Louisville : Colorado


What It Is Like to Retire in Louisville

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).  


Where to Retire in Louisville and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value was $640,168 in early 2020.


What Is Special about Louisville

Louisville is a small town that is making a lot of "Top Ten" lists with its downtown and outdoor activities, art galleries, parks, education and quality of life.


What Is Not Special about Louisville

High cost of living; Louisville does get snow.


Who Will Like Retirement in Louisville

Retirees who are looking for a small town with a walkable and lively downtown full of restaurants and shops would enjoy retireing here.  The town has weekly summer concerts, a medical center, walking trails and many parks.  The very active Senior Center offers free programs and activities, along with socials and planned day trips.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Louisville is home to several high-tech companies which help to drive the economy with research, development and professional services.


Climate and Physical Environment

Louisville claims to have 275 days of sunshine each year with an average of 16 inches of rain and over 80 inches of snow.  The median January temperature is 30 degrees with July's average is about 70 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The city's historic downtown is framed with 100 year old wooden buildings and the streets are lined with art galleries, restaurants and pubs, including the state's oldest operating tavern, The Old Louisville Inn.  The town also offers over 1,700 acres of open spaces, 26 city parks, miles of trails for walking and biking, and the Steinbaugh Pavilion, which hosts both summer concerts and winter ice skating. The Louisville Historical Museum offers tours, and the $9 million public library boasts study rooms, teen areas, and a fireside reading room. Street Faire, a popular event with music and vendors is held downtown on Friday nights during the summer months. 



Louisville has a very low crime rate.


Medical Facilities

Avista Adventist Hospital provides a full range of health care to residents of Louisville.



The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport is just six miles away in Broomfield. The nearest international airport is in Denver about 35 miles away. 


Valuable Links

Downtown Louisville

City of Louisville


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