What year was the land for Highlands Ranch purchased
A. 1976
B. 1982
C. 1964

A. 1976

Mission Viejo acquired land known as Highlands Ranch in 1976. It took two years to complete the deal, which was officially purchased in 1978. Soon after, Jim Toepfer came to Colorado from Mission Viejo, California and began planning and leading the development of Highlands Ranch.