Boulder dubbed “the city between the mountains and reality”, a city which offers a quality of life not found anywhere else. Set against the Flatirons at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is surrounded by an enormous amount of protected open space with a quaint but vibrant city offering award-winning restaurants, shopping, museums and a word class university. Learn why Boulder is considered America's #1 College Town!

Outdoor Recreation

As a whole, Boulder inspires an active lifestyle and is home to some of the world’s top runners, cyclists mountain bikers, rock climbers and recently rated as #1 Sports town in America by Outside Magazine, there are over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails and approx. 45,000 acres of open space.

Business and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Boulder’s natural attributes support and attract entrepreneurs to the city. Massive wealth creation in Boulder is fueled by the innovative spirit of many startups. These creative start-ups are a focus of financiers who are investing their funds to promising new ventures — $1.4 billion in estimated venture capital funding pouring in since 2007.


The University of Colorado is a dynamic community of scholars and learners with strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music and many other disciplines. Five faculty members have been named Nobel laureates, a Nobel Prize winner in physics along with many Foundation Fellowships in the sciences and engineering.


As one of the nation's most culturally rich and diverse destinations, Boulder offers a full calendar of events for a wide variety of interests. The city's reputation for outstanding performing arts and cultural activities ensure there are plenty of things to do and ways to be entertained.

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