Introduction to Louisville, Colorado
Louisville, Colorado, in Boulder county, is 7 miles E of Boulder, Colorado and 18 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. Part of the surrounding Boulder - Longmont metro area, Louisville is home to some 18,937 residents.
Louisville was initially founded as a mining community. It was founded in 1887, when the Welch Mine opened. It was officially incorporated on June 3, 1882, named in honor of local landowner Louis Nawatny. Louisville was transformed into a residential suburban community after the mines were closed in the area. In 2005, Money magazine ranked Louisville as the 5th ‘Best Place To Live’ in America.
Louisville and nearby Attractions
- Louisville Historical Museum
- Colorado Governor's Mansion
- Louisville City Hall
- Harper Lake
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Things To Do In Louisville
Louisville is near a number of historic sites like the Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Colorado State Capitol, the Denver Mint and Fort Vasquez. One can also visit the Miners Museum and the Louisville Historical Museum to learn more about the local history.
Buckley AFB Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Louisville Higher Education
The Front Range Community College, Regis University and the Colorado School of Mines are among the nearby institutes of higher education.