Castle Rock

Welcome to Castle Rock

National Recreation and Park Association Gold Medal Winner.
Located just south of Colorado’s capital city, Castle Rock is in an area shielded from the harsh winter storms of the mountains and just outside the reach of the extreme heat of the plains. With just more than 66,000 residents, Castle Rock still values its small-town character with a traditional historic Downtown core and regular community events. Castle Rock’s identity is rich with history that is primarily centered around the large illuminated star that overlooks the city. Click here to learn more about about the Star ⭐
Castle Rock provides many home options to choose from, there are 100-plus-year-old homes in the Town’s center to the new construction offered in myriad styles and locations. And all the neighborhoods are just a short distance away from the historic Downtown, where street festivals and unique shops and restaurants are as common as the welcoming smiles from neighbors.

What to Love

  • Extensive outdoor trails and recreation areas
  • More than 100 name-brand stores at The Outlets at Castle Rock
  • 7 golf courses 
  • Rock Park for adventurous hikes to The Rock
  • Quaint shops and high-end restaurants
  • Family fun-filled activities for adults and kids

Local Lifestyle

In 2022, MoneyGeek named Castle Rock the safest small city in Colorado. Crime statistics were analyzed and the cost of those crimes were quantified to identify the safest small cities in America. There are more than 50 miles of trails, more than 20 developed parks and over 5,500 acres of open space for residents and visitors to enjoy, making Castle Rock a regular on Money magazine’s top places to live list. As Castle Rock is slated to grow to more than 100,000 residents, the Town will continue to provide high-quality services while preserving the history and heritage of Castle Rock. At the same time, the Town will remain physically freestanding from the rest of the metro area.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Castle Rock is an upscale town known for its quaint shops, innovative and classic gastronomical choices, and entertaining parks. B&B cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Castle Rock, which has served locals for 55 years. It has delicious fresh pastries, sandwiches, and salads made from locally sourced ingredients. It's also an ideal place to stop for coffee or cappuccino before heading out for the day. The Barn is an antique and specialty shop with hard-to-find items to bring a unique shopping experience to the neighborhood. Whether you love beautiful vintage or trendy clothing, ornaments, home decor, and unusual items, the Barn has you covered.
For those looking for a place to have fun or more entertainment activities apart from delicious meals, the Festival Park is an excellent option. The park has many activities for adults and children to enjoy together, such as hiking trails and picnic areas. It also features well-designed rocky terrains and playgrounds for kids to have fun in a warm and inviting area. Rock Park is another popular public park featuring open space surrounding the notable Castle Rock, from which the city derived its name. Here, locals enjoy climbing and hiking while following trails until they reach the famous Castle Rock.

Things to Do

Castle Rock has lots of fun-filled recreational activities. Apart from the neighborhood's proximity to popular destinations in Denver and Colorado Springs, you can enjoy many events and venues. Oktoberfest is an excellent option held every autumn in Castle Rock featuring beer, live entertainment, and delicious cuisines for a memorable festive celebration. The Classic Rock Cruise In Car Show put on by The Vintage Car Club is an annual event in the Castle Rock neighborhood known for its stunning vintage and classic cars. Here, you'll enjoy live music performances, food, drinks, and many fun activities for adults and kids. 
Don't forget the Fair and Rodeo for more live entertainment featuring rodeos, carnival rides, and free concerts. Another popular event is the Festival Park Farmers Market. The Festival is an open-air market where vendors sell locally-grown produce. Extra items include artisan goods such as handmade jewelry or soaps made with local ingredients like lavender from nearby farms. The market also hosts special events throughout the season. A notable event includes live concerts by local bands or artists from around Colorado who perform acoustic sets under the stars at nightfall.


Castle Rock is served by Douglas County School District, a School-of-Choice district.
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