Erie is a diverse, dynamic community offering a contemporary pace to life that appeals to all age groups. With majestic mountain views and a progressive civic vision, Erie provides a genuine small-town feel with all the reassuring qualities that implies a sense of community, neighbors who care, modern amenities and comforting closeness.
Erie showcases scenic trails, championship golf courses, recreational activities, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year. Premier educational facilities include several new schools, and the Erie Community Center is an award-winning 63,000-square-foot facility.
Erie’s civic leaders are committed to maintaining the city as a great place to live, work and play. The town has become a model for eco-friendly civic development with environmentally sound “green” practices that include a town-wide interconnecting trail system, a water-saving irrigation system in public parks, and a thermal solar system installation at the Erie Community Center.
Residents enjoy numerous community events throughout the year, including the Erie Town Fair and Hot Air Balloon Festival each May.
In June, hundreds bring their furry friends to join in the fun at Bark in the Park and the World’s Shortest Pet Parade. There are many summer concerts, plus a fun Halloween event for the entire family.
Erie has a colorful history dating to the northern coal fields of the 1800’s.
Today, there is an active group of artists in Erie, the spacious High Plains Library, and a robust population that truly appreciates the great outdoors and all that Erie has to offer.