Douglas County Colorado Mortgage

Douglas County of Colorado

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HISTORY

In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, one of the original 17 counties in the Colorado Territory. Douglas County, Colorado was named after Stephen A. Douglas, an Illinois Senator known as the “Little Giant.” Stephen A. Douglas was a short man but a tough orator and debater. He battled his own Democratic Party, as well as the Republican Abraham Lincoln, over issues of slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and popular sovereignty. Unfortunately, Stephen Douglas died five months before the county was established. Originally, Douglas County stretched from the Rockies to the State of Kansas border.

The county seat was established in Franktown but in 1863 was moved to California Ranch. In 1874, it was moved to Castle Rock, Colorado where it remains as the county seat.

Douglas County is filled with lightly wooded ponderosa pine and broken terrain of mesas and small streams. The Cherry Creek and Plum Creek flows north toward Denver and into the South Platte River. Both of these creeks were known to flash flooding and were responsible for the Denver flood of 1965. Cherry Creek Reservoir was built in the late 1960’s to control flooding.

 

STATISTICS

Douglas County, Colorado is virtually the geographic center of Colorado. The County is approximately 844 square miles, 71 square miles of which are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.

Douglas County is the eighth most populous of the 64 counties in Colorado. It is nicknamed “Dougco” and is located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs. The US Census Bureau estimated the population at 283,000. The annual growth rate of Douglas County is 4.5%. This makes Douglas County one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. There are approximately 60,924 households and 49,835 families residing in the county.

The median income for a household in the county was $82,929 and the median income for a family was $88,482. The per capita income was $34,848 with approximately 1.6% of familes and 2.1% of the population below the poverty line. In 2000, the US Censure Bureau stated that Douglas County has the highest median household income of any county or statistical equivalent.

 

HOUSING

There are five incorporated municipalities within the boundaries of Douglas County: Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Larkspur, Lone Tree and Parker. Each has its own mayor and provides services in cooperation with Douglas County.

Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and to raise a family. In a May 2004 study, by the American City Business Journals (ACBJ), Douglas County ranked fourth in the nation for Quality of Life. Douglas County also ranked well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational categories. Douglas County is great location, with excellent schools, mild weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities.

Before you purchase a home contact Stone Creek Mortgage and Home loans to pre qualify for the purchase of a home. If you would like to purchase or refinance a commercial property in Douglas County, contact Seth Taylor at Denverhomelender.com to refinance a home in Douglas County Colorado contact Stone Creek Mortgage at denverhomelender.com. To get started on a home search in Douglas County Colorado contact Stone Creek Mortgage at (303) 573-1200. Douglas county has beautiful homes.

 

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS

Cherokee Ranch and Castle located at 6113 N. Daniels Park Road, Sedalia, phone 303 688 5555 is one of Douglas County’s unique architecture that combines aspects of the Western United States and a Scottish-style castle. The Castle is a museum and a home to historic collections of fine art, furnishings and memorabilia from around the world. Art lovers often visit to see original drawings by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The breathtaking views from the Castle show the magnificent snow capped Rocky Mountains.

Colorado Renaissance Festival, tours and charters located at 409-F South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, phone 303 688 6010 / Toll Free (877) 259 3328. Each year between the middle of June through the first week in August, you can take a magical tour back to the renaissance years, where boys dreamed of being a knight and women dreamed of being princesses. The festivities are located in Larkspur, Colorado off Interstate 25, halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. Exit on 172 when coming north from Colorado Springs and exit 173 when coming from Denver. Travel time is 25 to 30 minutes from Denver or Colorado Springs.

Castle Pines Golf Club located at 1000 Hummingbird Drive, Castle Rock, phone 303 688 6022, is a members and guests only golf club. For over twenty years the Internationl PGA Tour was held in August at Castle Pines Golf Club on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. In 2007 the International cancelled the PGA tournament.

