Known for its mild temperatures, breath-taking scenery and rolling acres of buttes, mesas, and nature trails; Castle Rock is a wonderful place to visit and recreate. One of the fastest growing communities in the nation with a population of more than 80,000, Castle Rock is experiencing a steady growth in national retail chains, restaurants and hotels to better serve tourists and residents alike. The Town is home to the top-notch Douglas County School District and our children excel in our top quality schools, play in safe neighborhood parks and enjoy the friendliness of our home town charm.
What attracts residents to one of the fastest growing counties in the nation?
It seems to be a combination of our breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, our convenient location, dry and mild climate, 300 days of sunshine a year, our low crime rate, and a small town atmosphere which includes numerous annual family oriented events.
The town is situated 30 miles south of downtown Denver, 20 miles from the Denver Technological Center (DTC) and 35 miles north of Colorado Springs. Castle Rock’s close proximity to these urban centers, clean environment, natural beauty of the Colorado foothills and its accessibility to a wide range of recreational amenities make our town an attractive residential community. Castle Rock enjoys a robust real estate market.
As the county seat, Castle Rock boasts a quality of life that is hard to come by for many other metropolitan communities. Scattered with sprawling new residential developments and surrounded by rolling hills, it’s an idyllic setting for those who want to raise a family outside the city and enjoy the beautiful Colorado landscape.
Businesses are drawn by a labor force that is highly skilled, educated and experienced and by the proximity to the State’s two major markets, Denver & Colorado Springs.
Castle Rock residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life. They have spectacular views of the front-range and the unique vistas of the buttes and open space surrounding the town. They have quick and easy access to some of the best recreational opportunities available in the country. Their children excel in top quality schools, play in safe neighborhood parks and enjoy the friendliness of our small town charm.
CASTLE ROCK’S POPULATION: 80,379
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|65 and over
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Considering a move to Castle Rock?
Be sure to stop by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center or give us a call 303-688-4597.
Relocation packets include: Town Map, Parks & Trails Map, Business Referrals requested, local newspaper, Community Calendar of Events, and more.
Our friendly staff is hear to answer any questions and provide referrals to some of the best there is to offer in Castle Rock. Stop by today!
Make Your Move to Castle Rock a little easier.
The Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce offers an excellent packet of a variety of information about our town that can be mailed to you.
Relocation Packets are available for $23 (to cover postage/handling costs) or you may stop by the Chamber’s to pickup all materials for FREE during regular business hours. If you prefer to view information online, Click on the Latest Issue of Castle Rock Livability Magazine to learn all about Castle Rock and the latest town happenings.
Mean travel time to work
National average: 25 minutes
Carpool to work
Cycle, walk, or use public transportation to go to work
CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORTS:
Colorado Springs Airport
50 miles; flycos.com
Denver International Airport
45 miles; flydenver.com
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- Population is 80,000+, (Topping out at 140,000)
- $134,148 Average Household Income
- Castle Rock Shines Bright on ‘Best Small Cities In America’: 4 Colorado Communities Make Top 100 List
- Douglas County, Colorado – named second healthiest county in the nation by U.S. News & Aetna Foundation
- 6th Wealthiest County in US (Forbes Magazine)
- Douglas County named nation’s healthiest
U.S. News & World Report reveals 2019 rankings
Community partnerships within the town help win various awards including:
- #1 Place to find a job in Colorado (Nerdwallet)
- Best Large Community For Economic Development (Economic Development Council of Colorado)
- #1 Best Town for Families (Family Circle Magazine 2010)
- #4 Best Place to Live (Money Magazine)
- #5 America’s Top 25 Best Places to Move (Family Circle Magazine 2010)
- #5 Best Places to Live (Nerdwallet)
Amenities galore! From shopping to outdoor adventures there’s a little bit of something for everyone in the charming town!
- The Outlets at Castle Rock attracts 4.5 million visitors annually.
- The 270 acre Philip S. Miller Park that opened in 2014 already attracts more than 1 million annual visitors.
- Castle Rock Zip Line Tour, the 200 Step Challenge Hill, the 10.5 Mile Trail Network, and the 2,000 person capacity Amphitheater supporting major local concerts has definitely add to the gander of this ideal location.
Castle Rock is a prime location for individuals looking for both a rural/country residential setting and relatively easy access to major employment centers. The median price for a single family home in the area is $295,566, with ranges from $110,000 to $1.3 million.View Neighborhoods
Douglas County School District (DCSD) is the third largest school district in Colorado and 59th largest in the nation. DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver Metro Area. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the rates have risen steadily from 81.9% in 2009 to 88.8% in 2013. Castle Rock offers traditional education options as well as charter and alternative school options.View District Site
Town Government, Utilities/Services
Since 1987, Castle Rock has had a Council / manager form of government. Councilmembers are elected every other April and serve four-year terms. Council then selects the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor presides over Council meetings and casts one vote, like other Council members.View Town’s Website
Looking for recreation programs? Treatment options? Daycare referrals? This directory has it all, from A-Z.
View a complete listing of licensed providers in Douglas County, or call 303.969.9666 to speak to a referral specialist.View Human Services Website
Reducing consumption of resources has positive impacts on the local environment. Douglas County Planning Services has identified recycling and reuse options available to Douglas County residents. This list is not all inclusive, subject to change at any time and may vary by store location, please contact them prior to bringing your items for recycling. View the Recycle and Reuse Resource Guide or stop by the Recycling Center.
701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Saturdays: 9 am – 1 pm
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) has accepted from the Castle Rock Town Council the investment of $3 million in infrastructure reimbursement to construct a Collaboration Campus. The campus will bring together education, business, and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. Educational partners Colorado State University (CSU) and Douglas County School District (DCSD) will articulate with ACC to create a smooth pathway from High School diploma to Associate degree to Bachelor degree.View Website
Castle Rock News-Press
Colorado Community Media is a joint venture between MetroNorth Newspapers, Mile High Newspapers and Community Media of Colorado. Colorado Community Media’s authority on the 24 local communities it serves is unparalleled. Our ability to make connections between community residents as well as the ability to connect businesses with the right resident buyers makes us the ideal Community Connector. As residents of the communities we serve, our philosophy is to operate responsibly and responsively both inside the company and in the community. In 2012, Colorado Community Media launched an all-new format across its community newspapers and online news media that won more than 95 editorial awards in Colorado.Castle Rock News-Press Website
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center is a member of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s statewide network of workforce centers, which provide a variety of no-cost services to job seekers and businesses. Arapahoe/Douglas Works! serves as a critical resource to connect people and businesses in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, and throughout the Denver/Aurora metropolitan region.
Workforce Center Locations
Centennial – Regional Workforce Center
Aurora Workforce Center
CentrePoint – Aurora Satellite Workforce Center
Office of Veterans Affairs
“Serving Those Who Have Served”
The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to special programs and services for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services. The Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation (DCVMF’s) goal is to become a valuable resource that directly supports our home town heroes: local veterans.
Since 2011 the Castle Rock Community has grown to appreciate the convenience of having an ER and imaging center right in the neighborhood. Now you can obtain advanced care for many specialties close to home with the opening of the new 50-bed Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Emergency Resources / Links.Emergency Notification Enrollment