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Moving to Castle Rock, CO? Check out these 7 Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods in Castle Rock are rock solid when it comes to creating community.

By Livability on August 12, 2022

Downtown Castle Rock
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House hunting? Castle Rock has several friendly neighborhoods and a number of housing options with livability assets like parks and trails, recreational activities, schools and more. In fact, the city is so great it recently ranked on our annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Here are some quick facts on seven such neighborhoods:

Castlewood Ranch

Besides homes, the rural community of Castlewood Ranch has 159 acres of open space and 3 miles of trails and walkways. Castlewood Canyon State Park has hiking, biking and rock-climbing opportunities just to the east. Residents are also near many Castle Rock amenities and attractions. The neighborhood also has an elementary school and a middle school – and not too far away is Douglas County High School.

Castle Rock, CO: 2022 Encore Building in Castle Rock, Colorado ©Journal Communications/Colin Shreffler
Colin Shreffler

Downtown Living

Two new residential options in downtown Castle Rock are Encore condominiums and the Riverwalk apartment complex, both located in the vibrant Mercantile Commons district. Encore and Riverwalk are mainly marketed to millennials and young professionals, with the condos and apartments within easy walking distance to restaurants, retail, a grocery store and entertainment choices.

Park Preserve

Houses range in size from 1,975 to 4,086 square feet in Park Preserve, a new single-family subdivision along West Plum Creek Parkway. The neighborhood is near Interstate 25, with quick access to the Denver Tech Center. Also nearby are the Outlets at Castle Rock and Philip S. Miller Park.

aerial view of neighborhood
The Meadows at Historic Castle Rock

The Meadows

When built out, this planned community will feature more than 10,000 homes and 30 individual neighborhoods. New homes are priced at $500,000 and up, and the development is easily accessible to Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85. Quality-of-life conveniences in The Meadows include seven neighborhood schools, including Castle View High School.

Plum Creek

Only about 20 new homes remain for sale in Plum Creek, where the median listing price is $610,000. Amenities throughout the spacious subdivision include a golf course, playground, Plum Creek Park and paved bike path, and the development also features upscale Vistas at Plum Creek apartment complex.

Castle Rock, CO: Children running through the field with butterfly nets at Crystal Valley development

Crystal Valley 

New homes ranging from mid-$500,000 to $750,000 are in Crystal Valley, and natural attractions include 600 acres of open space and the Crystal Valley Nature Preserve. In addition, neighborhood schools are part of the Douglas County School District, and other quality of life amenities include community trails, a rec center and Pinnacle Park.

Red Hawk

A total of 183 homesites are planned for the Red Hawk community, with houses priced from $752,900 to $934,900. Attractions include a greenbelt, trail and fishing pond, and the award-winning Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course on-site. In addition, the development has a Gardens Care Senior Living-Red Hawk 55-and-over facility.

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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