Castle Rock, CO Local Area Information

Neighborhoods in Castle Rock, CO

About Area

History of Castle Rock
Located in an area shielded from the winter storms of the mountains and just outside the reach of the extreme heat of the plains, the Colorado Front Range foothills offered an excellent location for Native Americans and the game they sought for food. Timberlands, grassy plains and foothills, drained by the Arkansas and the Platte rivers, created a sufficient supply of vegetation and water to maintain the antelope, buffalo, deer and rabbit necessary to the Native American diet.

White settlers were drawn by rumors of gold and by land made available through the Homestead Act of 1864. However, the discovery of rhyolite stone in the butte near Plum Creek is what put Castle Rock on the map.

One of the original homesteaders, Jeremiah Gould, owned 160 acres to the south of "The Rock." At that time, the community consisted of just a few shacks for prospectors, quarry workers and other hired hands. In 1874, Gould donated 120 acres to "be known as Castle Rock." It was then that the six streets named Elbert, Jerry, Wilcox, Perry, Castle and Front were laid out. The Courthouse Square was designated and 77 lots, each 50 by 112 feet, were auctioned for a total of $3,400.

Within a year, the new train depot brought the Denver & Rio Grande Railway to the community. Soon, it was unloading supplies for ranchers and shipping rhyolite from the three local quarries and cheese from the dairy farms in the surrounding area. The depot now houses the Castle Rock Historical Museum on Elbert Street, where visitors can relive the 125 years since the Town's inception.

Castle Rock has continued to prosper and grow, with a current population of more than 50,000. Rhyolite remains a material of choice for decorative rock work and can be seen in many historic buildings.

Want to learn more about Castle Rock?
Visit the Castle Rock Museum website.

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $453,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $453,400 $203,400
Median Single Family Home Value $471,700 $201,300
Median Condo Value $291,500 $218,600
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $374,700 $159,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $405,900 $197,500
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $513,800 $321,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 5.6% 18.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $210 $128
Median Sale Price 731 225,300
Property Tax $2,473 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 6.9% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 5.3% 6.5%
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