There is nothing like the growth that has happened in Douglas County, Colorado since the year 1990. This part of Colorado grew by 191% between 1990 and 2000. It grew another 67% between 2000 and 2007.

One of the communities in Douglas County gets credit as not only the leading 'Boom Town' in Colorado, but this location has also been one of the fasted growing in the entire nation in the past 20 years. Which Colorado community is one of the fastest growing?

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Colorado's Fastest Growing Community in 2022

Colorado's fastest-growing community is one that is always near the top of this list every year, and that is the city of Castle Rock, Colorado. Castle Rock finished 2022 with a population of 76,400. That's a growth of 23% since 2017 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Castle Rock, Colorado?

Home prices in Castle Rock are usually around $645,000 which is higher than the state average of $577,500. Renting an apartment in Castle Rock can be expensive as well with the average 2-bedroom unit renting for $2450, compared to Denver's average of $1856. Rental prices throughout the state can be compared at

Why Is Everyone Moving to Castle Rock?

There are lots of great reasons to want to move to Castle Rock, Colorado. You can access Denver easily without actually having to live in the city. Castle Rock is a city like Grand Junction that values its city parks. You'll find over 265 acres of parks and more than 40 miles of trails in Castle Rock. The city is also home to the largest open-air outlet mall in Colorado.

MORE: Check Out These Haunted Buildings in Castle Rock

These historic buildings in downtown Castle Rock are believed to be haunted by spirits from the past.

MOVING OUT: See the Top 25 Colorado Communities Losing Residents Since 2020

Coloradans have been on the move since the 2020 census, and it's interesting seeing the places they are moving from. Surprises in the gallery below include one of Colorado's largest skiing communities and 3 different towns all in Mesa County. Scroll on to see the 25 communities with the biggest dips in population over the last couple of years.

LOOK: This $3.5 Million Castle Rock Home Has its Own Baseball Field

This Castle Rock home used to belong to Colorado Rockies manager, Walt Weiss.

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