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Old 07-12-2007, 12:29 PM
 
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We are considering relocating to Castle Rock. My husband just got a job at Lockheed Martin in Littleton. I was wondering what the commute would be like using highway 85 from castle rock to Lockheed Martin. Thanks
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I envy you. Castle Rock is a nice place to live and the Littleton (I assume it is the Waterton Canyon) facility looks like a neat place to work. Not familiar with the drive but I couldn't imagine it would be much worse than 40 minutes, probably less especially since aerospace companies let you flex hours to start at six or seven and get out early to beat traffic. Who knows? Someday I might be commuting to Waterton from Monument, which I figure to be around 55 minutes.
Google maps says to use 470 so you might want to try both ways:

from: castle rock, co to: 12257 Highway 121, Littleton, CO 80125 (Lockheed Martin Corp) - Google Maps
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I live about a mile from the Waterton Canyon Lockheed facility (I assume that's the location to which you are referring), and I know a lot of people that make the commute from Castle Rock. Many of them take Santa Fe (85) from Castle Rock to Titan Rd., then right on Waterton Rd. It seems like a good commute for them, although I don't know how long it takes them.

If you do it, watch the speed limits. Douglas Co. Sheriff Dept. patrols those roads regularly, and the speed limit on the winding part of Waterton Rd. is 25 mph. They write a lot of tickets there.

Traffic is generally pretty light in that whole area, so it shouldn't be a bad commute.
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'd choose something west - avoid a commute if possible. Lots of places to choose from in Roxborough, Littleton, Chatfield, Columbine Hills/Knolls/West - west part of HR (80126 & 80129)
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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We are considering relocating to Castle Rock. My husband just got a job at Lockheed Martin in Littleton. I was wondering what the commute would be like using highway 85 from castle rock to Lockheed Martin. Thanks
Your commute will be a joke. It will be a 20 min deal tops, in rush hour traffic.

You will LOVE Castle Rock. It is a wonderful community, clean, conservative, safe, and affordable. Property taxes are MUCH lower than in "weird areas" like Boulder County, where property taxes are through the roof (I am not kidding).

Littleton is also a nice area to work... safe, a bit olde rthan Castle Rock, but nice people there too.

Welcome to CO! You will love it!!
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