Hidden Gold in Franktown Colorado
By Marlene Hasz
Franktown is a multi-faceted treasure. Historic and breathtakingly beautiful, a person can turn onto any street off the two main highways and find yourself in settings that replicate true mountain living. Every subdivision offers spectacular mountain views. Most properties sit on five acres or more, but smaller acreages are available. Homes rival any in the most coveted areas of Douglas County and are priced from $300,000 to $3,500,000. For the horse lover there are many thriving equestrian facilities and horse trails. There is even a 1224 acre parcel of land called The Hidden Mesa, where one can ride or hike until your heart’s content. Castlewood Canyon Park is something you have to see to believe. It has unique and spectacular rock formations great for rock climbing. Or hikers can enjoy the surrounding beauty of the park in the scrub oak , pines, wild flowers and Cherry Creek. The town government strives to protect the area from development and creates open space to support the wildlife while giving spectacular highway views. The thing that surprises everyone about Franktown is its location. It only takes 40 minutes to get to DIA... ten minutes to Castle Rock...15 minutes to Parker...25 minutes to Park Meadows ...30 minutes to DTC... and 40 minutes to Colorado Springs. What a small price for such an incredible place to call home. Franktown has everything you can possibly imagine for the outdoor enthusiast, while offering all of the standard service businesses, restaurants and an Elementary school with the highest rating given. It is a century old rural community that supports a peaceful, quiet way of living with close proximity to the rest of the world. Gold was discovered here in 1852 there’s still hidden gold in Franktown.