Welcome to Louisville
Idyllic small-town lifestyle with historic flair
Located in southeastern Boulder County, Louisville serves up nostalgia in its historic downtown district while still maintaining a vibrant, convenient, and modern community for residents. Flanked by gorgeous mountains, the town brims with excellent schools, lots of open spaces, extensive trails, and incredible amenities, including a multimillion-dollar library and small-town hospital. These factors help make Louisville one of the best Colorado suburbs to raise a family.
Having emerged as a coal mining town in the 19th century, Louisville today exudes pure hospitality, an ever-present cultural heritage, and tremendous walkability that puts its friendly population within reach of everything they need. Locals love how close their community is, and the abundance of spirited town events fosters a strong sense of pride. Whether you’re looking for a custom-built Craftsman bungalow or a historic cottage boasting impressive views and manicured gardens, you’ll be delighted by the luxurious options this town’s real estate scene offers.
What to Love
- Quaint, historic town with laid-back appeal
- Friendly vibes and a fierce community spirit
- Ample recreation at arm’s reach
- Excellent schools close to home
With its homey atmosphere and loads of year-round, family-friendly activities, Louisville consistently ranks among the best places to live in the United States. And who wouldn’t love the charming, small-town ambiance balanced with a bustling historic downtown?
Young couples looking to raise kids in a highly rated school zone can’t get enough of Louisville, while access to parks, trails, and sports facilities makes this quaint paradise an ideal location for the outdoor thrill-seeker. Get ready to shop your heart out in Louisville’s eclectic boutiques, or kick back for a refined feast in one of the town’s classy restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Louisville’s historic downtown is a retail oasis. With everything from vintage diners to hole-in-the-wall bookstores, fashionable boutiques, and cozy cafes, locals delight in the unique flavor of this vibrant town’s shopping and dining scene. Step into Old Friends
for a curated selection of intercontinental accessories, or swing by Little Horse Vintage
for century-old furniture, art, and collectibles.
Come into Waterloo
for American/Tex-Mex comfort food at its finest. Stylish, rustic, and imbued with a sophisticated atmosphere, this restaurant offers everything from bison burgers to basil soup, fish tacos, and more. At The Empire Lounge and Restaurant
, you can treat your appetite to an Italian chopped salad or spicy Thai shrimp spaghetti. They’ve got an eclectic kids menu and family packages if you’re thinking of bringing the whole family along for dinner on a Sunday night. Make sure to slip into Moxie Bread Company
for fresh breakfast cookies, hearty croissants, and loaves of bread.
Things to Do
Characterized by its myriad attractions, festivals, and acres of open space perfect for hiking, biking, walking your dog, and much more, Louisville has no shortage of fun things to do!
A popular event families look forward to is the Louisville Street Faire
. Spanning over two months in the summer and brimming with arts and crafts, food, and lots of games for the whole family to revel in, this event has become the hallmark outdoor music festival in all of Boulder County. Dive into the vibrant Louisville Farmers Market
to select fresh fruits and vegetables and beautifully woven baskets, artisan pasta, and oils while vibing to live music.
Join the exuberant crowd at Memory Square Park
to celebrate Louisville’s Italian roots through La Festa Italiano
. Whether you’re planning on cheering on contestants of the bocce ball tournament or devouring traditional Italian waffle cookies, you’re about to have so much fun!
Looking for a lovely restorative session to end your day? Head out to Yoga Junction
— Louisville’s hometown yoga studio — for a variety of professionally led fitness classes in a friendly, warm space. Or come enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating, and traditional holiday music at WinterSkate in the popular outdoor Steinbaugh Pavilion
Louisville is served by the Boulder Valley School District and is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: