Louisville Colorado


Louisville, Colorado is a great place to live

sun and shade dappled historic building with a bright red and white coca-cola mural
Historic Museum

Louisville continues to be ranked one of the top places to live.  It is commonly featured in national magazines as the best place to raise a family.  Only 5-15 minutes to Boulder, and hosting plenty of great services plus top schools, it is easy to see why so many people love to call Louisville home.  There is plenty do to in Louisville. The Recreation Center includes a large, state of the art skate park to keep teens happy and downtown has something for everyone.

 

Downtown Louisville

The heart of Louisville is the old town/downtown area.  This is a wonderful spot to catch a bite to eat, get your coffee break, take a book out from the public library or attend to City business.  Unlike the Boulder Pearl Street Mall, cars are allowed in downtown.  The area is bustling with activity all year round.

The afternoon sun drenching locals favorite Huckleberry
Huckleberry
a white picket fence surrounds a cozy home turned into an art store
Downtown Shopping
 

Louisville has strong ties to the coal mining industry and reflecting that today is the City of Louisville historical museum.  The main building is quite distinctive with its Coca-Cola mural. There are two buildings open to the public.

Bronze statue of two Moose in front of a building
Downtown Characters

Downtown has a myriad of shops. There is a local candy store, a small indoor shopping area with a variety of specialty shops, several darn good coffee shops and dining for all occasions.   A new and hip area offers plenty of outdoor seating, which in Colorado is useable three quarters of the year.  There is Italian including the locally renowned Blue Parrot and for that special occasion the Melting Pot.  If you like fondue or just need to show that special someone how wonderful he/she is, the fondue at Melting Pot is to die for.

The Blue Parrot with a large red, blue and yellow sign
Blue Parrot

My step-daughter took guitar lessons from Wildwood in downtown and we always enjoy passing by the bright red fire truck in front of the local insurance company.  Do you like breakfast? My wife loves the meal and we have enjoyed many great days at Huckleberry, a wonderful eatery on the corners of Pine and Main.  They make great deserts as well. During the summer, sit outside in their courtyard.

A classic downtown view with a large sign reading Empire
Downtown Louisville

Real estate in downtown Louisville is pricey. Many of the homes are older with updating, though some lots have seen major renovations with completely new development.  There is good access to Flatiron Crossing, Interlocken and Hwy 36 to the south, Boulder to the west along South Boulder Road, and all points east – such as Lafayette which technically starts just a few blocks east of downtown.

 

 

Bridget Macon was generous enough to share this link and so much more information about Louisville with me. I’ve incorporated some of her information into a blog about the Annette J. Brand park, located on the NW side of town.

Leave a Comment