Located on the growing technology corridor between Denver and Boulder, Louisville is a modern community offset by a historic downtown. The community is a successful example of how Colorado is blending the old and the new. Tiny Main Street is home to a few family restaurants and stores, plus a complete historical museum. The turn-of-the-century Jacoe Store tells the history of Louisville through artifacts such as old photographs and coal mining equipment; the Tomeo House is an interpretive coal miner’s home. Memorial Square, a city park featuring a public swimming pool and art gallery, is another downtown highlight.
On the outskirts of town, the award-winning 18-hole Coal Creek Golf Course features a links-style front nine and a wide-open view of Boulder’s famed Flatiron peaks. Additionally, Louisville boasts 1700 acres of open space, and rolling, country roads on the north side of town are popular for road cycling. Top community events include Taste of Louisville in mid-June and the annual Labor Day parade.
Most of the area’s industrial development is in Boulder County, which has the highest concentration of manufacturing in Colorado. Twenty-seven percent of the work force is employed by manufactures, compared with thirteen percent state-wide. High tech firms number more than 700 in Boulder County. The result having an impact on housing prices going upward.