Welcome to Erie
Located on the picturesque plains along the west edge of northern I-25, lies the quaint community of Erie. With easy access to highways, DIA and the entire Front Range, and a desirable small-town feeling, Erie is quickly becoming a popular place for families, young professionals and retirees to call home.
In 2015, Money Magazine included Erie in its “Best Places to Live” list, citing its easy commutes, stunning views, and unique balance of economic growth and sense of community. Movato also recently ranked the town #1 on its Top 10 Safest Places in Colorado List, based on Erie’s incredibly low crime rates.
Formerly a coal town, Erie was first settled by a Methodist minister from Erie, Pennsylvania. After mining diminished in the area, Erie’s flat pastures proved treasured grounds for the farmers who took over the Colorado plains. Despite its rural roots, Erie has seen a boom recently in new families, homes and businesses moving within its borders.
Erie maintains its small-town vibe through a charming historic downtown area, and year-round events and festivals like Biscuit Day and Erie Town Fair & Balloon Festival. But the town is still decidedly modern and active—the state-of-the-art Erie Community Center, premier Colorado National Golf Club, and thriving arts community means there’s always plenty to do. And since it's just over 10 miles from Boulder, Erie is becoming an affordable alternative to Lousiville, Superior and Broomfield.