Welcome to Castle Rock / Sedalia
A hip and family-friendly western town just south of Denver with great shopping.
Castle Rock is located along I-25, just 30 minutes south of Denver, and equidistant to Colorado Springs – an ideal location for commuters. The city is named after a castle-like rock formation just outside of town. The areas of Castle Rock and Sedalia are booming. They are gorgeous areas that feel like small towns with all the energy and convenience of big city living at over a mile high.
This is a gorgeous place to live with acres and acres of open spaces where one has the privilege to see a variety of wildlife including large deer and even the occasional bear. It’s not just squirrels and pigeons in these parts! Among all this nature, Castle Rock is also a historic town, booming with tons of energy, growing rapidly, and with lots of great amenities, dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities for people of all walks of life and ages.
What to Love
- Family-friendly community with a youthful and hip vibe
- Great shopping
- Walkable, fun historic downtown center
Residents of Castle Rock and Sedalia are in love with nature and form a dog and pet-loving community. Here neighbors enjoy both the peace and calm that comes with life in residential developments and the fun of a walkable and bikeable town center where you can enjoy all the fun of small-town life with cool energy. Castle Rock is a great place to live for many reasons, but it's also an awesome place to play. The city has plenty of recreation options for all ages and interests. Sedalia is an unincorporated town along the front range with its own quaint downtown district.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Historic downtown Wilcox Square
is the heart of Castle Rock’s great nightlife, dining, and shopping. There are quaint boutiques to get lost in such as The Barn
and The Emporium
, local, fresh restaurants (many of which are dog friendly), and a good handful of bars for a night out of karaoke, or live music.
In the mood for a romantic evening out? Siena at the Courtyard
is sure to please. This award-winning restaurant features classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. The menu includes homemade pastas, seafood, and meat dishes with an impressive wine list.
For drinks and live music, check out the Wide Open Saloon
. This popular neighborhood gathering spot and watering hole is known for its relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and of course great pub-style fare like burgers and fries done right. You’ll also find plenty of beer on tap or by the bottle.
Stop in at Castle Cafe
for some pan-fried chicken or chicken-fried steak. Once called The Castle Hotel and Bar, it was a spot where workers from the nearby quarry, travelers passing through, and ranchers all gathered in the late 19th century. Back then, this was a pretty wild place.
A spot with wildly good beer is the Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse
located just across from Festival Park. Here you can sit among the enormous wooden barrels of brew as you sample delicious food with family and friends. The large garage doors of this semi-industrial space open to a spacious outdoor patio where you can soak in the views of Colorado while enjoying your beer. It is a fun place to gather with friends.
When you can’t decide what to eat, get one of everything from a few of the food trucks, because Castle Rock is big on food truck culture. The trucks maintain dependable schedules so you can plan on sampling all the innovative, unique, and often fusion recipes.
Things to Do
There’s plenty to do in Downtown Castle Rock
. It’s a fun walkable place where you can find and explore the Castle Rock Farmers Markets
, yoga in the park, and outdoor movie nights. Rockin’ Summer Park Parties for kids and summer concerts occur downtown, in Festival Park or Wilcox Square.
There are also many other events throughout the year including Oktoberfest, an annual Ducky Derby
, and the annual Season of the Star
tree lighting ceremony around the winter holidays. The Christmas season also brings horse and carriage rides through downtown. The Douglas County Fairgrounds hosts the annual Douglas County Fair and Rodeo
. But you don’t need a special event to be entertained in Castle Rock. Just take a stroll through the historic downtown district or grab some ice cream at The Scoop on Main Street.
Yes, the cool shops downtown are amazing, but the Outlets at Castle Rock
are also a great place to visit if you are looking for shopping and entertainment options. This outlet mall has over 90 stores including Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many other high-end national brands.
Life in Castle Rock is full of adventure and residents can’t say enough positive things about the Miller Activity Complex
. This is an incredible, premier 320-acre sports complex with its own pool, skate park, ropes course, zipline, mini-incline, rock climbing wall, tennis courts, volleyball courts baseball field, and more. Whew! The complex also hosts dozens of events, festivals, and concerts throughout the year, and it's right here in Castle Rock.
The Douglas County School District
is known for its fabulous schools and the sheer variety of choices that it provides families. Charters and private school options are available as well.