5 Great Reasons to Live in Lafayette, Colorado
Hot Air Balloons! A hot air balloon adventure takes you hundreds of feet above the ground and over some of the most dramatic scenery and epic views imaginable. Fair Winds, the most popular balloon flight company in the Boulder area, promises that riders will create lifelong memories while they quietly float over the Rocky Mountains. When the balloon ride is over, grab a great cup of Joe at Cannon Mines Coffee on S. Public Road.
Fun Museums! The Lewis Home currently houses the Miner's Museum, which was built in the 1890s. It was moved to town after the Gladstone mine closed its doors. Miners lived in this home at the original site, and it contains an abundance of amazing historical relics from Lafayette's early days, including artifacts, mining tools and equipment. WOW Children's Museum is also full of fun exhibits and interactive displays.
Unbelievable Real Estate Growth! The real estate market is booming in Lafayette, making it the perfect time to invest in a property. The median sales price is $325,000 and rising rapidly, and there are still plenty of good deals to be found in rent to own properties. Search for homes on the greens near Indian Peaks Golf Course or search near South Public Road if you'd like to be close to good eateries.
Property Tax Deductions! The Homestead program is and has been in effect for those who claim a homestead exemption, which allows a major discount -- $75,000 -- on the taxable amount of a residential property. The savings mean more money to explore the great pubs in town like Post Brewing Company on Emma St. or Odd 13 Brewing on E. Simpson St.
Organic Farms! If you prefer home grown and more natural foods, visit Father Earth Organic Farm, which provides locally grown sustainable foods, fruits, flowers, herbs and honey. The farm also offer a CSA program that makes weekly or monthly seasonal fresh foods deliveries to members. Isabelle Farm is run by another local organic grower who offers a nice selection of produce.