The town was settled around 1867 by the Rev. Richard Van Valkenburg, a Methodist pastor who named the town after his hometown in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1874, Erie was incorporated.
Today, the population is estimated to be around 18,000 and the once small town is booming. Residents have a passion for nature and a desire to live in a place where families can grow safely yet be close to large cities like Denver.
Views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains are a fantastic reminder the area is rich in outdoor activities and enjoying life. One of the focal points is the 41-acre “green” Erie Community Park. Along with a state-of-the-art Community Center and huge Library this is the perfect city for kids and families of all ages.
The community has three new schools and is committed to be educational leaders in the area. New business and industry are making an impact in the area and the market is continuing to grow. In addition a strong dedication to develop environmentally sound practices makes Erie a city that has just begun its upward trend.
A great city with small town feel, but with a progressive big city amenities.