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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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4 Beds 4 Baths IR989692 MLS
Immerse yourself in the captivating architecture and luxurious main level living experience of this extraordinary mid-century ranch. Nestled in highly sought after Frasier Meadows, this striking residence offers serenity and sun filled spaces across an expansive level lot with mature, low maintenance landscaping. Just a stone's throw from Boulder's extensive network of multi-use paths, and Hwy 36 for effortless access to Denver, you'll be sure to enjoy the primo location and respite from the bustle of downtown. A free-standing Japanese inspired Tea Room serves as the centerpiece of the backyard and is perfect for yoga, summer dinner parties, or children's playhouse. As the night falls, retreat into your spacious main-level Primary Suite, where your spa-like Bathroom awaits moments of quiet indulgence. Unwind in your oversized soaking tub, enveloped yourself in the cozy ambiance of the fireplace, and allow the stresses of the day to melt away. Multiple outdoor spaces surrounded by the sounds of nature whisper into your home via a myriad of sliding doors, each leading you to new exploration of your bucolic backyard. An expansive walk-out lower level, complete with an additional bedroom/office and a generous guest/in-law suite, allows company to feel connected while allowing for privacy and individuality. These spaces adds versatility and convenience to the already impressive, yet functional floor plan. To truly appreciate the magnificence of this home, it must be experienced first-hand, so schedule a private showing and come see for yourself why Frasier Meadows is rapidly becoming Boulder's up and coming hot spot. Embrace the Boulder lifestyle and fall in love with everything this city has to offer - LIVE BOLDER, LOVE BOULDER

340 Inca Parkway, Boulder

Courtesy of Slifer Smith & Frampton-Bldr . 7203941997

5 Beds 5 Baths 8854423 MLS
BEST VALUE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Seller credit available toward installation of Central A/C, closing costs or rate buy down. Gorgeous home in Unincorporated Boulder County on almost 1.2 acres with incredible mountain views of Longs Peak and the Flatirons. Located just 8 minutes to Boulder, and 4 minutes to Louisville, this neighborhood is an undiscovered gem. Easy access to hiking and biking trails, on city water with an irrigation well, this home is perfect for the hobbyist, gardener and/or animal lover. The home is over 5300 finished square feet, and is a delightful mix of all that we love about living in Colorado with a gorgeous kitchen, rich stone accents, and warm wood features. This home represents the ultimate in flexibility with a recently added upper level primary bedroom with large walk-in closet and en-suite (included) washer and dryer. There is a 2nd primary bedroom on the main level with large closet and walk in shower. Plenty of room for your cars, toys or collections with an oversized attached 3+ car garage, plus a lower garage/storage area, and a loft area. Brand new carpeting and newly refinished hardwood flooring, and numerous outdoor spaces from which to enjoy your coffee, tea or wine while taking in the beautiful views. Bring your RV, chickens, goats or whatever brings you joy and come experience life just outside the city limits, where you have convenient, neighborhood access to hiking and biking trails, as well as the local dog park. Recently remodeled and move-in ready, or bring your ideas to add your own personal touch. Licensed owner - ask listing agent about the most recent neighborhood off market sale which makes this an amazing value!


Courtesy of RE/MAX Elevate . 303-641-0389

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