7.0 out of 10

Frasier Meadows

39.9942019361411 -105.234156615121
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Feb 20, 2013

"Frasier Meadows - a neighborhood for all"

Conveniently located south of Baseline, north/east of 36, this older neighborhood of south Boulder is extremely convenient to Downtown Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Denver, and those commuting to DIA while wanting to live in Boulder. The RTD has a major hub at the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride, with easy access to DIA, downtown Denver which is great for sporting events and "nights on the town in Denver".

The Meadows Shopping Center has a large and modern Safeway, several lunch options, a bank and credit union, and is home to Glacier Ice Cream, one of the best options in town. For a night out in a nicer restaurant or pub, you can drive less then 2 miles down to Carelli's or the Dark Horse on Baseline, or over to the Table Mesa shopping center for the Southern Sun and Murphy's South. There is always a crowd at the Southside Walnut on Sundays.

Horizon's K-8 just completed a major renovation, and it was a top-ranked charter school before. We have friends who live in north Boulder and open-enroll their daughter to Horizons. Eisenhower Elementary and Manhattan Middle schools are on the east side of Foothills, and parents strive to live close to these.

There are many nearby trails, both paved and dirt, and the East Boulder Rec Center is just off South Boulder Rd at 55th.

Kaiser has a modern clinic here and there is also a good-sized library.

Housing: Condos start in the $160's and houses can get to over $1MM. The homes tend to be on larger lots surrounded by mature trees. There is opportunity in homes that require updating, while equity can easily be obtained with nominal effort.

Frasier Meadows is great for families and DINKS, while singles looking for more "action" may prefer other parts of town.

Bordered by Highway 36 and Foothills Parkway, some homes can be a bit noisy, but typically a block of other homes/trees is enough to buffer the sound.

If you do a lot of activities in Boulder County, there are few locations that are more centrally located.
Pros
  • easy bike to downtown
  • lots of nearby trails
  • affordable homes with good layouts
  • closer to Denver than rest of town
Cons
  • can't walk downtown
  • homes close to highway hear noise
  • older homes need updating
  • students and rundown apartments
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 28, 2012

"Frasier Meadows neighborhood at Baseline & Foothills Highway"

Frasier Meadows is a neighborhood in southeast Boulder than is surrounded by highways and major roads, this is not a quiet part of town. There are many many apartment complexes in the area and some of the cheapest living in the city of Boulder. There are students, young couples and some streets with traditional family homes.

The Frasier Meadows shopping center is on the corner of the neighborhood at Baseline & Foothills Hwy right when you enter town from the Denver side. The shopping center has a Safeway, restaurants, office buildings, yoga etc...

This area of town is a common place for people to move into when they are first moving to Boulder because it is one of the only places they can rent a small apartment for what they feel is a fair price...you get what you pay for, and while it is not a bad spot it is not the best area of Boulder.

A positive about the neighborhood is that Manhattan Middle school is right across to the east of Foothills Hwy and is in my opinion the best Middle school in the county. There is also a really nice retirement home or two in the area that are more affordable compared to some of the "fancier" retirement communities downtown or in north Boulder.
Pros
  • closer to Denver than rest of town
Cons
  • busy and congested traffic
  • students and rundown apartments
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees