7.1 out of 10


39.9974989816273 -105.279819128098
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


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

"The Colorado Chautauqua started in 1898"

Boulder's Chautauqua neighborhood sits at the western edge of Boulder's Mountain Parks. Historically the neighborhood grew up as a community around the Colorado Chautauqua that was founded in 1898. It is the only Chautauqua west of the Mississippi still in continuous operation since the Chautauqua heyday of the 1920's. The Chautauqua Auditorium has live music throughout the summer months especially offering big pop names as well as orchestra and jazz. The Chautauqua Dining Hall is a restaurant with a gorgeous wrap around porch for breakfast or summer night dinner in the open air and they cover and heat it in the winter months.

Needless to say, living in the neighborhood is historic and beautiful as well as unique. The homes are owned and operated by the Chautauqua so owning a home their is a whole different ball game than traditional real estate. I rented a home there in the summer months years ago and it was the best summer I ever had when going to the university. The entire plot of land known as the Colorado Chautauqua is 40 acres, many of the homes are small cabins but there are some large, historic homes on the land still. This is a great place to visit.
  • Boulder Mountain Parks boundary
  • wildlife
  • parking and traffic on Baseline and park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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