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
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