Rolling plains and majestic rock spires crowned by distant mountains define Douglas County real estate. As the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, Douglas County is an oasis of peaceful living and thriving business opportunities. While the median sale price of homes in the area of $319,300 is appealing to the executive who is seeking a private getaway, homes in the area have sold recently for as low as $185,000.
Douglas County encompasses a number of rustic villages and townships including Larkspur, where the annual Renaissance Festival is held. Castle Rock sits at the center of all of this, and serves as the county seat. The 288,430 residents of Douglas County are governed under the very progressive Partnership of Douglas County Governments, a nationally recognized collaboration of town governments, school districts and other public entities. This partnership is responsible for programs such as the Douglas County Housing Partnership and the Douglas County Youth Initiative.
While I-25 provides easy access to Denver and Colorado Springs attractions and the Air Force Academy, there is plenty to do within Douglas County. The Outlet Shops in Castle Rock are some of the most popular shopping areas along the entire I-25 corridor. The Country Club at Castle Pines features an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signiture Championship golf course.There are also hundreds of miles of trails within the many parks and open spaces of the county, including Castle Canyon Open Space Columbine Open Space and Cherokee Ranch. In all, over 96 square miles of land are permanently protected under the Douglas County Open Space Program.
The Douglas County School District embraces choice in education by offering a wide variety of neighborhood school programs, option schools, charter schools and online learning. Most of the students here attend Douglas County High School, located in Castle Rock. The pioneer spirit is alive in the rolling hills of Douglas County. Experience it yourself here in this prime getaway right in the center of Colorado.