Nestled among the majestic pines between Denver and Castle Rock is the tight-knit community of Castle Pines. Once just a few scattered neighborhoods, Castle Pines has matured into a city of its own, becoming incorporated as recently as 2008. Now it is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Front Range.
The beauty of Castle Pines is that you feel like you are at a mountain retreat all the while being just minutes from the city amenities and access to main highways that take you anywhere.
Luxurious homes are surrounded by towering ponderosa pines and panoramic views can be enjoyed from various vantage points. Trails, golf courses, and vast open spaces offer a relaxing, fresh and harmonious atmosphere that the residents (and wildlife) of Castle Pines love about their home.
Although its close location to the Denver metro area is enough to make Castle Pines one of the most desirable cities in Colorado, one of the more appealing qualities of Castle Pines is its small-town feel and tight knit community. Community parks and shopping centers are interspersed amongst the neighborhoods along with schools, trails and golf courses.
The town of Castle Pines is served by the Douglas County School District. Douglas County has the state’s 3rd largest school district and provides education for 66,000+ students from preschool through twelfth grade.
Parents can find various options for their children within the district in the form of open enrollment to charter schools, gifted and talented programs, magnet schools, an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, and other unique programs.
Although technically part of unincorporated Douglas County, The Village at Castle Pines, a.k.a. Castle Pines Village, is often considered part of Castle Pines and is the premier residential oasis in Douglas County just south of Denver between Castle Rock and Lone Tree.
Families love this guard-gated, safe and exclusive neighborhood because of its closeness to nature and numerous amenities including:
This luxury community also includes 2 private Jack Nicklaus golf courses that seamlessly blends in with the neighborhood, crafted to weave in and out of homes without compromising the surrounding natural environment and its occupants.
Residents of the Village feel like they are in a mountain retreat, surrounded by lush evergreens, towering ponderosa pines, and frequent visits from wildlife.
Castle Pines Village offers a diversity of housing options from single family residences to luxury duplexes, condos and townhomes. Single family residences are custom or semi-custom built and can range in size from 3000-9000 sq feet and upwards. Large multi-acre lots are also available in some areas of the village. Homes are currently selling for 1 – 3 million and upwards.
In addition to the many amenities, luxurious homes, and beautiful surroundings, the Village is ideally located for easy access to Denver, the Denver Tech Center, Castle Rock, shopping, and numerous restaurants and other businesses.
All of this and so much more make Castle Pines Village a highly desirable and practical place to live for the active family who enjoys nature, luxury, fun, and relaxation.
Developed around the world-class Ridge Golf Course, Buffalo Ridge was developed and opened in 1997. Most of these luxury homes were constructed in the 2000s and range from 5000 to 7500 square feet. Many homes enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains as well as the Denver city skyline.
Buffalo Ridge is one of Castle Pines’ most prestigious communities for many reasons. Multi-million-dollar custom homes weave in and amongst open spaces, parks, and trails. Buffalo Ridge is popular among families, retirees, and professionals alike. Schools are part of Douglas County School District, the 3rd largest public school system in the state.
Developed in the 2000s, Daniels Gate is an exclusive, upscale neighborhood situated just south of Lone Tree next to Daniels Park, one of the area’s largest parks.
This prestigious development includes luxury homes 5000 sq feet and above, for easily a million-plus.
Daniels Gate is also located near the renowned golf course, the Ridge, and is a short drive from the shops of Castle Rock and 20-30 minutes from the Denver tech center and downtown.
The location, beautiful surroundings, and luxurious homes make this community one of the most coveted along the I-25 corridor. It’s no wonder that houses in Daniels Gate do not stay on the market long.
Situated alongside the world-class Ridge golf course, Glen Oaks is an ideal community for families, professionals, and retirees alike.
This quiet neighborhood was mostly constructed in the 1990s and early 2000s and includes both 2-story and ranch-style homes. The beautiful homes of Glen Oak are surrounded by meticulously maintained public spaces and enjoy access to Denver and the shops and restaurants of Castle Pines and Castle Rock.
Homes in Glen Oaks range from timeless contemporary to high-end custom designs. Selling prices are easily over $1 million and house size range from 4,000 and 6,000 square feet. Residents enjoy the scattered open spaces along with surrounding pines and stunning mountain views. Homes in this quiet retreat don’t last long on the market.
The newest of the Castle Pines million-plus neighborhoods is the Canyons, by Shea Homes Colorado. Currently under development, The Canyons spans 1,270 acres of land just south of Lone Tree with easy access to I-25. Once complete it will include 2,000 residences. The neighborhood is also set to include upscale amenities making living, shopping, working, and enjoying the outdoors a hallmark of The Canyons.
It does not take long to see the builder’s commitment to its guiding principle to “weave nature right into the fabric of the community.” The community design and construction plans focus on promoting health and well-being, architecture that respects land and place, trails, gathering spaces, along with an enduring commitment to the environment and to community.
The Canyons is projected to double the population of Castle Pines and positively impact the area with new infrastructure, shopping, and outdoor recreational activities for its residents and those nearby.