Highland Lakes is a subdivision in Teller County and is located approximately four miles from downtown Divide, Colorado. In 1889 Emmett McCulley was one of the original settlers of Highland Lakes. He built a sawmill and started clearing the area. In order to keep his employees in the area, he built a one room school house that still stands today along with one other log building and the remains of another.

James S. Billups, Jr., President of L.S. Development Company began developing Highland Lakes in 1970 into what it is today. There are 935 total acres with 346 homes as of January 2007, with nine lakes for fishing, a community building with playground and established hiking trails.

As a covenanted community, an Architectural Control Committee enforces the covenants and sees that standards are met to keep Highland Lakes one of the nicest places to live in Teller County. The Highland Lakes Property Owners’ Association, Inc. also sees that covenants and the rules and regulations of the community are adhered to. The HLPOA also sees that the community is offered various social and recreational activities as well as seeing that HLPOA common areas are maintained.

The Highland Lakes Water District (HLWD) is a separate organization from the HLPOA. All members of the Water Board must be residents of Highland Lakes. In addition to seeing that all residents are supplied with quality water, they own and maintain the nine recreational lakes and dams.

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