Boulder County, Colorado
Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties created by the Territory of Colorado on November 1, 1861. The county was named for Boulder City and Boulder Creek, so named because of the abundance of boulders in the area.
Top Cities in Boulder County, CO
Boulder is a large mountain city located about 25 miles northwest of Denver. With approximately 100,000 people (according to 2010 estimates) spread over just 26 square miles, Boulder has one of the largest population densities in the state. Located in the Boulder Valley, the area where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, the city boasts some of the most stunning geography nationwide. The Flatirons, a line of massive flat rock formations, are located just west of the city.
Erie, CO www.erieco.gov
The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse & dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages. As you’ll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these. With our majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with all the reassuring qualities that implies – a sense of community, neighbors who care, and a contemporary town with modern amenities and comforting closeness.
Lafayette, CO www.cityoflafayette.com
Lafayette is a thriving community with the cultural and commercial center still found in the revitalized Old Town District, especially along Public Road. The town hosts a variety of unique events each year, including an oatmeal festival in cooperation with the Quaker Oats Company, a peach festival, a wine festival, and Lafayette Days.
Longmont, CO www.ci.longmont.co.us
Incorporated in 1961, Longmont, Colorado, is situated in Boulder County near Denver and has grown to a population of about 83,000. The city was a major farming area in the 1870s, after a group of men from Chicago brought building materials to construct what they called “The Chicago-Colorado Colony.” Named for nearby Longs Peak, which was first sighted in the 1820s by the explorer Major Stephen H. Long, Longmont is known for its high-tech and tourism industries.
Louisville, CO www.louisvilleco.gov
The City of Louisville has often been recognized for its livability. Most recently, Money Magazine 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.”
Lyons, CO www.townoflyons.com
In the shadow of Longs Peak all nestled in “as snug as a bug in a rug”, lies the town of Lyons, Colorado. It is the town below the cliff. “The Double Gateway to the Rockies” – the land of the Lyons sandstone, truly in “Red Rimrock Country”. At an elevation of 5374 feet about 2000 people call it home. So many residents are employed out of town that we are sometimes referred to as a bedroom community.
Nederland, CO www.nederlandco.org
Nederland, Colorado is a town like no other. Tucked in the Rocky Mountains just west of Boulder, Nederland has a history rich in mining and music and a future as the hub of the Peak to Peak Community. With our unique shops, amazing outdoor beauty, friendly locals, and vibrant music scene, Nederland is definitely not your average small town.
Niwot, CO www.niwot.com
Quaint, charming, safe and friendly, 10 minutes from Boulder and 5 minutes from Longmont, Niwot is your close-by escape from the fast lane whether you spend a couple of hours, a day or a weekend.
Superior, CO www.superiorcolorado.gov
Superior’s history is one of coal mining. The first mines in the area were developed in the late 1800’s. The Town itself was founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904. The Town reportedly was named after the “superior” quality of coal found in the area. The Town’s largest residential development is known as Rock Creek Ranch. Although the land was subdivided in 1987, development continues today. Through 2006, approximately 2700 single-family homes and 1800 multi-family homes have been developed in Rock Creek swelling Superior’s population to approximately 12,483.