Community Recognition

Castle Rock is a top Town


The numbers, facts, research and databases help tell the story residents live every day - Castle Rock is a great place to be. In fact, our Town ranks among the best both locally and nationally, according to a variety of national publications and studies.


Money Magazine: Top Place to Live


Money magazine recognized Castle Rock in its top places to live in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Most recently, Castle Rock ranked in the Top 10, coming in at No. 4.

Narrowing the list is difficult, of course, and Money Magazine set out to reduce the list to 10 from more than 780 cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000 people. The magazine studied more than 50 factors, including the local economy, housing market, schools and healthcare.


ChamberofCommerce.org: 2019 Best Cities to Live in Colorado


Residents know Castle Rock is a great place to call home. In this ChamberofCommerce.org study, Castle Rock ranked No. 7 in Colorado. Researchers analyzed data covering the employment, housing, education, heath and quality of live for more than 2,500 communities in the United States.

​HomeSnacks: 10 Best Places To Live In Colorado For 2018

This study of 71 places in Colorado, released in July 2018, lists Castle Rock the No. 5 place to live in the State. Home values, income, population, unemployment, commute time, crime, education levels, health insurance coverage and poverty rates, as determined via U.S. Census and FBI crime data, were the criteria used in making the determination.

​HomeSnacks: 10 Best Places To Live In Colorado For 2019

For the second year in a row, this study has placed Castle Rock as the fifth best place to live in Colorado. Home values, income, population, unemployment, commute time, crime, education levels, health insurance coverage and poverty rates, via U.S. Census and FBI crime data, remain the criteria for ranking 71 Colorado cities.

National Council for Home Safety and Security: Safest City in Colorado


In early 2018, Castle Rock was named the eighth safest city in Colorado by this report, which uses the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, as well as population data and other research. 

SafeHome.org: Safe City Ranking


In late 2017, SafeHome.org listed the safest cities in each state. Castle Rock ranked No. 5 in Colorado

The study used the FBI's latest report on type and frequency of crimes, crime trends, and other data points such as law enforcement ratio, demographics, population density, unemployment rate, income, education level and more. 


U.S. News: America's Healthiest Community


In 2019, Douglas County was ranked No. 1 healthiest community in the second annual U.S. News ranking. For this study, counties were evaluated on 10 categories that shape the core of a community's well-being, from traditional heath indicators like cancer and obesity to social determinants such as crime rate, housing quality and the share of population living in poverty.

While Douglas County was ranked first, seven Colorado communities were listed among America's top 25 Healthiest Communities.


Wallet Hub: Best Place to raise a Family in Colorado


Castle Rock is a top place in Colorado to raise a family, according to this ranking, published in summer 2017. The Town came in at No. 8.

To determine this ranking, Wallet Hub analysts compared more than 60 Colorado cities across 21 key metrics such as school quality, high school graduation rates, violent crime rates, housing affordability, the unemployment rate, family income and divorce rate. View the full study.

Wallet Hub: Small City Ranking


Even though Castle Rock is growing, it is still considered small by some analysts, including those at Wallet Hub, who again in 2018 named Castle Rock one of the Best Small Cities in America
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