1. Martin Acres
Located in the Southwest side of Boulder, Martin Acres has a great neighborhood feel with single-family homes lining the streets. Its proximity to Table Mesa shopping center, the spacious Martin Park and great bike paths will keep you close to home but it’s also just a short ride to Downtown Boulder and has easy access to US Highway 36. There are great schools in the area, from pre-schools to Fairview High School. Martin Acres has a lot to offer in its future as well, with restorations and build outs in the works. Many investors chose to buy and rent out homes with three to five bedrooms to college students, making the neighborhood diverse in range of age.
2. Uptown Broadway
This very new, modern and beautiful neighborhood has really begun to boom in recent years. With many nearby shops, restaurants and hiking trails, Uptown is quickly gentrifying and becoming a hip and enjoyable place to live. Living spaces include newly built apartments and single family homes. The views of the nearby foothills are unique and hold great possibilities for outdoor recreation. It’s right off Broadway and there are bus services across town, as well as easy access to Wonderland Lake and Lucky’s Supermarket. If you feel you don't need to be on Pearl Street, this is the perfect alternative.
3. Holiday Neighborhood
The Holiday Neighborhood is cozy, homey and provides workplace options for small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs, with diverse housing choices for households of all types. With vibrant house colors, nearby parks and a large community garden within walking distance, the Holiday Neighborhood has charm and a sense of community. It’s a prime example of New Urbanism. Not far from Uptown, there is also easy access to shops, restaurants and business of all types.
Known as a ‘classic Boulder neighborhood’, Newlands has perks like North Boulder Park, Ideal Market and great Flatiron views. It’s also not a far walk, bike or drive to the heart of Downtown. Together with the character of the community, it is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Boulder. There’s lots of remodeling going on here. Homes vary in style and price range and with how charming this neighborhood is, Newlands has a lot to offer in terms of investment and finding a great home.
The Rosehill neighborhood is quiet, unique and extremely charming. With well kept streets and large trees, and close mountain proximity, it’s a pretty special place to live. Many beautifully sophisticated houses line the inclined streets and few original bungalows still stand. Most have been completely rebuilt or remodeled and restored. Location wise, it is solid. This area of town is not far from Chautauqua and incredible mountain access, as well as University Hill and Downtown Boulder just a little ways to the north.
6. Table Mesa
This neighborhood is full of a great selection of diverse properties. It’s extremely well located close to fantastic schools and Table Mesa shopping center, in addition to several beautiful parks and a recreation center, not to mention phenomenal hiking/outdoor recreation nearby at many stunning trailheads.
Chautauqua is small and one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boulder. It provides stunning views of the Flatirons, and is within walking distance of all of the amenities of the Colorado Chautauqua Association, including the historic dining hall and auditorium. It’s a beautiful sprawling neighborhood with many gorgeous, historic homes. You’ll find a nice mix of spacious Victorians and modern house designs. Most houses in this area sell for somewhere between one and two million, with that number on the rise.
This charming part of town (occasionally referred to as Lower Chautauqua) also consists of single-family homes and some college student apartments and rentals on the South side of the neighborhood, closer to campus. Here you’ll find a mix of modern homes and classic, older architecture still around today. This neighborhood has easy access to the University of Colorado Boulder Campus in addition to University Hill and the nearby Basemar shopping center.
8. Mapleton Hill
There’s no neighborhood in Boulder that quite compares to Mapleton Hill. Being one of the oldest neighborhoods in town dating back to 1882, it has yet to lose it’s charm. This area has beautiful wide avenues lined with centuries old Maple trees next to large, stunning Victorian homes. Situated at the mouth of Sunshine Canyon between North Boulder and Pearl Street, Mapleton Hill residents have easy access to all downtown and mountain activities, not to mention great schools, parks, and one of the best hospitals in town, Boulder Community Hospital.
