Located on the Western Slope of Colorado, just 10 miles west of Glenwood Springs, lies the rapidly growing town of New Castle. Surrounded by 7,000 acres of BLM land and 20,000 acres of White River National Forest, New Castle sits at 5,500 ft. above sea level. The Colorado River flows through New Castle, providing wonderful fishing and rafting opportunities. In the 2000 census, New Castle was identified as Colorado’s 7th fastest growing community. Since that census, New Castle has grown by more than 35%. This growth has been centered in the Castle Valley Ranch subdivision and more recently in Lakota Canyon Ranch, home of the Jim Engh golf course that was ranked one of the top ten new public courses in the nation in 2004.
Families rave about New Castle’s schools, and with the opening of the brand new Coal Ridge High School in the fall of 2005, their reputation has only improved.
Annual events such as the Hog Back Hustle 5k race and the Burning Mountain Festival, add to the character of this fast growing community.
Part of New Castle’s rapid and continued growth can be attributed to the gradual down valley migration from the outrageous prices of Aspen. Despite being only 10 miles from Glenwood Springs, home prices continue to be significantly lower. Town Homes can be found for a little over $275,000 and single family homes start at around $300,000, around $75,000 less than comparable homes in Glenwood Springs. In the desirable golf course community of Lakota Canyon, single family homes start at around $400,000.