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Erie Area Information

With its country feel nestled in Colorado’s largest population, business, and cultural hubs, Erie is at once homey and vibrant – the ideal place to raise a family. Located just 25 minutes from Denver and 15 minutes from Boulder, the area is well situated for residents to enjoy Colorado’s growing economy and natural splendor.

Culture: Quiet, Country Living

Originally a coal mine, railroad, and farming town, Erie is now home to 18,000 and fills over 9.5 square miles. The town features an award-winning community center, 20,000-square-foot library, and new schools. It’s known as quiet and family-friendly – the perfect setting for families to relax after work and school.
Residents enjoy 340 days of sunshine each year, plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the 18-hole golf course, skate park, and other outdoor entertainment.
Dotted with spectacular open spaces, kids and dogs romp through parks across scenic trails. Close by areas include Thomas Reservoir Trail, Longs Peak Park, Country Fields Park, and Erie Community Park. Pocket parks are sprinkled through neighborhoods, offering picturesque views and space to play right in your own back yard.

Economy: Surrounded by Major Economic Centers

New retail and residential projects abound and world-class research and academic institutions are close by. Private companies include start-up Ancient inGRAINed, maker of Ka-Pop!, a brand of popped sorghum chips.

According to BizWest Economic Profile & Market Facts, Erie’s major employers include:
•    Boulder Valley School District with 4,000 employees
•    Boulder Community Health with its 40,000-square-foot Erie Medical Center
•    Satellite offices of Boulder Heart and Boulder Women’s Care
•    BCH’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation program

Regional Transportation District bus routes connect Erie with Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, and Louisville. For those who travel frequently, it’s a short 35-minute drive to Denver International Airport.

Real Estate


Erie offers a range of residential homes from attractively priced family homes to luxury homes. Along with the rest of Boulder County, housing prices have risen steadily and tend to hold their value.
The recent building boom resulted in many newer homes on the market and a host of planned developments. Open space and residential amenities dot neighborhoods, enhancing the family ambiance.
The boom is continuing marked by new housing and mixed-use developments still underway. Case in point, the town of Erie finalized the purchase of 255-acres near the intersection of Erie Parkway and Interstate 25, reports BizWest.


Erie is noted for its key attributes, including:

  • No. 2 Best City in Colorado to Raise a Family, WalletHub 2019
  • No. 3 Safest City in Colorado, HomeSnacks, 2018
  • No. 13 Best Small Community, Money Magazine, 2015

Sources: BizWest Economic Profile & Market Facts, Current U.S. Census Bureau Data, Boulder Area Association of Realtors, IRES MLS for 2017
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