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Residents Give Douglas County High Marks

Castle Rock and Douglas County, Colorado, have well-deserved reputations as some of the best places to live in the nation. Recently, the Douglas County Commissioners sent its 2021 Citizens Survey to county residents and asked them how they feel about living in the county.

Their responses show that the majority of residents view the area as a desirable place to live. The survey covered a wide range of topics, from traffic and road maintenance to law enforcement, open space and the business environment. 

Castle Rock is the home of Miller’s Landing, a new multi-use development that combines attractive multifamily housing with retail, restaurants, modern offices and wide areas of open space.

Positive Environment for Families and Business

Here are some of the quality of life findings from the 2021 Citizens Survey Results.

Many residents choose to live in Castle Rock and Douglas County for the family-friendly environment and positive business climate. When asked to respond to a series of statements regarding quality of life, the following percentage of residents responded that the statements were either highly accurate or somewhat accurate.

Statement and Agreement Percentage

  • Good place to raise a family – 95% agreed
  • Is a good place to start a business – 78% agreed
  • Is a safe place to live and work – 97% agreed
  • Is a friendly place – 88% agreed
Open Space Remains a Priority

The area’s abundant open space and outdoor recreation opportunities are a major draw for residents and one of the reasons why the area is considered a best place to live.

When asked whether “Douglas County is working effectively with state and municipal officials and conservation groups to ensure adequate natural open space and land conservation for the public’s benefit,” 88 percent of residents agreed with the statement.

The county receives funds for funding open space initiatives from sales-and-use taxes. County residents generally agreed that supporting open space was a good use of tax revenue. Residents were asked to respond to the following uses of the tax revenue.

  • Protecting and preserving natural land and wildlife habitat – 98% agreed
  • Funding county and municipal parks and outdoor recreation programs, and protecting and preserving scenic views – 96% agreed
  • Funding trails and bikeways – 94% agreed
  • Funding historic preservation and maintenance – 90% agreed
About Castle Rock, Colorado

Castle Rock is located in the south Denver metropolitan area along with I-25 corridor. It’s no surprise why the area rates so highly with residents and is considered among the best places to live in the country. 

The town’s unique mix of small-town charm, access to good jobs, excellent schools and cultural and recreational amenities make living in Castle Rock a priority for the well-educated, highly skilled professionals who call the town home.

Out of a ranking of 500 counties in the nation, US News and World Report recently ranked Douglas County as the #2 county in the United States. The magazine stated:

“Located between Denver and Colorado Springs, Douglas County offers commuter access to the state’s two largest cities as well as sprawling woods and trails with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. Multiple state and regional parks fall within the county, including the nearly 4,000-acre Roxborough State Park.” US News and World Report

About Miller’s Landing, A New Multi-Use Development

Miller’s Landing is a new 65-acre multi-use development located in the heart of Castle Rock. Currently under development, Miller’s Landing will feature a pedestrian-friendly town center with retail, restaurants and entertainment options. It will also include attractive multifamily housing, modern office spaces, easy access to downtown and nearby outdoor recreation on walking and bicycling paths and large tracts of open space with views of the Colorado Front Range.

Join Us!

From enticing retail and restaurant options to community gatherings and individual adventures, Miller’s Landing is an exciting place to build the future and make lasting memories together.  We invite you to learn more.

Have an Idea? Let Us Know!

Listening to the community remains a top priority at Miller’s Landing, especially as we navigate the rapidly changing markets for hospitality and office users. We look forward to continuing our conversation with you on the next steps for Miller’s Landing.

If you have thoughts or ideas about Miller’s Landing, please share them with us. The Community Share section on the Miller’s Landing website offers a section to share your thoughts with us. We welcome your involvement!

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