Niwot Area Information.
Conveniently situated between Boulder and Longmont, Niwot is an idyllic community characterized by wide open spaces, a quaint downtown shaded by Cottonwood trees, and housing from townhomes to estates. The community’s 4,160 residents enjoy the rural ambiance and a strategic location near booming economic centers in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont, and Denver.
Culture: Village Charm
Niwot is a quiet community set amid views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and situated just off the highway between Longmont and Boulder. People here know their neighbors and come out for community events such as the famous Rock & Rails summer concert series at Whistlestop Park, which is free. First Friday art walks, Oktoberfest, and the Great Pumpkin Party, and the Enchanted Evening and holiday parade.
Recreation abounds with trails throughout town that connect to the extensive trail systems in Longmont and Boulder. Nearby Boulder Reservoir offers swimming, boating, jogging, biking, and bird watching.
Niwot is home to excellent public and private schools.
The town is named after Arapahoe Indian Chief Niwot, a tribal leader whose people hunted and fished the land and was here when the gold miners arrived in 1858. Niwot means Left Hand.
Economy: Diverse and Growing
Niwot is home to popular restaurants, gift shops, healthcare providers, and a great food market. Two block-long Second Avenue lies in the heart of Niwot and is lined with shops, award-winning restaurants, and art galleries.
Combined with nearby Gunbarrel, the Niwot area has several employers:
• Wiland, a market data company used by large brands nationwide
• SparkFun Electronics, a maker of circuit boards and components used by individuals to create electronic projects
• IBM’s Boulder Campus, located just across Hwy 119
Also, a growing number of small businesses and professional workers are moving to Niwot, seeking an alternative to the increasing commercial costs in Boulder.
The median household income in Niwot, CO, is $109,886.
Homes in Niwot are perfect for buyers seeking a close-knit community where they can enjoy the beautiful scenery, trails, great restaurants, and an active community. In short, Niwot offers residents “the good life.”
The average price for townhomes, condos, and houses in Niwot is currently in the low $500,000s, with luxury estates available in the millions and more affordable properties for sale in the low $300,000s.
Sources: BizWest Economic Profile & Market Facts, Current U.S. Census Bureau Data
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