Super proud of my Colorado hometown – AWESOME place to live!

 

Money Magazine – Best Places to Live (America’s best small towns)

2. Louisville, CO

Top 50 rank: 2

Population: 18,924

A two-time no.1, Louisville comes in strong yet again. It’s a great place to raise a family, with well-regarded schools and a safe community.

Louisville’s housing market has been on the rise since 2008, and its place in the technology-rich Denver-Boulder corridor has kept the job outlook solid, despite recent setbacks like Phillips 66 pulling the plug on a much-anticipated renewable-energy campus.

Locals say the work-life balance in Louisville is hard to beat. Come summer, residents can look forward to weekly events featuring food trucks from local restaurants, beer gardens, live music and much more. Then there’s the Colorado sunshine, 1,800 acres of open space, and, of course, the Rocky Mountains, just a 20-minute drive away. –Pieter Van Noordennen

 

 

Louisville ranks No. 2 on Money magazine’s ‘Best Places to Live’ list

City has topped the list twice in recent years

By John Aguilar, [Boulder Daily] Camera Staff Writer

Louisville has been in the top five since Money magazine began publishing its list of best small communities in 2005, a list that comes out every other year.

In the last few years, Louisville’s downtown shopping and restaurant scene has become the envy of towns and cities across the country attempting to recapture the bustling and charming community core of a long-ago America. The city’s Main Street is lined with a variety of casual to finer dining choices augmented by a popular summertime outdoor patio program, in which on-street parking is sacrificed so that diners can enjoy a meal outside.

 

Louisville has run out of large parcels of developable land, [Mayor] Muckle said, and can only add housing through infill developments. That alone will ensure home prices continue to rise in the city — good for current homeowners but a challenge for those trying to enter the market.

“Prices are definitely rising because there is not a lot for sale,” Wood said. “When they come on the market, they go really quickly.”

Some of the city’s new housing types can be found in Steel Ranch and North End, while Coal Creek Station is proposed for an 11-acre site at the southwest corner of Colo. 42 and South Boulder Road.  It calls for 51 homes — and 34,000 square feet of commercial space. A little farther west, 111 high-end apartments are planned as part of the redevelopment of the old Safeway site on South Boulder Road.

Louisville No. 2 ‘Best Places to Live’

Louisville No. 2 ‘Best Places to Live’

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