Castle Rock still has a small town feel but is finding itself to be in a huge growth spurt, yet offers many services, facilities and benefits to living here. The quaint main street (Wilcox) and Perry Street have become the shopping area.

CastleRock_old_train_stationThe town was Incorporated in 1881 Castle Rock was a railroad town, a “helper station” for both the Denver & Rio Grande and the Santa Fe Railroads. Today Castle Rock offers a charming historic downtown, along with great amenities and excellent housing which ranges in price between the higher 100s for simple condominiums all the way up to luxury homes in gated communities with massive views of the Colorado Front Range. Golf Courses abound with both public and exclusive private courses for the golf enthusiast. Castle Pines, a gated, secure, luxury community with a private security force, was home to the International Golf Tournament until a few years ago. The Town lies at an elevation of 6,202 feet, in the Plum Creek Valley along Interstate 25 at the base of the Rocky Mountains. It is halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. The climate is known to be one of the best in the nation with more than 300 days of sunshine, clear blue skies and less than 15 inches of precipitation each year. Close to the Denver Tech Center and the Inverness business center, Castle Rock Colorado is only about 30 minutes to downtown Denver Colorado and about 35 minutes to Colorado Springs.

Map

Castle Rock Map

Schools

The schools serving Castle Rock, and all of the front range communities, are a diverse mix of public systems, charter schools, and private/parochial schools. Charter schools are considered public and will be included in the district listings. Please see the more school connections link for private, charter and home schooling options.

Government

In 1987 Castle Rock adopted a council/manager form of government. There are seven council members elected to 4 year terms and a mayor as well as a mayor pro tem is selected therefrom. The Town manager is appointed by the town council .

Town Services town website

History

See more about Castle Rock Colorado’s History and a wiki link too, which is a little more detailed.

Originally the town was a railroad town and a helper station for trains about to assault the grades of Monument Hill on the way south to Colorado Springs. Both the Santa Fe and the Denver & Rio Grande Western had yards for helpers. Incorporated in 1881, Castle Rock offers a charming historic downtown which centers today on Wilcox Street & Perry Street. Excellent restaurants dot the downtown area along with quaint shops. Housing ranges in price between the high 100s for simple condominiums all the way up to multi-million dollar luxury homes in gated communities with massive views of the Colorado Front Range. Golf Courses abound with both public and exclusive private courses for the golf enthusiast. Castle Pines, a gated, secure, luxury community with a private security force, was home to the International Golf Tournament. The Town lies at an elevation of 6,202 feet, in the Plum Creek Valley along Interstate 25 at the base of the Rocky Mountains. It is halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. The climate is known to be one of the best in the nation with more than 300 days of sunshine, clear blue skies and less than 15 inches of precipitation each year. Close to the Denver Tech Center and the Inverness business center, Castle Rock is a short drive from Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Englewood, or Centennial Colorado, and only about 30-45 minutes to downtown Denver Colorado.

Parks and Recreation

There are a lot of opportunities for recreation, a lot of which Colorado is famous for including many horse clubs. The rest may be local golf, flag football or softball teams, walking and jogging path maps, or even recreation centers provided for residents. The town also has over 5,400 acres of dedicated open space.