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Posted on: October 27, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Lafayette ranked in the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado”

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Lafayette is one of the top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado” according to a study that looked at the three factors that drive the decision of where to raise families; 1)Public school excellence 2)Home affordability and 3)Growth and prosperity.

Affordable housing and quality schools are only part of the charm of Lafayette, according to the NerdWallet study, Since its creation a few years ago, the city’s Urban Renewal Authority continues to expand parking, both for cars and bikes, as it also makes the downtown area more walkable and brings in new businesses and art displays. A restoration at Old Town Lafayette is also in the works. And to entice residents to shop locally, October’s Sweet on Lafayette event will provide free pastries at participating stores. (

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