last endeavor, Mission Viejo, California. In 1981, houses began popping up. Now there are over 29,000 single-family homes and over 3,200 apartments populating Highlands Ranch.
Other Highlands Ranch, Colorado Highlights
- Two skate parks
- One inline hockey rink
- Four dog parks
- Four outdoor pickleball courts
- Eight lighted tennis courts
- Three lighted ball fields
- Two historic parks – Fly’n B Park, and Cheese Ranch Historic & Natural Area
- Three community gardens
- One equestrian area
Indoor Recreation Centers
My Highlands Ranch highlight is that we have easy access to four full-service recreational centers, and all of them have indoor and outdoor pools, complete workout facilities, camps, classes and much more. The rec centers are a highlight and a real treat, and as a resident of Highlands Ranch, you get to use all four for free. And to keep our “fur babies” happy (pictured right) and we are constantly utilizing the four dog parks and over 50 miles of trail systems.