Castle Rock

Just 20 minutes south of Denver, Castle Rock is located in Douglas County. Home to highly rated public, charter, and private schools and conveniently located halfway between downtown Denver and Colorado Springs along the I-25 corridor, it's no wonder that Castle Rock is among the fastest-growing communities in America.

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Castle Rock is a safe and welcoming place to enjoy the brisk Colorado air year ‘round. Each year, residents enjoy family-friendly events, concerts, festivals, fundraisers, races and environmental education and cultural programs throughout Castle Rock’s parks. Philip S. Miller Park was recently renovated to include an outdoor amphitheater and a plaza with picnic pavilions, a splash pad for kiddos, and an outdoor fireplace. With an extensive trail system and excellent, easily accessible recreation areas like Castlewood Canyon State Park and Pike National Forest, Castle Rock challenges hikers and climbers of all skill levels. In fact, Castle Rock has more than 20 parks, 50 miles of public trails, and 6,000 acres of open space to explore.

Enjoy antiques, boutique shops, and restaurants in historic downtown or the more than 100 name-brand stores offering deep discounts at The Outlets at Castle Rock. The Promenade at Castle Rock, a new shopping and town center, is bringing a wealth of new shops and restaurants to the area.   

Residents of Castle Rock enjoy activities for all ages, including an award-winning library system, state-of-the-art recreation center, golfart, movies, music, and more. Castle Rock offers year-round events, be sure to subscribe to the Castle Rock Events Calendar to stay up to date with the latest happenings.  

Popular Castle Rock Neighborhoods: 

Castle Pines Village

Maher Ranch

Keene Ranch

Bell Mountain Ranch

Pinon Soleil

Timber Canyon

Escavera

Plum Creek

The Meadows

Cobblestone Ranch

Red Hawk

Castlewood Ranch

Crystal Valley Ranch

Blacktail at the Meadows

Terrain

The Landing at Cobblestone Ranch

Castle Oaks Estates

Cliffrose at Homestead at Crystal Valley

Sapphire Pointe

Cityscapes at the Meadows

 

Commuting from Castle Rock

 Castle Rock is a great commute regardless of your destination. 

  • Downtown Denver – 30 miles, 25 minutes by car
  • Colorado Springs – 40 miles, 35 minutes by car
  • Easy access to major state routes
  • Extensive bike trail plan to connect the town and the regional bike trail network
  • Pedestrian-friendly Downtown with high walkability
  • Denver International Airport – 47 miles northeast, 45 minutes by car
  • Colorado Springs Municipal Airport – 45 miles south, 45 minutes by car
  • Centennial Airport (general aviation) – 19 miles north, 20 minutes by car

 

Working in Castle Rock:

Castle Rock is the county seat for Douglas County and home to many government offices and support services. According to CNN Money Magazine 200 report; July 2007 Workforce Study, Castle Rock has been ranked No. 1 in Job Growth with a 244% increase in jobs since 1990. Most residents are employed in white-collar occupations with 87% of the workforce having some college or post-secondary training. Nearly half of Castle Rock residents work in the metro Denver area and over 40% work locally in Castle Rock. In addition to some large manufacturers and golf courses, the strong retail sector contains a number of large employers. The major employers in the community come from a broad spectrum of industries lending strength to the town through a diversified economy. Discover the many high-quality employers Castle Rock has to offer:

Technology

Digital Globe ServicesQEH2

IMI Global
Rally Cap Consulting
Neo Treks
Innovative Business Solutions
SmarterChaos

Recreation

Castle Pines Golf Club
Country Club at Castle Pines
Plum Creek Golf & Country Club
Red Hawk Ridge Golf
Castle Rock Recreation Center
Miller Activity Complex MAC

Manufacturing 

Aluwind
Master Magnetics
Sunset Stone
RHG Products

 

Government & Education

Douglas County Government
Douglas County School District
Douglas Public Library District
State of Colorado
Town of Castle Rock
U.S. Post Office
Arapahoe Community College

Retail

Home Depot
King Soopers
Kohl’s 
Lowes
Medved Autoplex
Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co
Safeway
Target

The Outlets at Castle Rock
Wal-Mart Super Center
Promenade at Castle Rock
Sam’s Club

 

Looking for more statistics about Castle Rock's economy? Check out their Economic Development Website here.

 

Schools in Castle Rock

Public schools in Castle Rock are part of the Douglas County School District which are highly rated. There are also 9 top private schools in Castle Rock, serving 520 students. 

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Golfing
Walking / Hiking trails
Douglas County School District
Easy Access to I-25
New Construction
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