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Douglas County

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Elevation: 6,202 feet Population: 266,739

About Douglas County

South of Denver, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Located along the interstate corridor between Denver and Colorado Springs, 80% of the residents commute between these two urban centers. It is home to Castle Rock and Parker, older, established towns that are growing, as well as the newly established cities of Lone Tree and Centennial. Highlands Ranch, the metro area's largest master planned community, is also located in Douglas County.

Parker, CO - www.parkerchamber.com. Parker is one of the metro area's fastest growing communities with over 30,000 residents but proudly maintains its small town atmosphere. The town center is 5 miles east of I-25 and Lincoln Avenue making it a short 15 minutes trip to DTC, 35 minutes to downtown Denver and 25 minutes to DIA via the 3-470 toll way. Parker is part of the Douglas County School system.

Castle Rock, CO - www.ci.castlerock.co.usCastle Rock, known for its magnificent rock outcropping in the hill overlooking the city, is the county seat of Douglas County. Located halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, it is home to Castle Pines Golf Club, the internationally-renowned golf course and club, with three separate exclusive residential communities.

Highlands Ranch, CO - www.highlandsranch.com. Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master-planned community in Douglas County, Colorado. It is located 12 miles south of Denver along C-470 and approximately one mile west on Interstate I-25. The master plan calls for 61 percent of the land to be devoted to non-urban uses including open space and recreation, 31 percent to residential uses, and 8 percent to business properties.

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