Living In Boulder

June 14, 2023

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Just a few things we cherish about living in Boulder at 5430 ft.

Boulder, Colorado is an attractive destination for many people due to its stunning natural surroundings, thriving economy, renowned University of Colorado, and vibrant outdoor fitness culture.
Let’s take a look at some key aspects that make owning real estate and living in Boulder special.

Living In Boulder

Owning and living in Boulder

Economic Conditions: Boulder’s often cited as having a strong and diverse economy that contributes to its overall desirability. The city has a thriving technology sector, with many startups and established tech companies calling Boulder home. It is often referred to as the “Silicon Flatirons” due to the presence of companies focused on aerospace, biotechnology, software development, and renewable energy. The technology industry in Boulder offers numerous job opportunities and helps drive the local economy.

University of Colorado: The University of Colorado Boulder (Go Buffs!) is a prestigious public research university known for its academic excellence and beautiful campus. It attracts students and faculty from all over the world, contributing to the city’s intellectual and cultural diversity. The university offers a wide range of academic programs and is particularly renowned for its engineering, computer science, environmental science, and business programs. When living in Boulder, you’ll have access to the university’s various cultural events, lectures, and sporting events that enhance the overall vibrancy of the city. Did someone say Coach Prime in Boulder?! He is. And he’s ready to transform the CU Buffs football program. Football tickets are selling in records, who would have guessed – Deion Sanders in Boulder, Colorado!

Outdoor Fitness: Boulder is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering ample opportunities for soaking in vitamin D and just about any outdoor sport you can come up with. Think – paddle boarding, rock climbing, cycling of any kind, paragliding – as just some of the many daily activities you’ll find people enjoying in Boulder. The city is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, providing easy access to hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, and snowboarding. The famous Boulder Creek Path winds through the city, offering a picturesque route for walking, jogging, or biking up the canyon to hit trails that you will enjoy getting lost on. The Flatirons, iconic rock formations that overlook the city, provide fantastic rock climbing routes. The nearby Eldorado Canyon State Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are also popular destinations for outdoor adventures. Did we mention the 110 miles of hiking and biking trails available to you living in Boulder? Catch more about quality-of-life stats summed up by the Boulder Economic Council.

Technology: Boulder has a robust technology sector, with a thriving startup ecosystem and a presence of established tech companies (like our pals at Google, Twitter, Apple, Splunk, Workday, and I’m sure many of your other favorites). The city fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, with various co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators that support new ventures. The availability of venture capital funding and a collaborative business environment make Boulder an attractive place for tech entrepreneurs.

Eldora Ski Resort: Located just 21 miles west of Boulder, Eldora Mountain Resort offers a convenient and accessible winter sports destination for residents and visitors alike. The resort features a variety of terrain suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels, including groomed runs, glades, and terrain parks. Eldora is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and shorter lift lines compared to larger resorts in the region. With its proximity to Boulder, many residents in the surrounding area enjoy day trips or evening skiing after (during) work, seriously! Eldora provides a fantastic opportunity for outdoor winter recreation enthusiasts within a short distance from the city.

Boulder as an Endurance Mecca: Boulder has gained recognition as an endurance sports mecca, attracting athletes and fitness enthusiasts from around the world. The city’s natural beauty and favorable climate make it an ideal location for outdoor training and events. Boulder offers an extensive network of trails and bike paths for running, cycling, and triathlon training. Many professional athletes choose Boulder as their training base due to the high altitude, challenging terrain, and supportive community of like-minded individuals. The city also hosts various endurance events, including the epic and always entertaining BOLDER Boulder 10K, Ironman triathlons, and cycling races such as the USA ProCycling Challenge on the blacktop, which all contribute to its reputation as an endurance sports hub.

Investment Properties: Boulder presents a promising opportunity for investment properties. The strong and stable real estate market, coupled with the city’s desirability and limited land availability, makes it an attractive option for real estate investors. The caveat to it, the demand for rental properties remains high, driven by the presence of the University of Colorado and the city’s steady job market. Additionally, Boulder’s strict development regulations and limited new construction contribute to a relatively low housing supply, which keeps the concept of “supply and demand” healthy while driving up property values over time. For all these reasons, and as an investor in Boulder, I can’t recommend enough the importance of knowing the local market and consulting with a real estate professional to consider factors such as property management, rental regulations, and potential rental income before investing in the Boulder real estate market.

In terms of Boulder’s real estate market, it’s important to note that Boulder housing has historically been highly competitive and expensive. The city’s desirability, limited land availability, and strong demand contribute to strong housing prices. Just to drive it home, it’s advisable to consult with local real estate professionals for up-to-date information on prices, availability, and trends.

Overall, moving to Boulder offers the opportunity to wake up to the Flatirons in your window, the views from hiking Mt Sanitas, and the opportunity to refuel from a run or ride by visiting one of the many favorite craft breweries in town.

Is Boulder striking a chord with you? Reach out, we’d love to discuss your next home in Boulder!