Discover Castle Rock, CO

There is something for everyone in Castle Rock.

By
Kevin Litwin
On Monday, August 10, 2020 - 17:01
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Housing and neighborhood choices are abundant in Castle Rock, with home prices ranging from $110,000 to $1.3 million and the median price for a single-family house at about $485,000. Options range from 100-plus-year-old homes in the town’s center to new subdivision construction, and Castle Rock has more than 30 neighborhoods, such as Craig & Gould, Crystal Valley Ranch, Diamond Ridge, Downtown, The Meadows Neighborhood Company, Terrain and Timber Canyon. For a complete list of Castle Rock neighborhoods, visit crgov.com/1966/neighborhoods.

Artful Surroundings

Many public sculptures are on display throughout Castle Rock, with public art paid for by the town’s Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used to purchase public art, and usually about $25,000 per year is spent from the fund. Castle Rock currently has nearly 20 statues on public display, with a few of the most popular being Castle Rock Gateway by Barbara Grygutis, Fire Dances the Shadows by Joshua Weiner, and The Bird in All of Us by Scott Mohr.

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Jeff Adkins

Tackle the Challenge

Open year round and ranked among the best aerial trekking courses in the U.S., Epic Sky Trek is a three-level climbing and traversing apparatus that is great for private parties and team-building adventures for groups of two to 200. Competition levels are rated Green, Blue and Black, and participants get a lot of exercise without even knowing it. Climbing challenges include a warped wall, salmon ladder and eagles nest platform, and all ages are welcome to join the fun. In total, Epic Sky Trek has more than 110 challenging elements.

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Castle Rock Chamber Of Commerce

65 Reasons to Love Castle Rock

From fun for the entire family to a creative community, the reasons to love living in Castle Rock are endless.

Past Perfect Treasures

Several antique shops are in Castle Rock, with most places stocked with large inventories at fair prices. Choices include The Emporium, Alexander’s General Store, Castle Pine Antiques, Different Drummer Antiques, Honeywood Home and The Barn Antiques & Specialty Shops, which has a large selection of clothes, jewelry, books and furniture. Another hot spot is Castle Rock Consignment, where buyers and sellers deal in everything from antiques and vintage clothing to home décor, gifts and garden items.

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Jeff Adkins

The 4-1-1 on Castle Rock

  • Easy on the Eyes: Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock paints the town for two days each year the weekend after Labor Day, with juried artists from around the country in attendance. The tradition features 145 artists showcasing their talents in painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, furniture making and much more.

  • Convenience First: Residents enjoy easy access to Interstate 25, U.S. Highway 85 and State Highway 86.

  • Smart Growth: Town officials and leaders are committed to thoughtful and smart planning, thereby enabling this growing community to preserve its unique sense of place, history, beauty and character.

  • Move It, Move It: Scenic parks, walking trails and open spaces add to the quality of life for residents in Castle Rock, and the town actually has its own Parks, Open Space and Trails Division. Castle Rock has more than 50 parks, 88 miles of trails and over 6,000 acres of open space.

  • Season's Best: The best of four distinct seasons highlights Castle Rock, and the town has more than 300 sunny days a year that make it easy to view the splendor of the Rocky Mountains Front Range.

  • Downtown Transformation: Downtown Castle Rock is a happening place these days, where relatively recent developments include Mercantile Commons, The Move and Riverwalk. Under way is the Encore project, which brings more residential options to downtown.

If you'd like to learn more about the Castle Rock area, check out the latest edition of Livability: Castle Rock, CO

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years.