Welcome to Boulder

A thriving college town that embodies the quintessential Colorado lifestyle.
Whether you seek excitement and adventure or a peaceful, private nature retreat, you can find it all in Boulder, Colorado. Located where the Great Plains meet the eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is home to exquisite mountain views and a vast array of outdoor activities.
While the mountains and trails are easily accessible, downtown Boulder has a city-like feel with walkable streets, bustling shops, and a distinct foodie culture featuring hip eateries and diners alongside five-star dining at highly regarded restaurants. 
Home to the University of Colorado Boulder, the community features a college-town vibe with fun events open to the public. Boulder is home to a strong job market with opportunities that range from large tech companies to startups and small businesses. With something for everyone, residents range from college students and athletes-in-training to ambitious business professionals.

What to Love

  • Fun college town 
  • Amazing food and shopping on Pearl Street
  • Easy access to incredible hiking 
  • Ability to escape the hustle and bustle or dive right into it

Local Lifestyle

Easy access to the outdoors promotes an active, health-conscious lifestyle that keeps residents on the move. Boulder's progressive culture also makes the city home to a rich arts and culture scene with multiple galleries and museums. The city is a welcoming, friendly group of communities that celebrate everything Colorado has to offer. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

As a popular tourist destination and a bustling college town, Boulder has plenty of activities and amenities for every need. Well known for its foodie culture, the city is home to world-class restaurants, bars, and cafes. Many restaurants in Boulder source ingredients locally, so dishes are notably fresh and flavorful.
Oak at 14th is a popular spot for innovative, locally sourced dishes and cocktails in a stylish atmosphere. Residents love the restaurant for its delectably fresh meals and outstanding service. For special occasions, Frasca Food and Wine serves refined Italian plates based on locally sourced ingredients in an upscale dining room. Delicious meals, top-shelf wines, and white glove service make every visit an outing to remember. Avery Brewing Company is known as the best spot in town to find a wide selection of house beers and great meals. With an expansive selection of indoor and dog-friendly outdoor seating, the location has a relaxed and enjoyable vibe.
Like everything in Boulder, the city offers a vast selection of anything and everything you could want. Boulder Book Store is a paradise for book lovers with three floors of tomes and reliable staff recommendations. Neptune Mountaineering is a popular outdoor equipment store with gear for rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and much more. The knowledgeable staff members make this location shine.
It's impossible to think of shopping in Boulder without taking the time to browse the shops on Pearl Street. The historic buildings are filled with boutiques and well-known retailers that line practically every inch of the pedestrian mall's brick walkways for a memorable shopping day.

Things to Do

With such a diverse variety of options, finding time to rest might be more challenging than finding things to do in Boulder. Nature lovers can enjoy over 60 parks in the city, along with various hiking trails and water sports at the Boulder Reservoir.
Boulder also has a rich array of arts and culture. Residents can see an ever-changing lineup of displays by contemporary artists at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum of Boulder at The Tebo Center is an excellent place to learn about the city's history. The Chautauqua Auditorium is a famous venue for entertainment, hosting lectures, music performances, motion pictures, and more. Downtown and Pearl Street provide residents with excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment options.
Boulder is also an extremely community-oriented town home to many local festivals, events, and celebrations. The Boulder Bach Festival is a popular music history event from October through May. Tube to Work Day is a tubing event each July that celebrates alternative transportation with fun events at Boulder Creek. 


  • University of Colorado Boulder 
  • High Peaks Elementary School, Grades K-5
  • Fairview High School, Grades 9-12

Overview for Boulder, CO

124,327 people live in Boulder, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $50,888.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Boulder, CO

Boulder has 50,232 households, with an average household size of 2. 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. 124,327 people call Boulder home. The population density is 1,396.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

51.05 / 48.95%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Boulder, CO

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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.
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Bear Creek Elementary School
Columbine Elementary School
Flatirons Elementary School
New Vista High School
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
Horizons K-8 School
Casey Middle School
Crest View Elementary School
University Hill Elementary School
High Peaks Elementary School
Boulder Community School/Integrated Studies
Eisenhower Elementary School
Whittier Elementary School
Manhattan Middle School of the Arts and Academics
Centennial Middle School
Foothill Elementary School
Creekside Elementary School at Martin Park
Community Montessori School
Summit Middle Charter School
Tara Performing Arts High School
Boulder Country Day School
Mesa Elementary School
Southern Hills Middle School

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