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Discover Castle Rock, CO

Discover why Castle Rock, Colorado, is a great place to live, work and have fun.

By Livability on August 10, 2020

Aerial shot of people climbing up Challenge Hill at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, CO.
Castle Rock / Nathan Lambrecht

Whether you’re relocating for work, seeking a family-friendly locale or looking for a place to retire, this Colorado city offers many advantages. In fact, the city is so great it recently ranked on our annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live.

Location, Location, Location

Castle Rock has an excellent geographic location along Interstate 25 between Denver and Colorado Springs. Denver is 28 miles north, and Colorado Springs is 40 miles to the south.


Arapahoe Community College, which has the Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock, provides high-quality education to 11,500 students and offers degrees in business, health and technology.

For the Young (& Young at Heart)

Castle Rock offers a buzz and energy these days for tech-savvy, cutting-edge companies, and the amenities of this growing town continue to attract young professionals and families, especially those in search of great career opportunities.

Downtown Oasis 

A once-underutilized space in downtown Castle Rock has been transformed into a beautiful Festival Park. It has a pavilion called The Landing, a splash pad, fire pits, a market plaza, a bridge that connects to Town Hall parking and an iconic statue called The Lantern that pays tribute to Castle Rock’s railroading heritage.

Castle Rock features 54 parks, 105 miles of trails and about 6,000 acres of open space.

Hit ’em Fair and Straight 

The town’s great golf venues have earned Castle Rock a spot on Livability.com’s Top 10 Golf Cities list. Local courses include Castle Pines, Country Club at Castle Pines, Plum Creek and The Ridge at Castle Pines North. Another popular venue is Red Hawk Ridge, which features extreme elevation changes, wildlife, rolling terrain and dramatic vistas.

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.

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Paws Here 

Residents enjoy access to a number of great dog parks, including Fairgrounds Regional Dog Park, Glendale Farm Open Space Dog Park and Wiggly Field Dog Park.

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.

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

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