Great family feel to it. My husband "How far is castle rock from colorado springs" it too, but is concerned about the commute to downtown Denver and the airport for his job. He also worries that we won't take advantage of the city of Denver, and will instead just stay in Castle Rock all the time.
Can anyone comment on this? How hard is the commute? Do you really feel isolated in Castle Rock, or do you feel a part of the larger Denver community? I really want to convince my husband to move there! Castle Rock is a fine town with a great family feel, but do you really want to commit your husband to possibly an hour commute to downtown Denver?
I believe you can find the same family feel in Parker, and neighborhoods in the south part of Denver. This is an option for your husband if he would like to use How far is castle rock from colorado springs transit.
The area around E in Parker and parts of Aurora is growing fast with lots of new neighborhoods and the new Southlands Mall has recently opened at I and Smoky Hill Rd. Have you checked out the Stapleton neighborhood located on the former site of Stapleton airport at I and Quebec? It was chosen a few years ago as a Parade of Homes neighborhood. I know that when my husband worked downtown, he hated the commute and we live in the DTC area.
He would have to leave at 7: If you really want to live in Castle Rock, then you must be okay with your husband on the highway for an hour commute - oh, and he might be late for dinner. I have to agree with theTanGal. I used to live in Denver and traffic can be difficult there, especially on snowy days. Castle Rock is quite a distance from downtown, and traffic through the tech center is not pleasant. I also personally feel Castle Rock is a bit isolated and- for me- the only reason to go there is outlet shopping.
Good luck with your move. Denver is a great place to live. We moved here in June07 and my husbands commutes all the time: There''s enough activities thru the week or the weekend if you want to stick around OR we love to go to the Springs or Denver for other fun adventures.
But thru the week it does vary depending on if there's a wreck or traffic build up. The peak highest time for traffic is early on though like 6am Even though Castle Rock is nice, it is a commute.
Over the hill between Castle Rock and Denver can get bad during storms. But the schools are good, lots of shopping and dining and a small town. If your husband's job is at the Tech Center or more in the eastern or southern areas, Parker is a terrific recommendation.
Most people here in Evergreen commute to the Denver area to work, mostly those who work in the western areas of Denver, Golden, Lakewood and downtown Denver. Evergreen is 40 miles west of Denver in the foothills, gorgeous mountain living, fantastic for families. We're raising 4 kids here.
The commute in the winter on I can be hairy, but people put up with it to live more in the mountains. About 45 minute to an hour commute from Evergreen to downtown Denver. I wanted to add to the discussion about Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an idealic town and I realize I am biased.
I hesitate to rave because I would like to curb the massive growth we are experiencing. That said, we have lived in Castle Rock proper for 16 years and cannot imagine living anywhere else. There is a real sense of community and friendship here.
The schools are top notch. Most residents are committed to conserving park areas and wildlife areas for future generations. There has been a nonstop surge of development throughout Colorado and Castle Rock is no exception.
Not long ago it Castle Rock was considered a town, not an element of Denver but that has changed. It is fair to say that now Castle Rock is considered a suburb of Denver.
Most new residents have at least one family member that commutes to Denver. It is not an easy commute nor is it that horrendous. The decision is truly a personal one. There are many nice communities to consider that are closer to the airport and I don't know all the pros and cons.
Castle Rock has acclaimed school systems, parks and open space, youth and adult sporting activities, community recreation, community entertainment, shopping and dining. Denver is still very accessible for museums, major league sporting events, theater, dining and urban outings! We appreciate living in a smaller community with easy access to big city "How far is castle rock from colorado springs."
Iif your husband is going to spend his life in the car Castle Rock may not be the best decision for your family. Smoky Hill - C area is a possible community for you to consider if your husband is working at DIA. I know Smoky Hill has been focused on creating a town like atmosphere and offers abundant services. Best of luck with your move! We live in California and just bought 5 acres outside of Castlerock in "How far is castle rock from colorado springs." We zip right to the airport from Castlerock or Franktown in no time and is worth the tolls.
I bet as an airport employee your husband could get a toll discount card or one of those fastrac electronic pay things for the car. We love the Cherry Creek area of Denver and downtown, and from Castlerock it is a short 25 minute drive or so.
That Airport is the best too! We look forward to spending our older days in Castlerock and out on our property in Franktown. You will love the whole area. Parker is a terrific town, and the new malls and shopping areas are fabulous! My husband loves it! I am a life long Denver Area resident and sell real estate. I work Douglas county by choice and have a love for Castle Rock.
It is an awesome town, Great schools, trail and more.
If you live in the Denver Area it may take longer to get aroud the city it self. It is not isolated. It also does not the pollution that Denver has! Check out our site and contact us for a free relo packet. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.
All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox.
Help me convince my husband to move to Castle Rock! Browse forums All Browse by destination. Top things to do in Castle Rock Outlets at Castle Rock. Restaurant suggestion Nov 04, Ladies hair travel?
Apr 13, Car rentals near Best Western? Oct 18, Never been to Colorado, need advice on travel to Castle Rock Sep 09, Horseback riding near Denver May 28, good breakfast joints in castle rock? Jul 21, Castle Rock or Colorado Springs for young couple? Jul 01, Help me convince my husband to move to Castle Rock!
Oct 31, Rolocating to CO: Castle Rock or Westminster? Oct 02, Rentals Sep 08, See All Castle Rock Conversations. Bowling in Castle Rock??? Best Western Plus Castle Rock. Hampton Inn Castle Rock.
Comfort Suites Castle Rock. All hotels in Castle Rock 7. Castle Rock Destination Experts. Members who are knowledgeable about this destination and volunteer their time to answer travelers' questions. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites.