Located in both Weld & Boulder County and 21 miles North of Denver. Erie offers man mountain views and scenic trail system and is approximately 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver and 20 minutes from Boulder.
Named for Erie, Pennsylvania by R.J. Van Valkenburgh who came from there in 1873.
A Methodist minister from Erie, Pennsylvania first settled this former coal town, resting on the Boulder-Weld county line. When coal was discovered to the east and a railroad spur connected the town to Denver and Cheyenne, flourishing Erie quickly became the third-largest town in the county.
With its proximity to both Denver and Boulder, the town provides an affordable middle ground for people working in either city. It’s also close to the Broomfield area’s high-tech corridor as well as the conveniences and cultural activities of neighboring Lafayette, Louisville and Longmont.
Erie recently added a new championship golf course, Vista Ridge. The course, like the community, offers sweeping views of the Front Range during all 340 annual days of sunlight here.