Program Video: Modern Day Highlands Ranch: The Shea Homes Years 1997-2021

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
David Johnston, HRHS


This program was recorded on June 21, 2021 via Zoom. 

From what was once a cattle ranch, to modern-day home building, the growth of the master planned community continues when Mission Viejo sells Highlands Ranch to Shea Homes. The continued development of HR in the late 1990's thru to 2021  includes Shea Homes and the various home builders, The BackCountry, commercial and retail growth.  As we approach the end of 2021, there is very little space for future growth in Highlands Ranch, as we are almost built-out!   David Johnston, HRHS Historian will explore the role of Shea Homes in all of this development, as well as other builders and influencers.  Join us for a year-by-year look at Highlands Ranch from 1997 to 2021. 

Presenter David Johnston is a familiar face to the Highlands Ranch Historical Society.   Currently serving  in various Board of Directors capacities, David continues to provide volunter services to the Society, along with maintaining full time employment and family responsibilites.  In his role as HRHS Historian, David literally wrote the book (Arcadia Publishing Highlands Ranch) and he has traveled all over Highlands Ranch gathering facts, figures, photos, and friends in his quest for historical information.   David will present these interesting details about the Shea years to the HRHS via Zoom.







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