Boulder, Colorado

#1 America’s Most Creative Cities Newsweek 2012
#1 America’s Top 25 Towns To Live Well Forbs Magazine 2009
# 1 Happiest City in America CBS Sunday Morning 2011
# 1 America’s Best Town For Start Ups Business Week 2010

Boulder is the largest city in Boulder County with a population of 97,385, roughly one-third of the county’s population, currently estimated at 294,567 residents. Where is Boulder? Boulder is located thirty miles northwest of Denver and sits at 5,400 feet above sea level. It’s just under an hour’s drive from Denver International Airport, it’s also an hour’s drive to Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Boulder is surrounded by a wonderful greenbelt with 120 miles of trails. Boulder is a paradise for hiking, cycling, rock climbing and almost every kind of outdoor activity.Boulder is a paradoxical mix of left-leaning (73% voted Democrate in 2008) politically-correct environmentalism and yuppiedom.

Boulder is the home of the University of Colorado (known as CU to distinguish it from UC on the West coast), which occupies several square miles south of downtown, and Naropa University, a secular Buddhist-oriented school founded by Allen Ginsberg. Boulder also has several government scientific institutions: National Institute of Standards and Technology, home of the atomic clock that defines the world’s time, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. The heart of town is the ever-lively Pearl Street Mall which runs between 11th and 15th streets. Check out the Boulder Public School Guide to see info and rankings on HIgh Schools, Middle Schools and Elementary Schools in Boulder.

After rising steadily through 2006, the median sales price of single family homes in the city of
Boulder declined in 2008 and 2009. Sales prices rose in 2010.
Median Sales Price City Of Boulder
The number of homes sold in the city of Boulder in 2010 has shown improvement after falling
sharply in 2008 and 2009.
Number Of Homes Sold Boulder Colorado

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $725,700

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $725,700 $221,500
Median Single Family Home Value $811,800 $220,800
Median Condo Value $344,900 $231,100
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $466,200 $170,400
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $744,400 $214,400
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $948,900 $341,900
Percent Homes Decreasing 15.7% 23.7%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $489 $137
Median Sale Price 545 225,700
Property Tax 545 2,563,340
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 545 2,563,340
1-Yr. Change 5.4% 7.7%
Boulder Zillow Home Value Index

Boulder Statistics

Population in 2010 97,574
Population change since 2000 3.1%
Median household income $47,967.00
Median house value in 2009 $477,700.00
Median house value in 2000 $272,200.00