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South Ridge Overview
South Ridge is located along South Ridge Road in Castle Rock to the southeast of downtown. One of the older subdivisions in Castle Rock, South Ridge maintains the agricultural features that were mainstays of the Colorado life in the 20th century. Properties in South Ridge feature expansive acreage and a rural feel—residents enjoy the flora and fauna that dot the undeveloped landscape, their wildlife neighbors, and the peace and quiet of country living. Despite its rural setting, South Ridge is only 10 minutes from downtown Castle Rock and is conveniently close to Highway 86 and I-25. Commute times vary from about 45 minutes to Denver and Colorado Springs to half an hour or less to the DTC, Centennial, Meridian, and other surrounding communities.
South Ridge CO Homes for Sale
Residential construction in South Ridge started in the 1960s with properties situated on acres of agricultural land. Although many homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s, more recent houses from the 1990s are also available. These expansive properties are ideal for agricultural purposes, equestrian pursuits, or other hobbies as well as for privacy and peace. With stunning mountain views, incredible sunrises and sunsets, and gently sloping natural terrain, South Ridge has quintessential Colorado living for those who prefer the outdoors to city life.
Properties in South Ridge range between $400,000 and $700,000, depending on size and how much the house has been updated since it was initially built. These ranch-style houses usually have about 2 to 3 bedrooms and baths and between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet. On average, lot sizes are between 15 and 20 acres. Features for these mostly custom-built homes vary widely—many have either finished or unfinished basements, fireplaces, central heating and A/C, or as many as 3 parking spaces. These simple, cozy houses are often dwarfed by their surrounding land, which is often equipped with a barn with stalls, storage, and a tack room; facilities for large equipment or a workshop; and a horse track or bridle trails.
Vacant lots also become available on the market from time to time, selling for under $20,000 per acre. Most lots are between 15 and 30 acres—a great Castle Rock location for building a custom home.
South Ridge Amenities
In addition to South Ridge’s walking and equestrian trails and private acreage, the neighborhood is also close to a number of parks including Castlewood Canyon State Park, Rhyolite Regional Park, and Matney Park. Castlewood Canyon boasts hiking trails that range from .5 to 4 miles, a gazebo, a natural amphitheater, and picnic areas while Rhyolite Regional Park features hiking and mountain biking trails, a playground, fields, and a tennis court. Matney Park has an 18-hole disc golf course, an inline rink, and a paved trail.
South Ridge Castle Rock CO is also just minutes from Plum Creek Golf Club and downtown Castle Rock, which has fine dining, quirky cafes, bars, art galleries, boutiques, and more. Children in South Ridge attend South Ridge Elementary, Castle Rock Middle School, and Douglas County High School, consistently recognized as some of the best public schools in the state.