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Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Celebrated for their parks, outdoor lifestyle opportunities, and first-class amenities.

About Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO Real Estate

Flourishing communities south of Denver
Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree neighborhoods reside east of scenic Chatfield State Park. These vibrant communities are celebrated for their parks, outdoor lifestyle opportunities, and first-class amenities.

What to love

Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree are conveniently located for commuters who work in Denver or the Denver Technological Center. Major employment centers are serviced by the Lone Tree Link, a regular and free shuttle service that travels along the Park Meadows Drive passage.
The area attracts residents seeking a balance between work and play – it’s easy to see why. Thanks to excellent connections and easy commuting access, the area’s lifestyle amenities increasingly attract young active families to the area. Considered to be progressive suburbs, real estate in Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree is increasingly coveted.

People and Lifestyle

Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree are primely located within proximity to the area's first-class outdoor amenities. With numerous amenities to be enjoyed close to home, the leafy foliage of Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree is a welcome reprieve for residents seeking escape from Denver’s hustle and bustle.
Most notable is Chatfield State Park, a scenic haven with breath-taking views of the foothills and Platte River Valley. The park is legendary for its hiking, biking, camping, and boating facilities. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms has vibrant wildflower trails to explore, plus a seasonable butterfly house and prime bird-watching locations.
When enjoying the outdoors isn’t an option, there are countless retail and dining experiences to be had. North of Sweetwater Park is a trendy retail hub, Park Meadows. Park Meadows boasts retail and department stores, plus dining options like Seasons 52, California Pizza Kitchen, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar and P. F. Chang’s.
For residents seeking boutique food and drink experiences, Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree offer a plethora of wineries and microbreweries to explore. Dotted across the neighborhoods are popular spots to sample craft beers and specialized wine. It is this thriving craft beer and winery scene that adds to the area's local charm and urban lifestyle. Notable spots include Lone Tree Brewing Company, Purgatory Cellars Winery, and 3 Freaks Brewery.

Things to Do

Lone Tree is home to 12 parks including iconic Sweetwater Park and Bluffs Regional Park. Sweetwater Park is a well-manicured, vast green space. The park includes playgrounds for children to explore, picnic shelters for outdoor socializing, and a baseball field. The beauty of Bluffs Regional Park is untamed with views of the Front Range and popular trails for hikers and runners.
Highlands Ranch is home to 19 parks and countless miles of trails to be explored by runners, hikers, and cyclists. Redstone Park has wide open green spaces to discover alongside first-class amenities such as batting cages, a skatepark, and a fishing pond.
Widely considered to be the true gem of Highlands Ranch is the Backcountry Wilderness Area. The area occupies 8200 acres of conservation wildlife space with 26 miles of trails. The area offers an ongoing schedule of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family from archery to nature programs and horse-riding adventures


A notable attraction for Lone Tree residents is their access to a number of highly regarded school districts. Most notable within the area are Littleton, Douglas County, and Cherry Creek Public Schools. Douglas County School District is the third-largest in Colorado.
Similarly, Highlands Ranch public and private schools offer first-class educational programs. STEM School Academy has a highly regarded reputation as a leading learning environment with a science focus. Private schools in the area such as Valor Christian High School are equally renowned for their academic programs.

Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO:


Overview for Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO

103,238 people live in Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $59,172. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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40.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO

Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree has 37,583 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 103,238 people call Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree home. The population density is 4,253.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.06 / 49.94%

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Schools in Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, CO

There's plenty to do around Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Master Je's World Class Taekwondo, Rocky Mountain Escape Rooms, and Strive Martial Arts & Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 1.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.67 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.61 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Lisa Snyder

Lisa Snyder

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As a Colorado resident for nearly 25 years, navigating the public and private school systems and working her way through the ups and downs of our local and national economies, Real Estate is a perfect sync to Lisa's professional background. Her pure joy comes from helping clients feel good about the most important purchase in their life.

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