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HISTORY

Native American tribes such as the Arapahoe and Cheyenne called the Castle Rock area home. The waters of the Arkansas and South Platte rivers offered abundant resources for these tribes to flourish. In 1862, settlers came to Castle Rock, Colorado area because of rumors of gold and open land promised by the Homestead Act. In 1874, when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn, Castle Rock, Colorado was founded. It soon became the county seat for Douglas County because of the town’s central location.

However, it was not gold that put Castle Rock on the map but the discovery of rhyolite stone which is a lava rock rich in the elements silicon and aluminum and resembles granite.

One of the first settlers in the area, near today’s Castle Rock, was the original homesteader, Jeremiah Gould. He owned about 160 acres to the south of the castle rock – a small prominent butte just north of the town and highly visible for miles. The settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers and cowboys. Jeremiah Gould donated 120 acres to the new town and six streets were laid out to build the actual town of Castle Rock. They named the streets Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front. The settlers built the Courthouse Square with about 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet, and auctioned them off for a total profit of $3,400.00

When a new train depot was built it brought the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the area. The depot building now houses the Castle Rock Historical Museum on Elbert Street, where visitors can relive Castle Rock’s history.

 

STATISTICS

The population of Castle Rock, Colorado is more than 42,000 in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area. Castle Rock encompasses 35 square miles and is considered as the 19 th most populous municipalities in the State of Colorado.

This town has a small town feeling, with low crime rate and abundant parks and open spaces and plenty of clean air. Castle Rock, Colorado is located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs and encompasses 33 square miles. The city of Castle Rock sits in the East Plum Creek Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,202 feet. Interstate 25 runs through the city of Castle Rock dissecting homes and businesses along the way.

There are approximately 7,226 households with a median income per household at $64,138 and the median income per family at $72,563. The per capita income for the town is $26,760. As the county seat for Douglas County, this area has grown 191% between 1990 and 2000 making it the fastest growing county in the US. From 2000 to 2005, it grew another 44% accounting for much of the growth in the town of Castle Rock. With an expected annual growth rate of about 6% per year over the next few years, it is estimated that the population within a 5 miles radius of Castle Rock town center will reach 50,000 in 2007.

Castle Rock enjoys 300 days of sunny weather with hot dry daytime summer temperatures that cool off at night. The winter snowfalls melt quickly and the warm Chinook winds bring temperatures to 60 degrees F occasionally during the winter months.

 

HOUSING

The Castle Rock Economic Development Council recently estimated that as of August 2006 the Castle Rock area was home to more than 20,000 housing units of planned development of 250+ units. Of those units, 16,000 are single-family homes and 3,800 are multi-family homes such as condos, apartments, pair-homes. The Council expects to have close to 52,000 units at final build-out.

The major active residential developments are The Meadows, Plum Creek, Founders Village, Castle Pines North, Castle Pines Village and Crystal Valley Ranch. Prices for single-family homes are from $120,000 to $13,000,000 and multi family homes range from $120,000 to $320,000.

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TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS

Castle Rock Museum & Historical Society located at 420 Elbert Street, Castle Rock, Co, phone 303 814 3164. Originally, the stone Denver & Rio Grande depot, it was restored and opened as a museum in 1996 to display the historical facts and artifacts of Castle Rock, Colorado.

Philip S Miller Library and Cultural Attractions Facility located at 100 South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 7700, is not only a library but also home to the Douglas County History Research Center. This center collects and preserves the history of Douglas County, the High Plains and the Divide areas of the Front Range. You can find documents detailing land use, tracing ancestors, historic photos and offers research material about Douglas County’s distinctive history.

Colorado Renaissance Festival, tours and charters located at 409-F South Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 6010 / Toll Free (877) 259 3328. Each year between the middle of June through the first week in August, you can take a magical tour back to the renaissance years, where boys dreamed of being a knight and women dreamed of being princesses. The festivities are located in Larkspur, Colorado off Interstate 25, halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs. Exit on 172 when coming north from Colorado Springs and exit 173 when coming from Denver. Travel time is 25 to 30 minutes from Denver or Colorado Springs.