9. Fourmile Creek
This Boulder neighborhood offers a quiet, family-friendly community with easy access to Foothills Parkway/Hwy 36 and Jay Road. With its larger homes and yards, Fourmile Creek is a place for Boulder families looking for more space. The streets are wide and houses very roomy, and there is nearby shopping by 28th Street and Iris, not to mention it’s only a short drive from Downtown, not a bad price to pay for having more space and a quiet neighborhood for your family. A bonus of this neighborhood is the very close by Pleasant View Fields Sports Complex, containing enough athletic field space for all!
10. Northfield Commons
Located between Kalmia Avenue and Palo Parkway in northeast Boulder, Northfield Commons sits on a 22-acre lot adjacent to the Pleasant View sports fields. This new neighborhood has gorgeous mountain views, and easy access to all of north Boulder’s amenities. This includes mountain access, shops, restaurants, yoga studios, banks, climbing gyms, and any other desirable Boulderite activity you can think of. With a nice layout, there’s a park in the center of the neighborhood. The homes vary from traditional architecture to sleek, modern, loft-style living situations, with options from single-family homes and townhomes to condominiums.
11. University Hill
This neighborhood, commonly referred to as simply “The Hill” is one of the largest and most densely occupied in all of Boulder. It stretches from Baseline all the way north to Marine Street and from Broadway west to 9th Street. It’s a rather dynamic part of town with all sorts of living situations ranging from huge old houses, to apartment buildings and the occasional single-family home. The neighborhood is primarily occupied by students. In recent years, new money has created new developments, causing the restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and retail stores to either update/gentrify and catch up or it’s possible they may be driven out of business. University Hill is only growing as thousands more CU students flock to Colorado for school. Although it’s a crowded part of town, it maintains its unique and relaxed environment as a place for students to hang out, have fun and enjoy beautiful Boulder.
12. Dakota Ridge
Dakota Ridge is one of the newer neighborhoods of Boulder, located in the far northwestern part of town, and it’s rapidly growing. This area that was once mainly empty fields years ago, now has wide streets with townhomes, single family homes and features a beautiful park with picnic tables and kids play area. With easy transportation to Hwy 36 and Broadway, including all of the perks of the nearby Uptown neighborhood, Dakota Ridge has a lot to offer for residents. It’s surrounded by open space and terrific outdoor access. As a tip though, it’s good to keep in mind that although most of these houses are quite large, many do not have much yard space.
The Heatherwood neighborhood is located northeast of Boulder out at North 75th Street, right out by Gunbarrel. There is easy access to here via Lookout Road, Jay Road, and the Diagonal highway. It’s a fairly small neighborhood, but is spacious, surrounded by open space and has its own Heatherwood elementary school, an episcopal church, and park. Many of the houses in Heatherwood were built in the late 60’s and early 70’s, but are well maintained and in good condition. Homes here are more affordable than in town and many can be bought for under $500,000.
14. Lake Valley
Lake Valley or Lake Valley Estates sits less than ten miles northeast of Boulder right by Left Hand Valley reservoir, and other smaller reservoirs nearby. It’s a luxurious community with large houses, a private golf course and reservoir for swimming, fishing and boating with a dock and small beach. Lake Valley also has a park with tennis courts, bocce ball, baseball, a playground, covered seating areas and public bathrooms. Homes usually go for $500,000 and up, and have luxurious layouts for everyone from families to retired folks looking for nice property.
15. Park East
Park East sits north/south between Baseline and Colorado and east to west between Foothills Parkway and 30th Street. Full of many single family houses and some apartment buildings occupied by families and some students, this neighborhood is relatively quiet and low key. It gets more mellow as you head east away from campus. There’s two great elementary schools right off of Aurora; BCSIS and High Peaks elementary who share a building and have a huge playing field, as well as access to public baseball courts. In Park East you’re surrounded by shopping and great places to eat, as well as some nice small parks and walking/biking paths that connect to Boulder Creek. Homes in this area are slightly more affordable than other neighborhoods, with a large range of prices and options to chose from.
