Homes for Sale in Backcountry, Highlands Ranch, CO
Backcountry, Highlands Ranch, CO
Welcome home to the Backcountry! Backcountry is a premier gated, luxury home community and the newest developed area of Highlands Ranch. Highlands Ranch is a suburb located 12 miles south of Denver, making it close to just about everything that the Denver Metro area has to offer. Highlands Ranch is divided into several major subdivisions: Northridge, Eastridge, Southridge, Westridge and Backcountry. Backcountry lies in the southwestern portion of Highlands Ranch, just south of Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Broadway. Backcountry is within the 80126 zip code.
In 2011, Backcountry received the Community of the Year award by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver. One thing that sets Backcountry apart is that it is just steps away from nature, in the form of South Rim, a private section of over 460 wild acres. The Backcountry Wilderness Area is also nearby, where you may spy all sorts of wildlife from deer and elk to golden eagles.
What’s the neighborhood like?
Numerous Trails throughout the community connect homes to local parks and the Sundial House, a private lodge offering sweeping views of Denver, Longs Peak, Pikes Peak and the Backcountry Wilderness Area. The Sundial House is the central hub of the community, providing amenities such as a fitness studio, spa treatment rooms, an outdoor pool, an outdoor amphitheater where summer concerts are held and much more.
Backcountry residents also have access to all the amenities provided by Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) including access to 4 state-of-the-art recreation centers that offer work out facilities, indoor pools, basketball courts, running tracks and much more.
When looking at homes in Backcountry, there are a variety of home styles and price ranges, with luxury new homes starting in the upper $500s, and custom homes from the low to mid $2 millions.
What Schools are in the area?
Highlands Ranch is located within the Douglas County School District, which has been ranked as one of the top ranked school districts in Colorado. There are 19 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 5 high schools in the Highlands Ranch area.
The schools that lie within Backcountry boundary lines feed into Thunder Ridge High School., which has earned national recognition. Schools in the area include: Stone Mountain Elementary and Ranch View Middle School. There are also several private schools and daycares within the area.
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