Highlands Ranch, CO is a town located in the county of Douglas, CO with a population just over 96,000 people as of 2010 US Census reports. The land area of Highlands Ranch covers approximately 23 square miles with none of this dedicated to water. The city operates on Mountain Standard Time: UTC 7 and UTC 6 during the summer's daylight saving hour. There are four zip codes within the city, including 80126, 80129, 80130, and 80163, with two area codes of 303 and 720. The population of the city of Highlands Ranch, CO mostly consists of White Americans, in which make up approximately 94% of the population. Hispanics make up nearly 5.5% of the population, as Asians are next at just over 4%. African Americans are slightly above 1%, while a combination of other races, such as Pacific Islanders and Native Americans are also just above 1%. The city of Highlands Ranch is nearly centralized within the state of Colorado, while it sits Northwest of the county of Douglas.
The city of Highlands Ranch is filled with many wholesome family oriented activities and learning opportunities year around. There are 22 parks within the city, including areas of specialty, such as dog parks that allow owners to engage with their animals off of the leash. Some parks are geared toward learning opportunities set up by park rangers and managers that offer anyone to enroll in these special programs throughout the year. There are even designated trails filled with guided tours and as a means of transportation for anyone walking along its path. With regard to recreation, Highland Ranch is filled with many activities for everyone from youth activities and facilities, such as skate parks, to activities designed specifically for seniors. The city even sponsors winter activities that are easy to enlist in. Some of the organizations that feature such programs include the Metro District Recreation Services, Highland Ranch Community Association, and the Lesback Tennis Center at Redstone park.Highland Ranch's government is led by a community board of directors, whose role it is to oversee and govern the politics of the community with the best interest of the 96,000+ occupants within the city. There are 6 Board of Directors and 5 Metro District board members that represent council for the city. To obtain a complete listing of what the city has to offer, one can search through the Highland Ranch, Co yellow pages or the Highland Ranch, Co business directory for more information.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan