LOCATION: Just a few miles east of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains, Castle Rock is on the western edge of the Great Plains. Natural major landmarks nearby are Mount Evans and Pikes Peak.
ELEVATION: 6,224 ft. (1,897 m)
ZIP CODES: 80104, 80108, 80109
POPULATION: 56,645 (December 2014 estimate)
- Age – 33.8 years
- Household Income – $84,781
- Home Value – $275,900
In 1864 Colorado offered the Homestead Act, which attracted people who desired gold and land to settle. Near Castle Rock valuable rhyolite stone was discovered in a butte. Miners nicknamed it “the Rock” and established a tiny community of shacks. In 1874 one of the original homesteaders, Jeremiah Gould, donated 120 acres of his land to the community which was officially named Castle Rock. Soon six streets (Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front) and the Courthouse Square were designated. A train depot was built for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. The town’s economy steadily grew from that point as ranchers and stone producers could easily receive supplies and ship their product.
The old depot has been preserved and transformed into the Castle Rock Historical Museum on Elbert Street, where you can learn more about the town’s beginning.
Castle Rock is located in Douglas County, one of Colorado’s most sought after areas for home buyers. Roughly 73% of residents are homeowners. The average home value is $320,000 (almost twice the national average). While less than 4% of residential properties vacant, there are typically hundreds of homes, condos and townhomes listed for sale. For the latest trends, check out Castle Rock’s market updates. It includes the current homes for sale in Castle Rock, CO!
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