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Highlands Ranch
Douglas County, Colorado

80126, 80127, 80129

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Highlands Ranch is approximately 73,960 (2002), 96713 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,544 (2000), 34054 (2010).
The amount of land area in Highlands Ranch is 12.544 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.001 sq kilometers.
The distance from Highlands Ranch to Washington DC is 1586 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 15 miles. (as the crow flies)
Highlands Ranch is positioned 39.55 degrees north of the equator and 104.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.


12 miles south of Denver
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History & History Related Items

The area was settled by homesteaders. Around 1900, the claim was made for one large holding of 23,000 acres known as Highlands Ranch. It was owned by Lawrence Phipps, Jr. from 1937 until 1976. It was then purchased by the Mission Viejo Company and began to be developed. The first residents moved in September of 1981. The community was purchased by the J.F. Shea Company in august of 1997.
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The founding of Highlands Ranch



Learn more about Highlands Ranch, Colorado
A community Web site featuring useful information about living, working and playing in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games
Highland Heritage Park
9651 S. Quebec St.
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
(2 miles south of C-470)
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Highlands Ranch City Government

Highlands Ranch is an unincorporated area of Douglas County and is governed by the county. Special districts were formed to help administer local needs. The Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch are the local government in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Five elected board members represent each of five geographic districts in Highlands Ranch.

Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch
62 W. Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch CO 80129
Phone: (303) 791-0430
Fax: (303) 791-0437


Douglas County
100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-660-7400
Douglas County provides police protection, street maintenance, public street snow removal, traffic signal maintenance, and regional park maintenance.

Highlands Ranch Chamber

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
541 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy, Suite 105
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303-791-3500
Fax: 303-791-3522

Highlands Ranch Organizations

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce
541 W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy, Suite 105
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303-791-3500
Fax: 303-791-3522

Highlands Ranch Libraries

Highlands Ranch Library
9292 Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO
part of the Douglas Public Library District

Highlands Ranch Schools

Students in Highlands Ranch attend Douglas County Schools. The Schools in the area are:
Cresthill Middle School, Ranchview Middle School, Highlands Ranch High School, Thunder Ridge High School and 8 elementary schools

Douglas County Schools
688-3195 Highlands Ranch


The population of Highlands Ranch was:
1990 - 10,181
2000 - 70,931
2002 - 73,960

The number of households Highlands Ranch was:
1990 - 3,751
2000 - 24,544

Data for population and households from 1990 and 2000 Census data

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