Douglas County and Castle Rock shine brightly on both the state and national levels. These recognitions provide third-party affirmations that Castle Rock is a great place to conduct business and an enjoyable place to live.

  • Forbes magazine named Douglas County the No. 8 Wealthiest County in the United States. (2021)
  • Castle Rock was named Best Large Community for Economic Development by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (2010 and following years), due much in part to the Castle Rock Economic Partnership – a unique collaborative group comprising the Town leadership, Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Castle Rock Downtown Alliance.
  • Livability magazine named Castle Rock a Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for amenities, health outcomes and good schools as some of the outstanding factors.
  • Money Magazine named Castle Rock the No. 28 Best Places to Live in the United States. (2021).
  • CNBC ranked Colorado as 4th best state for business in 2022.
  • In 2022, Money Geek named Castle Rock the safest small city in Colorado.
  • Wallet Hub ranked Castle Rock as one of the best small cities in America.
  • Castle Rock EDC was named the most Innovative Economic Development 2016 by Rockies Venture Club.

Colorado Rankings

Colorado consistently receives top rankings nationally as a place to live and start and succeed in business.

Colorado Ranking according to USnews.