Founded in 1871 as a coal town, Erie is experiencing some of the most intense growth of any town in the North I-25 corridor. Population in this city is around 20,000 and growing. Erie has become a bastion for luxury real estate in Denver’s North suburbs, because of its proximity to downtown, Boulder, and the “Technology Corridor” between Longmont and Boulder.
Erie’s Current Listings
The new recreation center with an indoor pool, racket ball courts, and senior center, along with Weld County’s newest library, opened in 2007. Currently underway is the extension of Briggs Street in historic Erie to the new Erie Commons where the rec center and library are located. Erie is divided by County Line Road, so a portion of Erie is located in Boulder County, while the other part is in Weld County.
One of the newer real estate communities, Vista Ridge, has magnificent views of the Rockies, and a Troon golf course that is open to the public. There are two pool and recreation centers for the community. In the summer, they host a hot air balloon festival, as well as a local 4th of July fireworks show for the entire town.
Erie is a mix of old and new, and you can find anything from a century old bungalow, to custom estate with extensive views. You can even own a home backing to an airstrip and your own personal hanger. Much of the town is still farmed, which adds a rural charm many other communities lack. Shopping is within 10 minutes, and Boulder is only 25 minutes along country lanes.
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