Louisville is a quaint suburban front range city of around 22,000 residents. It lies 10 miles southeast of Boulder and 22 miles north of Denver at an elevation of 5,335
The town might be most known in some Coloradoans’ mind for the Mountain High Appliance’s jingle: “Mountain High Appliance in Louisville, Louisville, Louisville…” If that doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you’ve tried the delicious Sweet Cow ice cream, which hails from historic Louisville.
Either way, it’s a cool little Boulder County community with a nice historic district, lined with quaint shops and restaurants.
The town got its start as a mining community around 1877. It was incorporated five years later on June 3rd, 1882. Both CNN and Money magazine have named it one of the country’s top cities to live, multiple times.
Sweet Cow – It’s a local ice cream parlor situated in downtown with widespread Colorado popularity. Sweet Cow features a fantastic patio for enjoy a slow Colorado evening on the front range. Stop by for a bowl, cone, or maybe a milk shake. The myriad of flavors are made fresh daily. Sweet Cow shops include:
- Denver Highlands
- North Boulder
- South Boulder
- Denver Platt Park
- Stanley Marketplace
Louisville’s charming downtown provides several nice restaurant choices. Whether Mexican, Western, or Italian, you can find in this diverse little food town that favors fresh.
Bars and restaurants:
740 Front – The last of the thirteen original bars that lined downtown Louisville in its Wild West heyday. 740 is a bucket list saloon and diner if you’re in the area.
Activities near Louisville
- Harper Lake (2mi)
- Arvada (14mi)
- Boulder (9mi)
- Broomfield (5mi)
- Denver (22mi)
- Thornton (14mi)
- Westminster (13mi)
Visit the town’s official page.