Louisville Real Estate Information
Located in the north-central part of the state, about 20 miles northwest of Denver and just 10 miles east of Boulder, the city of Louisville, Colorado, is a growing suburban town in the mountainous regions of the West. The city's population was nearly 20,000 as of 2000, and is continuing to grow and expand. Louisville provides residents a high quality of life and is a great place to live and settle down. It was recognized by CNN/Money and Money magazine as a top-five place to live in 2005 and 2007, during which it ranked No. 3 overall.
The city began as a mining community in 1877, with the opening of the Welch Mine, the first mine in the region known as the Northern Coalfield. The town was named after Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, and was Incorporated officially in 1882. The region was known for its many productive coal mines, and there were around 30 mines operating within the area that now encompasses Louisville, though not all were in operation simultaneously. At the height of the mining craze, 12 mines were running in Louisville. After the mining industry faded and the mines closed in the 1950s, the city transitioned to become a more suburban community, attracting those from nearby Denver and Boulder.
Louisville is home to golf courses, Indian Peaks Golf Course and Coal Creek Golf Course, a recreation/senior center, 26 city parks, 20 miles of trails and bicycle paths and a recently constructed $9 million public library. The weather is temperate, with an average of 275 sunny days a year, and only 15.5 inches of rain. The town's history is chronicled in the Louisville Historical Museum, and its historic downtown celebrates its heritage through events like the Downtown Street Faire, held on Friday evenings in the summer, and WinterSkate, old-fashioned outdoor ice-skating during the winter. Other annual events include the Parade of Lights and the Taste of Louisville.
Six public schools and six private schools provide education opportunities, and there are several colleges within easy distance, including the University of Colorado-Boulder, the state's largest public higher-education institution. There are 10 ski areas within 110 miles of the city and 39 Casinos within 50 miles. Arts in the town are supported by the Louisville Art Association and Louisville Center for the Arts. The Avista Adventist Hospital provides medical services to residents. Coming soon to Louisville is a planned station for a commuter train line that will provide connections and driving alternatives to Denver and Boulder.