8.0 out of 10

Flagstaff

40.0036859162843 -105.287874175116
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Flagstaff - Gateway to Chautauqua"

Homes in this neighborhood are considered the best of Boulder. The reason is their proximity to the gem of Boulder, Chautauqua park. This park, which was established in 1898, is comprised of the original 84 acres where the Auditorium and Dining Hall are the main attractions and where Boulder residents flock throughout the year for community gatherings and cultural events galore. Flagstaff neighborhood sits at the base of the Boulder Flatirons and some of the best hiking trails in Colorado start at the Chautauqua parking lot. Flagstaff is also bordered to the East by the University of Colorado and to the North by Pearl Street. All of this is within easy walking distance of this prime neighborhood where homes range from 900k and up. This is not the quietest neighborhood again due to the proximity to the University and as you travel North or East from Flagstaff you come into the prime student housing which is in the midst of frat houses and party central for CU-Boulder which is known as the Hill. This area does tend to have a bit more petty crime due to its proximity to the Hill, but the closer you go to the base of Flagstaff and Baseline Road the quieter and more exclusive the neighborhood becomes.
Pros
  • Walk to Chautauqua park
  • Views of the Flatirons
  • architectural homes
  • great views of town and the plains
  • on the mountain
Cons
  • close to the university
  • expensive real estate
  • traffic along Baseline
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Nothing cookie-cutter about the Flagstaff neighborhood, nothing!"

Flagstaff Road begins where Baseline Road ends and up up you climb out of Boulder up to the lover's lane and rock climbing haven of Boulderites. The neighborhood that hugs the mountains before entering this mountain park paradise is full of original, architecturally amazing homes. There are famous homes, historic homes, ultra-modern homes, huge homes, homes with yards from magazines. This is a choice neighborhood, maybe the most sought after in Boulder. A Dream-On neighborhood that you drive through or walk through for fun.

I am guessing by the size of the plots, the size and architectural quality of the homes and the location make these homes multi-million dollar properties at least. There are a few little cabins, remnants from early last century but you would have to be a rich connoisseur of place and home to move here.

The quaint Chautauqua house and neighborhood is just a walk south and The Hill (the notorious University of Colorado student ridden neighborhood) is only one mile downhill, but for some reason it doesn't effect this secluded haven. I imagine that those who live in those jetson modern homes are open minded and actually enjoy the university town energy, they can stroll down to the local coffee shop and stand in line behind college students or traveling tourists just discovery Boulder for the first time. There is nothing cookie-cutter about the Flagstaff neighborhood, nothing!
Pros
  • on the mountain
  • great views of town and the plains
  • architectural homes
Cons
  • traffic along Baseline
  • expensive real estate
  • close to the university
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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