Superior Colorado and Real Estate
Superior is conveniently located off of Highway 36 between Boulder and Denver, near Louisville. This traditionally small town has grown during the past few decades with the construction the Rock Creek neighborhood. Rock Creek is a master planned community that includes approximately 1,900 single-family homes and 1600 multi-family homes increasing Superior’s population to approximately 9,000. Rock Creek has many built-in amenities including abundant walking trails, swimming pools and parks. Superior is adjacent to Flatirons Crossing, a regional shopping mall that opened in 2000. It is also conveniently located near the Interlocken Business Park which houses many international high tech companies. It is conveniently located between Boulder and Denver, right across the highway from Louisville Colorado.
Just the Facts:
Area: 4 square miles
Sun Microsystems, Level 3, Vail Resorts, Webroot and many, many other business are headquartered or have offices in the nearby Interlocken Business Park.
The City of Superior is served by the Boulder Valley School District. A headline in 2010 read “Boulder Valley Schools Tops State Rankings”. The article went along with the release of school testing proficiency scores as a result of CSAP and ACT testing completed last year. BVSD had 26 “excellent” ratings awarded to 23 individual schools which was more than any other Colorado School District.
I talk to many people around the country and having a strong school district is such an asset to our community and helps preserve real estate values. However, there is a downside to this type of reporting. Many parents use this information exclusively to judge the merits of a school. The soul of a school does not show up in a rating. Locally, we have many students who speak Spanish as a second language. These students are at a big disadvantage when they take standardized tests in English. Many of the schools with lower ratings have a large ESL (English as a Second Language) population. The schools who have many ESL students have high diversity and many times have more teachers who are able to split students into small groups based on skill level. The Superior schools recently have made many innovative efforts to attract students to their neighborhood schools. They have created specialized engineering programs and created magnet schools focusing on math and science. The bottom line is for parents to check out the schools in person to see what they have to offer, not just relying on the test scores. For more information on each of the schools in Boulder please follow the links below.
High Schools (9th – 12th grade): Monarch High School
Middle School (6th – 8th grade): Eldorado K-8
For scores for individual schools go to http://reportcard.cde.state.co.us/reportcard/CommandHandler.jsp
Real Estate Statistics:
Superior has a few neighborhoods but the majority of the homes are in the Rock Creek neighborhood. Rock Creek is a master planned neighborhood with many parks, trails, two swimming areas, tennis courts etc. built in for easy access from any part of the subdivision.
Median Price: $351,000
Average Price: $384,861
Total number of Sales: 152
Sales $0 – $250,000: 27 (19%)
Sales $250,001 – $500,000: 98 (64%)
Sales $500,001 – $750,000: 25 (16%)
Sales $750,001 – $1 MM: 2 (1%)
Sales > $1 Million: 0 (0%)
Sales data is for the one year period ending September 30, 2011. For updated sales data please click on the “Statistics” menu item above.
The chart below shows the median price of single family homes in the City of Superior and the rest of the Boulder County communities between 1997 and 2010. Homes in Superior have appreciated 71% since 1997!
Superior is a quiet residential community with many great places to exercise outside. There are walking paths, parks, ponds, and large open space holdings with great path on which to bike, run or walk. The Rock Creek neighborhood has many amenities including swimming, tennis, ball fields, walking paths etc. In the winter Eldora Mountain Resort is just a 45 minute drive up Boulder Canyon.
Superior is convenient to many dining options. There are some restaurants in the shopping district near Highway 36 and McCaslin and there are many options at and near the Flatirons Crossing Mall which is less than five minutes away.
Superior is in a great location for shopping. It is just minutes away from the regional shopping mall, Flatirons Crossing and just down the street from all of the great shopping in Boulder. Costco, Wild Oats Market, Super Target, Michaels and a Sports Authority, among others are located in the Superior Marketplace at Highway 36 and McCaslin. Everything is very close.
Town of Superior http://www.townofsuperior.com/home/home.htm
Superior Chamber of Commerce http://www.superiorchamber.com/