Superior is a friendly community built on the ideals of hospitality, diversity and peace. esidential areas feature neat sidewalks, shady streets and comfortable housing.
Superior is a friendly community built on the ideals of hospitality, diversity and peace. areas feature neat sidewalks, shady streets and comfortable housing. Homes for sale range from fixer-uppers and starter homes through luxury homes. There are also apartments for rent and townhouses/condominiums for lease. With all the employment, entertainment, cultural and civic opportunities available in and around Superior, its residents are living the dream.
Superior is well-known for its lush green spaces, having 594 acres of and green spaces as well as 27 miles of hiking, biking horseback Portions of scenic Superior were even featured in the 1985 movie American Flyers. Shopping opportunities include many big box retailers such as Michael's Arts & Crafts, Sally Beauty Supply and Office Max, as well as the hometown businesses of the Superior Marketplace. The city also features a variety of restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Chuck E. Cheese, and Panera Bread. There are two movie theaters: the Boedecker Theater and Century Theatre. Superior annually hosts a Chili Fest, a Community Wide Garage Sale, a 4th of July Celebration and the SUPERIORMORGUL (a 3-day bike race).
The history of Superior began in the late 1800s. It was founded in 1896 as a fast-growing mining town and incorporated in 1904. The town and its mines were recognized for their superior coal quality and that is reportedly how the town got its name. When the mines closed in 1945, the town evolved into a ranching and agricultural community. Today it has transformed from a small 250 resident community to a city of more than 12,000. As of 2006, the city had 2700 single family homes and 1800 multifamily housing units.
Superior is a statutory town located in Boulder and Jefferson counties. The city spans four square miles, .04 square miles of which is water-covered. According to the 2010 United States Census, it was home to 12,483 residents, giving the town a population density of 2,279.2 people per square mile. Census found that the median household income was $82,079 and the median family income was $92,543. Today Superior embraces an active outdoor lifestyle. The Shop Superior program from the Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to shop locally by contributing a portion of local sales tax back to the community.