Seniors Find Louisville To Be “Tops”

CNN Money finds Louisville, Colorado to be a top notch small town once again and this two-time No.1, Louisville  comes in strong. It is a great place to raise a family, with great schools and a safe environment. Seniors, let’s start by checking out Downtown Louisville and see what makes this town so special with its 19,000 citizens.

Louisville lies in Boulder County roughly six miles east of the city of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver just off Route 36. It was incorporated in 1882, so there is lots of 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. Louis Nawatny, a local landowner, platted his land and named it for himself.

Located on a growing technology corridor, Louisville is a modern community offset by a historic downtown that’s making a name for itself with several new restaurants and boutiques. A favorite watering hole is the Old Louisville Inn, so mark that one down. I had to be  just a little careful on this blog… so many Google links lead to that other Louisville in Kentucky.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its architecture, TripAdvisor likes this town and suggests that senior visitors check out the Louisville Historical Museum with old buildings that date back to 1904-08.

Seniors Take a Loop Trail

Here in Arizona my wife and I enjoy taking loop trail journeys that take one by historical sites and of course lots of desert life. The Broomfield/Louisville Loop is only 12 miles long and will take senior visitors through the communities of Louisville, Broomfield and Lafayette… full of creeks, ponds, pumpkin fields and beautiful Colorado hills.

While my wife is a DQ lover specializing in Buster Bars, the Sweet Cow would be a major “must stop” for her with its  #1 rank of the 67 restaurants in Louisville. Fine Indian Cuisine at the Taj Mahal comes in a close second. Rated so high as a town, it should come as no surprise that Louisville is chock-full of history, activities, and recreational opportunities.

The Chamber Website notes that “Main Street retains the nostalgic charm of yesteryear in the midst of a vibrant business community featuring a wide variety of companies, including high tech and alternative energy. The rich heritage of values and traditions found in our city forms the basis for a thriving modern community.”

Seniors, this is a great opportunity to bring along the grandkids and enjoy the many family activities that Louisville has to offer.

Congratulations Louisville, on this honor. And I invite senior travelers to make Louisville Colorado a ‘must see’ when you are in the area. It’s on my list.  jeb



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