Devils’ Head Lookout located in Sedalia, Colorado was a wildfire lookout. It was rumored that William R. Kreutzer, a native of the Sedalia area and the first U.S. Forest Ranger, may have used Devil’s Head summit as a wildfire lookout. He served what was to become the South Platte District of the Pike National Forest between 1898 and 1905. In 1907, the newly created Forest Service planned seven principal lookouts along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains between New Mexico and Wyoming. Devil’s Head was chosen to be one of only four lookouts. The original lookout was constructed in 1919 and was replaced by the current one in 1951. It took 100 men and 71 mules to dismantle the old tower and construct the new one. Devil’s Head Lookout sits on a granite outcrop at the highest point of Rampart Range at an elevation of 9,748 feet. From this vantage point, fires can be easily spotted up to a distance of 75 miles away. Devils’ Head Lookout has been in continuous use since 1912 and is the last full-time Lookout in Colorado. Managed only during the summer months, this great attraction receives several thousand visitors each year.

Franktown Cemetery located at the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 86 in Franktown was established in June 1870 and is one of the oldest, continuously used cemeteries in Colorado. With a number of historic headstones and grave markers, this cemetery uses a variety of materials and styles, including several ornately carved markers for members of two fraternal organizations of the woodsmen. The cemetery is the burial place for many pioneers of Douglas County and the State of Colorado. Clara Kelly was the first Douglas County resident to be buried in the cemetery in June 1870. James Frank Gardner who established “Frankstown” is buried there. He served as county clerk, and later, as treasurer. He also served as a territorial legislative representative, a state senator and a county commissioner. Other notable settlers buried in the cemetery include Jacob and Benedict Schultz, John Campbell, and members of the Kelty, Wheeler, and Brackett families.

 

PARKS SYSTEM

Douglas County, Colorado currently has an 84,000-square-foot recreation center; more than 2,400 acres of open space; 251 acres of parkland with 18 community and neighborhood parks; 34 miles of trails that include concrete and native surface; plus a national award-winning municipal golf course. Many of the parks are part of the Pike National Forest. Other parks systems include Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area. Douglas County offers great outdoor living and recreating opportunities.

Douglas County Parks and Trails Division maintains local and regional parks and regional trails. Some future plans include completion of the southern most section of the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and local linkages to this spine trail; additional construction of the trail on the East-West Regional Trail; development of more accessible on-road bicycle lanes; improvements to existing parks as well as additional fields. The Douglas county park system id paid for by Douglas County Property Taxes.

 

SCHOOLS

The Douglas County School District RE-1 services the schools throughout Douglas County. This is the third-largest school district in Colorado.

Douglas County School District located at 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 387 0100 has 48 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, 9 high schools, 17 Charter schools and an Early Childhood Center located at 8200 E Park Meadows Drive, Suite 204, Lone Tree, CO, phone 303 387 0801

The University Center at Chaparral also known as Douglas County Learning Center located at 15653 Brookstone Drive, Parker CO, phone 303 734 4822 offers courses through Arapahoe Community College, University College of the University of Denver and the Douglas County School District. College credit classes include certificates up to the master’s level as well as non-credit coursed offered through Arapahoe Community College and Douglas County School District. Workforce training programs are also offered and include computer skills, leadership development and other skill enhancements courses. You can also custom develop training programs for your employees through the UCC.

University of Phoenix -Colorado Campus located at 10004 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree, Colorado, phone (866) 496 5042, is a four year private for profit university offering Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Doctor’s, Less than one year, Master’s, Post-Masters certificate, Post baccalaureate certificate.

 

TOP BANKS

First Bank of Douglas County
560 Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Phone: 303 660 3350

First Bank at Founders Parkway 
4775 Front St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 3000

First Bank at Castle Pines 
560 Castle Pines Pkwy.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 660 3350

U.S. Bank 
7350 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 303 662 9610

Wells Fargo Bank
747 Genoa Way
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 7320

Wells Fargo Bank 
10900 S Parker Rd,
Parker, CO 80134
Phone: 800 869 3557

Wells Fargo Bank
9233 E Lincoln Ave
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: 303 649 7780

Colorado Capital Bank
7505 Village Square Drive, Suite 101,
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 8149

Compass Bank
568 Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Phone: 303 217 2210

 

TOP EMPLOYERS

More than 26,000 new jobs have been created in Douglas County, Colorado. While many areas of Douglas County may be residential and rural, the county is growing economically with top employers such as:

Alcatel -Lucent Technologies is an international company with offices in Douglas County, Colorado. This high tech company delivers voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband access, carrier and enterprise IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move.

