Lafayette, CO was originally farm land owned by Mary and Lafayette Miller who later founded the area in 1888. Located in Boulder County, Lafayette was also well-known for being a large coal-mining town. By the late 1950s, the city had halted with the coal-mining industry and went back to being an agriculture-based community. Now the booming city is home to a population of about 28,641 residents. It is situated just ten miles east of Boulder and about 23 miles northwest from the heart of downtown Denver.
Lafayette has over 15 beautiful parks which incorporates 20 miles of trails and hundreds of acres of open space. In addition, the Indian Peaks Golf Course is located within city limits and offers a beautiful 18-hole course, inside dining, and an accessible pro shop. With its close proximity to both Boulder and Denver, residents can enjoy nearby hiking, biking, fine cuisine, shopping and lively entertainment on a regular basis.
Students in Lafayette are served by the Boulder Valley School District where there are four public elementary schools and one middle school, Angevine Middle School. The main public high school available for students is Centaurus High School. There is also the public K-12 Peak to Peak Charter School and the private K-12 college prep school Alexander Dawson School.
The median sales price for a single-family home in Lafayette is around $420,000, which is about a 10% increase from the previous year. Want to see the latest Lafayette housing market activity? Create a free custom market report for YOUR neighborhood or area!