Zip Code – 80108
Elementary – Timber Trail Elementary
Middle – Rocky Heights Middle School
High School – Rock Canyon High School
HOA Name – Karin Hallock
HOA Phone Number – 719-314-4521
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Forest Park Overview
Built in the north of the new incorporated city of Castle Pines, Forest Park is, at its heart, a golfing community. It’s surrounded by the Ridge at Castle Pines North, an upscale public golf course recognized statewide as one of the best places to tee off in Colorado. Close to the growing downtown of Castle Pines, the serene natural beauty of the city’s many parks, trails, and open spaces, and home to one of the best public school systems in the country, Forest Park is a neighborhood of choice for everyone from growing families to active retirees.
Forest Park Castle Pines Colorado Location
Forest Park Castle Pines CO is built around the greens of the Ridge at Castle Pines North, a popular golf course that opened in 1997. Known primarily as a golf community, the residents of Forest Park include retirees with a penchant for spending their days at one of the finest public golf courses in Colorado and families who seek out the safe communities and excellent public schools for which Douglas County is known.
For the youngest residents of Forest Park Castle Pines Colorado, getting to Timber Trail Elementary School in the morning is an easy 15-to-20 minute walk while both Rocky Heights Middle School and Rocky Canyon High School in nearby Littleton are a 10-minute drive from the neighborhood.
Forest Park’s proximity to Castle Pines Parkway, which leads to I-25, makes it ideal for commuting to Denver—about half an hour away—and Denver Tech Center—less than 20 minutes away. Weekend skiing or hiking excursions to Colorado’s one-of-a-kind state park system along the Rocky Mountain Front Range are easy from Forest Park while shopping, dining, community events, recreation, and entertainment are easily accessible in Castle Pines and its neighboring towns and cities.
Forest Park Property Characteristics
The Ridge at Castle Pines North opened its greens for the first time in 1997 and the subdivision of Forest Park soon developed around it. Many flock to Forest Park simply for its unparalleled access to the acclaimed public golf course. The local HOA, Management Trust PMA Colorado Division (TMT-PMA), oversees new construction and management of properties in the subdivision, ensuring community standards for safety, sanitation, and beauty.
The single-family homes in Forest Park value from the $500,000s to the $700,000s for between 3,500 and 5,300 square feet. Typically, Forest Park properties have 3 or 4 bedrooms and baths and 2-to-3 car garages. They are a mix of 1 and 2-story houses with lots that are abound in natural vegetation and often open out into open space. These rock, stucco, and brick houses vary in style from traditional to contemporary and were designed with privacy, serenity, and relaxation in mind for this senior-friendly community’s many retirees. The area’s 1-story homes are particularly popular with retired buyers. Search through all ranch homes for sale throughout Castle Pines CO.
Here’s what to expect from a typical Forest Park property:
- Kitchen—These gourmet cooking and entertaining spaces often feature double ovens, granite counter tops, gas stoves, preparation islands, and breakfast nooks.
- Master Bath—Five-piece master baths can include steam showers, soaking tubs, his-and-her sinks, and intricate tile work.
- Space—With extra rooms for an office or study, lofts, guest bedrooms, walk-in closets, and pantries, storage and room to relax are never an issue.
- Design—Upscale features like hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, archways, and lots of natural light complement spacious open floor designs.
- Basement—Walk-out, finished basements with room for recreation, relaxation, and entertainment. Some basements are already outfitted with wet bars, fireplaces, home theatres, or exercise rooms.
- Outdoors—Appreciate Colorado nature with covered patios and decks surrounded by looming pine trees and scrub oak.
- Landscape—Mountain and golf course views, professionally landscaped yards, open space, and new neighbors such as roaming deer and other wildlife are par for the course in Forest Park.
Forest Park Amenities
As a golf community, Forest Park’s primary attraction is that it is close to the Ridge at Castle Pines North. A Troon Golf-managed course, this public golf course has four sets of tees that range from 5,000 yards to 7,000 yards. This acclaimed golf course has been recognized by such publications as Golfweek, Colorado Golf, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, and Colorado Avid Golfer as one of the best courses in the state. The Ridge offers Castle Pines residents discounted fees, advance reservations, and 10% off merchandise at its shop. The Ridge Bar and Grill is open for eats and drinks between games or long after the course has closed.
The Forest Park HOA maintains the local clubhouse, which is available for event rentals, along with the community pool—free for residents during the hot summer months. During the school year, Forest Park students attend the local Douglas County public school system, nationally recognized as one of the best in the country. Sage Canyon Elementary, Rocky Heights Middle School, and Rocky Canyon High School are only a short distance from the subdivision. Castle Pines also has a number of private, charter, and alternative schools for early childcare through secondary education including DCS Montessori, Castle Pines Academy, and American Academy.
Daniels Park, one of the largest parks in the Denver Mountain Park system, is less than a 10-minute drive from Forest Park. This 1,000-acre open space now features a famous herd of bison, unparalleled mountain views, and historic buildings. A new trailhead on the south end of Daniels Park was finished in 2014, connecting Forest Park to the park’s 5.4 miles of trails, picnic areas, and bison and mountain viewing. Other nearby parks include Elk Ridge Park, which features a climbing wall, maze, synthetic features, playground, walking trails, and arts and educational features, and the Retreat Park, which houses a playground, covered picnic pavilion, BBQ grills, multi-purpose field, and walking trails.
Forest Park is close to the shops and businesses that line Castle Pines Parkway, which include a King Soopers, Castle Pines Urgent Care and Family Practice, Castle Pines Family Dentistry, Starbucks, Walgreens, and restaurants like Duke’s Steakhouse and La Dolce Vita. Other nearby shopping includes the Park Meadows Mall and the Village at Castle Pines marketplace. The Castle Pines Arts & Cultural Foundation holds annual community events with music, food, and family-friendly activities including the Summer Solstice Fair and Fall in the Foothills.