Louisville was named the number 1 best place to live in 2009 & 2011 by CNN's Money Magazine list because of its hometown atmosphere in a progressive community of 18,800. 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 businesses 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.
 

 

 

Monarch High School

Rated one of the top high schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine, Monarch High School strives to prepare students for a technologically advanced world with a broad and diverse college-preparatory curriculum. The school’s culture encourages critical thinking, creativity, community involvement and personal responsibility. Monarch is unique for its closed-campus policy as well as a modified block schedule.  Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by participating in the CU Succeeds and Advanced Placement courses. The daVinci Lab is available to students interested in engineering, design and applied technology.
 

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Louisville Middle School

At Louisville Middle School, each student is valued as an individual and supported in a nurturing environment. Each student is challenged to meet his or her greatest potential by offering a rigorous academic program as well as a variety of electives. In order to meet individual needs, the school offers high school and advanced level coursework and honors courses, as well as specialized classes in reading, writing and math, services for gifted and talented and services in special education. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs such as athletics, student government, music, drama, and many other clubs and activities.

 


Monarch K-8 School

Monarch K-8 School applies a comprehensive curriculum and a culture of safety and community to support and encourage students as diverse learners. Positive behavior, responsibility, courage and altruism are traits that are expected of all students. Academically, the school’s unique position within a  greater K-12 allows students to accelerate academically if appropriate. Monarch K-8 also offers a variety of extra-curricular programs including athletics, yearbook club, chess club and more.


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Louisville Elementary School

At Louisville Elementary School, teachers strive to make a positive impact on each individual child. Research-based instructional strategies and interventions are used to improve every student’s achievement in all areas of academic study. Students are also supported socially and emotionally through small class sizes, encouraging positive character traits and excellent physical education and arts programs.


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Coal Creek Elementary School

Coal Creek Elementary School focuses not only on academic potential, but creative and physical potential as well. The school is known for academic excellence, with flexible and successful literacy programs as well as math programs that allow students to advance and accelerate as needed. Through Coal Creek’s participation in the Network of Mindful Schools, students are coached and supported in the development of critical thinking and problem solving. The school also offers electives and extra-curricular programs in physical education, art and music.


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Fireside Elementary School

The Fireside Elementary School encourages high academic achievement while fostering the social growth of each student. The school strives to maintain a safe environment with respect for differences while celebrating students’ unique talents. Students are challenged academically and are encouraged to participate in physical education, art and music.


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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 was named the number 1 best place to live in 2009 & 2011 by CNN's Money Magazine list because of its hometown atmosphere in a progressive community of 18,800. 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 businesses 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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