Reasons Why Louisville Is Best Place To Live in America
Louisville has been landing on lists of the best places to live. This small city of suburb charm is proud of its long list of recognitions and awards. It was named one of the-
• 100 Best Places to Live in the USA consistently since 2007
• Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017
• 20 Safest Places to Live in Colorado by Elite Personal Finance in 2020
• 10 Best Towns for Families in the USA by Family Circle Magazine
• Best Cities to Live in Colorado by ChamberofCommerce.org
• Best Places to Live in Boulder City
• Best Suburbs To Live in Colorado
• Best Places to Live in Colorado
• Best Places to Raise Family in Colorado
Many things contribute to the exemplary quality of life and positive economic condition in Louisville. Here are the reasons why:
1. Strong Economy and Employment Opportunities – Coming from a humble beginning, Louisville is a prime example of economic strength. It offers a diverse mix of employment opportunities from construction to technology. Being located between Denver and Boulder that are homes to technological companies place it at the heart of an economic boom. Located in Louisville alone are several highly technological companies, among the biggest, are- Rogue Wave Software, a software development company; the Space System components of Sierra Nevada Corporation, a prime systems integrator for commercial spacecraft; and Xcel Energy among many others. This is why many wish to settle and work in Louisville, especially those who are adept and skillful in science and technology and aim for well-paying jobs.
Louisville boasts a low unemployment rate of 2.7%. Moody’s Analytics forecasts even more job growth over the next few years.
2. Safe Place To Live – Niche, a credible and respected review company in America, compared crime in Louisville to other cities in the state and across the country. Its findings indicate that Louisville is 91% safer than other cities of Colorado and 87% safer than other cities in America. It has a rank above average in comparison to other cities in the country. Elite Personal Finance declared Louisville as one of the ‘20 Safest Places to Live in Colorado’ in 2020.
3. Easy to Own A Home – With a relatively small land area, a large part of it is open spaces, and with a population of more than 20k, Louisville offers a dense suburban feel. Many want to settle in Louisville. About 70% of the residents own their own homes. The other 30% who are renting are either still processing their house loans or have not yet made their final pick of the place to build their homes.
There are a number of accessible and flexible home builders in Louisville that have the technology and financial capacity to help would-be home-owners in their concerns from mortgage to house construction. Their goal is to meet the consumer’s expectations like keeping the project within the financial plan and executing the project on time by using a qualified workforce and good standard materials. They can provide a detailed and comprehensive list of item budgets and practical construction timetables. Applications for assistance are made easy by online transactions, simple electronic documentation collection, personalized mortgage calculator, and even customized real-time online pre-approval letters.
4. Vast Open Spaces and Plenty of Recreation Sites – To further enhance the quality of life of its residents and its stakeholders, Louisville allotted 730 hectares of its total area into buffer zones and open spaces for amenities such as the- 26 parks, landscaped gardens, ball fields, sports complex, 42 kilometers of trails and bicycle paths, and a lot more facilities that make Louisville ideal for raising family and retirement living.
The Department of Parks & Recreation manages the city cemetery, all the open spaces, and these recreational sites-
• Harper Lake
• Klubert Warembourg Fishing Pond
• Davidson Mesa Dog off-Leash Area
• Coal Creek Golf Course
• Recreation and Senior Services
• Louisville Community Park
• Park Shelter Rentals
Aside from the amenities mentioned above, the Old Town Main Street, Louisville’s historic downtown, is where the community gathers for leisure and recreation. New small businesses and some great restaurants now occupy the historic building. The area offers a lot of attractions and recreation sites, to mention a few-
• Steinbaugh Pavilion that serves concert venue;
• Louisville Street Faire that runs on Friday nights and features local bands and street vendors;
• 740 Front Street, then Old Louisville Inn, claiming as one of Colorado’s oldest taverns;
• 12 Degree Brewing
• Empire Lounge and Restaurant
• Gravity Brewing
• Farmers’ Market that runs on Saturdays from May to October
• Ice Rink that is a famous destination during in the winter months
• 32 miles recreational trails
The Labor Day Parade in May and the Taste of Louisville in June are just two of the most attended celebrations in Louisville.
The $9 million Louisville Public Library is also a favorite pass-time site in Louisville. It has the highest circulation rates in the state of Colorado. It has study rooms, teen areas, and a fireside reading room.
5. Good-Natured Citizenry – Louisville is home to a culturally and socially diverse people, the majority are migrants wanting to benefit the livability of Louisville. The majority of the residents have moderate political views, and others are apolitical. Reflective of the general outlook and disposition of its citizens, the city government pursues to support all efforts to ensure equality and justice in the community and to remain anti-racist and inclusive to keep Louisville welcoming and safe for all.
6. Good Governance – A government runs the city of Louisville with high standing in terms of performance and transparency. Former Louisville Mayor Chuck Sisk got the DRCOG’s John V. Christensen Memorial Award in 2018 for his leadership and advocacy for regional collaboration and development. The award was the highest honor ever presented by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Sisk was elected to Louisville City Council in 1992, beginning a 20-year run as an elected official culminating with his service as Mayor of Louisville from 2003-2011. He was at the helm during a time of significant growth and change, helping to revitalize the downtown area.
The Miners Memorial Statue in front of City Hall of Louisville is a symbol of the history of the people who built Louisville – the coal miners. In August 1877, the Welch Mine opened in Louisville, the first of many coal mines that came. Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, platted his land and named it for himself.
7. Proud History – The Miners Memorial Statue in front of City Hall is a symbol of the history of the people who built Louisville – the coal miners. In August 1877, the Welch Mine opened in Louisville, the first of many coal mines to come. Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, platted his land and named it for himself. The Town of Louisville was incorporated on June 16, 1882.
Louisville suffered through a period of extraordinary labor violence early in the 20th century. When the mines closed in the 1950s, it transitioned to a suburban residential community. It was incorporated on June 16, 1882, and became a home rule municipality of Boulder County, Colorado. It became a statutory city in 2001.
Louisville is located in southeastern Boulder County. It is bordered by the city of Lafayette at northeast, by the Broomfield at the southeast, Superior at the south, the unincorporated community of Paragon Estates at the west, the US Highway 36 and the Denver-Boulder Turnpike at the southwest, and the Northwest Parkway at the northwest.