Castle Rock

Welcome to Castle Rock

An affluent suburb offering a blend of slow-paced living and modern conveniences.


Very few neighborhoods receive the accolades and recognition given to Castle Rock, Colorado. This walkable and growing suburb is tucked neatly between Denver and Colorado Springs, along the I-25 corridor. Residents of this community are offered a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, which attracts local businesses to the area.

The town is also known for its mild temperatures and stunning sceneries, all of which have made it an upcoming tourist destination. Its laid-back charm, excellent schools, and easy access to social and recreational amenities make it a must-live town for families, young couples, and retirees.

What to Love

  • Vast parks and outdoor open spaces
  • Proximity to downtown Denver
  • Offering both urban and rural living
  • Excellent schools
  • Thriving business community
  • Packed calendar of events all year round


Local Lifestyle

Castle Rock boasts a high quality of life, and its urban and rural areas make it possible for residents to choose which type of lifestyle they prefer. The town's landscape is scattered with beautiful and upcoming residential developments, making it ideal for people who want to raise a family outside the city.

The community is warm and friendly and the area is home to many events that promote neighborhood spirit volunteerism. Locals can take advantage of the town's bustling nightlife thanks to the restaurants and bars in the area. Residents and visitors can engage in a variety of outdoor activities, as well as shop in locally-owned stores.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 
The Outlets at Castle Rock is the premier shopping mecca in the Colorado Springs area and has been voted the best shopping destination for over seven years. Located in downtown Castle Rock, this outlet center treats guests to the area’s largest open-air shopping experience with over 100 department stores to shop from. Designer outlets are available around every turn and include popular luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, and Coach, which all offer a wide collection of women's, men's, and children's fashion.

The Barn Antiques and Specialty Shops offers a unique shopping experience thanks to its numerous locally-owned boutiques and stores. This outlet has a reputation for selling hard-to-find items such as jewelry and works of art. The Barn promises its visitors a sense of comfort, which locals have lovingly nicknamed "The Barn Therapy." Vintage lovers can shop for their favorite accessories or take advantage of the outlet's trendy stores to create a new wardrobe.

For family-style recipes and delicious meals, Castle Cafe is a must-visit. Dating back to the 19th century, this American-style restaurant was a popular guest stopover before its conversion into a charming pub. The cafe is best known for its best-selling pan-fried chicken and other home-style entrées.

Things to Do

 
Located in downtown Castle Rock, Festival Park is home to community events like First Fridays, the Western Heritage Welcome, and the Farmers Market. The park features two fire pits, a splash pad, internet capability, and a picnic area, so be sure to check it out.

The 62.3-acre Rock Park is a public open space ideal for walking or hiking. Named after a castle-like rock discovered in the 19th century, this park offers stunning views of the neighboring Rocky Mountain region.
 
The Mini Incline at Castle Rock offers ardent nature lovers a chance to experience a 200-step climb up a hill. It's ideal for a fantastic workout outdoors and is about a 25-minute drive from downtown Denver. When reaching the top, guests are faced with incredible panoramic views.

The area is chock full of wonderful festivals and events. The Castle Rock WineFest is a perfect event for couples and social gatherings. Held annually on the third weekend in July, visitors can experience unlimited wine tastings from over 20 wineries. Over 180 varieties of Colorado’s best wines are in attendance at this event. Another popular event to visit is the yearly Castle Rock ArtFest. The two-day event features public art displays and live music performances from top-performing regional bands. The Castle Rock Starlighting Festival dates back to 1936 and celebrates the holiday season with festive music and a Christmas lighting celebration.

School

 
The Douglas County School District serves the city of Castle Rock. Notable schools in the area include:

 
●    Meadow View Elementary School, K-6
 
 

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

High

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.

64
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
42
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gluttony & Graze, Whisk N Pin, and Bass.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.82 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.07 miles 13 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

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,867

Total Households

2.83

Average Household Size

$49,138

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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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