Welcome to Boulder
Beautiful, one-of-a-kind Colorado town
Boulder is a popular and familiar town in Boulder County surrounded by mountains, beautiful trails, and great open spaces. Growing up in this town you’ll find that there’s no other place like it. Boulder is an urban-suburban mixed town; moreover, with its unique vibes and community-oriented beliefs, you’ll feel welcomed and at home the day you move in.
Boulder provides a world full of life, energy, color, and a sense of adventure for its residents. From taking a stroll to the Flatirons to biking along a creek path, you’ll find it practically impossible to become tired with the area. Due to its location near the Rocky Mountain foothills, residents enjoy moderate to warm weather in the summer months, while the other months range from cool to cold.
The 27.36 square-mile city, perfect for those seeking a decent-sized town that has both urban and suburban areas, has various homes and properties that’ll accommodate your unique and personal preferences. Houses range in styles, from old and vintage to modern with newly renovated interiors, and are listed from starting prices around $670k and vary to as high as $14.25m.
What to Love
- Urban-suburban mixed area
- Hiking trails and parks
- Lively, community-oriented, and friendly
People & Lifestyle
Boulder is mainly known for its urban areas, though the further away you are from downtown, the areas begin to feel suburban and residential. The area offers various outdoor amenities and landscapes for residents to relax near and socialize, but it also has a great nightlife. The town welcomes all of those who wish to live here; residents tend to be families with children, retirees, the elderly, and those who prefer to be in or near a major city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Being one of Colorado’s most prominent cities, you can expect that there’s plenty of fun to be had here in Boulder! Whether you’re out with some friends or the family, here you’ll find a variety of shops, eateries, and areas to socialize.
Pearl Street Mall
runs through the heart of the downtown area and has everything you could possibly need and want. Browse the aisles and shelves at Free People
, a women’s clothing store, and pick out anything from dresses to jackets to shoes. Consider getting some jewelry from the family-owned shop Hurdle’s Jewelry
. Standing for over 100 years, visit the infamous Boulder Theater
for music, comedy, movies, and more.
Have breakfast or brunch at cozy Lucile’s Creole Cafe
. Dine-in and experience a luxurious Northern Italian restaurant that sources its ingredients at Frasca Food and Wine
. If you prefer tacos and a couple of margaritas, head down the street and have a seat at Bartaco
. If margs aren’t your thing, consider heading on over to Oskar Blues Boulder Taproom
for some hearty pub-grub staples that come with craft beers.
Things to Do
Boulder residents make the most out of their days at local recreational parks, wandering along trails, in the mountains, and various other outdoor activities under the Colorado sun.
The famous Boulder Creek Festival
happens in the middle of July and is one of Boulder's most popular outdoor festivals. Here visitors can expect concerts and performances, a marketplace with crafts and artisans, vendors that prepare quality culinary food, and family fun for kids. In September, at the Macky Auditorium, attend the Bluebird Music Festival
. Here you’ll be able to enjoy live performances from various artists. If you prefer live, scripted plays, consider visiting the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
If you love running or walking great distances, then you’ll love the BOLDERBoulder 10k Road Race
. Do your 10k by competing with yourself and having a personal goal, or simply walk it with friends and enjoy the weather. Trek up the popular Mt. Sanitas Trail
and get a great morning workout in. Would you rather relax and walk around somewhere indoors and air-conditioned? Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
and view the galleries of regional and international artists.
With the highly regarded Boulder Valley School District, some of the notable and popular school choices include:
- Whittier Elementary School, K-5
- Casey Middle School, 6-8
- Fairview High School, 9-12
- University of Colorado