The Woodlands Subdivision
The Boundries that define The Woodlands Subdivision are as follows; North - Whispering Oak Drive, South- Colorado State Highway 86, East- Saddleback Drive, West - Front Street.
State of Colorado
Median Income $ 47, 203
Households with Children $ 68,523
Population Density 41 persons per square mile
The median income for the The Woodlands Area. $ 58, 325 Average income for households with children is $ 77, 862 Average age of resident is 35.5 years old. 63.2 % report to be married. 35.0 % report to be married with children. 95.2 % report to be High School Graduates. 47.4 % report to be College Graduates. The average age of homes is 13 years.
Douglas County is committed to protecting its scenic, agricultural, wildlife, and historic values. Virtually in the geographic center of Colorado, Douglas County is approximately 844 square miles (540,000 acres) of striking natural beauty in its mountains, foothills, and plains. Elevations range from 5,400 feet in the northeast, to 9,836 feet at Thunder Butte in the Pike National Forest.
According to Census 2000, Douglas County's 191% population increase between 1990 and 2000 made Douglas County the nations fastest growing county for the decade (based on percentage change). Approximately 73% of the population lives in unincorporated areas.
Douglas County is strategically located between Colorado's two largest cities: Denver and Colorado Springs. Approximately 80% of its workforce commutes to jobs and offices in these urban centers. In order to provide local employment opportunities, and to diversify its tax base, the County actively plans for, and pursues, well-managed, quality commercial development.
The County's strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs Development Corridor, comes from a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment. To preserve the area's natural environment, 70% of the corridor will retain agricultural, ranching, parks, and open space uses. Recreational facilities include over 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, two state parks (Roxborough and Castlewood Canyon), a state recreation area (Chatfield), and numerous county, municipal, and local parks, trails, and open spaces. The pioneer spirit and eternal beauty of the mountains, foothills, and plains remain in Douglas County.
The schools that our children attend are within the Douglas County School District RE 1. For additional information about Douglas County Schools visit our " Links" section. It is accessiable via the websites navigational tool bar.
History of Douglas County
Eons ago, the area that is now Douglas County was temperate and moist, containing such unlikely vegetation as palms, magnolias, and fig trees. Fossil palm trees found near Parker lend credibility to the concept of the Tertiary Period of geological history. Dinosaur fossils have been found near Perry Park and other large animal fossils exist near Louviers.
French and Spanish explorers entered Douglas County in the early 1700s. They were followed by trappers and traders in the 1800s. However, these were mere visitors compared with the thousands of '59ers who responded to the tales of gold in the small settlement of Russellville. This initial gold discovery triggered the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, the greatest migration in our country's history. Those initially drawn by the lure of gold were enchanted by the relatively mild climate, the many days of sunshine, and the wooded hills and mountains of what was to become Douglas County. The woodlands provided the basis for a thriving lumber industry, while the railroads created the demand and the transportation. Coal was discovered at three outcroppings, and the mines that opened at Archer, Wakeman, and Lehigh continued to operate for nearly 40 years.
In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the "Little Giant," Douglas battled his own Democratic Party, as well as the Republican Abraham Lincoln, over issues of slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and popular sovereignty. Douglas County originally stretched from the Rockies to the State of Kansas border.
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