Charming village/historic district surrounded by open space, trails and upscale homes. The town of Niwot, located ten minutes from Boulder and five minutes from Longmont, is a friendly, quiet community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Residents enjoy a charming village lifestyle that includes award-winning restaurants, shops, festivals, parades and events throughout the year . Named for Chief Niwot, an Arapaho Indian leader, this small community was an important early railroad link to markets in Wyoming and Denver. The Niwot Historic District includes buildings constructed in the early 1900s and the oldest operating Grange in Colorado. Niwot is home of the tree sculpture park in the heart of downtown. The sculpture park showcases the talent of Eddie Running Wolf and his homage to the Native American tribe that lived in this valley, from whom Niwot got their name.

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The town of Niwot is named for the leader of the Northern Arapahoe Indians who originally resided in the location where the town lies today. White settlers moved into the area in the mid-1800s but it was the construction of the Colorado Central Railroad that allowed Niwot to grow. After the rail was laid, local farmers could transport produce and cattle to Denver, Boulder and Longmont. The town began with a small church, a one room schoolhouse and a cemetery. In the early 1900s, commercial buildings were constructed and the town began to print its own newspaper.
 

The Diagonal Highway that connects Boulder to Longmont was constructed in the 1950s, many of Niwot’s original buildings were moved or torn down. Since then, new subdivisions have been added and the town has grown into a beautiful suburban setting with a small town feel.

 


Niwot Elementary School

Niwot Elementary School, built in the late 1960’s, is committed to giving differentiated instruction to each child. Each student’s learning style, interest and ability level is taken into consideration and instruction is modified to meet the needs of the student. This program also encourages student responsibility for learning as well as a cooperative learning environment. Niwot Elementary offers a traditional curriculum with a focus on literacy. 


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Niwot High School

A true small town high school, Niwot High is unique for its support from parents and local businesses. Niwot High School focuses on reading, writing and math and features an International Baccalaureate Diploma program known for a rigorous curriculum. The school offers a variety of clubs including Amnesty International, Book Club, Odessy of the Mind, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Yoga Club and more. Other activities include sports, orchestra, band, student council, forensics and theatre. 


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Jazz on 2nd Ave

Niwot’s Jazz Fest is an all-day jazz event with performances from local and national jazz artists. The festival also features a world-class food court with a variety of local restaurants. A variety of sustainable, recycled, remade and innovative products will be showcased at vendor booths.

 

 

First Friday Art Walk
 

The First Friday Art Walk features artists showing their work throughout Old Town Niwot and Cootonwood Square. Enjoy a sampling of refreshments and local music as you walk through these accalimed artists work. The event begins every month at 5pm and ends at 8pm.

 

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Oktoberfest

Niwot’s annual Oktoberfest takes the traditional German beer festival and gives it a Colorado spin. Local brewers are on site, along with authentic German food, live music, polka dancing, face painting and a bouncy castle! Admission is free.


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Enchanted Evening

Each November, Niwot hosts an Enchanted Evening for all ages, even Santa will be there! The festival begins with a tree lighting ceremony and live music. Food and drink as well as retail specials will be offered late into the evening by local merchants. A selection of arts and crafts vendors will be on site.


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Celestial Seasonings

Niwot is home to the Celestial Seasonings tea company. Tour the largest specialty tea production plant in North America and view their gallery of fine art, sample tea for free and visit the tea shop. The Celestial Café is open for breakfast and lunch.


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Haystack Mountain Golf Course

Niwot’s own Haystack Mountain Golf Course, set at the base of beautiful Haystack Mountain, offers the perfect course for all levels. Practice facilities are available as well as private lessons and a “no embarrassment golf school” to accommodate new golfers.


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  Charming village/historic district surrounded by open space, trails and upscale homes. The town of Niwot, located ten minutes from Boulder and five minutes from Longmont, is a friendly, quiet community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Residents enjoy a charming village lifestyle that includes award-winning restaurants, shops, festivals, parades and events throughout the year . Named for Chief Niwot, an Arapaho Indian leader, this small community was an important early railroad link to markets in Wyoming and Denver. The Niwot Historic District includes buildings constructed in the early 1900s and the oldest operating Grange in Colorado. Niwot is home of the tree sculpture park in the heart of downtown. The sculpture park showcases the talent of Eddie Running Wolf and his homage to the Native American tribe that lived in this valley, from whom Niwot got their name.

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