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. Top Places to Live

Castle Rock has been named one of the 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Live by, outpacing more than 2,500 cities with populations between 20,000 and 1 million in the data-driven ranking. 

Money Magazine: Best Places to Live

Money magazine has recognized Castle Rock in its top places to live numerous times during the past decade. Most recently, in 2021, Castle Rock ranked No. 28.

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 2021 named Castle Rock one of the Best Small Cities in America.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps' healthiest County

In 2022, Douglas County was ranked the healthiest County according to the County Health Rankings & 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 data that evaluate counties on health outcomes - length and quality of life. 

U.S. News: America's 2nd Healthiest Community

In 2021, Douglas County was ranked the second 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 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 second, six Colorado communities were listed among America's top 25 Healthiest Communities.

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 were quantified to identify the safest small cities in America. 

SafeWise: Safest cities in Colorado for 2022

The SafeWise annual Safest Cities report ranked Castle Rock the 12th 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.

​HomeSnacks: 10 Best Places To Live In Colorado For 2021

This study has placed Castle Rock as the sixth 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, were the criteria for ranking 74 Colorado cities.

Zumper: 6 Best Places to Live in Colorado for 2021

In 2021, 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. Safe City Ranking

Once again, Castle Rock has made the list as one of the safest cities in the state. In the 2020 report, Castle Rock ranked No. 6 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. 2019 Best Cities to Live in Colorado

Residents know Castle Rock is a great place to call home. In this study, Castle Rock ranked No. 7 in Colorado. Researchers analyzed data covering the employment, housing, education, heath 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 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.