Lafayette Information

LAFAYETTE INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 33.3 years

Awards
Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence 2003 from The Colorado Community Revitalization Association (CCRA) and the Colorado Municipal League (CML), in partnership with the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OED & IT).

Business
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce http://chamber.Lafayette.co.us
City of Lafayette Economic Development Team www.cityoflafayette.com
Discover Lafayette www.discoverlafayette.com

County
Boulder

Downtown
Over 95 % of Lafayette's businesses are small businesses. Several historic buildings are located in Lafayette. Lafayette is the place for shopping. There are a variety of products and services available right in town, from major retail department stores to quaint specialty shops.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
Driver's License Bureau
2850 Iris, Boulder
303-442-3006
or 505 4th Avenue, Longmont
303-776-4073

Elevation
5,300 feet

Government
City Council

History
Lafayette and Mary Miller made their home in the present site of Lafayette in 1862. Mr. Miller died in 1877, leaving his wife to raise six small children on her own. In 1884, the richest vein of coal in the Boulder Valley was discovered on the Miller Ranch. Mary Miller platted a 150-acre town site in 1888 and named it Lafayette, after her late husband. The town was incorporated in 1889 and continued to flourish for the next 50 years in an economy based on coal mining. When the coal industry declined, Lafayette relied on agriculture for its continuing prosperity. As Denver and Boulder grew, Lafayette became primarily a residential community and remained as such until fairly recently.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Avista Adventist Hospital 303-673-1111 
Boulder Community Hospital 303-440-2037 www.bch.org
Community Medical Center 303-666-4357 www.bch.org
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center 303-689-5235

Housing Choices
Diverse housing options are available in Lafayette. Well-kept neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and carefully planned parks and open space form a transition between all the neighborhoods in Lafayette.
Home prices range from $150,000 to $1,000,000+ with the average home price at $350,000.
In addition to single family homes there are many townhouse and condominium communities.

Safety and Law Enforcement
Lafayette Police Department
1805 334d Street
(303) 665-5571

Main Post Office
605 South Public Road
www.usps.com

Major Employers
Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital
City of Lafayette
Universal Forest Products
University of Colorado
IBM
Major area hospitals
Sun Microsystems
Ball Corporation
Level 3 Communications
StorageTek
Seagate Technology
Conagra Foods
Maxtor Corp.
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions

Newspapers
Lafayette News
The Daily Camera
The Daily Times-Call
The Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News
Boulder County Business Review

Library Facilities
775 West Baseline Road
303-665-5200
The new Lafayette Library was completed in 1997. This 30,000 square-foot facility houses a cultural arts area, community meeting rooms, an extensive children's area and is adjacent to a 2-acre community park.

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Lafayette is 20.8 miles north-northwest of Denver.

Places of Interest
Lafayette Miners Museum
Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts www.rmcma.org (303) 665-0599
World of Wonder Children's Museum www.wowmuseum.com (303) 604-2424
Lafayette Arts Center located at the Lafayette Public Library
Senior Center 303-665-9052
Outdoor Classroom, 8-acre wildlife sanctuary 303-665-5588 ext. 3610
Coal Creek/Rock Creek Corridor

Population
25,400 (2005)

Recreation
14 neighborhood parks
Waneka Lake
LaMont Does Park
Indian Peaks Golf Course designed by Hale Irwin
YMCA

Sports Teams
Bob L. Burger Recreation Center includes a gymnasium, racquetball courts, running track, dance studio, fitness atrium and 3-pool aquatics area with waterfalls and waterslide and an outdoor in-line skating area.

Recreation Centers
The Montclair Recreation Center is operated by Denver Parks and Recreation for the enjoyment of Lowry and surrounding neighborhoods. The center includes a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball programs, lap pool, leisure pool, locker rooms, crafts spaces, multipurpose rooms, a woodworking shop and youth lounge.

Sales Tax
8.25%

Shopping Centers
Lafayette Old Town
Baseline Crossing
Centaur Village Plaza
Coal Creek Bowling Center
Coal Creek Shopping Center
Oak Tree Plaza
Countryside Village
Waneka Marketplace
Atlas Valley
Forest Park
Black Diamond

Size
8.9 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Lafayette is in the Boulder County School District. Educational opportunities in Lafayette include nationally acclaimed day care and pre-schools, four elementary schools, an award-winning middle school, a recently expanded high school, a private college preparatory school and a K-12 Charter school.

Transportation
Interstate 25 is 6 miles east of Lafayette. US Highway is 5 miles south.

Utility Companies and contact info
Lafayette Water Utility - City of Lafayette
Xcel Energy www.xcelenergy.com

Information Sources
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce http://chamber.Lafayette.co.us
City of Lafayette Economic Development Team www.cityoflafayette.com
Discover Lafayette www.discoverlafayette.com

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