The City of Louisville, located in Boulder County, Colorado, began as a coal mining town in the late 1800's, and has recently become recognized as one of the top choices to live and raise a family in the United States. The Miners Memorial statue which stands in front of City Hall, is a symbol of the coal miners who built Louisville, as millions of tons of coal were produced from beneath the town before last of the mines closed during the 1950's. Since then, the town, just six miles east of Boulder, has been transformed into vibrant suburban community.
For the past several years Louisville has been named on a top ten “Best Places to Live” list by CNN/Money, Money Magazine, and Family Circle Magazine for it's quality of life, culture, education, and weather. More recently, Livability.com named Louisville in their top ten list for “Best Small Towns” in 2015, due to it's downtown, music, pubs, restaurants, and galleries. Louisville is home to many high-tech companies, and an award-winning library with one of the highest circulation rates in the state of Colorado. Picture of The Louisville Public Library, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award in 2007, courtesy of Wikipedia and Aetheling (public domain).