Boulder, CO

Overview

Boulder, Colorado is situated 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. A trendy area known for its bold bohemian vibe, Boulder is the perfect place to live and work. Whether you’re a foodie looking to enjoy the vibrant restaurant scene or an outdoorsman looking for a good mountain to hike or scale, look no farther than here. Let your hair down at Boulder’s Pearl Street and the Hill, where you’ll find an array of bars and clubs to frequent. Take a weekend trip to one of the 20 breweries that Boulder has to offer. Boulder is the location of the University of Colorado, Boulder campus, so you’ll find a great mix of entertainment and campus life at the Hill. Looking to rent an apartment near campus or close to the swanky Café Aion or Fox Theatre? Or looking for close proximity to snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing? Well, Boulder has all of that and more. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun in the snow or a the trendy restaurant and bar scene, finding an apartment in Boulder, Colorado is your next step to laid-back and trendy living, and the city’s easygoing mix of atmosphere and personality makes Boulder a charming place to come home to and unwind.

11 Neighborhoods in Boulder, CO

  • Arapahoe Ridge

    Located just a short 5-minute drive East from downtown Boulder, you find yourself in the Arapahoe Ridge neighborhood.

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  • Baseline Sub

    Located in the south part of Boulder, the Baseline Sub neighborhood provides easy access to the University of Colorado, which borders the neighborhood on its west side. With Downtown Boulder less than a mile away and Denver roughly 25 miles away, Baseline Sub is ideally located -- to these major cities as well as to a variety of mountainous parks. The northern portion of Baseline Sub is dominated by Research Park, home to the University's Atmospheric and Space Physics Laboratory, as well as the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy.

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  • Glenwood Grove-North Iris

    Located in north Boulder, 29 miles from downtown Denver, the Glenwood Grove-North Iris neighborhood attracts families living and working in Boulder as well as those who commute to Denver. Known as the most liberal city in Colorado, the neighborhood and the surrounding Boulder area emit a strong artistic and intellectual vibe with the University of Colorado at its center.

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  • Gunbarrel

    Idyllically settled 8.4 miles from Boulder proper to the southwest and 10 miles to Longmont in the northeast, Gunbarrel naturally blends urban access and Colorado country living. Defined by a close-knit community, love of outdoor recreation and progressive affluence, it's the perfect destination for those who want an athletic, healthy atmosphere.

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  • Keewayden

    Located around Keewaydin Meadows Park, the Keewaydin neighborhood of Boulder sits 25 miles from downtown Denver, offering residents access to Denver's economic opportunities in addition to Boulder's. A relatively affluent area, the neighborhood attracts commuters eager for a short drive to Denver as well as families who prefer the quiet life on the edge of Boulder rather than the busy one offered at the city's center. Students, artists and professionals all call this area home, and the neighborhood exudes the artistic and intellectual vibe typically associated with Boulder.

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  • Martin Acres

    Located 27 miles northeast of Denver, the Martin Acres neighborhood sits in the south part of the city of Boulder. This affordable neighborhood contains a mix of mid-century modern architecture as well as contemporary buildings. Martin Acres is a popular apartment-renting location for people who commute to Denver for work, families, and for University of Colorado Students. Like the rest of Boulder, Martin Acres sports an artsy and eclectic vibe.

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  • North Broadway-Holiday

    With Colorado University at the heart of its culture, Boulder boasts an artistic, natural and eclectic feel. Its North Broadway-Holiday neighborhood features affluent housing representing old as well as contemporary architectural styles. A haven for hippies since the 1960s, the area also attracts families in search of safe, community-oriented living as well as commuters who drive the 36-miles to Denver. Although a self-contained community with plenty of options for work, the Boulder area also connects to Denver economically, recreationally, and culturally.

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  • Park East

    The Park East neighborhood of Boulder sits just 28 miles from downtown Denver. It features an attractive mixture of old and new architecture, and its commercial areas sit close to its residential areas, making it convenient and well designed. Apartments in Park East are ideal for commuters to downtown Boulder or Downtown Denver, as well as for nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts due to its beautiful, rugged landscape and ample parks.

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  • Transit Village

    Transit Village combines apartment living with high-end venues and outdoor recreational activities. Gourmet food favorites Whole Foods and Trader Joe's give foodies plenty to smile about, and lovers of locally-sourced, organic food rave about Naked Lunch, where everything is made fresh on site.

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  • University Hill

    Considered one of Boulder's most beautiful neighborhoods, University Hill is also one of the oldest, dating back to 1890. Amazing mountain views, mature trees, hilly roads, and gorgeous Victorian architecture is enough to bring in new residents. Add in the fact the University Hill is next door to the University of Colorado, and it's easy to see why University Hill apartments are in high demand. And yes, you'll find a variety of fraternities and sororities in University Hill, but you'll also discover a much-loved, charming neighborhood.

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  • Whittier-Boulder

    The Whittier neighborhood features the perfect blend of walkability and convenience. Many residents enjoy decorating their front yards to amuse passersby. The Pearl Street Haunt, a locally famous haunted house, goes all out to celebrate Halloween every year. Residents can walk or bike to the famous nearby Pearl Street Mall. Unique shops such as Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary and Vecchio's Bike Shop cater to residents' taste for botanical goods and healthy exercise. Whittier features one large park, Emma Gomez Martinez Park (still known to locals as Canyon Park), and numerous small "pocket parks," notably Lover's Hill Park, with its stupendous view overlooking Boulder. The Spruce Pool helps residents keep cool in the warm months.

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