Douglas County was one of the original 17 counties created in the Colorado Territory by the Colorado Territorial Legislature on 1861-11-01. Positioned south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs, Douglas County has enjoyed incredible growth recently, often ranking as the #1 County in the nation for population growth on a percentage basis. Douglas County is one of Coloradoís most scenic counties. The strikingly beautiful area has approximately 844 square miles of mountains, foothills & plains, and enjoys unparalleled peak-to-peak views of Coloradoís high mountain ranges. Douglas County has a population of 215,226 residents and contains 4 incorporated municipalities: Larkspur, Lone Tree, Castle Rock & Parker (approximately 73% of the population lives in unincorporated areas.) The county is an ideal mix of rural & suburban areas, village centers and large plots of open space including ranches, greenbelts, public parks & national forest lands. With excellent schools, Beautiful landscape, a thriving economy & scenic neighborhoods, Douglas County is an outstanding place to live, work & raise a family.
The Town of Castle Rock is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Castle Rock is located on East Plum Creek, a small stream which periodically floods, about 35 miles south of Denver and 40 miles north of Colorado Springs located in the heart of Crowfoot Valley featuring great views of the Rocky Mountains. Originally founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.Castle Rock, named for the rock formation or butte that overlooks the town, clearly visible from Interstate 25, was incorporated in 1881.
The town of Castle Rock sits at 6,202 feet above sea level and is 33 square miles in size. Castle Rockís small town charm & beautiful views are the reasons why it attracts thousands of new residents annually.
Our climate is known as among the nationís best, with more than 300 days of sunshine and an average of 255 days of sunshine a year. The average high temperature is 85 degrees in the summer months and 44 degrees in the winter. Annual snowfall is 62.2 inches and the average humidity is 40 percent.
Castle Rock, Colorado is a fast growing community in beautiful Douglas County of Colorado. Like many newer communities it is seeing dramatic change in just a few years. Nestled where the high plains meet the Rocky Mountain foothills Castle Rock offers a life like no other. Castle Rock, Colorado - where the small town character is combined with big city amenities. Castle Rock provides several indoor and outdoor leisure opportunities including the Community Recreation Center, 400 acres of parks, and the soon-to-be opened Hidden Mesa open space. Castle Rock is also home to many fine Golf Courses such as the championship, Pete Dye designed, Plum Creek Golf Course & Country Club,
The Castle Pines Golf Club which was home to the PGA "International" tournament, until 2007, The Castle Pines Country Club and the Red Hawk Ridge municipal golf course,. Residents and visitors can also enjoy a full range of shopping experiences from downtown boutiques to department stores and the Outlets at Castle Rock, or enjoy dining on anything from fast food to gourmet.
Larkspur Colorado is located In Douglas County, in the foothills of the scenic Rocky Mountains. Larkspur is named after a colorful wildflower which grows in the field and forests. We are surrounded by incredible mountain peaks and abundant wildlife. The clean air, clean atmosphere, scenic Colorado mountain range, low crime rate, abundant parks, wildlife and open space make Larkspur a wonderful place to raise a family. The Larkspur Elementary School is commonly ranked among the highest in the state and has a small town feel which is hard to find these days.
Located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs it is perfect bedroom community for commuters to these major cities. Larkspur is famous for itís Renaissance Festival which runs during the summer weekends between June and July.
Larkspur lies at an elevation of 6,800 feet and is convenient to Interstate 25 making it an easy commute to either Denver or Colorado Springs. The climate is known to be one of the best in the nation with more than 300 days of sunshine, clear blue skies and less than 15 inches of precipitation each year.
Additional Community Information:
Douglas County School District
Town of Castle Rock
Bear Dance Golf Course, Larkspur
Perry Park Golf Course & Country Club, Larkspur
Woodmoor Pines Golf & Country Club, Monument
Plum Creek Golf Course, Castle Rock
The Ridge at Castle Pines Golf Course, Castle Rock
Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, Castle Rock
Larkspur Elementary School
Colorado Renaissance Festival
City of Denver Information
State of Colorado
Denver Area Attractions
Skiing the Rockies
Colorado Ski Country
Denver Botanic Gardens
Ocean Journey Aquarium