Residents of Boulder love where they live and it is easy to see why. At 5,430 feet above sea level and surrounded by over 30,000 acres of enormous open space Bolder is a charming city nestled in Boulder Valley, where the Rocky Mountains join the Great Plains. The magnificent slabs of sedimentary rock slanted up on the foothills on the city's west side are named The Flatirons and are Boulder’s trademark natural features.
Boulder is one of Colorado hottest real estate markets, and the city was one of the only locations in the state to see home appreciation increase by more than 5% in the last year. Cookie cutter and tract homes are not the norm in this dynamic community. Custom homes with amazing views and abundant open space define the Boulder real estate market, keeping it in high demand. Home prices in Boulder range from the low 300s to $15 million.
Whether you are in the market for a modern loft or condo, golf course property, an affordable house in a good residential neighborhood, or an ultra-luxury estate you’ll find the perfect property in the Boulder area. There are also many historic homes in Boulder, in addition to numerous new home neighborhoods.
Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Gunbarrel, Newlands, Whittier, Old North Boulder, Martin Acres, Lower Chautauqua, Park East, Chautauqua, Mapleton Hill, and Meadow Glen. Each neighborhood offers its own charm and conveniences, and many are near area parks and other open spaces.
Boulder is known for its diversity and is the most liberal city in the state of Colorado. Its population of about 100,000 residents includes more than 40,000 college students. It is home to the University of Colorado – Boulder and boasts more than 1300 restaurants as well as a tremendous variety of things to do and see all year long.
Among other distinctions, Boulder has been named number one of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well by Forbes.com, one of the Ten Best Cities for the Next Decade by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, ranked #19 of the Top 25 Destinations in the US by TripAdvisor.com, #9 of the Top 100 Places to Live by RelocateAmerica.com, and earned the top spot in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Boulder was also named America's Foodiest Town by Bon Appetit magazine.