Welcome to Erie
A charming area with stylish homes and a welcoming atmosphere
Located just outside of the bustling cities of Boulder and Denver, Erie is a vibrant and diverse area that has tons for locals to do and see. This area is regarded as relatively new, and since its establishment, it has rapidly grown in popularity. There are tons of modern homes built in newly-developed neighborhoods, and these stylish residences are a major draw for buyers. People also love the clean, natural surroundings - the Erie community places significant importance on maintaining their neighborhoods and ensuring that the area remains pristine.
Communities here tend to be very warm and inviting, and neighbors are passionate about welcoming new buyers to the area. Erie boasts several newly-built neighborhoods, and the contemporary homes within these communities draw several families in. These homes feature bright, spacious interiors, updated finishes, and scenic natural views. There’s no wonder so many locals adore these residences!
What to Love
- Relatively new and rapidly growing in popularity
- Breathtaking views and scenic trails
- A calm and rural area with a family-friendly atmosphere
Erie locals tend to live a social and active lifestyle. Neighborhoods here are usually extremely welcoming, and families love that the area is kid-friendly. The Erie Community Center
is one well-known spot where many families and residents can frequently be found. Boasting several amenities such as individual and group fitness classes, a massive gym with basketball and volleyball nets, an indoor pool with a lazy river and hot tub, and more, this is an impressive community center that Erie locals love to spend time at.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Erie is home to several eateries and bars that individuals enjoy visiting on weekends and special occasions. The Rusty Melon
is one local-favorite spot that is great for casual weekend get-togethers. This bar and grill serves classic pub grub in a relaxed and approachable atmosphere. Guests can expect burgers, sandwiches, mac and cheese dishes, and tons of appetizers here. Also stocked with a full bar and boasting an outdoor seating area, the Rusty Melon is a great gathering spot to visit with a large group of friends.
is another well-known spot in the area. Serving Latin and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Piripi is a chic restaurant in the heart of Erie. Meaning “tipsy,” Piripi is known for its incredible cocktails that are expertly prepared to complement guests' meals. This spot boasts an impressive menu full of tapas options as well as seafood and steak entrees. Menu highlights include the Mahi Mahi al Horno, the Coconut Curried Shrimp, and the Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon. Also boasting menu specials (such as their famous paella) on a rotating basis, Piripi is an eccentric, must-try restaurant.
Erie also has some wonderful shopping options for residents to explore. The Erie’s Farmers Market
, for instance, is a fantastic market where residents can support small, local businesses while also getting fresh produce and handmade baked goods. Open from the spring to the fall each year, this is a lovely market in the heart of Downtown Erie that is a must-visit.
Things to Do
Erie has several things for residents to do and see. Anderson Farms
is one iconic Colorado spot that Erie families love to check out. Ideal for visiting during the fall months, Anderson Farms boasts classic autumnal activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. With a corn maze, hayrides, fire pits, a petting zoo, and more, this is a lively spot where visitors can have tons of exciting experiences to get into the fall spirit.
This tight-knit community also hosts several events that bring people together. Erie Biscuit Day
, for instance, is a day that honors the town’s mining roots. Hosted by the Erie Historical Society, guests can experience live music and local vendors, view historic pictures of the area, and, of course, enjoy a filling biscuit breakfast. A family-friendly annual event, residents love to gather here and meet with neighbors and community members.
Erie has several impressive schools that local parents are proud to say their children attend. Erie High School
is one standout option here. Providing a rigorous curriculum and an AP Capstone program, this is a high school where all students are academically challenged to reach their highest potential. Recently, this school has also been ranked in the top 20 percent of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 profile of Best Public High Schools in America. Boasting a strong reputation and a track record of proven success stories, this is an excellent school for local students to consider.
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