Neighborhoods in Boulder

September 18, 2023

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You know, folks, there are places in this world where the stars seem to align just right. They’re the kind of places that make you question why you’d ever live anywhere else. Boulder, Colorado, my friends, is one of those places.

And let me tell you, if you’re considering a relocation that’s going to upgrade your life, relocating to Boulder should be at the top of your list. Now, I’m not here to spin tales or sugarcoat things – I’m here to tell you why Boulder, is the smartest move you can make. With its easy accessibility to major highways, a diverse range of homes, vibrant community that blends innovation and tradition, and a backyard that’s basically Mother Nature’s playground, Boulder and its many neighborhoods (below we’ll get into some demographic detail) is where it’s at.

This isn’t just a place; it’s a lifestyle upgrade. So, sit tight, and browse the neighborhoods in a town that’s as close to perfect as it gets. Welcome to the Colorado lifestyle – welcome to Boulder. 

South Boulder (SoBo): Traits – Known for the Martin Acres, Tantra Park, and Table Mesa neighborhoods, you’ll find a lot of traditional 2b/2b ranch-style homes that have had a top popped or completely renovated, along with various townhome communities. 
It’s also home to NIST, NCAR, and some of the best open spaces in Boulder – Marshall Mesa, Dowdy Draw, and Eldorado Canyon.
Population ~ 13,109
Median Price:  900k / $1.1m
Schools: Bear Creek, Mesa, Creekside Elementary at Martin, and Park Montessori elementary schools – Southern Hills, Summit Middle Charter, and Manhattan Middle School of the Arts Middle Schools – Fairview and Boulder High. 

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North, Central Boulder: Traits – Mix between old, ’70s & 80’s homes with areas of new build, townhomes, and mid-century.
Geographically: Defined by a larger geographic footprint – West to Broadway, North to Jay Rd, East to 47th St, and South to Iris.  Population ~ 32,000
Median Price:
Schools: Creekside Elementary School and Park Foothill Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Centennial & Casey Middle Schools, and Boulder High or New Vista High

North Boulder/ Newlands Living

NoBo (North Boulder): Traits – Becoming an arts district with urban living, restaurants, and access to Boulder’s best cycling north of town.
Population ~ 11,900
Median Price: $949K
Schools: Crestview, Columbine, and foothills Elementary school. Centennial Middle School, & Boulder High

Old North Boulder: Traits – The original “North Boulder” with the classic North Boulder park. Also home to some classic mid-century modern, with a lot of homes being bought and totally renovated. You’ll also have walking access to the well-known Sanitas trail system at the base of Mt. Sanitas, famous for its views. You’l also be steps away from Wonderland Lake and the  ….. Trail system traversing the foothills.
Population ~ 4,256
Median Price: $1.8M
Schools: Columbine, and foothills Elementary school. Casey Middle School, & Boulder High

Downtown Living

Downtown Boulder: Traits – centered around Pearl Street, Victorian-era architecture, quant, culture-centered, dynamic food scene.
Median price, $1.5M
Schools: Whittier Elementary, Casey Middle School, Boulder High

The Hill (University Hill): Traits – Fox Theater (voted Top Venu by Rolling Stone!) Hip and youthful feel. Older, larger homes also house a larger portion of university students. Highly densely populated – 3500 ppl.
Geographically: South of Downtown, North of Chetaqua, and West of CU Boulder campus. One of the most walkable neighborhoods of Boulder.
Median price, $1.2m
Schools: Flatirons or University Hill Elementary Schools, Manhattan Middle School of the Arts and Academics, and Boulder High

Chautauqua Neighborhood

Chautauqua: Traits – Known for being a neighborhood of craftsmanship in homes that have been both maintained with their original aesthetics, along with some that have had a major renovation. The area provides  Immediate views of the Flatirons, access to Chautauqua Park and an Auditorium built in 1898 that holds many cultural events & concerts.
Geographically: West of Baseline Rd is “Hilltop” and to the North of Baseline is considered “Lower Chautauqua”
Median Price: $1.5m
Schools: Flatirons or University Hill Elementary Schools, Manhattan Middle School of the Arts and Academics, and Boulder High or Fairview High

29th St:  Traits – dense, condo-style living  – Noble Park, Scott Carpenter Park, with direct access to everything on 28th St in the center of Boulder. This is your Lock-n-leave neighborhood. 

East Boulder:  Traits – Quiet neighborhoods, access to some of Boulder’s favorite breweries, such as Upslope Brewing, and neighborhood restaurants like Black Belly. Home to a few major tech companies, you’ll find a progressive food and coffee culture driven by people who want to find something slightly more affordable in Boulder. 
Easy access to towns East of Boulder, Such as Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, and Longmont.
Pop – ~3,210
Median Price: $600K
Schools; Douglas & Columbine elementary, Casey & Platt middle Schools, and Boulder High or Fairview High. 

Gunbarrell, Twin Lakes Neighborhood: Traits – The northeast corner of Boulder. It’s slightly removed from Boulder proper, but a quick 15 minutes from downtown Boulder. a neighborhood w/ a small-town feel. Access to grocery stores, minutes away from the cozy town of Niwot, and about 12 minutes from Longmont.
Pop – ~3,789
Median Price: $700K

Schools: Niwot Elementary School, Heatherwood, Centennial Middle School – Nevin Platt – Sunset Middle School, Niwot High, Boulder High, Centaurus, and Fairview High.