Downtown & Old Town Louisville Colorado


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Louisville is situated just slightly north of Hwy 36 and north to north east of the Town of Superior. The City of Louisville sits east of Davidson Mesa and west to south west of the City of Lafayette.

My Take On This Neighborhood: 

2012 saw a resurgence in sales, and a large uptick in new construction which has now just about maxed out new home opportunities in Louisville. Steel Ranch homes built by Ryland have completely sold out, the townhomes at Steel Ranch by Boulder Creek Builders are selling well, and will be gone soon, and Markel Homes’ “North End”

neighborhood just across from Steel Ranch near Balfour retirement community are selling briskly, and this community will be finished and built out fairly soon I predict.


Louisville history goes back to a man named Louis Nawatny. In the late 1800’s coal mining was the primary industry, and around the time of the first mine opening in 1877 (the Welch Mine),

Louis Nawatny platted a portion of land and named the town after himself. (hence the name is pronounced like Lewis rather than the famous French leader King Louis). The town was  incorporated in 1882, and now there  are about 19,000 residents in an area covering almost eight square miles.

The area includes approximately 1700 acres of open space, and the elevation is just a little over 5500 feet above sea level on average.

What’s New Today:

While the community continues to thrive, many new businesses and restaurants have opened up in the last year or so to begin to, dare I say, rival Boulder’s Pearl Street in some respects. Jobs seem plentiful in the area with growth in that arena at the Colorado Technology Center off of

Dillon Road, Interlocken in Broomfield just across Hwy 36, and many of the Park-n-Ride locations are expanding to meet the demand for commuters. It’s still a strong economy for the Louisville area!

Local Highlights:

One of the favorite destinations for many locals is the fairly new Community Park near downtown.

Whether it’s local favorite restaurants like the Blue Parrot, The Empire Lounge, The Old Louisville Inn, The Huckleberry, Waterloo, The Melting Pot, Via Toscana, there’s also some great newcomers such as The Rex, Zucca, Lucky Pie, Sweet Cow, LuLu’s Barbecue, and Hana Japanese Bistro. Whatever your taste, there’s definitely a wide selection of choices in dining to be found in Louisville.

Another great place to explore is the Coal Creek Trail that runs through Louisville. Part of the trail is immediately south of the famous Community Park at 955 Bella Vista Drive. The park includes a destination location for many area dog owners.

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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.