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Old 11-02-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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Hey!!! My husband, daughter and I currently live in Iowa and might be moving to the Denver area. We are really interested in living in the Castle Rock area due to the small-town feel. I have read in magazines that it is a very good place to raise a family. With that being said, we would like to know which neighborhoods are "safe" in Castle Rock. I know every area has its problems, but which ones are the best for small children? Which sides are the good/bad sides of town? Also, we can only afford a house in the $200,000 range (I know that is a small price compared to most homes there). With that price range in mind, what neighborhood would be the best to look at (safety wise?) Thank you so much for any input...it would be greatly appreciated!

p.s. Sorry if I didn't make much sense! haha, I kindof rambled
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Im not sure of the $200K house price (maybe you can find one and snag a great deal in the low $200K?), but I would check out The Meadows and possibly townhouse/condos in various places in Douglas County. You will have higher HOA's going that route- but you can buy for less, typically have your snow/trash/landscaping taken care of and possibly save on energy bills with shared walls. There are lots of other neighborhoods in Castle Rock that may give you a few options in regards to townhouse/condo. It seems every area has all types of differently priced housing as options. Try a google search for Castle Rock neighborhoods or subdivisions to see if anything pops up in your price range. Also, you never know someone's situation these days and a seller may be very motivated. You may be able to snag a great deal by buying a previously owned home/townhouse/condo.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:01 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Where is work?
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Where is work?
Watch it be downtown Denver or better yet, Broomfield.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Ummm, I think all of Castle Rock is 'safe.'
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Englewood,CO
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Castle Rock is safe. I don't recall ever hearing of any violent crime there.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Castle Rock is safe. I don't recall ever hearing of any violent crime there.
Then, you haven't been paying attention: Teens Held in Deputy's Shooting, Formal Charges in Realtor's Murder

Overall, I think Castle Rock is a safe environment for a young family, but violent crimes can happen anywhere.

Last edited by formercalifornian; 11-03-2009 at 04:44 PM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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There are townhouses in Cutter's Ridge (near Sapphire Pointe, off of Crow Foot Valley Rd.) that were on the market for around $175K. They seemed pretty nice. They are new construction, although I don't know if there are any left for sale.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Honesty, is there such a thing as an "unsafe" neighborhood in Castle Rock??
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:47 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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I propose that we once again start a list of unsafe neighborhoods.

Maybe if we can think if one, MFBE or Kat will make a sticky.
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