Boasting breathtaking scenery and a welcoming community, Castle Rock, Colorado, is an idyllic place to call home. Located about 30 miles south of Denver, this peaceful town was named one of Money Magazine’s 2019 Best Places to Live, and homebuyers seem to agree. Ongoing growth is just one of the reasons to consider a move to Castle Rock: a plethora of natural wonders and wide range of attractions make it even more appealing.
According to 2017 U.S. Census data, Castle Rock, Colorado, is one of the seven fastest growing cities in the nation. One look at the town’s Development Activity tracker shows a great deal of current activity, and businesses are drawn to a highly skilled, experienced work force. The area saw 26.8% job growth between 2010 and 2018, and is projected to rise an additional 6.6% by 2023.
The population is also expected to rise; with a projected annual growth rate of 6%, Castle Rock Economic Development believes Castle Rock’s population will reach 100,000 by 2060 (it’s currently just over 66,000).
The Great Outdoors
Nestled in Colorado’s rolling foothills, Castle Rock is an ideal setting for outdoor adventures. The town offers more than 85 miles of trails, 6,000 acres of open spaces and 50 parks, the most popular being the 300-acre Philip S. Miller Park, built in 2013. It features eight miles of trails, a 200-step Challenge Hill, a zipline course, climbing walls, a ropes course, a Ninja Warrior-inspired course and the Miller Activity Complex, a nearly 65,000 sq. ft. recreational facility. The park also hosts a free summer concert series, Sunday yoga and Friday fitness classes.
Hikers can explore Ridgeline Open Space, Gateway Mesa Open Space and East Plum Creek Trail, as well as a 1.4-mile loop to reach the base of the iconic rock that gave Castle Rock its name.
A Vibrant Community
Castle Rock is home to an active, engaged and welcoming community, and residents can take part in year-round events and programs for all ages. From a Glow Dance Party to the Trails Festival (where runners can choose courses ranging from a 5k to a 50K ultra marathon), there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the jam-packed event schedule here.
You’ll also find a downtown ice rink and plenty of popular shops and restaurants, including The Outlets at Castle Rock, an outdoor mall boasting 95 stores, and Promenade at Castle Rock, a 166-acre town center offering sought-after retail, dining and recreational destinations.
Making the Move
If you think that Castle Rock, Colorado, sounds like a great place to live, we agree! Check out the 13 exceptional communities we offer there, attractively priced from the mid $300s. Our newest community, Seasons at the Oaks, will offer our versatile Seasons™ Collection floor plans—join the interest list to stay in the loop on model home tours, the Grand Opening and exciting move-in offers.