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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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3280531 MLS
Nestled in the vibrant west end of Pearl Street, yet still very private, this modern loft-style condo offers the best of urban living with views of nature and mountains. Enjoy easy walkability to an array of neighborhood restaurants, shops, and boutiques, immersing yourself in Boulder's lively culture. Built in 2007, this dream home is spread across three levels and includes 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The open floor plan boasts 12' high ceilings, accentuated by wide plank maple hardwood flooring throughout. The living room seamlessly connects to an outdoor balcony with a double-sided fireplace and breathtaking mountain views, the perfect ambiance for relaxation and entertainment. The gourmet kitchen features GE Monogram appliances, Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher, DeWills soft-close maple cabinetry, and elegant neutral granite countertops. The upper level houses a spacious primary suite with expansive windows offering southwest Flatirons mountain views and a private balcony, a double-sided fireplace shared with the luxurious primary bath, (a jacuzzi jetted tub) and a 2-head steam shower. Second floor skylights add a touch of natural light. The spacious secondary bedroom features an ensuite bath for added privacy and comfort. Completing the package is a main level, private, attached, heated, and oversized 2-car garage. This condo can be bought fully furnished, making it an ideal choice for corporate or executive rentals or as a second home. Whether you're seeking a stylish urban retreat or a high quality investment opportunity, this loft-style condo checks all the boxes. Please Note: Per CCR Guidelines, only rentals 30 days or longer are allowed.

820 Pearl Street Unit B, Boulder

Courtesy of Engel & Volkers Denver . mj.martin@engelvoelkers.com,720-692-6563

4 Beds 3 Baths IR997206 MLS
Discover Valley View's Slice of Luxury: This exceptional West Boulder home underwent a masterful architectural redesign in 2000, resulting in a truly unique and indulgent living experience*Offering an open floor plan that seamlessly blends spaces, allows tons of natural light thru transom windows & cathedral ceilings that create a sense of grandeur, this home lives large in every way*Explore the balcony/deck of the Primary Suite and lose yourself in breathtaking Flatiron Mountain views - a place where you can truly find your Zen*The custom maple kitchen is designed for entertaining, complete with glass display cabinetry and a built-in breakfast bar*Smart storage solutions abound, with thoughtfully placed built-in storage cabinetry*The convenient powder room addition enhances the functionality of the main level, while the vaulted Primary Bedroom boasts custom beam and iron details, bathing the room in an abundance of comforting sunlight*The second-floor laundry adds practicality to the home's layout, making daily chores a breeze*An upper-level study/office/craft room offers versatility to meet multi-faceted lifestyle needs*Two main level bedrooms provide comfort and privacy for family or guests*Skylights and a windowed garage door to the attached heated oversized garage infuse the space with even more natural light and warmth*Outside, you'll discover a private oasis, complete with a red rock sitting area, stained concrete patio, painted metal decorative garden arches, and shade sails*This outdoor space is perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying the Colorado sunshine*West Boulder location in a prime spot between Mapleton and Newlands, you'll have easy access to the best of Boulder living*Hike to Sanitas from the nearby Dakota Place Trailhead, or take a quick bike ride to the North Boulder Rec Center or Ideal Market, ensuring that all your shopping needs are within reach

516 Valley View Drive, Boulder

Courtesy of StorckNest Properties . 3035024003

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