Lafayette, CO Homes for Sale
Lafayette Real Estate
Lafayette, Colorado’s panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains inspires its vision for the future. A mix of small town livability, balanced growth, and superior city services defines this inspired community.
Lafayette and Mary Miller were among the thousands of immigrants to make their homes along the front range of the Rocky Mountains in 1862. They originally stopped in a small settlement, now known as Longmont, and two years later made their permanent home in the present site of Lafayette. Mr. Miller died in 1877, leaving his wife to raise six small children on her own. In 1884, the richest vein of coal in the Boulder Valley was discovered on the Miller Ranch. Mary Miller platted a 150-acre town site in 1888 and named it Lafayette, after her late husband. The town was incorporated in 1889 and continued to flourish for the next 50 years in an economy based on coal mining. When the coal industry declined, Lafayette relied on agriculture for its continuing prosperity. As Denver and Boulder grew, Lafayette became primarily a residential community and remained as much today. Lafayette has a rich cultural heritage, unique neighborhoods, a vibrant economy and easy access to an active lifestyle.
Lafayette is home to approximately 24,000 residents. Lafayette is located in Boulder County, in the rolling hills of the Colorado front range 10 miles east of Boulder. With its close proximity to the Northwest Parkway and direct access to Denver International Airport, new retail areas and commercial developments, Lafayette’s future looks very promising. Here is a community that cherishes its distinct hometown feel, while maintaining and developing the benefits that come with today's very best technology.
Lafayette hosts a variety of unique commercial and cultural events each year, including an Oatmeal Festival in cooperation with the Quaker Oats Company.