Charming neighborhoods and vibrant communities offer an assortment of fun things to do.
Imagine basking in the warm, golden rays of Colorado’s sunshine 300 days a year. This is what you can expect when you live in Castle Rock. And that’s just one of many ways it checks the boxes as a great place to live and grow.
Heart of the Town
Transformation continues in downtown Castle Rock, home to 160 businesses and the site of festivals and events that unite residents. The downtown district continues to add lofts and apartments as part of ongoing mixed-use developments, complementing its collection of 100-plus-year-old homes as well as a historic Craig & Gould district adjacent to the business district.
Many neighborhoods are experiencing growth in northeast Castle Rock, including Terrain, where every home is designed to reflect the area’s natural landscape and outdoor lifestyle. Diamond Ridge is a private development with 126 home sites and 90 acres designated as a wildlife habitat, and Founders Village is a master-planned community with schools, parks and an average home price just under $400,000. Also in the northeast part of town is Escavera, an upscale neighborhood with floor plans ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet.
The southeast section of Castle Rock is another transforming area, which includes the Crystal Valley Ranch neighborhood that now is home to a new fire department. Other popular neighborhoods include Bell Mountain Ranch, which features 300 homes and 1,000 acres of open space, and Castlewood Ranch, which offers a selection of new homes with beautiful mountain views. Also in this area is Rhyolite Regional Park, with its trails, a playground, basketball courts, tennis courts and a synthetic turf soccer field. The park is named after the rhyolite mining industry that was popular during the town’s earliest days.
Keene Ranch is a thriving upscale neighborhood in the southwest area of Castle Rock, offering large lot sizes, great views and equestrian trails. The rest of this area is primarily a recreation destination, highlighted by Philip S. Miller Park, which features 7.4 miles of nativesurface trails and a 200-step Challenge Hill staircase. The park also includes the Miller Activity Complex, which has batting cages, swimming pools, an adventure playground, an amphitheater, ziplines and more.
Several neighborhoods are thriving in northwest Castle Rock, including Red Hawk Ridge, known for home sites adjacent to its popular golf course. Also in this part of town is Castle Pines, which features frontier-style homes surrounded by 15,000 acres of open space. The Meadows is a development moving forward to eventually build 11,000 homes. At the heart of The Meadows is a multiuse Town Center with shopping, dining, office space and more.
If you’d like to learn more about the Castle Rock area, check out the latest edition of Livability: Castle Rock, CO.