Niwot is one of the best places I’ve ever lived, and I have become significantly more involved in the town, community, and business association than I ever could have imagined. I have made good friends, found a strong female business community, established a thriving real estate team, and had so much fun!
So what makes Niwot such a special place?
Niwot is just one of those special places – a quaint laid back town with an emphasis on wellbeing and enjoyment, history, family, community, and the arts. Whether you live, work or play in Niwot you are sure to be enchanted by its friendliness and its charm. Both community members and visitors seem to exude pleasantness and warmth!
The Business Community
Never in my life have I experienced such a thriving and supportive business community. Because Niwot is so small and still unincorporated (not a city), our vibrant businesses and their creative owners can launch events, participate in local competitions (like the annual holiday window decorating competition), and truly uplift one another.
Niwot’s rich history begins with Chief Niwot (meaning Left Hand in Arapaho) and his people. The town dates back to the 1800s, but we honor Chief Left Hand’s impact on the community and on Niwot’s longevity as a trade stop. Straddling the railroad, Niwot became a stopping place for the train, and it is still an important in-between for Longmont and Boulder. When you visit, you can visit our tiny Firehouse Museum, Left Hand Grange No. 9 (the oldest grange in Colorado), and see the historic architecture of 2nd Avenue.
I massively love the Niwot season of events. While it looked very different in 2020 (no Rock & Rails, or WINC Holiday Fayre, or Dancing Under the Stars), the town got creative and we made some new events that might just become my favorites! We launched Niwot Holiday Magic in December and it was an incredible reminder of our resilience and our ability to find fun, community, and cheer even when things are difficult.
Food and Drink
The restaurants in Niwot are some of the best on the Front Range. Between pub fare and fine dining, you’ll find a happy Deb! Not only have our eateries adapted amazingly to new restrictions, they also work tirelessly to keep the business community active. The thing that always amazes me is that even though we’re small, the town has a true array of choices.
Art, Culture, Change
Niwot is very progressive and I love living in a hub for exhibitions, art walks, juried art shows, and sculpture parks. There are several sculpture installations around town including the Left Hand Chairs, the sculpture park, and the Cottonwood Square wooden carvings. Every month for the First Friday Art Walk I make a point of featuring a local artist to help grow our art community and inspire others to do the same!
The values of community, family, culture, and history have created something deeply special in our little town! Niwot may be a small town, but it has a big heart, and that’s why I love it.