Louisville, CO Homes for Sale
Louisville has been voted one of the 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.' by Money Magazine FIVE times, among the '10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S.' by Family Circle Magazine, among the 'Safest Places to Live' by Elite personal Finance, and one of the 'Best Cities to Live in Colorado' by ChambersofCommerce.org. The 20,000+ residents of Louisville enjoy the "small-town" feel including a charming main street, holiday parades, a bustling farmer's market, and the weekly jam-packed street fair's in the summer. Louisville is ideally located immediately southeast of Boulder, just off of Highway 36 (which leads to Denver). Louisville affords its residents quick access to Boulder (10 minutes), Denver (25 minutes), and the Denver International Airport (35 minutes), while also providing folks with all of the great benefits of living in a smaller community.
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Get to Know Louisville
- Attend the Summer Street Faire
- Visit the Farmer's Market (Summer-Fall)
- Enjoy a beer or meal along Main Street
- Play bocce ball at Louisville Community Park
- Savor a pastry at Moxie Bread - Heirloom Wheat Bakery and James Beard Semi-Finalist
- Tour the historical museum
- Take in panoramic views of the front range at Davidson Mesa
- Bike along Coal Creek Trail
- Golf at Coal Creek Golf Course
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The city was founded in the late 1800’s by Louis Nawatny who named the town after himself. Coal mining was the primary industry; the town boasted over 100 mines in its heyday in the early 1900s with the largest being the Acme mine located directly beneath Old Town.
Louisville is located 10 minutes southeast of Boulder, on the east side of Highway 36. The city is composed of two distinct business districts; Old Town to the east and a more diffuse region on the west side of town. Residential areas are primarily located in between these shopping districts. Old Town offers local restaurants, breweries, bakeries, unique shops, the public library, and the outdoor pool associated with the Recreation Center, which is located in central Louisville. The west side of town offers hiking trails closer to the foothills, shopping in larger retail stores like the Home Depot, Safeway Grocery, and fast-casual eateries. Other retail stores including Costco, Whole Foods, Panera, Target, Ulta Beauty, and Ethan Allen are a two-minute drive across Highway 36. Many residents who commute via the regional bus system to Boulder or Denver to work will park their vehicles at the popular park-and-ride lot just off Highway 36 too. Residents who commute locally often work out of the Colorado Technology Center, which is a master-planned business complex that houses nearly one hundred tech and manufacturing companies on the east side of town or the Centennial Vallery Business Park on the west side of town. Local businesses include Sierra Nevada Space Corp., Fresca Foods, Medtronic, GHX, Design Mechanical, Gaia, Vaisala, and CableLabs.
Denver: 25 minutes
Boulder: 10 minutes
Denver International Airport: 35 minutes
Vail (i.e. ski mountain towns): 2 hours
Festivals, Events & Fun
Louisville welcomes fall with its Fall Festival and Labor Day Parade. The festival is located at Memory Square Park and includes food trucks, local vendor and artisan booths, a children's pet parade, and a homemade pie contest. The parade invites local businesses and residents to build floats, polish their antique cars, and or decorate their bikes to participate in the parade alongside the marching bands from local high schools. The city's Brewfest, Pints in the Park, is also held this time of year. Top local breweries setup booths in Community Park and fill commemorative pint glasses of their tastiest brews for ticket holders.
The Parade of Lights occurs early in December and welcomes in the holiday season. Folks come bundled in their winter wear and watch as firetrucks, ambulances, and vintage cars crawl down Main Street adorned with thousands of twinkling holiday lights and light-up effects. Local businesses set up hot chocolate stands, Santa makes an appearance, and kids enjoy a petting zoo. Louisville also constructs an ice rink in the winter in the space where the Summer Street Faire is held. The ice rink is open all winter long and also serves warm drinks and snacks.
The Louisville Art District invited folks to stroll through open art galleries and studios monthly during the "First Friday Art Walk". The Farmers Market opens for the season and runs into Oct. Also, the Taste of Louisville food festival and 5K occurs just after Labor Day and welcomes in Summer.
Louisville kicks off summer with the Louisville Street Faire series, which occur every Friday night and consist of live music, food, drink and kid's activities all in a three-block area of downtown. The 4th of July Celebration is held at Coal Creek Public Golf Course and features fireworks, food trucks, live music and special fun for the kiddos. Community Park hosts regular live music on Thursday evenings for residents as they picnic on the expansive lawn and play Bocce ball on the courts also located at the park.
It's easy to stay active in Louisville. The city dedicates over 25% of city-owned land to open space on which 32 miles of paved, gravel, and dirt trails extend. Popular hiking trails include Davidson Mesa (3-mile loop offering unobstructed views of the Flatirons), Harper Lake (1-mile loop around a lake within a wildlife sanctuary), and Coal Creek Trail (a 14-mile trail that connects Louisville to neighboring towns of Superior, Lafayette, and Erie). The popular Coal Creek Golf Course is a public 18-hole course with a clubhouse, restaurant, and driving range. Many residents enjoy the 57,000 square foot Recreation Center, which was completely renovated in 2018. The facility is truly a meeting place for the community and offers three different pools including a zero-entry kids area with a lazy river, slide, and splash pad, sauna, steam room, hot tub, cardio machines, weight room, spin cycle studio, indoor turf field, basketball courts, racquetball courts, indoor track, senior center, and a wide variety of fitness classes including stand-up paddleboard yoga in the pool. Louisville's outdoor pool, Memory Square, is located near downtown and is popular among the residents. The city also maintains 27 parks, many of which have play structures and picnic shelters. There are also two fantastic dog parks.
Downtown Louisville is buzzing during the week and especially on the weekends. Visitors are drawn to the quaint historic district of downtown to peruse the local shops and galleries, take in the Farmers Market or Street Fair in the warmer months, and grab a bite to eat. The city builds alfresco dining decks with beautiful flower boxes for most of the restaurants that line Main Street in the summer. Enjoying a meal during a warm summer evening along Main is not-to-be-missed!
Moxie Bread is a James Beard-nominated heirloom grain bakery that turns out hand-shaped sourdough loaves, flaky Kouign-Amann pastries, and savory Bialys. Alfresco pizza nights are popular with the residents.
Sweet Cow offers a nostalgic hand-dipped ice cream experience with rotating flavors and turf grass yard for relaxing.
Visitors and residents alike frequent the three stellar breweries in Louisville which are 12 Degrees, Gravity, and Crystal Springs.
The Louisville Historical Musem offers folk a detailed glimpse back into the town's 100 year+ history.
Tilt Pinball is a vintage arcade with over 20 pinball machines, nostalgic video games, pool, air hockey, and a bar.
Louisville is part of the Boulder Valley School District and offers open enrollment. There are 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school.
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Louisville's shopping areas are dispersed throughout the city and range from large retailers like Home Depot, King Soopers, and Safeway, to small and/or local retailers like Alfalfa's, Louisville Cyclery, Singing Cook, Pitter Patter Children's Clothes, Bittersweet Cafe & Confections, and other boutiques. Just across Hwy 36 is the town of Superior, which has a plethora of additional shopping options such as Costco, Super Target, Whole Foods, Office Max, PetsMart, Ulta Beauty, T.J. Maxx, Michaels, and more.
Avista Adventist Hospital is located in Louisville. It is a full service, 114-bed facility with 500 physicians providing emergency, trauma, intensive care, and a birthing center.