Broomfield is an attractive blend of old and new neighborhoods that attract people of many ages. It is centrally located between Denver to the southeast and Boulder to the northwest. The Rocky Mountains -- with their promise of camping, hiking and skiing -- are close by to the west. To the east, business travel via Denver International Airport is only about 30 minutes away. Demand and rents are high for apartments in Broomfield, Colorado, which has one of the highest per capita concentrations of corporations in the nation, including a number of high tech corporations.
Finding Apartments for Rent in Broomfield, CO
It takes persistence and quick action to find the apartment of your dreams in the tight housing market of the metro Denver-Boulder area. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, that's particularly true in Broomfield and Boulder. Broomfield and Boulder in 2013 had large rent increases yet one of the lowest apartment vacancy rates (3.4 percent) in the state. The good news for apartment seekers is that this demand is spurring new construction that is primarily rental units. These include condos, townhomes and apartment buildings.
Top Neighborhoods in Broomfield, CO
It is no surprise that some of the main neighborhoods for apartment living in Broomfield are located in the city's tech center area along the southwest boundary and close to U.S. 36, also known as the Boulder Turnpike. Examples of tech center apartment areas include the Arista, Interlochen and Flatirons neighborhoods which offer residents quick access to work in the surrounding industrial and technological developments.
Foodies particularly enjoy Interlochen's food truck meet-up on Wednesdays in the neighborhood's Central Park, which the Daily Camera describes as offering "diverse meal options" and creating an opportunity to mingle with neighbors.
Other parts of the city where apartment living is popular include the Broadlands golf course neighborhoods in north central Broomfield, the southeastern Front Range and Willow Run neighborhoods and -- in the luxury range -- the Marquis residences of the City Centre neighborhood north and east of the tech center.
Cultural Attractions in Broomfield, CO
Being centrally situated, Broomfield has excellent access via freeways and Rapid Transit District buses to a wealth of cultural activities in both Boulder and Denver. Major cultural attractions in Denver include History Colorado -- the state history museum -- as well as the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, which offers repertory theater, touring Broadway shows, the symphonies and opera.
A lively gallery scene is part of both cities as are music venues, such as Boulder's Etown (often heard on public radio) and Denver's Red Rocks. Small theatre companies abound, including the venerable Boulder Dinner Playhouse. Opportunities for fun also include standup comedy at clubs such as Denver's Comedy Works.
At home in Broomfield, the city auditorium features music, dance and theatricals as well as fine art exhibits in its lobby gallery. The auditorium shares facilities with the city's Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, which offers education programs for children and teens, including free tutoring.
Nightlife In and Around Broomfield, CO
While Denver is the place for clubbing, Broomfield is brimming with brew pubs -- a popular form of nightlife throughout the metro area. For those who enjoy movies, Broomfield's Flatiron Crossing Mall offers 14 screens. Both Denver and Boulder hold annual international film festivals and support smaller movie houses that specialize in art films.
Pro sports night-time action is easily accessible via a quick trip south on the I-24 freeway, which leads to Denver Rockies games at Coors Field, Colorado Avalanche hockey at the Pepsi Center and both Denver Outlaws la crosse and Denver Broncos football at Mile High Sports Authority field.
Nightlife along the Broomfield/Boulder corridor often takes the form of business get-togethers. But meetups aren't just for talking tech. If you are a home type and prefer hanging out with your dog, you may want to spend time with the Broomfield-Westminster Puppy Socialization Group.
Outdoor Activities in Broomfield, CO
You don't have to join the Colorado Mountain Club or even head to the Front Range foothills to get out for exercise if you live in Broomfield. Many local apartment residents are attracted to their community due to its support of a physically active life at home whether outdoors or at the city's Paul Derda Recreation Center, which covers 85,000 square feet and includes a large, indoor pool.
Broomfield is a get-up-and-go town that is home to:
- Nearly 8.000 acres of open space, including park and golf course lands
- 70 miles of bike paths and
- 24 miles of soft-surface trails.