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Old 10-17-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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Hello all,

I am looking at houses in Highlands Ranch and DTC.

What are pros/cons of each place?

Thanks, I can't wait to move!
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Hello all,

I am looking at houses in Highlands Ranch and DTC.

What are pros/cons of each place?

Thanks, I can't wait to move!
How many minutes did you spend researching before you posted?
Did you try searching the City-Data forums?
What's your housing price range?
Where will you be working?
What line of work are you in?
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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How many minutes did you spend researching before you posted?
Did you try searching the City-Data forums?
What's your housing price range?
Where will you be working?
What line of work are you in?

I've spent a lot of time researching, which is how I have narrowed it down to two places out of the entire Denver metro.

I know that my price range fits both areas and I'm not worried about jobs.


I have heard that DTC is more happening than Highlands Ranch and that Highlands Ranch is better for outdoors activities.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Thats true highlands ranch has lots of open space and a large trail system, as well as lots of places to spend money with park meadows nearby and lots of restaurants around it. DTC is in a more established area of town so density and traffic might be an issue, but if you work in the area that shouldn't be a problem. Highlands ranch is more of a family oriented area it really depends on what you want
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Couldn't be more different.

DTC is an office park that has only built some apartments and condos in the last few years, with no single family housing. It's largely split between the cities of Denver and Greenwood Village.

Highlands Ranch is a massive housing subdivision, mostly single family, with small pockets of commercial development and one large office building (lucent).

Some people who live in parts of Denver, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Centennial, and unincorporated Arapahoe County might say they live "in DTC," perhaps. I think what they mean is that they're within 5-10 mile drive of the DTC, which encompasses a lot of different areas.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Highlands Ranch is a massive housing subdivision, mostly single family, with small pockets of commercial development and one large office building (lucent).

There are office buildings off Lucent, Broadway, Highlands Ranch Parkway, medical buildings off of Colorado, Wildcat Reserve, Lincoln, Quebec.

There is a mix of senior, single family, multi family, apartments in HR from $100,000 to more than a million.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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Thanks to all who replied with their opinions. I am leaning towards HR.


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Couldn't be more different.

DTC is an office park that has only built some apartments and condos in the last few years, with no single family housing. It's largely split between the cities of Denver and Greenwood Village.

Highlands Ranch is a massive housing subdivision, mostly single family, with small pockets of commercial development and one large office building (lucent).

Some people who live in parts of Denver, Greenwood Village, Aurora, Centennial, and unincorporated Arapahoe County might say they live "in DTC," perhaps. I think what they mean is that they're within 5-10 mile drive of the DTC, which encompasses a lot of different areas.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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There are some housing developments the further east you go on bellview not sure what city its in but they get nicer as you get closer to cherry creek resivoir
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: South of Denver
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There are some housing developments the further east you go on bellview not sure what city its in but they get nicer as you get closer to cherry creek resivoir
Those are in Greenwood Village and Centennial and are very nice. They are more reasonable than other GV houses, but not cheap, and usually more expensive than Highlands Ranch. Many are within walking distance to the DTC. The DTC formerly stopped at Belleview but now is loosely defined as the whole strip along I-25 to almost County Line Rd.

My biggest complaint in DTC is the amount of air traffic coming in/out of Centennial Airport (2nd busiest General Aviation airport in the US). For HR, my biggest complaint is the commute to Denver.
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