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Just another reason to love Colorado

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Deana Manzanares.

Castle Rock starOut of so many wonderful, beautiful and unique places to live in the US, Money magazine searched for the nation’s top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000, starting with 781 cities to find the 50 best places to live in America. They collected data, combed through everything from local economy, housing markets, schools, healthcare, etc- more than 50 factors in all. Then they sent out reporters to visit the top 35 scoring places, looking for a great sense of community and other intangibles you can’t find on a spreadsheet.

As if we needed another reason to love Colorado, the city of Castle Rock came in 4th! Castle Rock has a projected job growth of 11.5%, population of 51,871, which has grown at a rapid rate (tripled in the past 15 years) and has a median home price of $305,000. As well as Douglas County being one of the best school districts in the state.

For some of us natives we have seen the grown of Castle Rock and how it has become a very desirable place to live (only 19 miles to Denver Tech Center), now it looks as if we aren’t the only ones noticing.

Castle Rock Adventist Hospital was recently added a year ago, bringing in specialist and nearly 500 jobs to town. This fall the city will unveil a new indoor athletic complex and there is more to come, with plans for a new mixed-use development.

Really, how can you not like living in an area that has 5,000-plus acres of open space with the Rockies nearby? Aside from the beautiful landscape, there is also a lively downtown area which remains the heart of the city, lined with locally owned restaurants and specialty stores. The area also hosts community events, including a holiday Starlighting festival, when the giant star is lit on the town’s namesake rock formation. For more info on this great city check out Castle Rocks website. Way to go Castle Rock!

 

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