Six miles from Boulder and 25 miles from Denver, Louisville blends the best of small-town living with easy access to two thriving markets and the nearby Denver International Airport.
Louisville entrepreneurs can tap into a highly educated workforce: the Boulder Valley has one of the highest rates of per-capita graduate and doctoral degrees in the nation. High-tech firms such as Sun Microsystems and Medtronic have campuses here. The town teems with young families enjoying friendly neighborhoods, excellent schools and a thriving historic downtown. Nearly in the shadow of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Louisville boasts nearly 300 days a year of sunshine and proximity to world-class hiking and skiing. -Shara Rutberg