Erie Area Information.
Culture: Quiet, Country Living
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.
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.
- 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