Everything That You Need to Know About Moving to Lafayette, Colorado
Are you thinking about relocating to the Denver area? Wondering where to set up stakes? One of the best places to do so is in Lafayette, just north of the Denver metropolitan area. Here at Elite Storage, a leading Lafayette, CO storage facility, we’ll admit, we’re biased, but with good reason. Colorado is the best place to live!
What about the area in general?
Since Lafayette is just north of the Denver metro boundary and inside the Boulder metro area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, we’ll dive into a little about both the Denver and Boulder metro areas. The Denver metro area is one of the largest in the Unites States, being the 17th largest. Often called the Front Range, the area boasts good weather, with sunny days for an average of 300 days of the year. Residents are some of the healthiest in the country, with a plethora of outdoor activities supported by the geographical features. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, hiking/walking, etc. are each readily available, and the Rocky Mountains are within about 30 to 45 minutes from wherever you are in the area.
The Boulder metropolitan area is comprised of Boulder County which includes Lyons, Allenspark, Nederland, Louisville, and Lafayette. Lafayette has a population of roughly 25,000 and is rated highly by independent sources for its schools, cost of living, the percentage of college-educated residents, and outdoor space and walkability scale. Being that the area is closer to the mountains; residents have spectacular views of the prominent Flatiron Mountains.
What about the weather – 300 days of sunshine?!
This is one of the things about Colorado that most Coloradoans would prefer stays just that – a secret. Sure, there are spectacular snowstorms that blow through the area, sometimes dropping several inches of snow. For many of these storms, the sun is shining the next day and the world becomes a bright and clear. While some areas try to boast better snow than Colorado, truth is, they really don’t deliver.
OK, I will be moving to Lafayette, so what else should I know?
Since finding your dream house may not be complete before you move, sometimes new residents need to put a few items into storage. Since the temperature range in this area can shift drastically – remember what we said about snow/sun, finding a good temperature controlled storage facility in the area if you need a storage unit is a good plan. We strongly recommend putting your antiques, valuables, musical instruments (especially pianos) into a climate controlled unit until you are all settled.