31 May Top 10 Reasons to Live in Louisville, CO
1.Top Notch Education
Louisville’s public schools are among the top ranked in the state, with high standardized test scores. In addition, more than thirty colleges, universities, and professional schools lie within thirty miles of the town. It’s no wonder that Boulder County is often cited as one of the most educated areas in the country.
Check a community calendar and you’ll find that there is always something fun around the corner. Among Louisville’s regularly occurring events are the First Friday Art Walk each month, the weekly Farmers Market, and the Downtown Street Faire, featuring summer concerts.
With one of the lowest crime rates in Colorado, Louisville is a wonderful place to live for anyone with safety as a top priority. In 2013, Louisville averaged 99 crimes per 100,000 people. For a reference point, the 2013 national average was 244 crimes per 100,000 people.
Louisville’s downtown area is certainly one of its most charming features. A stroll downtown will lead you into numerous locally owned restaurants, bakeries, and shops with plenty of personality. The Steinbaugh Pavilion provides a venue for year-round community activities, transforming from a summer concert stage to a winter ice skating rink.
On any given day in Louisville, there is little reason to remain indoors. You can spend the average 300 sunny days per year exploring Louisville’s 1,800 acres of open space or hiking the 26 miles of trails & bike paths. Louisville is also home to 26 city parks. Additionally, Louisville is only a short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park and to Eldora Ski Resort, and there are more than 100 golf courses within thirty miles.
6.Award-Winning Public Library
Louisville’s public library may have started out as a humble collection of donated books in a room of town hall, but today the Louisville Public Library has one of the highest circulation rates in Colorado. The facility features study rooms, teen areas, and even a fireside reading room.
Louisville traces its roots back to 1877, when the Welch Mine opened and grew a coal mining community. Over its history, Louisville has been home to more than thirty different coal mines, and this history is not forgotten. Today, visitors and residents can learn all about Louisville’s mining history at the Louisville Historical Museum. Apart from Louisville’s rich history as a mining community, Louisville is also home to the oldest operating tavern in Colorado—the Old Louisville Inn.
8.Great Place for Home Investment
The housing market in Louisville and the surrounding area has been on the rise since 2008 and is one of the nation’s most competitive markets. Louisville being a sought-after community to live in, you can be sure that the home investment you make now will not be one you regret later.
9.Abundant Job Opportunities
Located in the technology-rich Denver-Boulder corridor, Louisville is a land of job opportunity. The area has been a hub for tech start-ups as well as for research organizations, and the future Google campus in Boulder will surely add even more tech job opportunities. University of Colorado is another big employer in the area, with campuses in Boulder and in Denver.
10.Wonderful Town to Raise a Family
Louisville was recognizes as one of the best towns for families in 2012 by Family Circle magazine, and it’s no wonder why. From the quality schools and library, to the low crime, to the community events and recreation, Louisville offers all of the most important things for a family to thrive.