Castle Rock

Nestled just south of Colorado’s capital city, Castle Rock is a thriving world-class community. Located 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 Downtown core and regular community events. The Town’s identity stems not only from the namesake Rock but also from a scenic natural landscape that surrounds it.

City Facts

There are more than 50 miles of trails, 19 developed parks and 5,400 acres of open space for residents and visitors to enjoy, making Castle Rock a regular on Money magazine’s top places to live list. 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.

Population: 66,000 (estimated)

Castle Rock is perfectly situated, with quick access to both the calm of open spaces and the buzz of the big city.

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 Town’s neighborhoods are just a short car ride away from the historic Downtown, where street festivals and unique shops and restaurants are as common as smiles from neighbors.

The median price for a single-family home in Castle Rock is about $250,000; prices range from $110,000 to $1.3 million.

​Metropolitan district tax information

Metro districts assess property taxes to owners in their particular area. A metropolitan district is a taxing entity, separate from the Town of Castle Rock, that exists primarily to finance public improvements that benefit property owners in the district.

Numerous metro districts exist in Castle Rock. View a document that compares what residents in Castle Rock’s various metro districts pay annually in property tax.

​Property tax calculator

The Town is a full-service municipality, providing general government, fire, police, parks, recreation, open space, planning and code enforcement services through taxation. The owner of a home valued at $300,000 only pays the Town about $35 a year in property tax in exchange for all of those services. (The lion’s share of a resident’s property tax payment goes to the Douglas County School District – the Town receives only about 3 percent of its tax revenue via property taxes.)

It is important for you to know how the Town prioritizes and spends your property tax dollars. Simply enter your address, and details of how your property taxes are allocated will appear.

School District

Students residing in Castle Rock are within the Douglas County School District RE1.

The Douglas County School District is Colorado’s third-largest school district, serving more than 68,000 students in preschool through twelfth-grade.

Total numberSchools
89 Schools
48Elementary Schools
9Middle Schools
9High Schools
5Alternative Schools
18Charter Schools
Plus 65 Preschool locations

8,400 Employees, 4,400+ are educators.
General Fund Budgeted Revenue: $680,000,000

GRADUATION RATE: DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. Four-year graduation rates have risen steadily from 83.1% in 2010 to 90.4% in 2017.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO DCSD STUDENTS: The Class of 2017 earned scholarships totaling more than $82,000,000.

Neighborhood Activities

Educational / Community Engagement

Hands-on, kid-friendly, and informational. Learn about everything from our local wildlife to community policing when you join us in one of our beautiful parks or a local cafe!


Castle Rock is known for its small town charm and family-friendly community events. Take the family out to enjoy all Castle Rock has to offer!

Fitness & Races / Runs

Staying fit and enjoying the outdoors is easy in Castle Rock! We have many ways for you and your family to challenge yourselves and stay active and give back all at the same time!

Live Music

Castle Rock’s music scene is thriving! We have everything from local favorites to Grammy winning performers right here in your backyard!

Homes For Sale In Castle Rock