Recently, there was an article in Huffington Post stating that Douglas County in Colorado is listed at #2 as one of the 10 best countries in America. What the article failed to mention in detail was why it is the best county in the U.S? Since our team specializes in selling homes in the area, we wanted to share our expertise on why Douglas County is the best place to live in Colorado.
- Beautiful Views and Quality of Life – Douglas County consists of cities such as Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Lone Tree, Parker, and Highlands Ranch. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and stretching to the plains to the east, Douglas County provides a broad range of lifestyles- from planned communities to large ranches. Three state parks are within the county, and there is a variety of trails, with easy access to some of the Coloradans favorite outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and boating.
- High-Quality Jobs & Salaries– There are about 300,000+ people in Douglas County with a median income is over $94,000 a year. Translation – it is considered one of the richest Counties in the U.S. with 2% of families living below the poverty line. One of the biggest reasons why Douglas County stands out is the number outstanding companies in the area. The top employers are Douglas County School District, CH2M Hill, Echostar, Healthstone, Western Union, Charles Schwab, and Liberty Media just to name a few.
- Premium Education – With one of the largest school districts in Colorado, Douglas County has the highest graduation rate, compared to other Counties of 2%. Schools in this area are rated one of the best in the state, offering college courses to high school students. Most Douglas County residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
- Housing Opportunities – The median home value is about $339,000. Home appreciation was over 11.20% last year. There are a number of new development projects in the planning stages that will add more livability to Douglas County. There are also talks of a new 380-Acre development project call Plum Creek that is starting construction next year.
These are only a few items covered about Douglas County, but hopefully, you have learned more why it is considered one of the best counties in America. Also, make sure you check out some of our luxury properties that we have on the market in Littleton and Castle Rock. Whether you are looking for a home in Douglas County or need more information about home in the Denver Metro area, look no further than the Colorado Dream House Team