Louisville has consistently been named one of the top 100 places to live in the US by  CNN's Money Magazine  because of its hometown atmosphere in a progressive community. In the 1870s, coal miners were attracted to Louisville, in part because it was a democratic community that was not owned and controlled by a single mining company. Louisville features a highly educated population, diverse business profile and small town ambiance. If you become one of the residents of Louisville, you'll enjoy the Colorado lifestyle with nearly 1700 acres of open space, a vital old town/downtown and easy access to nearby cultural amenities. Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts offer stellar education and progressive schooling. With the dry, clear weather, low crime, below average unemployment rates, good health care, and low taxes, it's easy to understand Louisville's number one status in the country.  

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With the opening of the Welch Mine in 1877, Louisville began to take shape. Within a couple of years, many other coal mines were launched and the Town of Louisville was incorporated in 1882. Unlike other coal mining towns that were controlled by a single local mining company, Louisville’s residents enjoyed a democratic community and worked for a variety of mines.

Over the years, thirty different mines operated in Louisville. The Acme Mine produced almost two million tons of coal from mines located directly below the town that exists today. Demand for coal dwindled after World War II ended and the last of the local Louisville mines closed in 1952.

 

Louisville Historical Museum

The Louisville Historical Museum is held within four historic buildings built in the early 1900s. The main building, located in the old Jacoe store, offers a glimpse into Louisville’s past with exhibits that contain historical photographs, documents and artifacts including coal mining equipment.  The Tomeo House is outfitted in furnishings from the era of the Louisville coal miners.


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Historic Downtown Shopping and Dining

The heart of Louisville, the historic downtown houses over 100 businesses and is known for great shopping, fabulous food and a variety of professional services. The downtown area also hosts a thriving art and music community.


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Louisville Street Faire

Hosted in downtown, the Louisville Street Faire is held each Friday night throughout the summer. Enjoy long summer evenings with excellent food, live music, shopping and family-friendly activities.

 

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Fall Festival

Louisville’s Fall Festival is held on Labor Day weekend each year. The festival features a Labor Day parade, car show, dog show, pie contest as well as great food and a variety of local vendors. In addition, the festival hosts the coal Creek Crossing 5K, 10 Mile and Kids Fun Run.


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WinterSkate

Step back in time by visiting Louisville’s old-fashioned outdoor skating rink featuring traditional holiday music, skate rentals and concessions. WinterSkate is open during the winter season in Louisville’s Historic Downtown at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. Horse-drawn carriage rides are also available throughout the season.


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Louisville Recreational Center

The Louisville Recreational Center offers an array of fitness activities for all ages as well as meeting rooms that are available for rental. The Rec Center features a large indoor pool complete with a diving well, water slide and children’s adventure park. Weight rooms, racquetball courts and a fitness studio are just a few of the many highlights. In addition to the facilities, the Louisville Recreational Center offers sports and other activities for children, adults and seniors.


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Coal Creek Golf Course

Known for its panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, Louisville’s Coal Creek Golf Course challenges golfers with a variety of water obstacles and elevation changes.  The 18-hole course offers four sets of tees for different skill levels.


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Louisville Farmers Market

Held in historic downtown every Saturday in the summer, the Louisville Farmer’s Market features many local farms as well as a handful of other local vendors. Patrons enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as coffee, wine, salsa, tamales, baked goods and more. 


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Louisville has consistently been named one of the top 100 places to live in the US by  CNN's Money Magazine  because of its hometown atmosphere in a progressive community. In the 1870s, coal miners were attracted to Louisville, in part because it was a democratic community that was not owned and controlled by a single mining company. Louisville features a highly educated population, diverse business profile and small town ambiance. If you become one of the residents of Louisville, you'll enjoy the Colorado lifestyle with nearly 1700 acres of open space, a vital old town/downtown and easy access to nearby cultural amenities. Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts offer stellar education and progressive schooling. With the dry, clear weather, low crime, below average unemployment rates, good health care, and low taxes, it's easy to understand Louisville's number one status in the country.  

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