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.
SafeWise: Safest cities in Colorado for 2023
The SafeWise annual Safest Cities report ranked Castle Rock the 13th safest city in Colorado. The study used FBI crime data and, to add extra insight and depth to the assessment, SafeWise includes demographic information results from its proprietary State of Study research.
SmartAsset: 10th safest suburb in the nation for 2023
Castle Rock was named the 10th safest suburb in America by SmartAsset. The analysis included safety data for 370 suburbs of the 100 largest cities and also compared the affordability of the safest areas.
Livability.com: Top Places to Live
Castle Rock has been named one of the 2023 Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, based on nearly 100 data points and an algorithm taking into account measures of the economy, housing and cost of living, amenities, transportation, environment, safety, education and health.
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 2023 named Castle Rock one of the Best Small Cities in America.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps' healthiest County
In 2023, Douglas County was ranked the healthiest County in Colorado according to the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps analysis created by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The findings specific to Douglas County are based on data that evaluate counties on health outcomes — length and quality of life.
U.S. News: America's third healthiest community
In 2022, Douglas County was ranked the third healthiest community in America. For this study, counties were evaluated on 10 categories that shape the core of a community's well-being, from traditional health indicators like cancer and obesity, to social determinants such as crime rate, housing quality and the share of the population living in poverty.
MoneyGeek: Safest small city in Colorado
In 2022, MoneyGeek named Castle Rock the safest small city in Colorado. Crime statistics were analyzed and the cost of those crimes was quantified to identify the safest small cities in America.
Zumper: 6 Best Places to Live in Colorado for 2022
In 2022, Zumper named Castle Rock the best place to live in Colorado for its small-town Hospitality, family-friendly vibe, 400 acres of state parks, canyons and natural beauty, and more.
Money Magazine: Best Places to Live
Money magazine has recognized Castle Rock as a top place to live numerous times during the past decade. Most recently, in 2021, Castle Rock ranked No. 28.
ChamberofCommerce.org: 2021 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 employment, housing, education, health and quality of life for more than 2,500 communities in the United States.
National Council for Home Safety and Security: Safest city in Colorado
In 2021, Castle Rock was named the sixth-safest city in Colorado by this report, which uses the FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, as well as population data and other research.