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Anthem Highlands

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In Broomfield, Colorado you’ll find a community that offers incredible homes in a wonderful neighborhood. Located in a beautiful part of Denver, residents live their lives against a backdrop of stunning views. The neighborhood has a raft of fun amenities where families have fun and keep fit, and neighbors get to know one another and build community ties.

Welcome to Anthem, Highlands, CO. Here there are homes for sale for families, those looking to start one, and those who may just be looking for a place where they are surrounded by good neighbors who not only look out for each other but also know how to live their best lives.

Find out more about homes for sale in Anthem Highlands, CO, and discover why so many have chosen this community to call home.

Overview of Anthem Highlands, CO

When they built Anthem Highlands in 2006, the builders meticulously created a residential space where residents could enjoy the outdoors and live in full comfort and luxury. They were so successful that in a very short time, they had increased the population of Broomfield by over 85%.

Anthem Highlands is spacious and is surrounded by stunning views of Colorado’s famous Rocky Mountains. Open areas include an extensive network of trails perfect for hikers, bikers, and those who just enjoy strolling in picturesque wide spaces. It allows for outdoor gatherings that include public events, sports and physical activities at the park, and simple cookouts for the family’s weekend barbeques.

Anthem Highlands is actually one of the three villages that make up the neighborhood of Anthem, with the other two being Anthem Ranch and Anthem Reserve.

Anthem Highlands is a 1,700-acre master-planned residential neighborhood with close to 2,500 residents, made up of young professionals, seniors, and families. The neighborhood features over 48 miles of biking and walking trails, 22 parks, including a reservoir and ten ponds, and over 120 clubs catering to crafts, hobbies, learning, and sports. It also has over 735 acres of open space that showcases the area’s natural beauty.

Anthem Ranch is reserved for families with at least one member aged 55 and older, creating a peaceful neighborhood that encourages retirees and future retirees to lead an active lifestyle and engage in community activities.

Anthem Reserve, on the other hand, is located at Broomfield’s highest point and is perfect for larger groups and families looking for quiet but luxurious mountain living. It also features the famous Hilltop Trailhead running through the area.

The community has been recognized and won accolades including:

  • Master-Planned Community of the Year, National Association of Home Builders at The Nationals Silver Awards (2014)
  • Community of the Year, Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (2010)
  • Community Association of the Year – Community Associations Institute (2017)

Located at the junction of E-470’s Northwest Parkway and I-25 and with easy access to Highway 7, the community is nestled between two international tourist-heavy destinations (37 cities, to be specific). Being just 15 miles North of Denver and 14 miles east of Boulder, Anthem offers easy travel to favorite locales around Broomfield, CO.

Real Estate in Anthem Highlands, CO

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There are over 9,000 households, most of which are family-owned and occupied. Most of these households have at least three members per home, which is consistent with the market Anthem Highlands is predominantly geared towards.

Homes for sale in Anthem Highlands, CO sell for close to the $1M mark with some that go a little above this price. Bear in mind that this is a luxurious community and very sought-after. In fact, there is greater demand in the area than there is housing stock, which along with all that the area offers, keeps the market value of the homes high. This neighborhood is consistently a seller’s market, but there are real estate opportunities in the community, and with the right agent, it is possible to land your dream home.

These homes offer homebuyers floor plans with 2,000 to 6,000 square feet of living space. Many come with loft areas that are perfect for artists, business owners, and those who work from home. Most properties in Anthem Highlands feature single-family, custom, or semi-custom two-story homes complete with three to five bedrooms and bathrooms, a garage or two, and a basement area. The community is not yet 20 years old and most of the homes built here favor a contemporary style. Well-manicured lawns top off these features, completing a well-rounded embellishment of homes within Anthem Highlands.

Note that Anthem Highlands has a Home Owners Association (HOA) that will take care of all the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the grounds and the facilities.

Life in Anthem Highlands, CO

Community is a word that many places claim or wish they had, but in Anthem Highlands, it’s part of everyday life. This is not to say that residents don’t have privacy; there certainly is enough space and if you choose, detached single-family homes are available. You can be as involved as you wish in the running of the community and communal events held here. It’s just great to have a place that provides residents the opportunity to socially engage with each other.

Residents get the social benefits of living in an area that has all the charm and friendliness of a small town, all while still being able to enjoy the amenities that come with living in urban, metropolitan areas found in the bigger cities of Colorado. Here there is tranquility, security, and peace of mind, but also adventure, excitement, and growth.


When choosing a place to raise a family the reputation of schools within and around the area is almost always one of the most important factors for homebuyers. And if there’s one thing that residents of Anthem Highlands take pride in, it’s the quality of education the area provides for its kids.

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Anthem is part of the Five-Star Adams 12 School District, which has been commended by the Colorado Department of Education, and is a recipient of multiple awards since its inception.

