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Old 01-17-2016, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Someone posted recently that Castle Rock is not a suburb of Denver, so I looked up what suburbs are part of the Denver-Lakewood-Aurora CMA. Castle Rock is included in this CMA according to the govt; so yes, Castle Rock is now considered a "suburb" of Denver.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I think many people treat Castle Rock as a suburb of Denver today, but the town has its own history and identity separate from both Denver and Colorado Springs. Personally, I do not think of it as a Denver suburb but as a Front Range city on its own. That said, I'm not going to get into a pissing match over its official gov't designation.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I really can't think of it as a suburb of Denver either. It is too far out.
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Yes it is commutable to jobs in the Denver Metro Area. But, it is not a part of the Regional Transportation District. So no it's not. I tell people all the time that a 40 minute commute is not normal for the area. Drive until you get more house is not a great reason to buy when work is in Denver.

Castle Rock mayor: No to RTD - The Denver Post The article is 10 years old.

"If all of Castle Rock were part of RTD, the district would gain roughly $5 million to supply buses, shuttle services and parking for the 32- square-mile town. RTD also promised a light-rail study for the town."
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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I mentioned this to my husband, and while he agreed with my assessment of Castle Rock, he also asked how I would classify Littleton. That could be quite a bit more controversial.
To me Littleton is a suburb of Denver. The metro area is one continuous blob that includes Littleton.

Re the OP, I looked up the CSA and that is by county. The counties are very far flung. That is why you see towns included that are not suburbs of Denver.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Downtown Castle Rock is only 5 miles further from my job than my house in Aurora. While I don't think it originally qualified as a suburb of Denver 20-30 years ago, the metro area has encroached upon it to the point where it is now.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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A lot of people living in Castle Rock commute to the Denver area for work and shopping. The Castle Rock economy is directly tied to the rest of Denver Metro. This basically qualifies it as a Denver suburb.
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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A lot of people living in Castle Rock commute to the Denver area for work and shopping. The Castle Rock economy is directly tied to the rest of Denver Metro. This basically qualifies it as a Denver suburb.
And when we lived there, my husband commuted to Colorado Springs, as did several of our neighbors. Do we now get to consider it a suburb of Colorado Springs?
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think many people treat Castle Rock as a suburb of Denver today, but the town has its own history and identity separate from both Denver and Colorado Springs. Personally, I do not think of it as a Denver suburb but as a Front Range city on its own. That said, I'm not going to get into a pissing match over its official gov't designation.
I agree. Yes, a lot of its current prosperity is due to the success of its neighbors, but it always has been its own entity.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
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Castle Rock is a suburb of Denver, it doesn't matter if it's 'far out'. People commute to Denver from Castle Rock to work. End of discussion.
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