Why you'd want to live in Louisville
The community is a successful example of how Colorado is blending the old and the new. Old Town‘s Main Street’s new shops and restaurants are housed in historic buildings, while McCaslin Boulevard has a mix of modern restaurants, hotels and stores. During the summer, Old Town hosts outdoor concerts and a lively farmers’ market, while quick access to U.S. 36 leads to the modern metropolises of Denver and Boulder, as well as the nearby Flatiron Crossing shopping area. On the outskirts of town, the award-winning 18-hole Coal Creek Golf Course features a links-style front nine and a wide-open view of Boulder’s famed Flatiron peaks. Additionally, Louisville boasts 1,700 acres of open space, and rolling, country roads on the north side of town are popular for road cycling. Top community events include Taste of Louisville in mid-June and the annual Labor Day parade. The Miners Memorial statue in front of City Hall is a symbol of the history of the people who built Louisville – the coal miners. In August 1877, the Welch Mine opened in Louisville, the first of many coal mines to come. Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, platted his land and named it for himself. The Town of Louisville was incorporated on June 16, 1882. Today the City of Louisville is often recognized for its livability. Many things contribute to this exemplary quality of life and positive economic condition, including 1,700 acres of open space, dozens of great eateries, a thriving arts scene, great schools, wonderful neighborhoods and a diverse mix of employment opportunities. To learn more about Louisville, read our Community Profile.