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Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder, CO is one of Colorado’s most striking destinations. A mere 25 miles from the capitol of Denver, the nearly 100,000 residents of Boulder, CO is not only the home of the University of Colorado, it also enjoys high rankings in quality of life, education, the arts and the overall well being of the community.

The History of Boulder

Boulder, CO has had a remarkable history from the Wild West days during the formation of the city in 1858 through the establishment of the University of Colorado in 1877. The city became a Mecca for culture with the Feeny Opera House opening in 1891 and the Philharmonic shortly afterwards. As the University of Colorado expanded, so did the population of Boulder under the shadows of The Flatirons, the name for the particular mountains that border the city.

Living in Boulder

The city of Boulder, CO features well renowned schools, beautiful neighborhoods, plenty of employment opportunities and varied neighborhoods that run the gamut from the modern back to the historic homes established in the 19th century.

The population in Boulder is generally younger than the national average, which should not be surprising given the presence of the University of Colorado. But the overall environment is youthful and forward looking. The neighborhoods are generally quiet, well kept and the city has a relatively low crime rate as well.

The emphasis on public transportation has made Boulder one of the most accessible cities in the US without having to drive a vehicle. As for shopping, the famed Pearl Street mall is one of the most famous in Colorado. Featuring numerous shops, restaurants and specialty stores, the Pearl Street Mall is certainly one of the highlights to this remarkable city.

The Attractions of Boulder

Boulder, CO is surrounded by many thousands of acres of open space, nature preserves and conservation land with nearly 60% of it open to the public. That means the residents and visitors can explore the mountains and surrounding countryside along the many hiking trails in Chautauqua Park for example which is along the southwestern border of the city or the many other public parks and areas that are open to all.

Needless to say, outdoor activities are the primary source of attractions in Boulder all year round. From skiing to hiking to simply enjoying the great outdoors, Boulder is the place for those who love these types of activities.

Boulder is also the home to popular film festivals which draw in thousands of tourists and residents as well. The music scene in Boulder is quite varied and popular with many different clubs and settings that attract groups ranging from classical to rock to jazz to country and more. The Colorado Chautauqua, which was established in 1898, is a cultural treasure presenting many different lectures, film, education classes and more.

Overall, Boulder, CO is certainly one of the most pleasant places to live in the Western US. A youthful feel about the city along with plenty of activities, job opportunities and attractions make Boulder the place to live in Colorado. 

Boulder Zip Codes: 80303 80021

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$2,950,000
3 Beds 4 Baths IR1003855 MLS
Nestled in Historic Mapleton Hill, just a stroll from Downtown, stands 527 Maxwell Avenue - a charming blend of timeless appeal and modern convenience. This rare find includes not only a beautifully updated craftsman-style home, but a hard-to-find two-car garage and a detached studio space. 527 Maxwell seamlessly marries classic farmhouse charm with contemporary upgrades. The curb appeal is undeniable, complete with a front porch swing and a stately front door with striking glass cutout. Inside, fir hardwood floors and wooden built-ins welcome you, setting a warm and inviting tone throughout. The dining room, complete with character-rich built-ins, is perfect for gatherings and meals. The sunlit kitchen has undergone tasteful updates with white cabinets, black granite counters, and top-of-the-line appliances. You'll be delighted to discover built-in wine storage in the lower level, where your favorite bottles can be stored and displayed. Upstairs, the primary bedroom boasts airy vaulted ceilings, and a private balcony featuring iconic mountain views. A spacious and elegant remodeled en suite comes complete with heated floors and chic fixtures. Two generous walk-in closets offers versatility with one easily doubling as a cozy office or bonus space. Two additional bedrooms provide ample space and the secondary bathroom's clawfoot tub adds to the historic charm. Outside, the backyard features a paved patio and pergola, ideal for al fresco dining or outdoor entertaining. A spacious grassy yard dotted with apple trees completes the idyllic picture. The detached studio is the perfect private office, or it can even serve as private guest accommodations with its own bathroom and shower. The two-car garage is ideal for even more storage and includes and electric car charger. This home offers a unique opportunity to celebrate Boulder's rich and charming history, while enjoying modern comforts and conveniences just steps from downtown.

527 Maxwell Avenue, Boulder

Courtesy of Compass - Boulder . 7203395033

$1,800,000
4 Beds 2 Baths IR1003847 MLS
Exquisite Craftsman home nestled within the idyllic Whittier neighborhood. This captivating residence embodies timeless charm & modern comfort. Relax in front of the fireplace in the main living area, or enjoy cooking in the adjacent kitchen, featuring slab granite countertops, complemented by cherry cabinets. The primary bedroom features foothills views & a beautiful bathroom with heated floors and a steam shower. Entertain on the covered back porch leading to a fully fenced, landscaped yard. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the allure of a charming covered front porch, the perfect spot to enjoy tea and a book. Once inside, the main area beckons with its warm hardwood floors and an aesthetic floorplan that effortlessly combines functionality with style. Bathed in natural light streaming through large windows, the living room serves as the heart of the home, boasting a cozy gas fireplace - the perfect spot to gather with loved ones on chilly evenings.The adjacent kitchen is a culinary haven, featuring sleek slab granite countertops, complemented by rich cherry cabinets that provide ample storage space for all your cooking essentials. For those who love to entertain, the covered back porch and fully-fenced backyard over a private oasis and perfect gathering spot. The upper level features a primary bedroom with large windows framing beautiful views of the foothills.The ensuite master bathroom boasts heated floors, a rejuvenating steam shower, and dual vanities. The upper level also includes a large second bedroom and a convenient laundry area.Located within walking and biking distance to shops, groceries, and the vibrant energy of Pearl Street, this residence offers the perfect blend of tranquility and urban convenience-a rare opportunity to experience the best of both worlds in one captivating package. Welcome home to a lifestyle of unparalleled elegance and comfort.

2543 Pine Street, Boulder

Courtesy of milehimodern - Boulder . 3039450601

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