Founders Village Castle Rock CO Overview
Founders Village, Castle Rock CO is a thriving subdivision that proves it’s possible to own a little piece of stunning Colorado without breaking the bank. Homes for Sale in Founders Village offer breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape, a nationally ranked school system, and a variety of community activities and amenities for families to enjoy, making this the perfect place for recreation and relaxation away from the bustle of the big cities nearby.
Founders Village Map Location & Commute Times
Conveniently located just off of Highway 86, Founders Village is directly east and mere minutes from the city of Castle Rock, Colorado. All of the modern amenities of Castle Rock, including shopping, dining, and community activities, lie about 4 miles away. Founders Village, itself, has religious facilities, a fitness center, shops, a community clubhouse, a pool, a park with sports fields and courts, trails, a playground, and a picnic pavilion all right within the neighborhood.
The local elementary school, Rock Ridge, is less than a mile away, making it easily walkable for many students. Private schools, including Montessori schools, religious schools, and kindergartens, are also just a short drive away. Founders Village is directly between two of the largest cities in Colorado, both consistently named as among the best cities to live and work in America. The average commute is 35 minutes while Denver and Colorado Springs are about 45 minutes away. The Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village is a half-hour drive.
Characteristics of Real Estate & Homes for Sale Founders Village Castle Rock CO
Founders Village has a population of 7,285 within 1.48 square miles. The neighborhood is maintained by the local HOA; Professional Community Management Services. Homes for sale in Founders Village are generally modern homes built in the early 2000s by Richmond American Homes and others. Original homes that were built prior to 2000 have since been updated and are also available.
Although some lots and land are still available, most real estate for sale comes in the form of established homes which are not custom designed. The neighborhood is popular with families who have children under the age of 18 and are seeking a great place to raise a family, along with affordable housing, and thriving career opportunities. Prices for these single-family houses range between $300,000 and $450,000, with most falling towards the lower end of the scale.
Founders Village homes for sale will range from 3,000 to 4,200 square feet with four bedrooms and between three to five full baths. Most properties have attached garages with two to three car spaces. Natural hardwood floors are a standard feature. For families that value time spent cooking and eating together, houses are equipped with large gourmet kitchens with center islands for more preparation space, double ovens, granite countertops, and sometimes even breakfast nooks. Other indoor features include master baths with jetted tubs for extra relaxation, fireplaces, formal dining rooms, central air conditioning, walk-in closets, walk-out basements both finished and unfinished, and extra space for a office or study.
While most lots are about a quarter of an acre, some are larger providing for a more secluded, rural feel. Homes are either ranch or 2-story with traditional architecture and brick or wood siding. All have large backyards, are surrounded by extensive open space and beautiful mountain views, and often come with decks or covered patios so that owners can enjoy the best of the great outdoors. Founders Village real estate is an exceptional value when you factor everything in.
Founders Village Castle Rock CO Amenities
Founders Village offers a variety of things to do; recreation, shopping, family activities, community events, fitness classes, and more. The Ridge House is run by the HOA, and offers room rentals, yoga, zumba, and Pilates classes, along with kids’ nights, craft fairs, movie nights, after-school homework help, cooking courses, food drives, community parties, a pool, and more. Founders Village also boasts Generation Fitness, voted the number one boot camp in Douglas County, featuring trainers who personalize workout plans according to each client’s needs and goals.
The neighborhood also has multiple religious organizations including Riverside Church, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Ridgeline Community Church, and Front Range Christian Church.
Founders Village Castle Rock CO Schools
Children attend Rock Ridge Elementary School, Mesa Middle School, and Douglas County High School or have the option of attending nearby private schools including the Rock Academy, School of the Rock, and Woodlands Academy. The Ridge House offers childcare for children ages 5 to 13.
Two community parks are close by; Founders Park and Matney Park. Founders Park (pictured below) has biking, walking, and hiking trails, along with an inline rink, a multi-use court, a picnic pavilion, playing fields, a playground, and a tennis court. Further to the south, Matney Park has a synthetic turf field, horseshoe courts, and an 18-hole disc golf course. The Mitchell Creek Trail System is 2.1 miles of trail connecting Mitchell Gulch Park to Founders Park before following the western rim of the Mitchell Creek Canyon. These trails are great in all seasons for hiking, bike riding, and even snowshoeing.
The historic business center of Castle Rock is less than 10 minutes away and offers picturesque views of its distinct tower-shaped butte. Castle Rock has charming specialty shops, museums, restaurants, boutiques, cafes, bars, and cultural events. Although, chain and grocery stores are available, many of the area’s businesses are locally owned and operated.
A trip up I-25 will take you to the Outlets at Castle Rock and the upscale Park Meadows Mall. Castle Rock and surrounding Douglas County boast a wide selection of golf courses and clubs for players of all abilities and levels.
If you’re considering purchasing Founders Village real estate, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to show you around this great neighborhood and Castle Rock itself.
Originally published at castlepines-realestate.com