Back to Results
Please enter a valid email address.
Stating a discriminatory preference in an advertisement for housing is illegal. If you think this content is discriminatory or otherwise inappropriate and feel it should be removed from Zillow, please let us know by completing the information above.
We will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.
Please enter text in the "Enter the text to display" field.
Please enter text in the "Enter URL" field.
Please enter a valid URL.
Please insert a video embed only
Hi There!It's a great question you have. All other things being equal, Oakwood has been a big builder in both areas so it would make sense to notice the similarity of homes in the areas. It also appears that both areas began development near the same time. That's really where the comparison ends.I have worked in both areas and can say that Green Valley Ranch, even though there are plenty of nice, spacious homes and newer shopping amentities to be found, has a distinctly shabbier feel.The input about the schools and the foreclosures, which is indeed correct, colors life in GVR. It is, and it feels like it is on the way down. It's a good place to buy an investment property to rent but so many homes there were bought when the market was up, by people in zero-down and adjustable rate mortgages that much of the area is "under water" now. So the pro for GVR is a low-cost, larger and newer home, but (con) in a neighborhood that is full of foreclosures, messy lawns and a declining tax base that adversely affects schools and services.Highlands Ranch is a different price point. The pro here is that there is a good deal of pride of ownership, nice neighborhoods with lots of recreation centers, trails and excellent schools. The same is true for nearby Lone Tree. The con is that the homes are more expensive.GVR may be an excellent choice for you if you are not educating children or looking for a community feel and plan to hold the property for a long period of time. HR may be an excellent choice for you if you do have an active family. Homes here hold their value well and trading up is an option.You may also wish to consider South Aurora, the Acres Green neighborhood in Lone Tree (larger, but older homes) and some of the older neighborhoods in eastern Highlands Ranch. The suggestion of a drive through the neighborhoods is a good one and one taken with a professional should be even more helpful.Good Luck with your Move! Marie de Espinosa
Zillow Advice depends on each member to keep it a safe, fun, and positive place. If you see abuse, flag it. More on our Good Neighbor Policy.
For Sale: $205,000
For Sale: $189,500
For Sale: $249,900