Welcome to Louisville
Festive small town that blends old and new
Louisville is a unique Colorado town that has made the national ranks of the best places for families to live in America. Located in Boulder County, Louisville sprawls across eight square miles and is home to acres upon acres of beautiful open fields and rolling country roads. It is an exciting, contemporary neighborhood that is thriving and growing with each passing year, mostly due to its close proximity to the technology corridor between Denver and Boulder. Downtown on Main Street, you’ll find new and modern cafes, boutiques, galleries, and shops inside of charming historic buildings that have been around for over 100 years. The homes in Louisville have colonial architectural touches with a rustic aesthetic. You’ll see columns, nuanced brick, shutters, and soft-colored paneling.
Since its early beginnings, Louisville has prided itself on community. The town’s original coal miner residents lived and worked in the area, helping each other get by with their resourceful wits. Their spirit carries on with Louisville’s number of community events such as specialized food festivals, parades, and more. There has been new construction projects in the expanding suburban plains of Louisville, signifying exciting growth and potential.
What to Love
- Compact downtown and open spaces for recreation
- Friendly, small-town vibes
- Charming and historical
- Exciting community and street events
People & Lifestyle
Louisville is known to be a “work hard, play hard” neighborhood. Locals have said the work-life balance is incredible, with wonderful work opportunities and endless options to choose from for weekday and weekend events. Most have careers in business, science, arts, education, manufacturing, or technology, with a quick commute of 10 minutes into Boulder and 30 minutes to Denver on U.S. 36.
The population leads healthy and active lifestyles. The Rocky Mountains are just a 20-minute drive away, and there’s lots of room for biking and walking right in Louisville. The town is suburban and residential, making it a great place to raise a family. Louisville is known for its well-regarded schools.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is a small row of pastel-colored boutiques and shops in downtown Louisville, and the local restaurants are known for their lovely outdoor patios and friendly atmosphere. Over at Empire, locals adore the hospitable staff and amazing food. Popular dishes include the mac and cheese, juicy ribs, and famous fried chicken sandwich. 740 Front Street is home to native Colorado chefs and a 135-year-old back bar. The saloon-turned-dining establishment is the last of the original 13 remaining on the three-block strip of Front Street. Bring your pup to the gorgeous outdoor seating area and enjoy dinner, brunch, or a tasty cocktail. Get casual at Murphy’s with classic American food, 40 beers on tap, and a great happy hour. Into live music? Be sure to stop by the artisanal and Belgian-inspired brewery, Twelve Degree Brewing every Monday for their music series.
Louisville has a plethora of charming shops lining its streets. Little Horse Vintage is an eclectic and vintage-style bookstore that features a collection of literature, art, furniture, collectibles, and more. Find a gift for a loved one at Old Friends, where you will spot unique jewelry, clothing, and decor. Finally, check out The Singing Cook—a store where you can shop for kitchen gadgets, cookware, and bakeware while being sung to by the owner, if requested!
Things to Do
The seasons and holidays are a reason to celebrate in Louisville. The Annual Fall Festival and Labor Day Parade is one of the biggest community celebrations of the entire year. The parade takes over the streets with Louisville spirit in the morning and has fun activities and tournaments for the rest of the day, including a Children's Pet Parade, Homemade Pie Contest, Bocce Ball Tournament, art and photography shows, and more. The Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks features live music by a local band, food trucks, moon bounces, inflatables, face painting, temporary tattoos, and of course, fireworks. Summer nights are electric at the Street Faire, which happens on Friday evenings. You can purchase food and drinks as well as enjoy groovy music that will get you moving.
Despite seasonal fun, there are unique outings, activities, and places to see in the area year-round. There is a thriving art and culture scene with studios, galleries, and many theatre shows. You can also stop by the museum to learn about Louisville’s history.
Schools in Louiseville are zoned to the Boulder Valley School District. Highlights include:
High Peaks Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Southern Hills Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Louisville High School, Public, 9-12