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Douglas County Offices
100 Third Street
Castle Rock 303-660-7400
Douglas Chamber of Commerce
420 Jerry Street
Castle Rock 303-688-4597
HIGHLANDS RANCH | CASTLE ROCK | PARKER | LONE TREE | FRANKTOWN
Sheer natural beauty is one of the reasons that Douglas County has become one of the fastest growing regions in the state. During the 1990s, the county grew by a staggering 145 percent. Situated at the geographic center of Colorado, the county offers a variety of terrain from alpine splendor to enchanting foothills and sweeping plains. Only about one-fourth of the residents reside in the incorporated municipalities, growing cities that provide amenities to those living in peripheral subdivisions or the beautiful countryside. Bordering Douglas County to the west, Elbert County is a sparsely populated expanse of gently rolling hills and abundant wildlife as well as rodeos, ranches, and farms.
The development and expansion of the 470 beltway has transformed existing Douglas County towns and encouraged the development of beautiful new master-planned communities with an ambitious vision of continued expansion. Nearby in the south metro communities of Littleton, Englewood, and Aurora, residents of Douglas County can access state-of-the-art health-care institutions that meet every need.
One of the nation’s fastest growing districts, Douglas County School District maintains a “lighthouse” position, offering support and coordination on the district level while giving area schools the flexibility to build their own instructional programs. Choices for parents include open enrollment, charter schools, and many special programs. The possibilities for higher education close to home include several community colleges and state universities in addition to private institutions and career or vocational training.
The pioneer spirit that carved thriving communities from undeveloped land is still evident throughout Douglas County, where suburban sophistication harmonizes with rustic rural living. Housing options in this panoramic region range from multi-acre ranches and horse properties to magnificent new construction in the heart of idyllic master-planned communities. Castle Rock’s array of shopping districts and factory stores meet every retail need, although the regional malls of Denver’s south metro cities are easily accessible.
County planners are dedicated to preserving land for the traditional activities of farming and ranching as well as for parks and open space. The region’s outstanding recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, two state parks, a state recreation area, county and municipal parks, and miles of scenic trails through vast open spaces. Offering an unparalleled lifestyle between two of Denver’s most exiting cities, Douglas County is only beginning a dynamic cycle of growth and development.
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