Welcome to Boulder
Vibrant outdoor recreation scene flanked by the Flatirons
Tucked at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder’s incredible scenery, vivacious lifestyle, and near-perfect weather have made it a popular hub for exciting outdoor activities and happy residents. It is home to the University of Colorado and a historic downtown famous for its outdoor pedestrian mall brimming with local businesses, art galleries, fancy restaurants, and cafes. It’s the perfect place to live, work, study, and play.
Originally a supply town for gold miners in the mountains, Boulder is famous for its iconic trail-lined Flatirons — the slanted, reddish-brown slabs of sandstone that have become a hallmark of the city’s striking landscape. Many well-established tech companies call this enclave home, and its nonstop schedule of cultural events, college sports matches, and sprawling green parks nurture the city’s energetic ambiance.
Touting a plethora of architectural styles, Boulder’s home designs exemplify its history of quality craftsmanship and sophisticated furnishes. With ranch-style homes, impressive bungalows, mid-century modern apartments, and a handful of charming Victorians, luxury and charm are the norm in this thriving community.
What to Love
- Outdoor living with breathtaking mountain views
- Pearl Street Mall offers unrivaled shopping and dining destinations
- Pet-friendly haven bustling with vibrant festivals
- Well-established tech companies like Google and AstraZeneca
- Abundant trails
Exuding the youthful exuberance of a college town, Boulder offers breathtaking views of its famous snow-capped mountains, blending the cityscape with a sprawling lushness that invites nature lovers and young families to explore its treasures.
A city of health-conscious residents who are typically fitness enthusiasts, Boulder is a haven for unending recreational opportunities and fresh, healthy eats. Locals love to support the community’s numerous local businesses, and Boulder is known for being a business-friendly paradise, so if you’re looking to launch your own company, this city is ready to welcome you with open arms! Revel in 300-plus days of sunshine, explore diverse cuisines, and shop your heart out downtown.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
is the cultural soul of this lively city — it’s packed full of locally owned stores, fine restaurants, and a variety of chic boutiques.
Stroll into the Peppercorn Store
on Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall
for quality kitchen, bath, and home accessories from designers all over the world, or grab stylish footwear from Shoe Fly
Looking for a nice steakhouse with views of the Flatirons? Stop into Frank’s Chop House
, a classy, upscale diner serving the best tenderloin tips, prime rib, and crispy calamari. At the Flagstaff House
, you can treat yourself to a refined dinner of Colorado lamb rack, steak tartare, and hors d’oeuvres accompanied by red wine or champagne. The classy setting, majestic mountain views, and impeccable service are sure to have you returning for another feast.
If you’re craving Mexican food, no one serves tasty tortilla soup and refreshing margaritas like the Rio Grande Restaurant
Things to Do
Beyond dining and shopping, Boulder is home to many art galleries, museums, and manicured parks that offer hiking, fishing, and picnicking opportunities. The nature lover, festival goer, and recreation enthusiast will be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities to indulge in!
Celebrate the summer with a weekend of live music, food, and thrill at the Boulder Creek Festival
, where artisan craft vendors display brilliant handmade wares, and children can engage in some fun games.
Locals love to gather on Saturday at the Farmers Market
to pick up fresh, healthy ingredients from local vendors. At the same time, Chautauqua Park
is a popular hiking destination known for its scenic wildflower trails and stunning views of the Flatirons.
Don’t miss out on the Magic of Bands on the Bricks
, Boulder’s premier outdoor summer concert series featuring live performances from local musicians playing every genre, from oldies to alternative and everything in between.
Boulder is home to some of Colorado’s best schools. A few of the community’s prestigious academic institutions include: