Welcome to Erie
Friendly, suburban, and residential Colorado town
Erie is a small, homey town in Weld County that is a fantastic suburb that has been slowly growing over the past decade. Known for its beloved farmers’ markets, excellent educational system, and beautiful trails for hiking and biking, Erie is a small suburban town away from the hectic city vibes. Living in the city, you’ll feel that it’s welcoming and a wonderful place to raise a family.
Erie offers its residents a warming, small-town feel, but the area has been evolving with new restaurants, shopping experiences, and the buildings of new schools. Nonetheless, due to its location near the mountain range, residents enjoy moderate to warm weather in the summer months, while the other months range from cool to cold.
The 19.82 square-mile city, average-sized and filled with greenery, perfect for those seeking a town in the suburbs, has homes and properties that’ll accommodate your unique and personal preferences. Houses range in styles, from modern to newly renovated, and are listed from starting prices around $600k and vary to as high as $4.5m.
What to Love
- Suburban area near farmers markets
- hiking trails, parks, and a small downtown area
- Community-oriented, friendly, and charming
People & Lifestyle
Erie is a primarily quiet town that's perfect for those seeking an escape from the urban metropolitan cities like Boulder and Denver. The area offers various outdoor amenities and landscapes for residents to relax near. Erie welcomes all of those who wish to live here. Residents tend to be families with children, retirees, the elderly, and those who prefer a quieter, peaceful area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Erie may be small and charming. However, there are several areas where residents love to be and have good times. The limited shopping areas result in residents traveling a brief drive over to neighboring towns like Thornton or Lafayette. Nonetheless, whether you’re out with some friends or the family, here you’ll find a variety of local shops, down-the-street eateries, and areas to socialize.
The nearest shopping center that residents enjoy visiting is the Larkridge Shopping Center
. Only about a 10-minute drive southeast of Erie, here you’ll be able to find some ordinary mall-typical stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods
, and Petsmart
; moreover, this area also has sit-down and take-out eateries that’ll accommodate everyone in the family.
Enjoy Latin & Mediterranean cuisines and seafood at Piripi
. Visit 24 Carrot Bistro
for some seasonal New American cuisine and cocktails in an all-wood and brick, old-school vibe Bistro. At The Old Mine
, you’ll find housemade hard cider, craft brews, sandwiches, and pizza in a warm atmosphere inside a historic brick building. Highly-rated Industrial Revolution Brewing Company
is a great venue with an old-town atmosphere that offers the best selection of beers in town.
Things to Do
Erie residents make the most out of their days at local recreational parks, wandering long trails towards mountain peaks, and various other outdoor activities under the Colorado sun.
Attend the annual and local favorite Erie Town Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival
. Taking place in May, attendees will be able to witness dozens of balloons launch, browse and buy from over 200 craft and food vendors, and also enjoy some live performances and music. In June, the town hosts the Erie Brewfest
, where different beers and brewing company’s come out to sample and sell their top brews. Later in the fall, head to the Terror in the Corn at Anderson Farms
, a top-rated horror attraction.
Take your clubs and tees to the open golf course at the Colorado National Golf Club
. The 18-hole course, in excellent, maintained condition, has its fair share of challenging natural elements and is overall fun. The Thomas Reservoir
is a local favorite that brings out dog walkers and people who enjoy fishing. Erie Lake
, a bit larger than Thomas Reservoir, has a great walkway around the lake that residents enjoy running on and being at peace.
Erie has schooling systems in place to educate children and teenagers in all grades. Some of the popular schools are:
- Black Rock Elementary School, K-5
- Erie Middle School, 6-8
- Erie High School, 9-12