Castle Rock Medicare Colorado Insurance AgentsCastle Rock is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado and is named after the prominent, castle tower-shaped small mountain butte near the center of town. It is part of Colorado’s Front Range Urban Corridor and is located roughly 28 miles south of downtown Denver and 37 mi north of Colorado Springs. Castle Rock was founded in 1874 when the eastern Douglas County border was redrawn to its present location. Castle Rock was chosen as the county seat because of its central location.
The rolling hillsides are covered with large meadows of grass, small plants, scattered juniper trees and open Ponderosa Pine woodlands. Castle Rock is about 35 square miles and has a population of more than 42,000 in town and 70,000 in the surrounding area. Many of Castle Rock’s residents work in the Denver Technological Center, better known as DTC, which is a 15 minute drive north on I-25. Downtown Denver and Denver International Airport are both approximately a 40 minute drive from Castle Rock.
Money magazine recently released its list of the 50 Best Places to Live in America and Castle Rock – the only Colorado Town to make the top 10 – came in at No. 4.