Lone Tree

As Denver grew in the late 1990s, Lone Tree followed, calling itself in its latest comprehensive plan a "national model for responsible growth and development." Home to Charles Schwab, Skyridge Medical Center and Park Meadows Mall, Lone Tree has is quickly becoming a top choice for home buyers. Niche, a real estate website, ranks Lone Tree as the second-best place to live in Douglas County (neighboring Highlands Ranch is No. 1). It's also ranked as the 21st best place to live in the state, based on an analysis of crime, jobs, nightlife, and schools.

Lone Tree



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The city's population is affluent, with a median household income of around $105,000, according to the Lone Tree plan. This means that the majority of the population owns their homes, which have a median value of $521,200 -- well above the Denver metro area's median of $426,200. Rent isn't cheap either: the median in Lone Tree is around $1,600. Also home to numerous parks and running and biking trails, including the Bluffs Regional Park and Trail, which delivers great views of the Colorado Front Range mountains and 3.5 miles of trails to explore. The city has numerous greenbelts and parks -- many of which are connected by the Willow Creek Trail, which continues onto Centennial. Just a few miles away is the Highlands Ranch Backcountry, which has 26 miles of trails right on the edge of the city.  

Working in Lone Tree

A rapidly developing community, Lone Tree has its own arts center and is home to Colorado's biggest shopping center, the Park Meadows Mall. The town’s main hospital, Sky Ridge Medical Facility, recently underwent an expansion and serves as one of the largest local employers in Lone Tree.


Charles Schwab is another major employer in Lone Tree. Construction of the 38-acre project includes 675,000 square feet in three office buildings, was built so that Charles Schwab could consolidate its service center facilities and allow the company to expand its presence in Denver if desired. The campus has capacity for up to 4,500 employees. A key goal for the campus was the creation of flexible and efficient building plans that allow Schwab to adjust the office and workstation layouts as the company’s needs evolve. 

Commuting from Lone Tree

Lone Tree is a quick drive or light-rail ride into the Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver or West into Highlands Ranch, making for easy commutes. Lone Tree City Center is a light rail station in Lone Tree, Colorado, part of the RTD system in Denver. It is served by three lines: the E Line to Union Station, F Line to Downtown Denver, and R Line to Aurora. Three light rail stations within RidgeGate's land boundaries opened in spring 2019: Sky Ridge Station, Lone Tree City Center Station, and RidgeGate Parkway brought the Regional Transportation District's rail system to its southernmost point in the metro area.

The Lone Tree Link On Demand shuttle offers free rides around Lone Tree, easily requested on a mobile app.

Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus service and door-to-door FlexRide service are also available within the RidgeGate community.

You’ll find easy access to airports from Lone Tree. Denver International Airport, the largest airport in the region, is located just 30 minutes northeast of RidgeGate. If you prefer to take light rail to DEN, you can access the A Line from Union Station to DEN for a $9 fare. You can also take the R Line from Lincoln Station, Sky Ridge Station, Lone Tree City Center Station or RidgeGate Parkway Station, northeast to Peoria Station, and then from there hop on the A Line to DEN. Centennial Airport is a quick 10 minutes away, and is the major reliever airport in the region for corporate and charter flights.

Schools in Lone Tree:

For the 2020 school year, there are 7 top public schools in Lone Tree, CO, serving 7,166 students. Lone Tree, CO public school have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus Colorado public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus 42% Colorado statewide average). Their average school ranking is in the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.

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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
Douglas County Schools
I-25 Corridor
Light Rail Stations
New Home Construction
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