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Old 01-30-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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Hi,

Can you please give an idea of the real daily commute time from Castle Rock to downtown Denver?

Also, what are the parking options and prices once there?

Considering new job in heart of Denver, and want to buy house in Castle Rock.

Thanks
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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It depends when you will be commuting. If you don't hit traffic it takes about 25 minutes from Founders Parkway in Castle Rock to Downtown Denver (drive it a lot). If you are going to commute during rush hour you might want to really consider parking at the Lincoln Road rail station and riding the light rail to work. Traffic on I-25 can really back up during rush hour.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:07 AM
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Why would you choose Castle Rock? You are looking at 45+ minutes. Yes, you could take the bus to light rail. I would consider something closer. Your family deserves more of your time than your car.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Why would you choose Castle Rock? You are looking at 45+ minutes. Yes, you could take the bus to light rail. I would consider something closer. Your family deserves more of your time than your car.
I’m coming from NY and had tentatively thought of Castle Rock as a good mix of not too city\not too rural.
Can you recommend something closer to Denver that has characteristics of Castle Rock?
My rush hour goal would be 35-45mins. My median home price would be $250K for 3 bed\ 2 bath, about 10 years old.
Thanks for your input, I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Why would you choose Castle Rock? You are looking at 45+ minutes. Yes, you could take the bus to light rail. I would consider something closer. Your family deserves more of your time than your car.

On another look, Parker seems to be closer with house prices in my range and good schools.

I'm open to many areas, but need to be able to drive into Denver in approx 30 min.

Live in NYC for last 3 years, and it's murder.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:01 AM
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I'd still look closer. Denver is a very suburban city. Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Littleton.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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I'd still look closer. Denver is a very suburban city. Denver, Englewood, Aurora, Littleton.

Thanks, this is very helpful.
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Littleton/Centennial is a nice area as well. We owned a condo in Centennial before moving to Castle Rock. It will be a closer commute for you and there are lots of restaurants and shopping in the area. Castle Rock has a smaller town feel.
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