Vision Statement: “Elizabeth is a rural small town working together to build a dynamic, innovative, and responsibly developed community that will fulfill the needs of the residents and businesses both now and for future generations to come.”
The Town of Elizabeth has been in existence as a small, stable community since the late 1890’s. Located in the western portion of Elbert County, Elizabeth is approximately 45 miles southeast of Denver. The Town is sited at an elevation of 6,530 feet and is set in a unique pine forested area. Elizabeth has been recognized as Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The primary transportation access to the Town is Highway 86 which runs in an east/west direction.
The Town of Elizabeth is largely influenced by its proximity to communities in Douglas County, including Parker, Castle Rock and the Denver metropolitan area. Approximately 80% of the population of Elbert County live in western portions of the county and around the Town of Elizabeth. Many residents commute to Denver and its southern suburbs to work and shop. The Town’s future is, therefore, closely tied to the growth potentials of Colorado’s Front Range communities.