Louisville, CO

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Louisville, CO

About Louisville, CO

Louisville, CO is a vibrant suburb northwest of Denver featuring several enjoyable sights like Louisville Historic Museum exhibiting extraordinary views or Waneka Lake ideal for relaxation; people can also join in the remarkable Louisville Street Faire highlighting traditional foods and plenty entertainment every August. College town / suburban complex - 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

State: Colorado
County: Boulder County
Metro Area: Boulder Metro Area
City: Louisville
Zip Codes: 80027
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Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5332 ft above sea level

Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, is a lively and classic college town, with liberal politics, alternative social lifestyles and attitudes, and an assortment of trendy small businesses, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues. There is plenty to do in this bicycle-friendly town, which has a pedestrian mall downtown and outdoor recreation in the nearby mountains. The area has one of the highest combined 4-year and graduate degree attainment rates in the nation. There are some larger business and government research facilities adding to the area’s economy, and there is a sizeable high tech belt towards Denver.

Part of the Boulder story is the set of small towns nearby that have exploded into large but generally well-planned and attractively priced suburbs positioned well to take advantage of what both Boulder and Denver have to offer. Longmont is historically an agricultural town to the northeast currently experiencing a major housing boom. The towns of Louisville and Lafayette, long ago coal mining towns, are also good examples. Located near the four-lane US 36 corridor towards Denver, they have excellent housing and schools, plenty of nearby employment and generally exemplify the quality and livability of these suburbs. Boulder would get a still higher ranking if it weren’t for the Cost of living Index, by far the highest in Colorado.

Boulder lies in a shallow valley just at the foot of the Rockies, with surrounding areas of gently rolling grassland plateau with occasional lakes, and reservoirs. The surrounding suburbs occupy some of this higher ground, giving excellent views but also some exposure to inclement climate. Area climate is typical of the Front Range, with warm sunny summer days with low humidity and occasional thunderstorms, and cool to cold winters with periodic mild spells. The brunt of cold spells tend to miss the area, and the mountains provide some shielding from the worst and windiest cold weather. Summer thunderstorms can be occasionally heavy. Periods of extreme temperatures are short. Large or persistent snow accumulations are uncommon, but occasional heavy snows, particularly in fall and spring, can disrupt transportation. First freeze is early October, last is late April.

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Louisville Cost of Living

College-town atmosphere, attractive downtown, and educational attainment make Louisville a great place to live.

+58.6% higher than avg
+44.8% higher than avg
$1,770 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+35.1% higher than avg
Louisville Crime
14.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Louisville, CO has been a tremendous place for our family (2 kids, 9 and 12) to live. Small town living/values with nearly no crime, good locally owned  More

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I've lived in Louisville, Colo. for 11 years [and in the Front Range area, off & on, for more than 33 yrs.]. In my opinion, Louisville is scarcely affordable for  More

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Over 18 years ago

Louisville is a great place to live, it was rated in Money magazine has one of the best places, low crime, high education, community value, sense of pride. Home prices  More

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