Welcome to Boulder
A vibrant city nestled between Denver and the mountains.
Boulder is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and this picturesque city is known for its outdoor activities and breathtaking views. At just a 30-minute drive from Denver, Boulder is slightly tucked away, providing residents with a hip and urban lifestyle. Boulder’s community is full of outdoor activities and plenty of flavors to explore.
Until 1861, Boulder was part of the Nebraska Territory, when the Territory of Colorado was created. Boulder was originally a supply base for miners, providing them with direct access to the mountains. As education and transportation began to grow, so did Boulder's population. Today, the city maintains its historical roots and charm while staying up to date on the latest trends and cutting-edge technology.
Boulder contains a mix of architectural styles. The charm of a traditional American bungalow is commonly seen on the housing market in Boulder, as the character remains alongside modern updates. The average selling price of a home in Boulder is around $1 million, with plenty of options on either side of that price point.
What to Love
- Home to the University of Colorado Boulder
- Endless trails to hike and explore
- Unique dining, breweries, and boutiques
People & Lifestyle
Young professionals love calling Boulder home. Post-graduate life draws many to the bustling city to start their careers or pursue further education. Whether you’re looking to start your career in Boulder or travel to a neighboring city such as Denver, it’s a manageable commute to work. Boulder is vibrant and active, giving the young crowd things to do. For those who shy away from big cities, Boulder still offers the social aspects of large-scale, urban communities within a quiet and outdoor-centric city.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Boulder is home to unique and hip shops and restaurants. Known as “America’s Foodiest Town,” the traditional food and drink take on a creative twist. Pearl Street has the tastiest dishes for any foodie.
The Boulder Book Store
is a charming, three-level bookstore that’s been serving the community since 1973. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind home accessory or the perfect gift, Peppercorn
is the place to go. It’s no surprise Peppercorn is located on Pearl Street — this shop provides Boulder residents with high-quality kitchen decor, tableware, and gourmet goods.
allows you to experience several tastes of Boulder. This food park is a backyard party, perfect for all ages. With over 30 taps on deck and a constant rotation of Boulder’s best food trucks, you can experience the city's finest cuisines in one place. For a traditional Italian meal sourced with local ingredients, Frasca Food and Wine
always serves guests deliciously refined plates.
Things to Do
The outdoor activities definitely take center stage in Boulder, but there are more things to do and see than just the pine-scented trails.
The Boulder Creek Festival
is an annual three-day festival that’s been drawing people to Boulder for over 25 years. This festival features a variety of events, activities, local food, and entertainment, all unique to Boulder.
Pearl Street is for more than just shopping. The Bands on the Bricks
is an outdoor concert series that takes place on the bricks of this popular street each summer. This event pulls the Boulder community together to celebrate good music and vibes.
When you’re ready to get back to Boulder’s roots, the Boulder Reservoir
will be there to welcome you home. This 700-acre, multi-use recreation and water-storage facility is a unique place to explore. Whether you’re looking to swim, boat, dine, plan a picnic, or go for a stroll, the Boulder Reservoir is one of the most stunning places to explore in the city.
Boulder is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Peak to Peak Charter School, K-12, the best public elementary school in Colorado
- Fairview High School, 9-12, top-ranked public high school in the state
- Tara Performing Arts High School, 9-12, highly ranked private high school