"Highland has a strong sense of community spirit, pride, and engagement as evident in the number of community organizations, indoor & outdoor venues, park lands, and community involvement. It's a great place to come home to." - Sandy Bisto
..... Here is why you should be our neighbor
My girlfriend and I chose Highland as the location for our first home for several reasons. We were looking for a community to settle down and start a family. Highland fit the bill perfectly. I grew up about 10 miles from Highland so I knew they had a good school district and a community of good people with quite a bit to offer for a town of its size. We moved in September 2019 and haven't been disappointed yet. We were pleased to find out our neighbors were really kind people. the first weekend we moved in we got a heaping plate of BBQ delivered by one and another mowed our lawn before we even had a chance to meet!
And another reason......
Our first move to Highland was in October 1997. We came to this area for my husband’s job placement. Even though his job was in Vandalia, IL, we chose Highland because 1) we had recommendation from the prior manager that he was replacing, who also lived in Highland, 2) airport was only 45 minutes away as he would be traveling frequently, 3) the schools were highly rated and 4) we loved the small-town feel.
Both of our children graduated from Highland High School. Our daughter married here and is raising her three children here. After being here 9 years, we were relocated 3 more times. In 2013, we were given the opportunity to move nearer to St. Louis for business reasons and we chose to come back “Home”. We love Highland for the small friendly town that it is and the convenience of the city when it’s needed. In 2014, my husband and I began a business renovating and re-selling the older beautiful homes in Highland. Our son, who moved away in 2006 is now home again and works with us in the business. In 2016 we took on a challenge of buying operating the oldest existing business in Highland which was a florist and greenhouse. After renovating the building and adding a coffee and wine shop, we have proudly sold this popular business, just recently, to new owners who have now made Highland their home.
We are happy to call Highland our home!