Castle Pines Golf Club located at 1000 Hummingbird Drive, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 6022, is a members and guests only golf club. For over twenty years the Internationl PGA Tour was held in August at Castle Pines Golf Club on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. In 2007 the International cancelled the PGA tournament.

Outlets at Castle Rock located at 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 4495. The Outlet stores at Castle Rock are directly on the west side of Interstate 25. With 477,786 square feet and over 110 shops anchored by The Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Off 5th Saks Avenue Outlet, Coach Factory Store, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger Factory Store. The Outlets at Castle Rock draws 4.2 million visitors each year. Bargain-lovers will enjoy “mining” for great deals. Free parking encircles the entire complex and free bus rides are available inside the complex.

 

PARKS SYSTEM

Open space and parks enhance the beauty of the town of Castle Rock. With more than 2,400 accessible open space acres such as Gateway Mesa Open Space and Rock Park Open Space the Castle Rock Parks and Recreation Department continues to work on establishing natural buffers between the community and adjacent areas of Douglas County.

In the town of Castle Rock, there are currently 15 neighborhood and community parks, including the newly opened Matney Park. The Parks Department is working on creating a linked municipal trails system that connects the community’s neighborhoods with each other and with the county and regional trails systems. Currently, the Town of Castle Rock has developed more than 34 miles of trails that are made of concrete and native surface.

Below are some of the trails in and around Castle Rock, Colorado:

East Plum Creek Trail – Downtown – is 1.3 miles and an easy trail of concrete surface. This paved trail takes you through the heart of the downtown Castle Rock along the wetland and riparian habitat of lower Sellars Gulch to East Plum Creek.

East Plum Creek Trail – The Meadows – is 1.9 miles and an easy trail of concrete surface. This trail winds for about 2 miles through lush riparian habitat and crosses under the railroad tracks to Meadows Boulevard.

Gateway Mesa Open Space – is 1.8 miles, is moderately difficult trail on native surface single track and does not allow mountain bikes or horses along the trail. The trail is on a bluff with steep rock-capped cliffs on the eastern portion overlooking Franktown and the Cheery Creek Valley to the east. You can see the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains south to Pikes Peak. Be careful of the steep cliffs and rattlesnakes along the trail.

Hidden Mesa Open Space – is 4.5 miles is a moderate difficult trail on native surface single track and is open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. The trailhead is on the west side of Highway 86 one mile north of Franktown. This joint venture between Douglas County, Town of Castle Rock and the Pinery Water & Wastewater District has preserved 1,294 acres of mesa, steep rock cliffs, shady gulches, open grassland and lush riparian habitat of the Cherry Creek basin. The eastern section connects to the paved Cherry Creek Regional Trail and the southwestern section will eventually connect to Gateway Mesa Open Space.

 

SCHOOLS

The Douglas County School District located at 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 387 0100, administers the Castle Rock school system. There are two high schools in Castle Rock:
Douglas County High School at 2842 Front Street for grades 9 through 12.
Daniel C. Oakes High School at 15 South Gilbert Street for grades 9 through 12.
The largest public elementary and middles schools in Castle Rock are:
Castle Rock Middle School at 2575 Meadows Boulevard for grades 7 through 8.
Meadow View Elementary School at 3700 Butterfield Crossing for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6 grade.
South Street Elementary School at 1100 South Street for grades Kindergarten through 6 grade.
Academy Charter School at 1551 Prairie Hawk Drive for grades kindergarten through 8 grade.
Castle Rock Elementary School at 1103 Canyon Drive for grades kindergarten through 6 grade.
Buffalo Ridge Elementary School at 7075 North Shoreham Drive for grades pre-kindergarten through 6 grade.
Rock Ridge Elementary School at 400 North Heritage Road for grades kindergarten through 6 grade.
Timber Trail Elementary School at 690 West Castle Pines Parkway for grades kindergarten through 6 grade.
Flagstone Elementary School at 104 Lovington Street for grades kindergarten through 6 grade.
Cantril School at 312 Cantril is a pre-kindergarten school only.

