A scenic city located roughly halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock is a great place to live. The city was ranked no. 17 on CNNMoney's 2012 list of America's Best Small Cities because of the local business initiatives, up-close view of the Rockies and acclaimed outdoor lifestyle. Less than 50,000 people live here and enjoy the small-town hospitality in one of Colorado's fastest growing communities. Look for Castle Rock apartments for rent, and the acclaimed high quality of life in the American west.
Native American tribes who were the original residents of Castle Rock took advantage of the area's optimal weather conditions. Without the extreme heat of the plains and winter storms of the mountains, tribes were able to find game and vegetation to sustain a permanent dwelling. Settlers flooded the area after the Homestead Act of 1864 to mine gold and rhyolite stone in the butte near Plum Creek. A new station on the Denver and Rio Grande Railway brought increased transportation of goods and visitors in and out of Castle Rock and helped put the community on the map. The city was officially incorporated in 1881, and today, Castle Rock is one of the premiere communities between Denver and Colorado Springs. Local residents experience an average of 255 sunny days each year that help make life in Castle Rock apartments very enjoyable.
Castle Rock is a hub for arts and entertainment in Colorado. Residents can visit the Castle Rock Museum, watch a show by the Castle Rock Orchestra or Castle Rock Players, and enjoy one of the many public art displays dispersed around the city. Castle Rock also hosts a number of exciting events each year, including the Rotary Ducky Derby and Street Festival, Castle Rock WineFest, Kruisin' For The Kids Custom Car and Motorcycle Show and Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock, among others.
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