Bustling suburban living in Denver’s southernmost locales
Situated in the southern tip of the Denver Metro Area, you’ll find the Lone Tree, Castle Pines, and Highlands Ranch communities. These thriving suburban neighborhoods are home to exceptional schools, wonderful dining, convenient shopping, plenty of fun things to do, and quiet residential areas.
Between all three of these locations (which are a reasonable drive from one another), you can easily find anything you are looking for. Although the neighborhoods found in these communities are relatively similar in style, there are unique benefits to each. Whether your priority list includes gorgeous parks, top-tier country clubs, high-rated schools, you are guaranteed to find a neighborhood that exceeds your desired criteria.
As you compare property prices in and around Denver, you’ll notice that the Lone Tree/Castle Pines/Highlands Ranch area is much more affordable than others. It isn’t hard to find a stylish and spacious home on a sizable plot of land from around $1 million.
Life in Lone Tree/Castle Pines/Highlands Ranch is comfortable and convenient. Suburban residential neighborhoods provide ample privacy, space, and room to enjoy life. Branching out from these shared characteristics, you'll find something distinct about each community.
On the southern tip of this area is Castle Pines. This neighborhood is home to prestigious country clubs, several parks, and locally-owned small businesses. Residents enjoy quick and easy access to 25, and minimal noise, and delightful landscapes. In Lone Tree, outdoor recreation is abundant—with several excellent parks, a tennis center, and access to the Tepe Overlook hiking area. This part of town is also near 25. Finally, Highlands Ranch provides suburban charm alongside big city conveniences. The bulk of the area’s shopping, dining, and things to do can be found in this neighborhood.
Across each neighborhood, locals are easily able to find quality shopping and dining establishments to frequent.
Starting in Highlands Ranch, you’ll find the majority of the area’s shopping destinations. A quick drive will get you to national retailers such as Target, The Home Depot, Michaels FedEx Office, Walgreens, and the many other shops found at the Highlands Ranch Town Center shopping complex. In Lone Tree, you’ll enjoy the ease of getting to the Lincoln Commons at Ridgegate— which is home to Target, Sprouts Farmers Market, Safeway, and much more. Residents of Castle Pines can run their errands at the Castle Pines Marketplace or take a quick drive to the many shopping establishments found in nearby communities.
Finding a delicious meal is also easy across Lone Tree/Castle Pines/Highlands Ranch. Notable highlights include Duke’s Steakhouse, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, Viet Phở, Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, Old Blinking Light, and Mici Handcrafted Italian.
The Lone Tree/Castle Pines/Highlands Ranch area is well-known for the numerous things to do. When you find yourself with free time, you’ll have no shortage of options to choose from.
When the weather is pleasant, be sure to get outdoors at one of the area’s many nature spots. This includes Daniels Gate Park and Coyote Ridge Park in Castle Pines, Bluffs Regional Park Trail and Centennial Ridge Park in Lone Tree, and Hound Hill Dog Park and Highland Heritage Regional Park in Highlands Ranch.
Residents and nearby locals also enjoy taking classes at the Lone Tree Recreation Center, swimming in one of the many community pools, playing golf at their favorite country club, and visiting some of the area’s historic landmarks—including Schweiger Ranch.
Lone Tree/Castle Pines/Highlands Ranch is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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