Castle Rock, incorporated in 1881, is nestled in the heart of East Plum Creek Valley, surrounded by rocky buttes and featuring stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Named for the prominent rock formation that overlooks the town, Castle Rock features several planned developments tied together by its historic downtown. The town has grown from 3,900 people in 1980 to an estimated 46,261 in 2009; however, retains its small town feel.
Castle Rock provides several indoor and outdoor leisure opportunities including the Community Recreation Center, 400 acres of parks, the Red Hawk Ridge municipal golf course, and Hidden Mesa open space. Residents and visitors can also enjoy a full range of shopping experiences, from downtown boutiques to department stores and the Outlets at Castle Rock.