Castle Rock is nested in the heart of East Plum Creek Valley, surrounded by rocky buttes. Named for the prominent rock formation that overlooks the town, Castle Rock was incorporated in 1881. Initially, it was a center for rhyolite mining and an important station for north-south railroad traffic. The town celebrates its 125th birthday in August 2006.
In 1980, Castle Rock had 3,900 residents. In 2005, that number was more like 35,000, yet the town retains its small-town character and distinct community boundaries. Quality of life ranks number one here, with low crime rate, abundant parks and open space, an excellent school district, small town atmosphere and a historic downtown business area.
Located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock covers 33 square miles. Interstate 25 traverses the town, and the Outlets at Castle Rock is a well-known shopping area for people from all over Colorado.
Castle Rock has some of the best, most challenging and prettiest golf courses in Colorado. Castle Pines, home to the International Golf Tournament, is one of the premier private golf courses in the in the country. In addition, there are four private and three public courses, all highly regarded in the golf world. A dozen more public courses are within easy driving distance. Red Hawk Ridge was designed by award-winning golf course architect, Jim Engh.
Castle Rock's small town charm, beautiful surroundings and close proximity to the two major business markets of Denver and Colorado Springs make the town very attractive.
Castle Rock real estate consists of a diverse mixture of housing and neighborhoods. Castle Rock homes range from the historic homes of the turn of the century post World War II, the 1960s and 1970s, to tract housing and custom styles of today.