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Moving to Boulder, CO

Boulder is the most populated city in Boulder County, Colorado, and is also the county seat. Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, this medium-sized city has a population just under 100,000. Boulder is famous for its top rankings in quality of life, healthcare and education.

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Boulder History

In 1859, the Boulder City Town Company was formed and the beginnings of the town were laid out when gold was discovered at the mouth of Boulder Canyon. The town grew slowly until the Denver and Boulder Valley Railroad began operation and brought more people to the area. Bolder was officially incorporated as a town in 1871. Learn more about Boulder history:

Boulder Weather

Boulder receives, on average, 19 inches of rain and 83 inches of snow per year. The average summer high is a warm 85 degrees, while winters are cold with an average high of around 20 degrees. Learn more about Boulder weather:

Boulder Transportation

Boulder’s bus system is run by Regional Transportation District that offers routes within the city and to neighboring towns. Denver International Airport, located 25 miles from Boulder provides air travel to destinations across the globe. Learn more about Boulder transportation:

Cost of Living in Boulder

The cost of living in Boulder is 31% greater than the Colorado state average and 38.3% higher than the U.S. national average. See how far your budget will stretch in Boulder:

Boulder Schools

Boulder’s public schools, as well as schools in neighboring Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, and Nederland, are run by Boulder Valley School District. Several charter schools, public schools, colleges and universities are also located in Boulder. Learn more about Boulder’s schools:

Boulder Hospitals

Boulder Community Hospital is a general medical and surgical facility known for its high performance in hip replacement procedures. The hospital is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. If you’re planning a move to Boulder, it’s a good idea to know the medical resources available to you:

Boulder Real Estate

The average listing price of a home in Boulder is $1,129,044. However, the price of housing varies by neighborhood. Browse real estate listings in Boulder to find the right home and neighborhood for you:



Boulder Hotels

Boulder has a good mix of chain hotels such as the Hampton Inn, Best Western, and Courtyard Marriott. Also available to visitors are unique places to stay such as the Boulder Adventure Lodge and the Hotel Boulderado. Browse Boulder hotels to find the best fit for you:

Boulder Restaurants

Boulder has a unique mix of restaurants serving various culinary flavors. Some local favorites include: The Kitchen, a farm to table eatery, Lucile’s which serves New Orleans favorites, and Snarfs, famous for its variety of delicious sandwiches. Browse all Boulder restaurants:

Things to Do in Boulder

Because of its location in the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a great place for outdoor lovers. There are various trails to explore along with numerous other outdoor activities. Those not as fond of the outdoors can shop at Pearl Street Mall or peruse the Boulder County Farmers Market. Browse all activities in Boulder:

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