With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and close proximity to Boulder, Superior enjoys an ideal location just off Highway 36. The Town of Superior began as a coal mining community during the late 1800s. The original town boasted a general store, saloons, and a boarding house.  During the 1940s, the local coal mining industry declined and Superior contracted into a quiet, rural community. The population remained at just a couple hundred until the 1980s when Superior began to experience rapid growth.  The town plans to continue commercial, retail and residential development in the future.   The Town of Superior has hundreds of acres of open space including greenspace, parks and 27 miles of trails. Superior’s population is relatively young, with a median age of 33.

Learn More About the Superior Community

 

In 1860, William Hake and his wife Emmaline left their home in Superior, Wisconsin to start a new life in Colorado. Hake settled in the Coal Creek Valley, where he planned to make a living selling agricultural goods to the gold miners in the Boulder foothills. Just four years later, Hake discovered a vein of coal in the creek that ran through his land, but he continued to farm for another thirty years before deciding to mine the coal. Hake began to advertise the area for its coal mines as well as a great place to live. Although the town was likely named after Hake’s hometown, it was also used as a slogan for the town’s precious coal: “having no superior in the state.”

The town of Superior itself was founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904. It was largely populated with coal miners and their families. Superior’s highlights included a boarding house, saloons, and a general store.

Hake’s mine, called the Industrial, produced more than four million tons of coal before finally closing in 1945. With the exodus of coal mining in the area, the town dwindled and changed into a rural farming community until the 1980s when the town experienced rapid residential growth.

 

Monarch High School

Rated one of the top high schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine, Monarch High School strives to prepare students for a technologically advanced world with a broad and diverse college-preparatory curriculum. The school’s culture encourages critical thinking, creativity, community involvement and personal responsibility. Monarch is unique for its closed-campus policy as well as a modified block schedule.  Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by participating in the CU Succeeds and Advanced Placement courses. The daVinci Lab is available to students interested in engineering, design and applied technology.


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Eldorado K-8

Just one of three K-8 schools in Boulder Valley, Eldorado K-8 provides students with rigorous academics, as well as support for each student’s unique needs. In addition to high-standard traditional curriculum, the school offers English as a Second Language as well as Talented and Gifted services. Accelerated courses as well as foreign language classes are available to middle level students. Eldorado K-8 features a diverse arts and music program as well as a high-quality physical education program. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities, organizations and clubs.


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Superior Elementary School

A friendly neighborhood school, Superior Elementary School seeks to engage and challenge students with high academic standards in a nurturing environment. Along with the standards-based core curriculum, the school offers programs in art, music and physical education as well as a variety of enrichment activities such as student council, art contests, and chess club. Superior Elementary guides students in positive character development through special programs to encourage personal responsibility and respect. 


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  With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range and close proximity to Boulder, Superior enjoys an ideal location just off Highway 36. The Town of Superior began as a coal mining community during the late 1800s. The original town boasted a general store, saloons, and a boarding house.  During the 1940s, the local coal mining industry declined and Superior contracted into a quiet, rural community. The population remained at just a couple hundred until the 1980s when Superior began to experience rapid growth.  The town plans to continue commercial, retail and residential development in the future.   The Town of Superior has hundreds of acres of open space including greenspace, parks and 27 miles of trails. Superior’s population is relatively young, with a median age of 33.

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