Can you guess what the towns of Sitka, Alaska, Sebastopol, California and Louisville, Colorado have in common? These charming towns are all members of the recently published list of  "2016 Ten Best Small Towns" by". In case you are wondering, Traverse City, Michigan was named #1 this year.

For those of us who have lived here awhile, and of course for the Louisville residents born, bred and raised here, this is not  a surprising news alert. We just have to remember that for every award like this our town receives (and there have been a few) we can expect more interest from out of state folks who want to move to the area. 

According to Livability's survey, "Louisville is no stranger to our Best Small Towns list, ranking #6 on it in 2015. This picturesque town with a population of 18,000 is nestled in the Boulder Valley at the foot of the Flatiron Mountain Range. Good schools, small-town charm and an abundance of outdoor recreation options help place Louisville on this year's list of the 10 Best Small Towns. Louisville families are served by the Boulder Valley School District which includes one high school, a middle school and three elementary schools, and all of the town's schools consistently rank among the state's best."

Highlights of Louisville: Population: 19,662 Cost of Living Index (100 is U.S. Avg., lower is better): 112 Civic Engagement Index (100 is U.S. Avg., higher is better): 124 Crime Rate (100 is U.S. Avg., lower is better): 56 Quality of Schools: 8/10.

The ranking criteria Livability uses in its annual survey follows the list  below. Lousiville clearly excels in all these categories, and we have the amazing 242 days of sunshine, well above the national average of 205. 

  • Commute Time

  • Cost of Living

  • Crime Rate

  • Quality of Schools

  • Entertainment Options

  • Pollution

  • Community Engagement

  • Arts & Culture

  • Projected Population Growth 

  • Health of Residents

If you have been following Louisville Realty Associates on social media you know that we provide regular updates on what we think home owners and buyers may want to know.  We also provide snapshots of market data for East Boulder County. While it is easy to get lost in the multitude of statistics available for everyone to look at online, we always keep our data sweet and simple. Check out East Boulder Town market statistics (including Louisville's) here.  At Louisville Realty Associates, our wonderful agents have the experience, energy and depth of knowledge to help you list your home for the best price. You can reach me anytime at

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