Castle Rock Keeps Growing Due to Businesses & Location
Over the last 16 years, the community of Castle Rock has grown from a mere 17,000 residents to over 50,000. Due to the rapidly growing economy, residents choose this city for a number of great reasons. Pam Ridler, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce president and CEO has lived here long enough to see the inflation.
“There wasn’t a lot here,” Ridler said in the Castle Rock News-Press article. “The best thing at the time was that Castle Rock was between the two metro areas (Denver and Colorado Springs) and people could go back and forth between the two.”
Expecting to hit 100,000 residents in 2030, there’s no slowing down this wonderful community of people. There’s always something going on, from outdoor music to the best shopping, it’s hard to leave once you’ve called it home. “I saw a lot of growth, mostly in rooftops. But in communities, businesses will come after the rooftops come. And so as Castle Rock started getting more homes, mostly in the Meadows, then all of a sudden business started to come,” Ridler said in the article.
Large companies started coming into the city and establishing a name for themselves. With large businesses comes employees, and then residents. Castle Rock was beginning to show real potential for its convenient location. Now, everyone wants to live here to feel like a community in such a busy Denver metro.
Businesses like Smarter Chaos, Dollar Shave Club, StraighterLine, Ellie Fashion Group and MeUndies are just a few contributors to the town’s growth. They have certainly changed the area on both an economic and residential basis. Also, the town’s leadership has done a great job in preparing for this immense growth for long-term, future changes.
“Castle Rock keeps talking about being small town,” said Ridler in the article. “We’re not small-town anymore. Fifty thousand is not small-town. I come from a small town. I know what small-town is.” Residents keep coming to this community because it offers everything that a large city has while still having a sense of that ‘hometown’ feel.