5.2 out of 10


39.9550283935585 -105.587310478001
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A quiet town near good skiing"

If you're looking for a quiet little mountain town to call home, Eldora might just be it. This town of only 142 souls lies about 1/2 hour west of Boulder and is close to some really good skiing. Although there isn't much to the town itself, the surrounding area is beautiful and there is a ton to do if you like the outdoors. Along the main road there are a lot of older, abandoned buildings - signs of better times. The main road here is paved but many of the side roads are still dirt, making for muddy roads in the rainy and snowy seasons.

The median household income In Eldo is slightly above the state average, and is roughly in line with the increased home prices. Many of the homes here are made out of wood or look like log cabins and fit nicely into the surrounding scenery. There are no schools in town so children who live here have to go to school in Nederland, although the schools there rank very high.

While this isn't my favorite mountain town in Colorado, it is nice with great scenery. I could see someone who loves the mountains and peace and quiet wanting to live here.
  • scenic
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
HeatherS I think I would rather live in Eldora than Ned, but the outskirts of Ned are gorgeous too. Just so dang windy for a lot of the year and chilly compared to down in Boulder for example
HeatherS eating your own hair on a windy day is the worst:)
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