Boulder County, Colorado is an exceptional county with a great job market, quality education, and some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the country. One of the most populous counties in the state, Boulder County has much to offer its over 300,000 residents.
Boulder County was once occupied by Native Americans who were led by Chief Niwot on the plains. The first settlers were drawn to this area due to the presence of gold and in 1859 they founded the town of Boulder which would be the first gold mining town in Colorado. Along with the city of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, and Longmont are all cities in the beautiful county.
The city of Boulder is situated where the Great Plains meet the eastern portion of the Rocky Mountains. Western Boulder is nestled against the Rocky Mountain foothills known as the Flatirons which makes a perfect area for hiking, outdoor sports, and other outdoor activities. Despite consistent snowfall, Boulder enjoys 300 sunny days a year making it one of the best places to live for nature lovers.
Erie is much smaller town in Colorado with a population just over 18,000. Despite its size, it is a centrally located city just 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver, and 20 minutes from Boulder. This town is unique for its coal mining roots and the railroad that helped the town grow quickly. This city has all the charm of a small town with the proximity to bustling cities.
Louisville and Lafayette started as small mining communities and once the mines closed in 1950, they made the transition to a suburban residential community. Since then they have been voted among the top 100 places to live and raise a family in the United States for more than 5 years. Today Louisville has 26 city parks, acres of open land, trails, bicycle paths, and a multi-million-dollar public library.
The Boulder Valley School District is centered in unincorporated Boulder County which serves Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Broomfield, and more. This district has 56 schools including 8 top ranking schools in the state of Colorado. The district is constantly improving and with top quality education, after school programs, athletics, and more this district is excellent for children of all ages.
Boulder county is bursting with natural wonders that will spark excitement in those who enjoy the outdoors. From the snow-capped mountains of Longs peak to the sandstone cliffs of Eldorado Canyon State park, the iconic Flatirons, and the hiking/camping area dotted with lakes know as the Indian Peaks Wilderness. For those who prefer shopping, Pearl street has plenty of stores to satisfy the consumerist urge. The farmers market is also a great place to shop and try delicious foods. Boulder is known for its wide array of restaurants with new and exciting flavors. For those interested in education the planetarium of Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is the perfect place to indulge in science or culture. There is an endless amount of activities in the Boulder area that can keep you occupied forever!
Only about 30 minutes from Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder is in a central location to both the capital city and nature. Although there is no light rail in the county, there is an abundance of public transport and major highways to aid in movement.
With its booming real estate market, top notch school district, economic growth, and fantastic attractions Boulder county is the perfect place to stay, explore, and raise a family!
If you’d like to learn more about Boulder County and its booming real estate market then contact Mike Gold, Boulder County realtor.