Superior is a small, master planned, family-oriented suburban community with an abundance of neighborhood trails, parks, playgrounds and open space. The town provides very easy access to Boulder via Hwy 36 on the north end of town and to Denver and surrounding areas on the south east end of town. It’s main residential neighborhood, Rock Creek hosts events and activities for residents throughout the year. Superior’s new Town Center (Downtown Superior) will bring a host of new restaurants, homes, shops and a sports complex.
Named Superior for the “superior” quality of the coal extracted from nearby mines, the town was founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904. Mining operations in Superior ceased in the 1940’s and many people left the town. It became a sleepy farming and ranching community. That all changed in the late 1980’s when the land was subdivided and much of it became Rock Creek Ranch, a master planned community that today is comprised of approximately 2,700 single family homes and 1,800 attached homes. The next big phase for the Town of Superior is the current development downtown Superior which will include commercial development, retail development, multi-family residential units, and single-family homes. Original Town has some original mining cottages that are still occupied today and is also the location of the Town Hall, Chamber of Commerce and History Museum