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Castle Rock

With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Castle Rock is a safe and welcoming place to enjoy the brisk Colorado air year ‘round. Each year, residents enjoy family-friendly events, concerts, festivals, fundraisers, races and environmental education and cultural programs throughout Castle Rock’s parks. Philip S. Miller Park was recently renovated to include an outdoor amphitheater and a plaza with picnic pavilions, a splash pad for kiddos, and an outdoor fireplace. With an extensive trail system and excellent, easily accessible recreation areas like Castlewood Canyon State Park and Pike National Forest, Castle Rock challenges hikers and climbers of all skill levels. In fact, Castle Rock has more than 20 parks, 50 miles of public trails, and 6,000 acres of open space to explore.

Enjoy antiques, boutique shops, and restaurants in historic downtown or the more than 100 name-brand stores offering deep discounts at The Outlets at Castle Rock. The Promenade at Castle Rock, a new shopping and town center, is bringing a wealth of new shops and restaurants to the area.

Residents of Castle Rock enjoy activities for all ages, including an award-winning library system, state-of-the-art recreation center, golfart, movies, music, and more. Castle Rock offers year-round events, be sure to subscribe to the Castle Rock Events Calendar to stay up to date with the latest happenings.





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Commuting from Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a great commute regardless of your destination. 

  • Downtown Denver – 30 miles, 25 minutes by car
  • Colorado Springs – 40 miles, 35 minutes by car
  • Easy access to major state routes
  • Extensive bike trail plan to connect the town and the regional bike trail network
  • Pedestrian-friendly Downtown with high walkability
  • Denver International Airport – 47 miles northeast, 45 minutes by car
  • Colorado Springs Municipal Airport – 45 miles south, 45 minutes by car
  • Centennial Airport (general aviation) – 19 miles north, 20 minutes by car

Working in Castle Rock

Castle Rock is the county seat for Douglas County and home to many government offices and support services. According to CNN Money Magazine 200 report; July 2007 Workforce Study, Castle Rock has been ranked No. 1 in Job Growth with a 244% increase in jobs since 1990. Most residents are employed in white-collar occupations with 87% of the workforce having some college or post-secondary training. Nearly half of Castle Rock residents work in the metro Denver area and over 40% work locally in Castle Rock. In addition to some large manufacturers and golf courses, the strong retail sector contains a number of large employers. The major employers in the community come from a broad spectrum of industries lending strength to the town through a diversified economy. Discover the many high-quality employers Castle Rock has to offer at their Economic Development Website here.

Schools in Castle Rock

Public schools in Castle Rock are part of the Douglas County School District which are highly rated. There are also 9 top private schools in Castle Rock, serving 520 students. 

Check out some of the highest ratest schools in Castle Rock: