Best neighborhoods in Boulder

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Wonderland Hill / Pine Brook Hill
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Boulder

"Pine Brook Hills"

- Eva Marie
8 -10 minutes from downtown Boulder find the friendly and serene neighborhood with a great sense of community. Pine Brook Hills has its own water company, fire department and loads of hiking and mount...
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Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Boulder

"Whittier Elementary School is the cornerstone of the neighbo..."

- HeatherS
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 neighbo...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Boulder

"Gunbarrel keeps getting better..."

- HeatherS
Gunbarrel is a neighborhood that is only 10 miles northeast of Boulder and about 10 miles from Longmont. My boyfriend lives in Gunbarrel so I spend about half of my evenings there and I have grown to...
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Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Boulder

"Almost to Gunbarrel east of town..."

- HeatherS
The neighborhood being described here as Rural North Boulder is on the eastern outskirts of town, out off Valmont Road east of Foothills Highway. There is some minor industry when you head out of town...
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Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Boulder

"The Hill is for students, vagabonds and really rich Boulderi..."

- HeatherS
The Hill is a funny place, funny in the sense that it has some of the raunchiest, college rentals and party houses near The Hill commerce area and on the edge of the CU campus and...The Hill just bloc...
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Aurora 7

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Boulder

"East Boulder's student landing pad"

- HeatherS
The neighborhood east of the University surrounding Aurora Avenue is kind of a hodge podge of apartment complexes, student housing and near where the main highway 36 dumps into Boulder. There are a lo...
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Unranked Neighborhoods

"A great quite area a little off the beaten track"

- Greg Smith
Arapahoe Ridge is a nice neighborhood close to Eisenhower Elementary. If you are looking to jump on hiking trails or get to Pearl Street it is one of the eastern areas of Boulder City so you have a l...
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"Basemar Shopping Center and the Martin Acres neighborhood"

- HeatherS
Basemar is the name of the shopping center on Baseline Road just west off the HW 36 exit ramp as you come into Boulder from Denver. The neighborhood behind and to the east of the Basemar shopping cent...
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"Goss/Grove Old Town feel"

- HeatherS
The neighborhood in Boulder known as Old Town is also commonly called the Goss-Grove neighborhood, named after two of the main streets. The relatively small neighborhood surrounded by CU & Boulder Hig...
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"The neighborhood around Centennial is a great place to live!"

- HeatherS
The neighborhood around Centennial Middle School is a great neighborhood that I lived in for about 2 years. We lived in an old wooden house with a big yard that backed up to the neighbors yard who had...
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"Downtown Boulder is Different than Anywhere else in Colorado"

- HeatherS
The neighborhoods immediately surrounding Downtown Boulder are beautiful...and expensive. It really is a dream spot if you want to be in the city but still have that mountain town feel. Boulder has gr...
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"Columbine is a spirited, diverse, and more affordable north..."

- HeatherS
The Columbine neighborhood is nicely tucked away in north central Boulder. It is centered around the public elementary school of Columbine Elementary. The school really is the heart of the neighborhoo...
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Country Club


"Large Lots and and Easy Access"

- Greg Smith
Country Club is somewhat of a hidden Gem in Boulder. It tends to have larger lots and very easy access to Foothills if you want to head out of town for skiing, go to Denver, etc. With the pedestrian...
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"Night Life Destination"

My first night out in Boulder, I was wandering around the Pearl Street Mall and came upon the Attic Bar and Bistro. My friends and I decided to go in and check it out, and we were very impressed with...
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"Steel Yards - Newer Mixed Use Development"

- Malia Maunakea
Steel Yards is a new mixed-use development, built at the site of, and named for, Boulder Steel Yards. Its 22 buildings include residential, retail, and office uses. It is located along the Goose Creek...
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"Devil's Thumb is named for the conspicious protruding rock f..."

- HeatherS
The neighborhood that winds up the South Boulder ridge is a great place to live. It is nestled right up along a ridge under the Flatirons and the pointy rock formation called Devil's Thumb. There are...
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"Flagstaff - Gateway to Chautauqua"

- Nicole Hembling
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 origi...
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"Frasier Meadows - a neighborhood for all"

- Chris & Erin Ratay
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...
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"Gunbarrel Estates"

- HeatherS
The first of the homes framed in Gunbarrel Estates was started in the subdivision in 1964. By the 1970’s, the neighborhood was well established and not just people who worked at IBM lived here. There...
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"The Colorado Chautauqua started in 1898"

- HeatherS
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...
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