There is no better place to live and/or raise your family than Louisville, according to several national editors.

In the last few years, Louisville has been named the Number 1 best place to live in the United States. In 2006, authors Bert Sperling and Peter Sanders assured that Louisville was the Number 1 best place to raise your family. In 2009, Money Magazine ranked it the Number 1 place to live.

The city is also a great place to do business. Louisville touts its location along Hwy 36 with quick access to Denver, Boulder, and Denver International Airport via Northwest Parkway.

The city has two major business parks, with a range of buildings for high end corporate use to research and development industrial operations. Both parks have room to grow.

The 400 acre Colorado Technology Center is home to a variety of small and large businesses and developers continue to help build out the development park. The Centennial Valley Business Park on the west side of the city has about 80 acres left to develop.

Along with its strong business climate, Louisville maintains a strong sense of community, which helps attracts its nations accolades as great place to live.

Louisville has a historic downtown, with shops, unique restaurants and quality office space. A new 32,500 square foot library was built downtown in 2006, further enhancing traffic to downtown.

There are nearly 8,000 households in Louisville through a mix of mostly single family neighborhoods.

Louisville offers its residents a variety of retail opportunities, from locally owned shops and restaurants on Main Street to big-box retailers such as Lowe’s and Kohl’s along the McCaslin and South Boulder Road corridors.

Louisville has its own recreation center, sports leagues, dog park and the 18 hold Coal Creek golf course. The city also is home to one of four hospitals in the Boulder Valley-  Avista Adventist Hospital.


Louisville Profile

Square miles: 7.9

Population: 19,400

Median household income: $69,945

Median home sales price: $359,000

Median age: 37

School district: Boulder Valley

City, county, state sales taxes: 8.25 percent

Top private employer: Avista Adventist Hospital (635)

Top public employer: City of Louisville (153)

Electricity: Xcel Energy


Online Resources

City of Louisville: www.louisvilleco.gov

Louisville Chamber of Commerce: www.louisvillechamber.com

Louisville Economic Development: www.louisvillecolorado.biz


Economic Development Contact/Incentives

Aaron DeJong, Economic Development Director

303-335-4531 aarond@louisville.gov


The City of Louisville customizes business assistance to the needs of the company. Forms of assistance may include permit fee rebates, construction use tax rebates, and sales tax rebates. All the rebates are based on new dollars generated by the project at move in and/or during the first three to five years of operation. Assistance is based upon need, high quality development, retaining jobs, creating  jobs with average salaries above the city average, retaining existing sales tax, creating new sales tax, bringing industry or retail diversity, or using an existing building.


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Boulder Area Realtor Association