Attractive, contemporary small town perfect for families commuting to nearby big cities.
Not only is Eerie a beautiful place to live with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, but it also grants residents all the serenity of small-town living with big city access. For those who prefer the solitude of smaller towns with diverse, family-oriented neighborhoods, you'll find that you can live in Erie and easily commute to Boulder and Denver.
Erie is a rapidly developing town attractive to growing families, outdoor enthusiasts, active adults, and young professionals who are drawn to the recreational activities, 300 days of sunshine per year, and numerous scenic trails. Erie is also home to several exemplary education facilities, including new and planned schools. This up-and-coming progressive town has seen a significant growth spurt aided by developing communities and new construction over the past decade.
Erie's prime location smack dab between Denver and Boulder makes it an excellent bedroom community and commuter town for professionals who work in the city but don't want to live in the city. It's only about 20-25 minutes to get to either one! Erie has also become one of the best suburbs to buy a home and one of the best places to raise a Colorado family.
When you consider the numerous highly rated school districts and abundance of parks, trails, and community events, it's easy to see why this town appeals to parents. Erie offers a nice mixture of historic homes in Old Town Erie as well as new residential developments.
The 24 Carrot Bistro is a relatively new establishment in Erie located on Briggs Street. This snazzy, upscale farm-to-table eatery specializes in colorful New American dishes beautifully plated to be as much a feast for the eyes as for the mouth.
Housemade hard cider is the bread and butter of The Old Mine, a local pub housed inside a historic brick building. Their cider is ranked one of the best in the world by Untapped users. The Miners Tavern & Taphouse is an Erie staple. This locally owned circa-1926 tavern serves locally sourced microbrews alongside hearty steaks and burgers.
The Thomas Reservoir and Erie Lake are two significant sources of entertainment for locals. The lake boasts 31 acres, a walking trail, and parking and is open from sunrise to sunset. There's more to do at the reservoir, where you can go fishing or picnic. Unfortunately, boats and swimming are prohibited at both locations, but you can bring your dog as long as they remain leashed and don't go in the water. Fishing is regulated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Fall in Erie doesn't officially feel like fall until Anderson Farms opens for the season with their abundance of seasonal activities, from the annual corn maze to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Throughout the fall festival, families and groups are invited to rent private campfires or plan self-guided field trips for an educational day at the farm. Teens and adults will flock to the top-rated scare attraction in the area, Terror in the Corn, or participate in the Zombie Apocalypse by joining the hunt in Zombie Paintball.
Hosted by Real Farmers' Market, the Erie Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting the local economy and agriculture by giving Colorado farms and businesses direct access to the community. Whether you're looking for locally grown fruits and veggies, meats, eggs, artisan bread, cheese, coffee, baked goods, or even natural body care, the Erie Farmers Market has you covered.
Erie is served by the St. Vrain Valley School District and the Boulder Valley School District. There are also a number of private schools in the area, such as Vista Ridge Academy and the Alexander Dawson School.
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