The community of Highland Lakes is located at the northern border of the Miami-Dade County, at the area where the I-95 meets the Ives Dairy Road. The Ives Dairy Road serves as the primary interstate access road for Aventura, Golden Beach and Sunny Isles Beach.
The neighborhood has a number of lakes spread throughout the community. This includes Sky Lake, Sunswept Lake, Highland Lake, Enchanted Lake, Greyknoll Lake, Raintree Lake, Oleta Lake and River, Highland Oaks Park Lake and Sparling Lake.
Ojus, the neighborhood in which Highland Lakes is located, was a former settlement that covers the County Line road to the Miami Garden Drive and extends to the 18th Avenue and Biscayne Bay.
Highland Lakes is a sought after neighborhood because of its proximity to the successful and beautiful neighborhood of Aventura.