Highlands Ranch Information

HIGHLANDS RANCH INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 32.2 years

Awards
Highlands Ranch ranks as one of the top 20 master-planned communities in the country.
CNNMoney.com best Places to Live Finalist
CNNMoney.com Best Places to Retire 2005 Finalist

Business
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce www.highlandsranchchamber.org
Town of Highlands Ranch www.highlandsranch.com

Highlands Ranch Business Park: 345-acre development featuring a variety of sites for office, corporate headquarters, research and development, and light industrial business uses. Located along C-470 at Broadway, Lucent & Santa Fe.
South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

County
Douglas

Downtown
The new Highlands Ranch Town Center, located along Highlands Ranch Parkway between Lucent & Broadway, has intimate avenues, retail and commercial venues, and efficient transportation connections to meet the needs of Highlands Ranch residents. It is a mix of shops and restaurants, services, office spaces, and a grand 72-foot clock tower that can be seen from miles away. An RTD park-n-ride station is conveniently located adjacent to Town Center.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
311 E. County Line Road
Littleton
303-795-5954

Elevation
5,680 feet

Government
Highlands Ranch is a master-planned community in an unincorporated area of Douglas County. A 5-member board of directors and a community manager govern the Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA), which operates and maintains the community recreation centers and provides architectural control, covenant enforcement, community events, and recreation programs. A 3-member Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative, policy making, and ../administrative body governing areas that include the community.

History
The land that the 22,000 Highlands Ranch planned development sits on was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Claims were staked out by many homesteaders, and eventually these were consolidated into one 23,000 acre holding. In 1979 the property was purchased by Mission Viejo Company and the first homes were for sale in 1981. The community of Highlands Ranch was purchased by the Shea Co., parent company of Shea Homes, in 1997.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Swedish Medical Center, Englewood
Centura Health: Littleton Adventist Hospital
Children's Hospital: Littleton

Safety and Law Enforcement
Douglas County Sheriff

Main Post Office
9609 S University Blvd
Littleton, CO 80130-9998
www.usps.com

Major Employers
EchoStar Communications
Avaya
IBM Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
First Data Corp.
Liberty Global
Archstone-Smith Trust
Discovery Holding Company
Dex Media East LLC
United Dominion Realty Trust

Newspapers
Highlands Ranch Herald
Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities
Douglas County Libraries
Highlands Ranch Library
9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
303-791-7703

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Highlands Ranch is 12 miles South of Denver.

Places of Interest
Highlands Ranch Mansion
Waterman Canyon
Chatfield State Park
Chatfield Reservoir

Population
80,979

Recreation
61 % of the land in Highlands Ranch is planned to be devoted to non-urban uses including open space and recreation, according to the master plan. Highlands Ranch features 19 parks and 2,000 acres of natural open space areas, which are managed by the Metro Districts.

Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle, 720-348-0283
3,000 seats, 2 locker rooms with shower, 720-vehicle parking.
Highlands Ranch Golf Club
The Links Golf Course
Backcountry Wilderness Area

Recreation Centers
Recreation Center at Eastridge
9568 South University Blvd.
303-791-2500
www.hcra.org

Recreation Center at Westridge 
9650 South Foothills Canyon Blvd.
303-791-2500 www.hcra.org

Recreation Center at Northridge 
8801 South Broadway
303-791-2500
www.hcra.org

Sales Tax
5.10%

Shopping Centers
Highlands Ranch Town Center
Centennial Business Park
Wildcat Shopping Center
County Line Commercial Corridor 
Highlands Ranch Gateway Center
Village Center at Highlands Ranch
Marketplace I & II
University Park
The Shops at Highland Walk
Southwest Plaza www.southwestplaza.com
Park Meadows Shopping Center www.parkmeadows.com
Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center
South Denver Marketplace

Size
22,000 acres

Schools/ Education Stats
Highlands Ranch is in the highly acclaimed Douglas County School System. It has 17 public elementary schools; 4 public middle schools; and 4 public high schools.

Transportation
RTD RanchRider (Route 426) Highlands Ranch is located 12 miles south of Denver along C-470 and 1

Drivers license bureaus and contact info one mile west of Interstate 25.

Utility Companies and contact info
Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District: www.highlandsranch.org
The Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch handle the community's water and waste water services. For additional information, you can contact Metro Districts at 303.791.0430.

Information Sources
Town of Highlands Ranch www.highlandsranch.com
Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce www.highlandsranchchamber.org
South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce www.bestchamber.com

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