In the 1850, Nederland served as a trading post for Ute Indians and European settlers. At this time, the town adopted many names including Dayton, Browns Crossing, and Middle Boulder. In the 1870’s, Dutch miners, originally from the Netherlands, would bring the ore to lower elevations for processing. The Dutch miners called the town “nederland” which means “low lands”. After a while, the use of “nederland” was common knowledge and used to refer to the town. In 1874, the town was officially incorporated and took the name Nederland as its official name.
Gold and other precious minerals such as tungsten and silver were found to the north, east, and west of Nederland giving the town economical growth. Today, Nederland is known for a different kind of treasure: the great outdoors. Nederland is known as the gateway to natural parks and wilderness activities in: Indian Peaks Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, and James Peak Wilderness.
In 2016, the United States Census Bureau estimated that population of Nederland to be 1520. Of these, 42% were married couples, and less than 30% had children under 18 years of age. In 2011, the estimated household median income was $77,130 and the median income per family was $103,503. This shows that Nederland may be small, but it has a lot of potential.
If you are interested in homes for sale Nederland Colorado, you will be interested to know that some major festivals and community events include Ned Fest, Miners Day celebration, and the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival. Not impressed? In 2010, Nederland legalized the sale, purchase, possession, consumption, and transportation, cultivation, manufacturing, dispensing of medical marijuana and its concentrates and related paraphernalia for persons 21 years of age and older.