Louisville is a city that blends small town warmth with a progressive, modern outlook. Main Street retains the nostalgic charm of yesteryear in the midst of a vibrant business community featuring a wide variety of companies, including high tech and alternative energy. The rich heritage of values and traditions found in our city forms the basis for a thriving modern community.
The City of Louisville has often been recognized for its livability. Most recently, MoneyMagazine named Louisville #1 in 2009, and then in an unprecedented action again named Louisville #1 in its 2011 “Best Place to Live” issue. 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. As the Money article noted, “Add in dry, clear weather, little crime, good health care, low taxes, and Louisville is pretty tough to beat.”
Louisville residents display pride in their community. Well kept neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and carefully planned open space form a transition between the old and new communities of Louisville. Bike trails and walkways link the various neighborhoods. From many locations, residents enjoy spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and vast plains to the east. The city has approximately 5,000 housing units, single family, condominiums, townhouses and apartments. Prices for new and previously owned single family homes range from mid $100,000 to above $800,000, with about 80-85% of all homes owner-occupied.
Louisville is part of the Boulder Valley School District. Louisville is served by four Elementary Schools, two middle schools and one high school. Louisville also has a Parochial School K – 8.
Downtown Louisville has a charm all its own. With its extensive history, amazing small businesses, restaurants and entertainment there is always something exciting to experience. In the spring, summer and fall Downtown Louisville holds a street fare with food, vendors and concerts. There is so much to experience in Louisville you will have to see it to believe it.