Welcome to Superior
A community-based Colorado suburb
Superior is a small suburban plains town with gorgeous views of the breathtaking Colorado Mountains. The town is housing-focused and family-centric, with many subdivisions and neighborhoods spanning its four-mile radius. There are dynamic restaurants and coffee shops throughout Superior, as well as trails, pools, parks and tennis courts for those who like to get active.
The town’s name was allegedly inspired by the “superior” quality of coal. After the mines closed in the mid-1900s, many moved, leaving Superior to be a quiet farming community. Since then, it has evolved into a serene place to call home, with both classic and modern-style houses. Part of the 1985 film American Flyers was filmed right in Superior.
What to Love
- Small-town atmosphere
- Great place to raise a family
- Easy access to big cities
- Locally owned restaurants and shops
People & Lifestyle
Superior is known for its welcoming atmosphere and down-to-earth residents. Many families and young professionals live in town. Everything within the area is relatively compact and within walking distance, which makes it easy to plan outings and go to events. The public schools in Superior are highly rated.
Many enjoy the small-town feel with big city access. Although there is new construction and exciting things in Superior are being developed, it is heavily residential. Located just five minutes from Boulder and 30 minutes from Denver, many enjoy the balance of being able to go into the city to shop, dine, and experience nightlife and then come home to their relaxed and quiet neighborhoods.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Most restaurants and shops in town are located along bustling McCaslin Boulevard or clustered in a group at the Superior Marketplace.
Residents like to head into Boulder or Denver to enjoy a nice evening accompanied by a fine dinner, but the good news is that Superior has great food right in town if you don’t feel like going too far. Brunelleschi’s is an Italian establishment with the best marinara meatballs, beer on tap, and a wonderful view of the Flatirons Mountains. Wayne’s Smoke Shack is an upbeat smokehouse that serves mouthwatering and delectable meat by the pound, and PJ’s Diner is a laid-back joint offering tex-mex cuisine.
Flatiron Crossing Shopping Center is the premier shopping destination in the area. It was specifically designed with the active and outdoorsy culture of Colorado in mind, with many of the 200 stores and restaurants catering to all the locals’ needs. Head to the nearby Costco, a famous wholesale store, to get all your daily staples in bulk.
Things to Do
One of the most iconic Superior events is the Chili Fest and Boulder Valley Beer Fest. At the annual event, try free chili samples offered by local restaurants and community cooks, then hop on over to the beer fest to wash it down with a refreshing adult beverage. There is also a 5k race, a kids’ carnival, music, vendors, and entertainment at the big event. It’s held at Community Park, which is open every day of the year and has trails, playgrounds, recreational fields, pools, and a tennis court. Coalton Trailhead is an open-space trail lining McCaslin Boulevard, a breath of fresh air for Superior residents. Here, you can enjoy a view of the rolling hills, open plains, and grasslands on a relaxing stroll, run, or family picnic.
Schools in Superior are zoned to the Boulder Valley School District. Highlights include:
- Superior Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Eldorado Elementary School, Public, PK-8
- Monarch High School, Public, 9-12