Castle Rock

Tranquil enclave surrounded by scenic mountain landscape.

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Welcome to Castle Rock

Tranquil enclave surrounded by scenic mountain landscape.
 
Castle Rock is a tranquil oasis situated just south of Denver. Its central location offers easy access to the area’s most serene open spaces, as well as the amenities and cultural attractions of downtown Denver.
 
The neighborhood’s history can be traced back to a train depot, which linked the community to the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. The depot’s main function was unloading supplies for ranchers and shipping rhyolite stone from the three local quarries, as well as cheese from the dairy farms in the surrounding area. The depot is now home to the Castle Rock Historical Museum on Elbert Street, where visitors can relive the nearly 140 years since the town's inception.
 
Locally quarried rhyolite stone is incorporated into many of the district’s earliest buildings. Today, residents are careful to retain the area’s historic charm and quaint character, and rhyolite remains a material of choice for decorative rock work, reflecting the town’s rich history and adding to its distinct character.
 
The town’s identity stems not only from the namesake rock but also from the scenic natural landscape that surrounds the area. Castle Rock boasts nearly 90 miles of trails, 50 immaculate parks, and more than 6,000 acres of open space. 
 
Homes here range from 100-plus-year-old estates to newly built residences offered in myriad styles and locations.
 

What to Love

• The impressive trail system, parks, and open spaces
• Charming downtown with shopping and dining
• Community-oriented environment and family-friendly activities
• Rich history

Local Lifestyle

There’s no shortage of entertainment options and community activities and events in this tight-knit town. Many street festivals are hosted in the historic downtown, known as the heart of Castle Rock, which also boasts unique shops and dining destinations.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Locals love Siena at the Courtyard, which offers an eclectic menu of seasonal Italian fare, including brick-oven pizza, steak, seafood, and pasta. For Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine in a cozy upscale setting, head to La Loma. Union Bistro features a menu of American-inspired classics with a global twist.
 
Historic Downtown Castle Rock is an important piece of the community’s heritage. Three of the downtown buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; one was originally a railroad depot and another a hotel. Those structures are now home to the Historical Museum and one of downtown’s longest-serving restaurants, Castle Café. For more food, drink, and entertainment while downtown, head to Ecclesia Market, Douglas County’s first collective of premier artisanal foods, craft cocktails, and amusement.
 
Check items off your shopping list at the Outlets at Castle Rock, or stock up on all your hunting and camping needs at Murdoch’sRampart Feed has everything you need for your pets and livestock, including natural and holistic food.
 

Things to Do

You’ll have no trouble filling your calendar with family-friendly activities throughout the year in Castle Rock. There are a plethora of events hosted in and around the community, including the Castle Rock Starlighting festival and Castle Rock ArtFest. Situated in the heart of downtown, Festival Park plays host to community events like First Fridays and the Western Heritage Welcome. The park also features a large pavilion, two fire pits, a splash pad, and a picnic area. Stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, and other products from local farmers, ranchers, and bakers at the farmers market, held each weekend from June through October.
 
The Douglas County Rodeo, held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, is a cherished tradition among Denverites and features a livestock sale, creative arts competition, live entertainment, and more. Another time-honored tradition is the Colorado Renaissance Festival, where visitors are transported to a medieval kingdom filled with jousting, cold mead, and old-fashioned festival food. 
 
Find your next adrenaline rush at The Edge Ziplines & Adventures, located on the edge of Philip S. Miller Park. The park offers a broad range of outdoor activities, including climbing, exhilarating jumping, and aerial trekking, among other adventures.
 
For a challenging hike surrounded by stunning views, head to Rock Park. Here, you’ll break a sweat while discovering panoramic views of downtown Castle Rock, the Interstate 25 corridor, Pikes Peak, and the Front Range. The fun continues even throughout the winter at the Parker Fieldhouse, which offers an indoor climbing wall, batting tunnels, gym, sports turf, and more.
 

Schools

Castle Rock is home to the Douglas County School District — one of the top school districts in the nation. Additionally, there are several wonderful private schools within commuting distance. Top educational opportunities include: 
 
• Castle Rock Elementary School, PK-6
• Rock Ridge Elementary School, PK-6
• South Ridge Elementary School, PK-6
• Castle Rock Middle School, 7-8
• Mesa Middle School, 7-8
• Douglas County High School, 9-12
• Castle View High School, 9-12

Overview for Castle Rock, CO

71,037 people live in Castle Rock, where the median age is 35.7 and the average individual income is $49,138. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

71,037

Total Population

35.7 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,138

Average individual Income

Around Castle Rock, CO

There's plenty to do around Castle Rock, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
42
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Whisk N Pin, Gluttony & Graze, and H'Anger Mgmt.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.55 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.82 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Castle Rock, CO

Castle Rock has 24,867 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Castle Rock do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 71,037 people call Castle Rock home. The population density is 2,071.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

71,037

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.7

Median Age

49.63 / 50.37%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,867

Total Households

2.83

Average Household Size

$49,138

Average individual Income

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Schools in Castle Rock, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Castle Rock. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Castle Rock Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Rock Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Soaring Hawk Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Flagstone Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Castle Rock Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Renaissance Expedition Learn Outward Bound School
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Meadow View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Renaissance Secondary School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
3/5
Castle Rock Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
South Ridge Elementary An IB World School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Daniel C Oakes High School--Castle Rock
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available

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