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By Dave Janis (303) 442-5001 | Agent in Boulder, CO

Superior Is Not What—or Where—You Think

I’ve experienced several instances now where I’m helping a client find their next home, they tell me their exact criteria, and when I suggest we look at a few homes in Superior because they just described to me exactly that (without actually using the town’s name), they shy away from the idea.

Usually I hear the same reasons why people want to live in Superior: newer homes, more bang for your buck, great schools, easy access to Boulder and Denver, plentiful trails and open space, nice community, kid-friendly. Then I hear the reasons why people do not want to live in Superior: too suburban, tract homes, too “out there”, not near trails, not in Boulder County…what!? This is where I politely correct my client and let them know that Superior is indeed in Boulder County (many people assume it’s in Broomfield County) and has 27 miles of trails and 594 acres of parks and open space. The schools are Boulder County schools, and the Coalton trailhead is being completed now which connects to other Boulder County regional trails and makes a 15 mile loop.

And as far as being too suburban…yes, it is a suburb, but one where many residents can walk to Safeway, Walgreens, Baskin Robbins, and other shops. There is public transportation, several annual community events, and a nice family atmosphere. There’s a reason Superior ranked #13 on CNNMoney.com’s best places to live 2009 list!

 

Comments

By Peyman (sasha) Razifard,  Thu Feb 3 2011, 10:25
Thanks for this post Dave. I didn't know about many of these facts about Superior and Rock Creek!

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