Boulder

Welcome to Boulder

Vibrant gem nestled in the Foothills

 
Boulder, nestled at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, is a picturesque city that embodies the quintessence of outdoor living harmonized with a vibrant cultural scene. Known for its panoramic mountain views, Boulder is a magnet for those who seek adventure in its purest form, with the iconic Flatirons providing a stunning backdrop to the city's many trails and open spaces.
 
The city's heart beats in its historic downtown, especially along Pearl Street Mall, an open-air pedestrian thoroughfare lined with locally-owned shops, restaurants, and street performers, all contributing to a lively and engaging atmosphere. Boulder’s commitment to supporting local businesses is evident in its flourishing farmers' markets and its bounty of organic produce, much of it sourced from the surrounding Boulder County farms.
 

What to Love

  • Stunning natural landscapes with iconic rocky formations, idyllic trails, and Chautauqua Park's sweeping views create an outdoor paradise
  • A hub for innovation and education, attracting individuals passionate about sustainability, technology, and academic growth
  • A burgeoning dining scene, ranging from farm-to-table eateries to upscale restaurants

Local Lifestyle

Boulder presents a blend of outdoor adventure, academic prowess, cutting-edge research, artistic expression, and a deeply rooted sense of environmental stewardship. Its community is characterized by a spirit of inclusiveness and innovation, making Boulder not just a place to visit but to discover and be inspired.
 
Boulder doesn't shy away from the arts. It boasts numerous galleries, music venues, and theaters, alongside annual events like the Boulder International Film Festival and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, celebrating the arts in all its forms.
 
Education and innovation are central to Boulder's identity, home to the University of Colorado Boulder, which infuses the city with a youthful energy and intellectual vigor. The university campus is an architectural marvel, drawing students and visitors alike to its public programs, including performing arts and sporting events.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Boulder's culinary scene is as dynamic and varied as its landscapes, offering an array of dining experiences that range from farm-to-table freshness to innovative cuisine. Nestled in the heart of Boulder, Frasca Food and Wine is a celebration of the cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, brought to life by Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. The restaurant has garnered national acclaim for its impeccable service, elegant atmosphere, and an exquisite menu that pays homage to the seasonal bounty of Colorado. With an award-winning wine list and a tasting menu that's thoughtfully curated, Frasca is a culinary journey that captures the essence of Italian fine dining with a touch of Rocky Mountain flair.
 
Chef and farmer Eric Skokan's Black Cat is an authentic farm-to-table establishment where much of the produce and meats are sourced from his own local farm. This commitment to sustainable agriculture is evident in the ever-changing menu, featuring the day's harvest in creative and sumptuous dishes. The intimate setting and innovative cuisine at Black Cat create a dining experience that's both sophisticated and deeply connected to the land.
 
The Kitchen American Bistro, part of a community of restaurants that prioritize eco-friendly practices, sits on Pearl Street, offering a relaxed yet chic dining environment. It’s renowned for a menu that emphasizes simple, seasonal dishes prepared with ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Known for its community hour and social dining atmosphere, The Kitchen provides not only a meal but also a place where locals and visitors alike can gather to share stories and savor dishes that reflect the culinary abundance of the region.
 

Things to Do

Chautauqua Park in Boulder is a treasured gateway to Colorado's natural splendor directly beneath the soaring Flatirons. This historic landmark not only anchors the city in its early cultural ambitions but also continues to be a prime spot for those seeking outdoor adventure and breathtaking scenery. The park's extensive network of hiking trails invites both the casual walker and the seasoned hiker to explore its varied landscapes, which range from gentle grassy knolls to challenging rocky ascents.
 
Beyond the outdoor activities, Chautauqua is a cultural beacon. Its iconic auditorium and the nearby community house host various events yearly. Visitors and locals alike enjoy a schedule filled with music festivals, enlightening lectures, film series, and theatrical performances that celebrate the rich tapestry of the arts.
 
The park is also a favored spot for picnics, with numerous areas set against the stunning backdrop of Boulder's mountain diorama. Whether seeking a day of active exploration on the trails or a peaceful afternoon in the grass, Chautauqua Park embodies Boulder's harmonious blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, ensuring a rewarding experience for all who visit.
 

Schools

Boulder offers a plethora of excellent educational options. Notable institutions include:
 
  • University of Colorado Boulder

Overview for Boulder, CO

104,930 people live in Boulder, where the median age is 28.9 and the average individual income is $52,057. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

104,930

Total Population

28.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,057

Average individual Income

Around Boulder, CO

There's plenty to do around Boulder, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

70
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
43
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Temaki Tornado, Upstart Kombucha, and Saucy Cluckers.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.32 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.56 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.78 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.59 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Boulder, CO

Boulder has 42,610 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boulder do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 104,930 people call Boulder home. The population density is 3,983.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

104,930

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

28.9

Median Age

51.49 / 48.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
42,610

Total Households

2.21

Average Household Size

$52,057

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Boulder, CO

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Boulder. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Tara Performing Arts High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Boulder Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Columbine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Flatirons Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Bear Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
New Vista High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Crest View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
University Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Boulder Community School/Integrated Studies
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Casey Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
High Peaks Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Horizons K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Leadership Academy of Colorado
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Mapleton Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Eisenhower Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Boulder Prep Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Manhattan Middle School of the Arts and Academics
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Foothill Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Creekside Elementary School at Martin Park
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Community Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Summit Middle Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Centennial Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Mesa Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Southern Hills Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Search Homes

Work With Olga

Olga is best known by her clients for her knowledgeable and professional demeanor as she effectively manages the development and transaction process.

Follow Me on Instagram