Douglas County Colorado America’s Healthiest Community!
Colorado is home to Douglas County, the No. 1 community in the second annual U.S. News rankings of the Healthiest Communities in America. Much of the county has a sprawling suburban feel, yet trees and greenery offer oasis amid the development.
Douglas County, with an estimated population of around 350,000, encompasses some of Denver’s wealthy suburbs and occupies much of the vast area between Denver and Colorado Springs to the south. In the Healthiest Communities analysis, the county scored particularly well in measures of housing quality, health insurance coverage, physical activity, and low environmental hazards.
Out of more than 840 square miles of land in the county, more than 63,000 acres are protected through a tax-funded open space program created in 1994, while grant funding also aids in such pursuits. Fittingly, Douglas scores well in the Healthiest Communities analysis on measures of park access, walkability and natural amenities.
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