Lafayette Colorado

Location:

The City of Lafayette is essentially adjacent to Louisville, CO slightly to the east and north of Louisville. Generally it’s an ideal location for local jobs and traveling to nearby Boulder, Denver, Broomfield, Louisville, Superior and Erie.

My Take On This Neighborhood: 

Lafayette is a rather diverse community. We can find homes in almost any price range, and the variance in density, age, and quality of homes means there’s something for just about any budget.

Other areas that are popular in Lafayette where I’m seeing buyers asking to look are Blue Heron Estates, Coal Creek Village, Cross Creek, South Point, Hawk Ridge Estates, Heron Lake Meadows, and Willow Creek, among others. When

I’ll run a search for you, with your personal criteria, we’ll see what areas work best for your needs!

History: 

The original town of Lafayette was platted in 1889 by Mary E. Miller after she found

a rich coal seam on her east Boulder County ranch.

Several historic local businesses and organizations attest to the prominence of

agriculture in Lafayette. The nearby Boulder Valley Grange, begun in 1894, met

in the one-room Davidson School that also served as church and community center.

Cattle ranching was a leading agricultural activity. One of the earliest operations was that of Adolph Waneka, who grazed cattle in the Boulder County foothills in summer and at Lafayette in winter.

What’s New Today: 

McStain Neighborhoods is back and at it again, completing what’s called Indian Peaks South. This area is the last portion of the well-known community called Indian Peaks, and it sits just north of the Steel Ranch community in Louisville. Prices range from the mid $300’s to the mid $600’s. For the most part, the majority of Indian Peaks is a master-planned community surrounding the Indian Peaks golf course. McStain’s master-planned golf course oriented community of Indian Peaks seemed to be originally scheduled for completion several years ago, however the change in the housing market, and financial changes many builders experienced slowed down the final phase of Indian Peaks. McStain reorganized and resumed building recently, and homes are selling very quickly in the final phase of Indian Peaks at the south west corner of 95th and Baseline Road.

Local Highlights: 

There are about 26,000 residents within just a little over 9 square miles.

The City of Lafayette is a Home Rule

city for which the State does NOT collect local sales or use taxes. The sales tax rate is 3.50%. The combined local sales/use tax rate for applicable sales in the City

of Lafayette is 8.25%.

Please refer to the school section for more information on Boulder Valley Public Schools.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.