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Boulder

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Meet Boulder

Welcome to Boulder! This city is well-known for being one of the smartest, most environmentally-friendly, and most active cities in the United States.

Boulder was originally the home of the Southern Arapaho people. In 1859, after gold was discovered in Left Hand Canyon, the Boulder City Town Company was founded. In 1877, the University of Colorado Boulder was officially opened. To this day, UC Boulder exerts a huge influence over the culture of Boulder. The city has also become known for its art scene, gorgeous wildlife and landscape, and overall high quality of life.

Where to live in Boulder

Neighborhoods like Downtown Boulder and the Hill are Boulder’s busier areas, and are especially great for students or people otherwise affiliated with CU Boulder. If you’re not into the idea of living in a college town, neighborhoods farther from the center of Boulder like East Boulder, North Boulder, and South Boulder might be a better fit!

Best Neighborhoods in Boulder

Boulder is home to almost 110,000 people, making it a small, comfortable city perfect for those who don’t like the hustle and bustle of a large city. Some of Boulder’s neighborhoods have a metropolitan feel, but for the most part, many of Boulder’s neighborhoods have a more suburban vibe.

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Longmont

Longmont is a city in Colorado with more than 300 days of sunshine and a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains. With more than 1,500 acres of parks and open space, Longmont is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. It's also home to several high-tech companies and a vibrant restaurant scene.

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Arapahoe Ridge

Arapahoe Ridge is a neighborhood in Boulder that features a wonderful park with an iconic natural rock climbing structure, tennis courts and a diamond field. Arapahoe Ridge is a family friendly area that's close to all the Boulder amenities, making this community an ideal place to call home.

Amazing Apartments, Coliving Spaces and More

We've been rounded up the best housing options in Boulder. All are available on flexible terms, so you can stay one month or as long as you want

Verdant Apartments

Boulder

Fox Ridge Longmont

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Quick Facts About Boulder

Boulder is one of the quirkiest, most unique cities in the United States. Before you move there, here are some of the quick facts you should know:
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Work in Boulder

Boulder has the most PhDs per capita out of all of the cities in the United States—it’s a college town, and is also full of research institutes, tech startups, and campuses for major corporations like Google and Boulder. This means that there are ample opportunities in the tech, education, and research industries, but there’s also an educational barrier—if you haven’t pursued a degree beyond a regular bachelor’s or associate’s degree, the job opportunities in Boulder might be significantly more limited for you.

How good is Boulder for Digital Nomads or Remote Work

Remote work is changing how the global workspace operates. In a trend that is showing no signs of slowing down, remote work is rapidly on the increase all around the world—especially in a place like Boulder. And about 25% of remote workers describe themselves as digital nomads—those who like to travel or stay in cities around the world while they work. So, how good is Boulder for both of these growing movements?

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Food and Drink in Boulder

Boulder definitely has a reputation for being full of vegetarian and vegan restaurants, but there are plenty of amazing options for omnivores, too. While you’re in Boulder, be sure to visit the Buff Restaurant for the best breakfast in the city, Jax Fish House for sustainable seafood, Zoe Ma Ma for Chinese street food, the Kitchen or Blackbelly Market for a farm-to-table experience, and the Sink for some classic burgers and bar food. Boulder is well-known for its bar scene, too. Some of Boulder’s most iconic spots include Bitter Bar, the Dark Horse, No Name Bar, and Pearl Street Pub and Cellar.

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Top 6 Things To Do in Boulder

One of the greatest things about Boulder is its proximity to hiking trails—be sure to visit the Flatirons, Chautauqua Park, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Boulder Creek Path, and Flagstaff Mountain. For a break from all the hiking, visit Pearl Street Mall, which houses locations of popular retailers like Urban Outfitters and Patagonia, but also tons of local shops and boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else. Even if you’re not a student, it’s worth it to take a trip to the CU Boulder campus, which has consistently been rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. Finally, for a taste of Boulder’s history, pay a visit to the Boulder History Museum in University Hill and the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, which is located on the CU Boulder campus.

Eben G. Fine Park

101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

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Andrews Arboretum

1560 Broadway, Boulder

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Scott Carpenter Park

1505 30th St, Boulder

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Museum of Boulder

2205 Broadway, Boulder

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CU Heritage Center

1600 Pleasant St, Boulder

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Chautauqua

900 Baseline Rd, Boulder

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