Iâ€™ve experienced several instances now where Iâ€™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 townâ€™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 â€œout thereâ€, not near trails, not in Boulder Countyâ€¦what!? This is where I politely correct my client and let them know that Superior is indeed in Boulder County (many people assume itâ€™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 suburbanâ€¦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. Thereâ€™s a reason Superior ranked #13 on CNNMoney.comâ€™s best places to live 2009 list!