t’s not uncommon to find a place where you can make a living. Finding a place where you can enjoy a meaningful, family-oriented, action-packed life…that’s truly special.
Douglas, Wyoming is that dynamic kind of place. Livability.com lists the community among its “Top 100 Best Places to Live.” That ranking is based on measurable facts where Douglas performs well, but it’s those items that can’t be tallied that truly set the community apart.
“Douglas is friendly, family oriented and educationally minded,” says Sue McBride, Director of the local Eastern Wyoming College Campus. “It’s the kind of community that helps a friend in need, ensures local students have what they need and comes together to celebrate important milestones.” It’s the sense of community one comes to expect when living on MOUNTAIN TIME.
Douglas was platted in 1886 when the Wyoming Central Railway established a railway station that today houses the local visitors center and chamber of commerce. Historic houses from the heyday of railroads and big cattlemen can be seen across the community. The tale of early day business is told in the brick facade of downtown merchants.
Over the last 20 years Douglas, Wyoming has greatly matured as a community. The historic downtown area is more robust than ever before. A historic movie theater, bowling alley and brew pub are just a few of the more entertaining features in downtown Douglas.
Gatherings in Jackalope Square, a downtown plaza, speak to the sense of community as citizens gather to enjoy late summer farmer’s markets or sing the songs of the season during the holidays.
Douglas Population: 6,469 Median Age: 37.8
Unemployment Rate: 2.4% (US avg. is 6.3%)
Median cost of a Home: $180,900
Closest Metropolitan City: Denver, Colorado
– 230 miles via Interstate 25
Closest Shopping Center: Casper, Wyoming
– 50 miles via Interstate 25
ithin just a short drive of the Douglas community, one can truly enjoy life on MOUNTAIN TIME. Picturesque Esterbrook, Wyoming, located at the base of Laramie Peak just a short drive south of Douglas, offers breathtaking views, the wide open vistas where buffalo once roamed. The community serves as a gateway to thousands of acres of public land available for camping, outdoor recreation and the public’s enjoyment. Equally popular is Ayres Natural Bridge, a county park that lies directly between Douglas and Glenrock. Carved by the hands of Mother Nature, the rock archway spans LaPrele Creek.
The area’s rich history is detailed in several historic attractions and locations, most notably the Wyoming Pioneer Museum. Here you’ll find the tales of early day outlaws, larger than life cowboy characters and charismatic local citizens who pioneered the idea of life on MOUNTAIN TIME!
The Converse County community is committed to investing in the things that matter most. One example is Memorial Hospital of Converse County. Speaking with Ryan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of MHCC he notes that “we have come so far not only as a hospital but a greater community. Our facility always seeks to put patient care and advanced technology above all and Douglas has embraced those strides and has come to rely upon us and our talented staff for compassionate and exceptional care.”
We can tell you all about Douglas, but it’s truly best if you come experience it for yourself. Bring your family and come sample a taste of living on MOUNTAIN TIME.