Boulder, Colorado, is the place to be to let your true self be free. Boulder is known throughout the world as a city to explore your own interests, other cultures, and the endless outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer. Although it is a driving distance from Denver, residents of Boulder say there is rarely a a need to leave Boulder. Founded in 1871, this seemingly small town of 103,000 gives big city living a run for its money. 

Read below for more about living in Boulder, Colorado!


Total Listings: 356
Average Price: $1,373,492
Highest Price: $16,750,000
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Boasting the highest PhD rate over any other U.S. city, perhaps these intellects have created the perfect formula for a great city. If that wasn’t smart enough, over 72% of the residents hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher, likely as a result of the presence of the top-rated University of Colorado-Boulder. CU Boulder has produced over 18 astronauts, 11 Nobel Laureates, and 8 MacArthur Fellows.  While visiting CU Boulder, you will likely come across some of the world’s most elite athletes, since the university  also boasts one of the highest rates of professional athletes in the country. 

Don’t let this overachieving city fool you into thinking they don’t know how to have a good time. Traditional and alternative lifestyles are widely supported throughout Boulder.  You can enjoy the life that you want without judgment in this modern, progressive city.

If recreation is one of your top priorities, Boulder may be calling for you. The city itself has over 110 miles of hiking trails, sports leagues for all athletes in your family, a busy cultural event schedule, and endless bike paths. In fact, Boulder has been voted the best city in the world for bicyclists. Time to get out the Cannondale and helmet for a ride!  You can cycle right up to your favorite restaurant or brewery. Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten free? No problem! Boulder has plenty of restaurants available to all types of diets.  If you are a dog lover, call ahead to your destination, as Fido may very well be welcome to tag along in dog-friendly Boulder.

As for skiing, your will find yourself in one of the most accessible cities to visit the world’s top ski destinations, with resorts as close as 30 minutes away. If skiing isn’t your favorite pastime, the gorgeous Rocky Mountain National Park is nearby with scenic hiking, camping, fishing, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and off-roading for every member in the family.  Chautauqua Park is a favorite of Boulder residents and is a wonderful place to catch a summer concert, play Frisbee with the kids, or start your hike into the Flatiron Mountains.

Concerned about splitting your time at work with your playtime?  No need to worry, because the average 19 minute commute gives Boulder one of the lowest commute times in Colorado. Such a great city may seem unaffordable, but the median income is over $56,000 a year.  If you are have the spirit of an entrepreneur try starting a business in Boulder! Boulder is business-friendly with nearly 17,000 businesses, 29% of them which are woman-owned. If you need to travel for business, the Denver International Airport is less than an hour away and will take you anywhere in the world.  While you are gone, you can feel safe leaving your home and business behind. While Boulder is free-spirited, the crime rate falls well below the national average.

At LRA we provide all  the information you will need to move into a new town including understanding the  new environment and multiple home listings. We guide buyers through the process  of finding a perfect home – we provide expert advice all along the way. For more details on how to purchase your next home  call us at  303-955-1359  or email:

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Robert Kelly & Cory Nickerson
Louisville Realty Associates
Louisville, CO 80027

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