6.8 out of 10


Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Boulder
40.0228998150635 -105.268295489819
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian


Sep 07, 2012

"Whittier Elementary School is the cornerstone of the neighborhood"

The neighborhood known as Whittier is within minutes walk of Boulder's downtown pedestrian mall known as Pearl Street. Whittier is the elementary school that is the cornerstone of the Whittier neighborhood. My daughter went to school there from Kindergarden to 5th grade, supposedly Whittier is the oldest continuously ran school house in Colorado. It is an International Baccalearate school but I digress.

The Whittier neighborhood is a little more reasonably priced that Mapleton Avenue or some of the super high end properties within blocks of downtown, but the prices are still astronomical even for a normal sized and normal looking house. The public bus system (RTD) runs constantly throughout the neighborhood and rotaries slow down the traffic on a couple of the main neighborhood streets. Car traffic as well as foot and bike traffic is pretty heavy being that the Whittier neighborhood streets are main "backways" into downtown.

But on a warm summer night or a crisp starry snowy night strolling though this neigborhood before or after going out downtown is lovely. It is a safe neighborhood and the school and school district of Boulder can't be beat in most peoples opinion.

There are not as many students or renters in the Whittier neigborhood compared to the outskirts of town near Gunbarrel or near The Hill by the university, but the university is only a few minutes bike ride away (due to traffic in Boulder it is often quicker to bike then drive).
  • Elementary School
  • Clean and Beautiful
  • close to downtown
  • traffic
  • expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Best Streets in Whittier


Pearl St

"Good place to buy organic"
40.0210726628958 -105.264456395762

Spruce St

"Must stop for photographers"
40.0215320002776 -105.267504098583

Pine St

"Pine Street - Prime downtown living"
40.0223002241862 -105.269050348926

Unranked Streets in Whittier

14th St

"14th Street is a great part of the Pearl Street Mall to visit"
40.0194190806502 -105.27769778155

Folsom St

"If you are looking to buy a condo"
40.0250965649375 -105.263364162975
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