Best Place To Live In The Denver Metro Area

Best Place To Live In The Denver Metro Area

According to Money Magazine, its more than just Denver or even Colorado.  Try the #4 Best Place to Live in America!    Keep in mind this is for cities/towns of populations between 50,000 and 300,000 people.  Where am I talking about?  Castle Rock, CO!

To give an overview of why Castle Rock stands out, I turn to Mayor Paul Donahue who said "Castle Rock residents know how blessed we are to live here," "We've worked together to open a new hospital, and soon we will open a brand new park. Still, we hold on to our heritage and our small-town feel."  Mayor Donahue nails it right on the head when he refers to small town feel.  In a society that is driven by how quickly we can connect and get from place to place, Castle Rock allows that but keeps it local and homey.  This is a place of family, community, and tradition.  

Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a retiree looking to downsize, Castle Rock has it all.  Only a 25-30 minute drive from downtown Denver, or a 35-40 minute drive from Colorado Springs, Castle Rock is near everything.  Being near everything is part of the reason that over the last 15 years, Castle Rock’s population has more than tripled.  The growth of this area can also be seen in the increasing median home value, which is $280,000, and growing.  Thus, this is a great time to purchase in Castle Rock. 
A quick overview of the town and you will realize there is a lot to offer.  The Town boasts nearly 20 parks, more than 50 miles of public trails and nearly 6,000 acres of open space – so there’s a good chance there will be somewhere to escape to close by, no matter where you decide to make your home. The housing selection is extremely diverse from 100-plus-year-old homes in the Town’s center to the new construction offered in myriad styles and locations. And all the Town’s neighborhoods are just a short car ride away from the historic downtown, where street festivals and unique shops and restaurants are as common as smiles from neighbors.  One of the highlights of the popular downtown area is the holiday Starlighting Festival, which brings the community together  

What does the future look like?  Perhaps the biggest recent addition is the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, which opened a year ago, bringing specialists and nearly 500 jobs to town. This fall the city will unveil a new indoor athletic complex, taking some pressure off the lone recreation center. And there’s more to come, with plans underway for a new mixed-use development. All the building has created congestion, but residents hope that a new two-mile road and freeway on-ramp will ease traffic when it’s finished in 2016.
Overall, Money Magazine had it exactly correct.  Castle Rock is one of the “Best Places to Live in America,” as it appeals to everyone and now is a great time to create roots there.   Curious what your home is worth?  Use our FREE online valuation tool Click Here!
Michael Kane is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. He is a member of the Carr Peck & Associates team that is recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate. Locally he is a member of the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.  Nothing brings him more joy than making his client’s dreams become a reality!  For more information feel free to contact him or call 303-717-9284.    

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