About Castle Rock
A world-class community
Nestled just south of Colorado’s capital city, Castle Rock is a thriving world-class community. With just more than 66,000 residents, Castle Rock still values its small-Town character with a traditional Downtown core and regular community events.
Castle Rock is a full-service municipality. It employees about 425 full-time employees to provide residents police, fire, emergency medical, parks, recreation, water and transportation services. The Town also serves as the Douglas County seat and is home to headquarters for Douglas County School District, Douglas County, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and a local Colorado State Patrol troop.
Slated to grow to more than 100,000 residents, the Town will continue to provide high-quality services while preserving the history and heritage of Castle Rock. At the same time, the Town will remain physically freestanding from the rest of the metro area.
The Town’s identity stems not only from the namesake Rock, but also from a scenic natural landscape that surrounds it. There are more than 50 miles of trails, 19 developed parks and 5,400 acres of open space for residents and visitors to enjoy, making Castle Rock a regular on Money magazine’s top places to live list. (See other ways the Town has been recognized on our community recognition page.)
In order to preserve their rich traditions and quality of life, Castle Rock residents effectively manage change. The community works to enhance the Town’s self-sufficiency and foster a strong local economy, making Castle Rock an attractive place to work and own or start a business.