 

TOP BANKS

FirstBank of Douglas County 
560 Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Phone: 303 660 3350

First Bank at Founders Parkway 
4775 Front St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 3000

First Bank at Castle Pines 
560 Castle Pines Pkwy.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 660 3350

U.S. Bank Castle Rock King Sooper Branch, 
100 Founders Pkwy ,
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 800 720 2265

Wells Fargo Bank 
747 Genoa Way
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 7320

Wells Fargo Bank Castle Rock South
445 South Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 800 869 3557

Colorado Capital Bank 
7505 Village Square Drive, Suite 101,
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 814 8149

Compass Bank 
568 Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Phone: 303 217 2210

 

TOP EMPLOYERS

More than 125 businesses either opened or expanded in Castle Rock in 2006. Some of these businesses included retail shops, health and beauty shops and professional businesses.

The Town of Castle Rock is a main employer in Castle Rock, Colorado, offering opportunities in professional to non-professional jobs.

The Outlets at Castle Rock offers employmentin the retail business sector.

Centura Health has purchased 50 acres of land in Castle Rock. The hospital plans to develop a full-service, medical campus and emergency room with state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, the campus will provide imaging and laboratory service as well as outpatient and medical office buildings. The medical center is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Castle Rock. Completion of Centura Health facility is planned by the end of 2009.

First Pass Engineering provides ASIC design services to the Mil/Aero marketplace as well as commercial space and commercial devices. This high tech company is a design house for Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., focusing on development of complex ASICs for the telecom market including Intelligent Switch Fabrics, PCI and SATA type devices.

 

LINKS

Xcel Energy
24-hour Electric and Gas Emergency Contacts:
Electric Emergency/Power Outage 
1-800-895-1999
Gas Emergency/Gas Odor 
1-800-895-2999
Web site: http://www.xcelenergy.com/

The Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department (CRFD) protects the life and property of all residents in a 75-square-mile area including the Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Fire Protection District in Douglas County.
Web site: http://www.ci.castlerock.co.us/

The Town of Castle Rock 
100 N. Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-733-2218
Web site: http://www.ci.castlerock.co.us/

(Note: Almost all of Castle Rock’s water comes from nonrenewable groundwater aquifers pumped from wells. The Town is working on a Water Resources Strategic Master Plan for future demands for the town and surrounding area. In addition, the town is the main provider for sewer charges.)

Castle Rock Police Department and Municipal Court Building 
100 Perry Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303 663 6100
Web site: http://www.crgov.com/

Douglas County Sheriff Department Justice Center
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303 660 750
Web site: http://www.dcsheriff.net/

 

SHOPPING MALLS

Outlets at Castle Rock located at 5050 Factory Shops Blvd, Castle Rock, CO, phone 303 688 4495. The Outlet stores at Castle Rock are directly on the west side of Interstate 25. With 477,786 square feet and over 110 shops anchored by The Gap Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Off 5th Saks Avenue Outlet, Coach Factory Store, Liz Claiborne and Tommy Hilfiger Factory Store. The Outlets at Castle Rock draws 4.2 million visitors each year. Bargain-lovers will enjoy “mining” for great deals. Free parking encircles the entire complex and free bus rides are available inside the complex. Their web site address is http://www.outletsatcastlerock.com/.

Wolfensberger Shopping Area located on the west side of Castle Rock offers restaurants, retail shops, gas stations and automotive services.

The Meadows Town Center is still in the planning and construction stages. Located in and around one of Castle Rock’s high-growth residential areas, The Meadows encompasses several hundred acres of commercial land. The Meadows Town Center is located to the west of the Outlets at Castle Rock.

 

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