Boulder County is home to nearly 300,000 residents and includes some of the most diverse, natural landscapes and diverse, small town feel cities. Sure, Boulder has its pros and cons, but from Lousiville, ranked #1 place to raise a family, to Boulder, a hot bed for start up business activity - Boulder County hosts vibrant, healthy and active communities. At 5,430 feet above sea level, Boulder is a quaint city tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountaints surrounded by acres of vast open space including 120 miles of trails. Combine that with renown Boulder weather of more than 300 days of sunshine a year and it's clear why Boulder is one of the hottest outdoor destinations in the country.
Boulder County schools are a part of two main school districts - Boulder Valley and St. Vrain and score well above the state and national averages on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. There are multiple Elementary Schools that score a ranking of 10 according to Great Schools National Rankings. Boulder County Middle Schools and Boulder County High Schools in the area also score very high. There are also multiple universities located in Boulder including Colorado University, enrolling more than 30,000 students. Boulder was ranked #1 Top College Town, and is shows through the thriving intellectual capital that attracts students from across the country and the world.
Real estate in Boulder County have held it's value better than the national average. Due to the government’s core value of protecting open lands, urban sprawl is nonexistent. Boulder has very high real estate values but nearby communities of Lafayette and Longmont provide quick access to the city with much more affordable prices. With the guarantee of no decrease in open space to make way for more proporties, an investment in Boulder is bound to increase in value.