Are you looking for a mix of nostalgia, modern, chic and historic? Add to that open space, stunning views and a small town feel that's real because there were less than 25,000 residents at last count? Then Lafayette might rise to the top of your places to buy a home list. Lafayette is in the SE part of Boulder County providing super easy access to Denver and the surrounding communities. Lafayette not only offers great homes but it's also a community that values the preservation of its history and looking out for each other through their Neighborhood Watch program. Founded in 1888 by Mary Miller it's poised to be the gem of Boulder County with its quiet streets and small town feel.
Lafayette offers homes large and small, condos as well as historic homes. In Lafayette your dollar works harder for you buying open floor plans, large yards and bedrooms for everyone. There are 1300 acres of open space and lots of trails for running with your dog. There is also a community garden if you need more room to hone your gardening skills. Old Town Lafayette has great restaurants, chic boutiques, art galleries and historic homes. A true mix of old and new. They even have a weekly farmer's market where you can benefit from the hard work of local farmers, bee-keepers and vintners. There is also a summer concert series that fills the summer evenings with music from up and coming and time tested artists.
Lafayette is known for good schools. With one high school, a K-12 and elementary schools there are more than enough places to learn reading, writing and arithmetic. Alexander Dawson a popular private K-12 is also in Lafayette. Many kids throughout the county attend this nationally known college prep school. With easy access to highways and roads that lead to Denver, Broomfield and Boulder as well as transit that runs throughout, it's easy to see why people choose to buy a home in Lafayette. Festivals like the peach festival and the wine festival are huge draws for this tight knit community. There is also the Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival where you can join in on a walk/run 5K and enjoy some oatmeal for breakfast.
Home buyers will delight in all the home options in Lafayette. It truly offers a sense of a time past when you knew your neighbors and tipped your hat as you passed in the street. With good schools, a historic downtown, easy access to Denver, great views, diverse restaurants you can't go wrong. Lafayette makes the rest of envious what with its large yards, Indian Peaks golf course and quiet streets. It even has a disc golf course. Something for everyone! Open space, lots of trails, great homes are yours for the taking in Lafayette.
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