Information Handling Services located at 15 Inverness Way, Englewood, CO, phone 303 790 0600, provides information in four major areas – energy, product lifecycle management, environmental and security. Their customers range from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. Since 1959, IHS has been in business and employs more than 3,000 people in 35 locations around the world.

DIRECTV located at 375 Inverness Pkwy, Englewood, CO, phone 303 397 7601 is a direct broadcast satellite service transmitting digital satellite television and audio to millions of American homes.

Park Meadows Mall located at 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, Colorado, phone 303 792 2533 is Colorado’s only retail resort. Park Meadows combines the best of the Colorado outdoors with 160 of the finest retailers and restaurants in America. Top named retailers include Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn Kids, Sundance, Planet Funk, John Atencio and Janie and Jack. Great restaurants include P.F. Chang’s, China Bistro, California Cafÿ and The Cheesecake Factory.

 

LINKS

Xcel Energy
24-hour Electric and Gas Emergency Contacts:
Electric Emergency/Power Outage
1-800-895-1999
Gas Emergency/Gas Odor
1-800-895-2999
Web site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/

Water providers in Douglas County
Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority (ACWWA)
Castle Pines Metropolitan District 
Castle Pines North Metropolitan District 
Castle Rock, Town of 
Castleton Water & Sanitation
Centennial Water & Sanitation District 
City of Lone Tree 
Cottonwood Water & Sanitation District 
Denver Water Department 
Douglas County Government 
East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation
Franktown Business Area Metropolitan District
Inverness Water and Sanitation District
Meridian Metropolitan District
North Douglas County Water and Sanitation District
Parker Water and Sanitation 
Pinery Water and Wastewater District 
Roxborough Water and Sanitation District 
South Metro Water Supply Authority 
Stonegate Village Metropolitan District

Douglas County Sheriff Department
Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303 660 7505
Web site: http://www.dcsheriff.net/

Douglas County Fire Departments
Castle Rock Fire & Rescue Department
300 Perry St
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Sedalia CO Fire Department
435 N Perry Park Rd
Sedalia, CO 80135

Parker Fire Protection District
10235 Parkglenn Way
Parker, CO 80138

West Douglas County Fire Protection District
4037 N Platte Ave
Sedalia, CO 80135

Franktown Fire Protection District
1959 N State Hwy 83
Franktown, CO 80116-0053

Larkspur Fire Protection District
9414 S Spruce Mountain Rd
Larkspur, CO 80118

Trumbull Volunteer Fire Department Sedalia Fire Department
7883 S Highway 67
Sedalia, CO 80135

 

SHOPPING MALLS

Outlets at Castle Rock located at 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 4495. The Outlet stores at Castle Rock are directly on the west side of Interstate 25. With 477,786 square feet and over 110 shops anchored by The Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Off 5th Saks Avenue Outlet, Coach Factory Store, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger Factory Store. The Outlets at Castle Rock draws 4.2 million visitors each year. Bargain-lovers will enjoy “mining” for great deals. Free parking encircles the entire complex and free bus rides are available inside the complex.

Park Meadows Mall located at 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree, Colorado, phone 303 792 2533 is Colorado’s only retail resort. Park Meadows combines the best of the Colorado outdoors with 160 of the finest retailers and restaurants in America. Top named retailers include Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn Kids, Sundance, Planet Funk, John Atencio and Janie and Jack. Great restaurants include P.F. Chang’s, China Bistro, California Cafÿ and The Cheesecake Factory. You’ll enjoy 12 eateries inside the Dining Hall at Park Meadows Mall.

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