Neighborhood Guide to Boulder, Colorado

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South Boulder

Overview: South Boulder was built during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The area includes two very large neighborhoods, Table Mesa and Martin Acres. South Boulder is notorious for its close proximity to hiking trails and superb schools.
Median Price: $669,500
Number of sales past 12 months: 213 Sales Mix, 74% Single family, 26% Attached Dwellings.
Schools: Elementary - Bear Creek, Mesa, Creekside, Middle - Southern Hills, Summit, High School - Fairview.
Nearby Shopping: Table Mesa Shopping Center.
Open Space, Parks: South Boulder Rec Center, Harlow Platts Park, Various hiking trailheads.
Major Subdivisions: Table Mesa, Martin Acres, Devil’s Thumb, Shanahan Ridge.

East Boulder

Overview: This is a residential area with a healthy mix of moderately priced homes, condominiums and larger homes. East Boulder provides a friendly atmosphere with easy access to the lively downtown Boulder.
Median Price: $485,000
Number of sales past 12 months: 249 Sales Mix, 39% Single Family, 61% Attached Dwellings.
Schools: Elementary - Eisenhower, Douglass, High Peaks, Middle - Manhattan, High School - Fairview.
Nearby Shopping: Meadows Shopping Center.
Open Space, Parks: East Boulder Rec Center, East Boulder open space and trail.
Major Subdivisions: Keewaydin, Park East, Frasier Meadows, Arapahoe Ridge, Country Club Park, Greenbelt Meadows.

University Hill & Chautaqua

Overview: The homes in this neighborhood are a bit older, built in the 1930’s-1960’s. This area includes some CU student rentals as well as some very highend home owners. Close proximity to the beautiful mountains and hiking trails are big advantages of this area.
Median Price: $933,000
Number of sales past 12 months: 90 Sales Mix, 72% single family, 28% Attached Dwellings.
Schools: Elementary - University Hill, Flatirons, Middle – Manhattan, High School - Boulder High, New Vista.
Nearby Shopping: Basemar Shopping Center, The Hill.
Open Space, Parks: Chautauqua Park, Boulder Mountain Parks, Flagstaff Mountain, Beech Park.
Major Subdivisions: University Hill, Chautauqua, Rose Hill and many smaller, older subdivisions.

Mapleton Hill

Overview: The Mapleton Hill neighborhood is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Boulder, Colorado. This historic neighborhood includes many homes that are over 100 years old.
Median Price: $900,000
Number of sales past 12 months: 85 Sales Mix, 38% Single Family, 62% Attached Dwellings.
Schools: Elementary – Whittier, Middle – Casey, High School - Boulder High.
Nearby Shopping: Located in the heart of Boulder, Mapleton Hill is within close proximity to Downtown and Pearl Street. This area includes a wide variety of restaurants and world-class shopping.
Open Space, Parks: Mt. Sanitas is a very popular 30 to 45-minute hike. There is also easy access to the beautiful Boulder Creek Path.
Major Subdivisions: Mapleton Hill.

Whittier

Overview: The Whittier neighborhood is a quaint and enchanting neighborhood east of Broadway. The houses are historic and mainly Victorian style. Build in the same era as those in the Mapleton neighborhood.
Median Price: $615,000
Number of sales past 12 months: 110 Sales Mix, 29% single family, 71% attached dwelling.
Schools: Elementary – Whittier, Middle – Casey, High School - Boulder High.
Nearby Shopping: Close to downtown Boulder and Pearl Street.
Open Space, Parks: There are many small, hidden parks which make the neighborhood have a very charming, exclusive feel.
Major Subdivisions: Whittie.

Newlands

Overview: The neighborhood has been transformed from one filled with small bungalows to one with large, new homes over the past twenty years.
Median Price: $1,170,000
Number of sales past 12 months: 49 Sales Mix, 86% single family, 14% attached dwellings.
Schools: Elementary – Flatirons, Middle – Casey, High School - Boulder High Nearby Shopping: Ideal Market, Pearl Street Mall.
Open Space, Parks: North Boulder Park, Mount Sanitas, North Boulder Recreation Center.
Major Subdivisions: Newlands.

Wonderland Hill & Dakota Ridge

Overview: Wonderland Hill was developed in the 1970’s and 1980’s and Dakota Ridge/Northbriar Estates was developed in the 2000’s. The tranquil ambience makes this area a very desirable place to live.
Median Price: $905,172
Number of sales past 12 months: 93 Sales Mix, 71% single family, 29% attached dwelling.
Schools: Elementary – Crestview, Middle – Centennial, High School: Boulder High.
Nearby Shopping: North Boulder restaurants, coffee shops, bike stores, and more.
Open Space, Parks: Easy access to the trail system in western Boulder, Wonderland Lake, Foothills Community Park.
Major Subdivisions: Wonderland Hill, Northbriar Estates, Dakota Ridge.

North Boulder

Overview: This area is characterized by many smaller neighborhoods with a wide variety of housing styles and ages. Generally, these homes were built in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, and were originally ranch style homes with fairly large lots.
Median Price: $732,500
Number of sales past 12 months: 224 Sales Mix, 58% Single Family, 42% Attached Dwelling.
Schools: Elementary – Columbine, Middle – Centennial/Casey, High School - Boulder High.
Nearby Shopping: Easy access to the 28th Street shopping corridor.
Open Space, Parks: North Boulder Recreation Center.
Major Subdivisions: Columbine, Green Meadows, Kalmia Meadows, Winding Trail Village.

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