As a 10 year resident of Highlands Ranch, I can assure you that this is a very safe community with little crime. My wife and I are currently raising three kids in the community and have selected this area becasue it is considered very safe and has great schools. We could not be more happy with the Highlands Community and the lifestyle of provides. Please see dcsheriff.net for some stats on crime rates in the area. Let me know if I can be of further assistance with your future relocation.
All the Best,
For some reason, this question of yours came up and it appears to be over one-year since you asked. Did you ever make the transition from MA to CO? If not, I am originally from the northeast, I lived in a suburb of Philly and worked for American Express throughout the PA, NJ and NY areas. I've lived in the west for over ten years and worked for almost two years for the Colorado Office of Economic Development. Highlands Ranch, as well as nearby areas, are wonderful areas for professionals as well as their families. There are great schools, lots of parks and recreation, commuter train, restaurants and shopping integrated as part of the Highlands Ranch, and what we call the regional area of South Metro Denver. Let me know if you'd like to have a more in-depth conversation, I specialize in relocation. If you've relocated and would enjoy meeting a new friend, call me.
Obviously, there is crime everywhere but if you stay in Douglas (Highlands Ranch) county -- also includes Parker, Castle Rock or Arapahoe county, you should have no problems.
Hope this helps. Julie Montgomery, RE/MAX Masters, Inc., Littleton, CO http://www.jmontgomery.com. I work with a lot of relocation buyers, so don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions at 303-906-3150. My website is http://www.jmontgomery.com.
I am not a realitor so I will give you an answer based on my 8 years living in Highlands Ranch. I lived in the Boston area for 30 years before moving here. Highlands Ranch is as safe as any suburb in Boston in my opinion. In our local papers police blotter, there is sometimes minor house burglaries, car vandalism, etc., more teenage stuff than anything.
I would add that we have a 2 year old and another on the way and we are buying our second house in Highlands Ranch. We feel safe. Is H.R. like the Berkshires, no, however it is only 30 min from Denver so I would compare like any town within the 95/495 belt such as Newton, Wellesley, Natick, etc.
It is good to get answers; but whether the other brokers here are aware of it or not, we as Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime and safety issues in a community according to our respective boards of Realtors. We actually can be sanctioned. But we can refer you to good sources for you to do research for yourself. Here is one - http://j.mp/RbnugZ . Let me know if you need further help in making your decision to move this direction.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
Direct - 303-669-1246
I also agree with the people who are pointing toward contacting local law enforcement for crime statistics and data. I do, however, have to say I would not be an almost 24 year resident of Highlands Ranch if I felt unsafe. I have raised both of my kids in Highlands Ranch and could not be happier.
I would be happy to speak with you in person and show you personally what our great community has to offer.
Feel free to contact me at any time.
Metro Elite Realty Group
7851 S Elati Street #204
Littleton, CO 80120
Jason Reynolds - Realtor
I hope you make the move to Colorado.
Paulette Tupper, RealtorÂ®
Your Castle Real Estate, Inc