16. Arapahoe Ridge
This neighborhood sits east of Foothills and west of 55th Street. It’s full of beautiful family homes with wide, curving streets. Most houses have at least 2 bedrooms if not more, yard space for the doggy and kids to play too. This location is close to stores and eateries and not far from downtown Boulder however, it is unique because it’s quiet and feels very protected from the larger roads surrounding it. There’s a beautiful neighborhood park, the 206 bus route, and flatirons golf course is a brief walk away.
17. Wonderland HIll
Located west of broadway in lovely north Boulder, the Wonderland Hill neighborhood is beautiful and charming. Residents here have quiet living space and own houses with large lots. Here you will find some condos, but mostly single family homes. The neighborhood got its start in the early 70’s, when developers wanted to give residents the “mountain living” feel, while not having to deal with a tedious mountain commute. There is extremely easy access to Wonderland Lake and all the nearby hiking trails backing up to the nearby foothills. Houses here range from range from $400,000 to the millions and have spacious layouts on large lots. There are many great schools close by. Here you’re just a short walk away from shopping at Lucky’s market, as well as the amenities of nearby Uptown, and you’re a quick drive or bus ride from downtown!
18. Goss Grove
The Goss Grove neighborhood runs east to west from Folsom Street to 15th Street, and sits between Arapahoe Ave and Canyon Blvd. It’s a fairly densely populated neighborhood with almost all student housing, ranging from one bedroom apartments, to large, shared homes. You’ll also find young professionals here who love the location. There is also some subsidized housing. This area is a great location to call home. There’s tons of nearby shopping and to the south, it’s only a ten minute walk to the heart of the CU campus and to the north, only a few minutes to Pearl Street, central park (Farmers Market) and some of the most amazing parts of central Boulder.
Whittier is a beautiful and well established neighborhood located close to downtown in Central Boulder, just east of the Pearl St. Mall. It sits between Bluff Street to the north, Canyon Boulevard to the south, Broadway to the west, and 28th street to the east, and can be easily accessed from Folsom and Broadway. It has a healthy mix of residential and commercial properties and endless amenities being so close to everything. Residents here can happily walk or ride their bikes to wherever they may want to go. Here you can find everything from classes 1920’s style bungalows to newer homes and condos.
This neighborhood is located along Baseline Road, west of Foothills. This neighborhood is popular for people attending CU. Most homes here were built in the late 1950's and the majority of them consist of 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms at approximately 900 square feet. With easy access to CU and Meadows shopping center, you’re close to the amenities you need.
Keewaydin sits East of Foothills Parkway and North to South between Baseline and S. Boulder Road. As one of East Boulder’s most prominent neighborhoods, it boasts close proximity to US36 and the commuting corridor, as well as great schools like Manhattan Middle School and also the expansive East Boulder Rec Center and dog park. Most homes in this area were built between 1965 and 1978. The neighborhood is spacious and full of beautiful, mature trees and winding streets. There’s not much for walkable retail, but almost everything in Boulder is only a 10-minute car ride from this decent location.
22. Frasier Meadows
This neighborhood is located in between Baseline Road and US36, West of Foothills Parkway. Here you will find primarily single family homes, some apartments, senior housing facilities, churches and schools. Occupants are mostly older, with very few students here. Overall, there is decent access to retail with a grocery store, bakeries and a gym nearby. Easy access to all parts of Boulder.
23. Majestic Heights
Majestic Heights is in South Boulder, East of Broadway and just South of Table Mesa Drive. Here you’ll find primarily ranch style homes, with the occasional bi-level and tri-level in the mix. Similar to Martin Acres, many homes here were built beginning in the 50’s. With the Table Mesa shopping center retail mix rapidly improving and a new Lucky’s Market, the location is solid. There are fantastic trails and parks nearby (Martin Park, Tantra Park). Residents here are a mix of families and quiet college students, looking for a quieter and less expensive alternative to University Hill.
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