Highlands Ranch's History


Forty-some years ago, Mission Viejo had a vision for a new community just south of Denver. This new master-planned residential community called Highlands Ranch had big plans that laid out several major streets and called for multiple schools, four recreation centers, acres and acres of open space, community parks, a business park as well as a town center and public library. That community is now an award-winning thriving community known for its high quality of life.