A small-town lifestyle, it's a perfect escape from the bustle of big-city life.

Welcome to Niwot

Family-focused community with old farm-town charm

Situated along Colorado Highway 119 halfway between Boulder and Longmont, Niwot's small-town lifestyle, highly rated schools, and vibrant local arts scene make it a perfect escape from the bustle of big city life. Nevertheless, residents still enjoy top-notch urban amenities close to home. 
A tight-knit community named for Arapaho Chief Niwot, who lived in the 19th century, Niwot is endowed with gorgeous miles of open green spaces, vibrant community festivals, an exotic automobile dealership, and a thriving downtown area offering blocks of locally-owned shops, cozy cafes, and fine restaurants. Residents love their quaint little haven for its excellent weather, charming history, and a strong sense of community pride.
Neighborhoods here are the embodiment of luxury and magnificence. With a mix of structures in diverse architectural styles, you can own a fancy old bungalow or go for a custom-built Mediterranean-style abode furnished with modern elements. Whether you want to spend millions of dollars on a lavish estate or much less on a home that’s just as comfortable, you've come to the right place.

What to Love

  • Family-oriented sanctuary with friendly neighbors
  • Proximity to Boulder
  • Sprawling green spaces with extensive trails and gorgeous views
  • Year-round festivals to foster community pride
  • Excellent public and private schools 

Local Lifestyle

Peaceful and alive with spirited community events, Niwot is a hotspot for empty-nesters looking to retire in an active neighborhood, while young families flock to this quaint haven for the excellent educational opportunities it provides their kids. Get ready to engage with friendly neighbors during the exuberant summer concert series, join fellow thrill-seekers in an early morning cycling trip along Niwot's multi-use trails, and take a sunset stroll through one of the town's leafy parks.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Shaded by cottonwoods, Niwot’s quaint downtown sprawls with an abundance of locally-owned shops showcasing jewelry, gifts, chic clothing, antiques, and so much more. You could grab coffee at a bright coffee shop and slip into an award-winning restaurant for a scrumptious meal before heading over to the art gallery — all just a few steps apart!
Take your family out to 1914 House for a classy American dinner. All your plates will be specially served and lovingly crafted with fresh, sustainably grown ingredients. Whether you want a whole chicken piccata or your little ones prefer veggie burgers, you’re about to have a lip-smacking culinary experience.
Stop at Niwot Cavern for mac and cheese or simple fish tacos, and swing by Lefty’s Pizzeria for great ice cream and gourmet pizzas. If you’re looking to grab a bouquet for your friend’s baby shower or even some trendy jeans and jewelry, make sure to check into The Little Bird Store on 2nd Avenue.

Things to Do 

Adventure awaits in Niwot’s green parks, which are strewn with trails and entertainment pavilions, while Boulder’s attractions lie just minutes away.
Be sure to be at Whistle Stop Park in the summer to feel the community spirit burn bright! Rock and Rails happens here every Thursday evening of the summer — you can’t afford to miss all the dancing, excitement, and ambiance of Niwot’s acclaimed concert series. Bring the kids to the cute Niwot Children’s park and watch them climb rocks, zipline, or take to the swings! Everyone can gather for a picnic under the trees afterward.
Does your dog like to go on hikes with you? Why not bring your pet along for a midmorning hike along the Niwot Trail Loop, which is popular among residents for its dazzling river and great activity options? Join everyone for a pancake breakfast at Niwot Market before enjoying the grand Fourth of July parade, featuring the Grand Marshal, bands, classic vehicles, flags, and so much more.


Niwot is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District and is home to a number of excellent schools. Some top educational facilities include:
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