ABOUT BOULDER COUNTY
Boulder County is home to the cities of Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, and Erie and are frequently touted nationally as the best places to live and work in the United States. The city of Boulder, often represented by the iconic flatirons, is located 25 miles northwest of Denver and is the largest city within Boulder Valley. Boulder is home to diverse businesses ranging from high tech, biotech, energy, publishing, nonprofits as well as robust outdoor recreation, tourism and sustainable living industries.
A wide variety of commercial real estate is available for companies. Office space ranges from the large modern Class A developments in Broomfield along U.S. Highway 36, to the small historic spaces in the heart of downtown Boulder. Industrial, manufacturing and flex spaces are also available in every city.
It’s easy to see why Boulder is often ranked the number one place to live and work. Boulder boasts more than 300 days of sunshine, thousands of acres of open space, the University of Colorado, and a bold entrepreneurial spirit. Boulder has been named the “Smartest Town in the Country” by Forbes, “The Foodiest Town in America” by Bon Appetit, “Best Places to Launch a Small Business” by CNNMoney.com, number one on Forbes’ collection of the “Best Places for Business and Careers” and repeatedly tops quality of life lists nationally.
The outdoors cannot be underestimated as one of the area’s main attractions. Skiing and snowboarding are less than an hour away at the small resort of Eldora, west of Nederland, or travel less than two hours to resorts such as Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Winter Park and Copper Mountain. And in the summer, these mountains provide the perfect trails for hiking and mountain biking.
Boulder County consistently boasts one of the nation’s most healthy and fit populations. We’re supported by four major hospitals, numerous medical centers and some of the world’s top doctors, who move here for the lifestyle. There are a wide range of living options, including remote homes in the mountains, single-family neighborhoods in the suburbs, senior-housing communities, and mixed-use urban lofts in the city.
- Square miles: 25.5
- Population: 103,166
- Households: 43,878
- Median household income: $5,8547
- Median home sales price: $583,600
- Median age: 29
- School district: Boulder Valley School District
- City, county, state sales tax: 8.16 percent
- Top private employer: IBM (3,400)
- Top public employer: University of Colorado - Boulder (6,827)
- Electricity: Xcel Energy, Inc.
Boulder offers the perfect mix – a laid-back college town with big-city business smarts. The city’s approximate 100,000 residents work and play against a mountain backdrop that includes the Flatirons and the “back range” Indian Peaks Wilderness Area with its snowy Arapaho Glacier. More than 30,000 of those residents attend the University of Colorado-Boulder with its picturesque campus.
Boulder has been described as one of the healthiest and happiest places to live. You'll find a Starbucks and the big box stores, but you'll also find natural foods markets, artists' studios, and coffee shops that only serve organic, free-trade coffee. Moving to Boulder means you'll have access to some of the best schools in the country, name-brand shopping, unique specialty stores and nationally-recognized restaurants, all set below the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Boulder’s vibrant historic downtown features the Pearl Street Mall, an award-winning pedestrian shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Additional retail and restaurants can be found in the central corridor surrounding the Twenty-Ninth Street retail district. There are more than 400 restaurants, including several that have received national acclaim.
Below you'll find a variety of websites offering additional information about Boulder. If you have any additional questions, or would like information on a specific area of interest or neighborhood, please contact us and we'll provide an answer.