Erie Real Estate Information
Located about 25 miles north of Denver, in the north-central part of the state, Erie, Colorado, is a town of about 20,000 located across portions of Boulder and Weld counties. The city is a rapidly expanding one; recent figures show the population grew from just over 6,000 in 2000 to nearly 20,000 in 2009. Erie is located just 15 minutes away from nearby Boulder, its nearest large city.
Professional, scientific, and technical services, education and health care are the largest industries in Erie. The town is the largest public employer, and Safeway is its largest private employer. Erie was incorporated as a city in 1874. Two public school districts operate in the town: St. Vrain Valley School District, which is made up of two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school; and Boulder Valley School District, with an elementary, middle and high school in Erie. Colleges nearby include the University of Colorado-Boulder; the University of Colorado-Denver; Metropolitan State College; and the Colorado School of Mines.
The town features several parks, like Arapahoe Ridge Park, Coal Creek Park, Columbine Mine Park and Meadow Sweet Farms Park. A summer Concerts in the Park Series can be viewed in the warm months, but the parks can be enjoyed year round in this temperate climate, as Erie averages about 340 days of sunshine each year.
The Erie Municipal Airport operates in town, and Denver offers commercial and international flights nearby. The town is home to a 63,000-square-foot community center and a 20,000-square-foot community library. Celebrations take place around town throughout the year, with the Erie Town Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival in May; the Bark in the Park and World's Shortest Pet Parade in June; and the 100-year-old tradition of Biscuit Day, sponsored by the Erie Historical Society. In October, enjoy yourself at the Oktoberfest, run a 5 or 10k Halloween run, or participate in the Erie Recreation Department's Trunk or Treat. The recreation department sponsors other endeavors, such as a summer camp, youth leagues in sports like baseball, football, soccer and basketball, and adult leagues in basketball in volleyball.