The Town of Superior, Colorado

A Coal Mining History
Like many of its neighboring cities, the town of Superior began as a mining community. The first coal mines began operating in the late 1880s. Named after the “superior” quality of coal in the area, the town of Superior was founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904. When the last mine closed in 1945, many people moved out of the town and Superior evolved into a small ranching and farming community of only 250 people.

Rock Creek Homes in Demand
In the early 1990s, Richmond American Homes began developing their award-winning subdivision, Rock Creek. By 2005, Rock Creek had grown to more than 1900 single-family homes and 1600 town homes and condos. According to the 2000 census, Superior’s population had grown to 9,000. The Superior subdivision of Sagamore, with 171 homes, is located adjacent to the original town.

Schools, Parks, Shopping and More
Rock Creek is a master-planned community with acres of parks, miles of walking paths and tree-lined streets. There are two community centers with play areas, pools and tennis courts. Superior Elementary (K-5) and Eldorado (K-8) are located within Rock Creek.

Close to Boulder, Louisville and Broomfield
Rock Creek’s prime location south of Boulder, west of Louisville and north of Broomfield and Denver, has made it a popular choice for many families. Interlocken Business Park and Flatiron Crossing Shopping Center are located adjacent to Rock Creek. With a convenient location, a wide selection of newer homes and more affordable prices than those for Boulder homes, many people find Rock Creek to be just what they are looking for.



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