Castle Rock’s charming community has received recognition by numerous national publications as one of the best towns to live, work, dine and play. Mountains, meadows and valley view with roots in mining and railroads, this affluent town offers an updated taste of the Old West. It boasts an historic downtown area, 6000 acres of open space, 50 developed parks, and 87 miles of trails. Castle Rock, easily accessible by Interstate 25, is home to the Outlets at Castle Rock (the largest open-air outlet center in the State) and is the seat of Douglas County. The town encompasses 33 square miles and sits in the East Plum Creek Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,202 feet. Once again, Castle Rock has made the SafeHome.org list as one of the safest cities in the state.