Erie has gone from raucous mining town to quirky rural community to bona fide suburban wonderland. While there are neighborhoods here that satisfy Boulder County families, Erie Village offers a beautiful setting for families and it’s right in the heart of Erie’s family friendly options. Here, contemporary Victorian-style custom homes in bright blues, yellows and pinks (yes, pink) have bright porches and manicured, lush yards. This hood is modern Leave it to Beaver with a little Colorado swagger. There are walking and bike trails as well as three parks. Just down the road, you’ll find the large, fairly new community center and library. The Erie community amenities are top notch—from summer movie nights, softball fields, Eerie Erie Historic Tours, festivals, and an ever-growing number of schools. And when it comes to home prices, Erie offers a better bang for your buck.
Best family-friendly treat:
The Snow Cap Cafe
You really can’t beat ice cream.
Best place to escape your mom responsibilities:
A chic little shop where you can get a not-so-mommy haircut.
Best family dinner:
Colorado Coal Co.
Excellent steaks and burgers.
Percentage of family
households in Erie: 79
Student/teacher ratio at
Erie High School: 1 to 20.6
Erie Elementary Mascot:
Perks: The Arts Coalition of Erie; great access to cycling roads; the view from Erie High School; the Homecoming Parade; the fried pickles at Colorado Coal Company; proximity to Boulder, Denver, DIA and Northern Colorado.