Louisville, Colorado

(Pronounced Loo-is-ville, not “Lewa-vul” or “Loo-ee-ville”)

Louisville is a sunny, lively mountain town with crime rates among the lowest in Colorado. Where is Louisville Colorado? Louisville is located only 9 miles east of Boulder and has world-class mountain biking, hiking, and skiing is close by in the nearby Rockies. As of 2012, the City of Louisville offers its residents a Recreation/Senior Center, 26 city parks, 1800 acres of open space buffer zones, 26 miles (42 km) of trails and bicycle paths, and an award-winning $9 million public library.

Real estate prices have slowly increased, yet a typical three-bedroom house here still runs less than a comparable one in nearby Boulder. Louisville’s schools consistently rank among the top three academically in the Denver area. Louisville has its own popular “downtown” area referred to as old own which comprises of old family owned restaurants, coffee shops, and small stores giving it a small town feel despite being surrounded by newer developments.

There are community festivals in Louisville that have been going on for decades – 4th of July festival, Labor Day parade and the Parade of Lights in December. The Louisville Street Fair packs Main street all summer long every Friday evening with bands, food vendors, kids activities and cold drinks. Every Saturday morning along the same street in downtown Louisville is a great farmers market. At this time, the City owns, either alone or in conjunction with other governmental entities, approximately 1700 acres of designated open space.

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Money Magazine may have said it best themselves when they rated Louisville #1 Best Place To Live:

Some towns nestled along the Rockies are full of pretentious eco-hipsters. Not Louisville. Ice cream shops dot the historic downtown. Families grab burgers at the cozy Waterloo Cafe. A Friday-night street fair, with a beer garden, live music, and games for the kids, runs all summer. No wonder this down-to-earth town has appeared high on Money’s Best Places list before–and on many others.
It’s also weathering the economic downturn well. Robust industries in the area, such as high tech, energy, and health care, make county unemployment among the lowest in the state. But the top reason residents give for moving here? The great outdoors. Louisville is laced with nearly 30 miles of trails, Rocky Mountain National Park is less than an hour away, and eight world-class ski resorts are within two hours. The town’s schools are highly rated as well.
Add in dry, clear weather, little crime, good health care, and low taxes, and Louisville is pretty tough to beat.

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $590,600

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $590,600 $226,800
Median Single Family Home Value $600,300 $226,300
Median Condo Value $296,300 $235,500
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $497,800 $174,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $580,300 $220,000
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $670,700 $348,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 18.7% 27.6%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $389 $140
Median Sale Price $629,400 $234,500
Property Tax 111 2,665,850
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 113 2,665,850
1-Yr. Change 4.2% 6.1%
Louisville Zillow Home Value Index

Louisville Schools

Louisville contains 7 schools. One of the best schools is Louisville Elementary School, which has a rating of 9 with 513 children. Public schools in Louisville belong to Boulder Valley Re 2 School District.

School In Louisville Great Schools Rating Number Of Students Address
Louisville Elementary 9 513 400 Hutchinson Street Louisville, CO 80027
Coal Creek Elementary 9 465 801 West Tamarisk Street Louisville, CO 80027
Monarch K-8 8 792 263 Campus Drive Louisville, CO 80027
Fireside Elementary 8 455 845 West Dahlia, Louisville, CO 80027
Louisville Middle School 9 603 1341 Main Stree t Louisville, CO 80027
Monarch K-8 8 792 263 Campus Drive Louisville, CO 80027
Monarch High School 9 1531 329 Campus Drive Louisville, CO 80027

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Louisville Statistics

Population in 2011 18,414
Population change since 2000 -2.8%
Median household income $79,856.00
Median house value in 2009 $346,420.00
Median house value in 2000 $230,900.00