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Old 02-23-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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Its sort of a glass half full vs. half empty question. How do you view Castle Rock's location? Its roughly half way between Denver and Colorado Springs, but more importantly for me, its relatively close to Denver's southern suburbs and Colorado Springs' northern suburbs which are both areas that are growing and which appeal to me most.
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If I didn't work at Schreiver AFB which is ten miles east of Colorado Springs, we would have strongly considered Castle Rock.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I guess for a Californian the commute would be great; the stretch of I-25 from C. spgs to Denver is my least favorite in the state.
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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It's a hike from Castle Rock to the Springs, but the commute to south Denver isn't bad at all once you get to I-25. If you will be spending a lot of time commuting, I suggest looking at the neighborhoods close to the highway.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:11 AM
 
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What's it like living in Castle Rock? Do you find yourself driving up to Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, or beyond for everything? Are there enough restaurants, stores, etc, in CR to meet most of your needs?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What's it like living in Castle Rock? Do you find yourself driving up to Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, or beyond for everything? Are there enough restaurants, stores, etc, in CR to meet most of your needs?
They have all sorts of stores and malls there.

Castle Rock Shopping Guide (http://castlerock.citystar.com/shopping01.html - broken link)

Welcome to Outlets at Castle Rock

Home Page: Downtown Castle Rock

Town of Castle Rock - Ask CRgov About... (http://www.crgov.com/HowDoI.asp?HowDoIID=237 - broken link)
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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What's it like living in Castle Rock? Do you find yourself driving up to Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, or beyond for everything? Are there enough restaurants, stores, etc, in CR to meet most of your needs?
Unfortunately, yes, which is why we are moving north this summer. We have family in Jefferson County, so we spend a lot of time on the highway.

As far as shopping, I think you'll find that Castle Rock will meet most of your needs. The big box chains are here, and there are quite a few restaurants, etc., but they are not walkable from most of the suburban neighborhoods, so you will most likely still spend a lot of time in your car. We live on the far side of Founders Village, and it's 15 minutes to the highway and CR shopping districts. That's gotten to be a drag, but there are options for living closer in. We chose to live on the outskirts because we liked the elementary school. In hindsight, we should have chosen a different location in Castle Rock.

Overall, it's a nice little town with a lot going for it. Come and check it out and see what you think.

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Old 10-24-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
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My parents live in Castle Rock and that's where I'll be moving in a few weeks. There is plenty there, but I like to go up to the park meadow area for restaraunts. The outletts are in Castle Rock so the shopping is great. It's building up alot though. I love Castle Rock, but would rather live closer to the city. That's mainly because I'm 26 and not retired.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Others in the forum living in the area have complained about lots of airplane & jet noise, between Schriever AFB, CO Spgs airport and DIA, you are in a major air travel zone.

Most folks in CR don't seem to mind, though.
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Others in the forum living in the area have complained about lots of airplane & jet noise, between Schriever AFB, CO Spgs airport and DIA, you are in a major air travel zone.

Most folks in CR don't seem to mind, though.
I've flown a couple times from COS via DEN to elsewhere and the route was over eastern Monument and over Parker; of course how they took off and how they were going to land may have affected the flight path.

Schriever has no airfield.

I lived about four miles east of Monument and I never heard planes. I heard trains in Palmer Lake though - that was a neat sound.
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