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Old 01-08-2007, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi all,

My family and I plan to move to Colorado and have also done the city search. We are leaning strongly towards Castle Rock. My question to those living in the city is about the trains. Based on research, the city has four crossings at grade and about 25-30+ trains roll through town each day. How bad is the noise for those living in the Meadows and up on the bluffs in the new housing tracts? While I am rail-buff and enjoy trains, my wife is a little apprehensive about hearing them blowing through town while she sleeps. This looks like the perfect small-town community for us and hope this is not a deal-killer.

Thanks!
Rick
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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Castle Rock has very few crossings where the trains must blow their horn so the only noise you will hear in the Meadows will be the train rolling on the tracks. Most of the homes in the Meadows are quite a distance from the tracks so I doubt you will hear them at all. If the "Bluffs" you are referring to are Chrystal Valley Ranch I doubt you will hear them at all.

The area that is most problematic for train noise is Bell Mountain Ranch, but even in this area only the front half of the neighborhood will hear the train. Only the south bound trains across I25 blow their horn, the trains heading north on the same side of I25 as Bell Mountain Ranch do not.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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My first night in C Rock the Southbound Train blew its whistle -- at 2:00 AM -- and this "City Boy" just-moved to the country launched out of bed(!).

Now (16 years later) I only rarely notice the whistles in the late-night or early hours (and I'm a very light sleeper).

That being posted, I *do not* live over on the Meadows side; I don't know if they notice the train traffic more or less than we do.

- KK
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Larkspur, Colorado
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Kaptain Karl, where do you live?
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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Hi . We lived in the Meadows. I grew up in chicago and the train did not bother us at all. Honestly, it was barely noticeable. The Meadows is a great community with swimming pools and very good schools. They are building a town center there with dr. offices, shops etc.. It was a very nice area to live. Good luck to you!
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Ben - E-mail me if you wish to discuss. Thanks

- KK

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