Douglas County, Colorado

Geography
Douglas County the seventh-most populous of the 64 counties of Colorado State has the seat in Castle Rock. The adjacent counties to Douglas County are Jefferson County, to the west, Arapahoe County, to the north, Elbert County, to the east, El Paso County, to the south and Teller County, towards southwest.

History / Description
Douglas County is one of the original 17 counties that belonged to the Colorado Territory, as established by the Colorado Territorial Legislature on November 1, 1861. The county was named in honor of U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois.

Douglas County’s Real Estate
Douglas County’s median listing price is currently $535,000 while the median closing price is $455,000. Prices differ from city to city, from town to town. The highest median listing price, $859,000 can be found in Loan Tree while the lowest median listing price of $525,000 can be found in Castle Rock.

-over-year, with 41 homes for sale in last year and 32 homes for sale in this year. Fans of 20th century architecture will be excited to see that bungalow homes are a fairly common sight in this vicinity. Residents who have young children or animals will be happy to know that many of the homes around here have beautiful and low-maintenance hardwood floors. For those who enjoy varied workouts, the fitness centers in Douglas County provide a number of exercises for all levels and abilities.

Schools
Douglas County is served by Douglas County School District RE-1, the third-largest school district in Colorado. In addition to traditional neighborhood schools, the district includes six charter schools, four option schools and an online school. Schools are rated generally high in the area. In Douglas County you can also find the University Center at Chaparral in Parker, University College of the University of Denver, University of Colorado Denver. This university offers courses from both its Boulder campus (the state's flagship university) and its Denver campus at the CU-South Extension in Lone Tree. Loan tree is also the host of the university of Phoenix’s campus.

Infrastructure and Commute from and to Douglas County
The county’s officials are concerned with designing and monitoring the roads, streets and highways to ensure safe and efficient movement of people and goods.  This goal will be achieved via a long term plan that aims to integrate freeways, streets, shopping centers, residential developments and industrial projects into the community.

Medical and Health Care
The county has good medical facilities. Here are some of the hospitals located in Douglas County: Adventist Hospital from Castle Rock, Sky Ridge Medical Center from Lone Tree, Parker Littleton Adventist Hospital 9395 from Parker, Highlands Behavioral Health, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver and Adventist Hospital from Littleton and Craig Hospital from Englewood.

Shopping and Entertainment
Green areas are a constant in Douglas County. We have to mention here: Castlewood Canyon State Park, Chatfield State Park and Roxborough State Park. Add to this that parts of the county lie within the Pike National Forest and are crossed by the historic South Platte Trail, American Discovery Trail, Colorado Trail, Devils Head National Recreation Trail, Highline Canal National Recreation Trail, Platte River Greenway National Recreation Trail, Ridgeline Open Space Trail and you will feel the great outdoor call. For outdoor lovers the County will offer Rueter–Hess Reservoir, that will provide significant recreation including fishing, hiking, and non-motorized boating when filled.

Cities in Douglas County include: part of Aurora and Littleton and Castle Pines (Castle Pines North), Lone Tree and Castle Rock. This towns have desirable residential areas, shopping centers, but also lovely restaurants, coffee shops and bars for all tastes and preferences.

Conclusion
Living in the suburbs can be wonderful. If you prefer a more quiet area and outdoor activities look for a property in Douglas County.