At the forefront of Anthem Highland’s prestigious education system is Thunder Vista P-8, one of the neighborhood’s most reputable schools. This school features state-of-the-art facilities and the capacity to provide for 1000 students who range from pre-schoolers to eighth-grade teenagers. Thunder Vista was the very first Denver Metro School certified under the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS).

A great deal of thought has gone into the design and running of Thunder Vista. As with the whole community, the small details matter. An example of this is that the school features a learning staircase where students can relax, and study at their own pace, away from distractions. It also has classroom breakout areas for students to collaborate on activities and reports and split into discussion groups. In 2024, Thunder Vista continues to rank in the top 100 schools in Colorado.

Anthem Highlands has nearly five other prestigious schools; similar in performance and renown to Thunder Vista. There’s Prospect Ridge Academy and like Thunder Vista, Prospect Ridge scores very highly in the Adams 12 Fice-Star district in terms of reading and math proficiency. Prospect Ridge also has a college readiness index of 65, ranking 17th among 350+ schools in the state, and in this metric, belongs to the elite 30% across the country. One of the most telling statistics is that Prospect Ridge Academy has a 98% graduation rate.

Shopping and Dining

Flatiron Crossing is a mall that’s only a 13-minute drive away from Anthem Highlands. Named after The Flatiron rock formations in Colorado, this venue is home to almost 200 stores, restaurants, and a premier movie theater. From well-known brands to interesting boutique stores, this mall will have everything you need for your day-to-day shopping, and for those times when you’re looking for something a little bit different. Of course, you’ll also find a raft of different services from banking, pet care, and, cosmetic services.

Other prominent and must-visit locales in and around the area include:

Great Scotts Eatery offers simple food done well. You’ll never be disappointed with your order and the staff is always polite and friendly. If you’re looking for a solid choice eatery, you can make this your go-to.

Hickory and Ash is a restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Ryan Taylor, who himself is the son of renowned chef Kevin Taylor. Modern and chic but certainly not pretentious, this establishment serves American fare but in an upmarket setting and with almost a sense of style that’s sophisticated, light, and elegant. It’s a great place for a date or a business lunch.

Benihana not only provides a great meal but also an experience that’s a visual treat. Your food will be cooked in front of you on a heated table (called a hibachi) by a highly skilled chef before it’s beautifully plated and ready for you. Here the ambiance is fun, and the food is delectable.

These are just a few of the choice places you can try, there are many more, but we’ll leave them for you to discover.

Outdoor Recreation

Anthem Highlands is not short when it comes to things to do. If you enjoy a round or two, you’re a couple of minutes away from the Colorado National Golf Club, a premier golf club, that happens to be open to the public. Here you can play on a challenging yet beautiful course, enjoy a top restaurant, and improve your gear at the pro shop. There’s also the Legacy Ridge Golf Course, another top course with facilities to match.

Another attraction to enjoy is Anthem’s Parkside Center, a resort-style community center. This houses almost everything a neighborhood needs, featuring premier sports and health facilities that cater to yoga, swimming, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Residents can also opt to just sit by the pool and enjoy a drink while The Tot Room covers all your babysitting needs.

There are 48 trails and 22 other parks to choose from, some of which are:

  • Anthem Community Park
  • Aspen Lodge Park
  • Sienna Reservoir
  • Highlands Park
  • Dry Creek Park
  • Chautauqua Park and Trail Head

Other Attractions

Anthem Highlands holds exciting events all year round, most of which are inclusive for most people of all ages. Here are just some of those to mark on the calendar:

Cardboard Challenge is an event the kids will love. They can get creative and design and build whatever they like. As they take on this challenge, they’ll also get to find out a little more about recycling and sustainability.

Summer Luau is a great excuse to dress up, dance eat fantastic food, and party with the family and community. Again there is also the opportunity to learn, this time about another culture.

Adult Holiday Party is for those who are no longer children but are very much interested in having as much fun as possible. In a community that provides so much for its younger residents, it’s lovely to see that there’s something just for the adults.

There are so many more events scheduled throughout the year that there’s never a dull moment. Some other events and festivals include:

  • Dog Days
  • Splash Bash
  • Diwali Festival
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Eggventure
  • Snores ‘N S’mores
  • Music in the Park

Find Your Place in Anthem Highlands

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Anthem Highlands delivers on the promise it makes to its residents, whether they are first-time homebuyers looking to start a family, people looking for their forever home, or seniors who want to live in an amenity-rich and friendly community.

The professionals at North Star Team are here to help you navigate the market and land you the perfect place in what many would call the perfect community. We have the experience and expertise to make your buying or selling journey in Anthem Highlands and the surrounding communities smooth and successful. Call us at 720.351.8488 or send us an email here.

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