Nestled in the Front Range of Colorado, the home rule municipality of Lafayette is a cultural and recreational hub in Boulder County. Lafayette has quick access to acres of open space and some of the best sites for outdoor recreation in the region. Meanwhile, in the city, Lafayette is progressive without forgetting its old traditions. A lively downtown is located in the city center. Lafayette is also known for its outstanding park system.
Lafayette traces its roots to one exceptional woman: Mary Miller. Thanks to the Homestead Act, Mary and her husband, Lafayette (for whom the city was named after) moved to the area and established the Miller ranch. Years after the Millers moved to the town, coal was found in their farm. The first 150 acres of Lafayette was then designated in 1888, with Mary naming the town after her late husband. Since then, Lafayette became a prosperous mining town and, today, a one-of-a-kind city in Colorado.
Located in Boulder County, Lafayette is only minutes away from Boulder, which is located approximately 20 miles away. Denver is also a relatively short drive from Lafayette, situated roughly 23 miles south of the city. Other cities located nearby include Louisville, Longmont, Niwot, Allenspark, Eldorado Springs, Jamestown, and Lyons. According to recent population estimates, Lafayette is home to about 28,200 people. The city is served by Boulder Valley School District.
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Homes for sale in Lafayette CO
Lafayette real estate has everything– townhouses, condos, apartments, single-family homes, luxury residences, acreage, and farmland are a couple of what’s available in the local market. Due to Lafayette’s recent growth, home buyers and real estate investors will also find a variety of newly constructed residential real estate developments in both established and new neighborhoods.
Home prices in Lafayette real estate are moderately wide-ranging. The average listing price in the housing market is around the high $300,000s. The most expensive homes in Lafayette can go up to over a million dollars.
There are plenty of new construction in Lafayette, and that mixes up home styles in the area. Ranch-style, handsome brick residences and contemporary homes are just some of the popular designs in the local market. Recently constructed homes in Lafayette are outfitted with energy-efficient features. Historic homes, some of which have been designated as historic landmarks, are also found in Lafayette.
Attractions in and around Lafayette, CO
- Indian Peaks Golf Course – With a golf course designed by Hale Irwin, Indian Peaks is considered as one of the best public golf facilities in Colorado. The 18-hole championship golf course features over 80 bunkers, water features such as lakes and creeks, and practice greens. Indian Peaks also has a golf shop, a practice facility, and an on-site restaurant.
- Waneka Lake Park – Encompassing a total of 147 acres, Waneka Lake Park is the top outdoor recreation destination in Lafayette. The park (which also doubles as a wildlife refuge) has sports facilities, a boathouse, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a bike trail that can be used for cross-country skiing during wintertime.
- Lafayette Peach Festival – Peach is Lafayette’s specialty produce, grown in several orchards in the city. This highly anticipated annual event shines the spotlight on this beloved fruit every August, complete with live entertainment, an art, and antique market, and of course, recipes that use peach as their main ingredient (like peach cobbler and pies!)
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Take a look at Lafayette’s new homes or explore the city’s collection of historic dwellings. Get in touch with The Hughes Group today at 303-443-6161 or MHughes@LIVSIR.com to learn more.