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Boulder’s Neighborhoods:

Majestic HeightsMapleton HillMartin AcresMooresNewlandsNorthbriar EstatesNorthfield CommonsPalo ParkPearl StreetPine Brook HillsTable MesaUniversity HillUptown BroadwayWhittierWonderland Hills

 

University Hill

Residential development of The Hill (as University Hill is colloquially known) began in the early 1890s. Today, University Hill features a vibrant mix of restaurants, trendy boutiques, entertainment hotspots, and residential properties. The neighborhood is conveniently located beside the University of Colorado and the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University. Students, professionals, and families co-mingle daily in this unique Central Boulder neighborhood. There is a wide range of housing opportunities in University Hill—from luxury homes that have been completely remodeled, to condo properties that are ideal for buyers just entering the real estate market. There are also a number of older houses available. For more information – University Hill listings:    

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Pearl Street

Pearl Street is home to a number of luxury condo developments, lofts, townhomes, and single family houses. Appreciation rates in the Pearl Street Mall neighborhood tend to be very strong in comparison with other Colorado communities, so you know you’re making a smart investment. Pearl Street Mall is one of the city’s most popular destinations for tourists and residents alike. Also known as Downtown Boulder, Pearl Street Mall is a pedestrian haven with eclectic street performers, fine boutiques, popular night spots, cheerful gardens, and historic buildings. There are also fountains, artwork, and 1000 businesses that grace Pearl Street Mall—85% of which are locally owned. For more information – Pearl Street listings:    

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Whittier

More than 4,000 people live in the Boulder neighborhood of Whittier, which encompasses just over half a square mile. One of the original neighborhoods in the city, Whittier is a quiet and charming area to consider buying property. Residents can walk to the downtown core, which makes this neighborhood exceptionally convenient. Despite being so close to Downtown Boulder, Whittier residents enjoy a peaceful atmosphere that is complete with tree-lined streets and friendly neighbors. Adding to the quiet and welcoming feel of the area, Whittier houses tend to be traditional in architecture, with a large number of Craftsman and Victorian style homes available. Homeowners here take pride in maintaining their properties inside and out—many of which features beautiful gardens and landscaping. Whittier homes are very popular among professionals and families, as they are within walking distance of nearby schools, parks, and amenities. For more information – Whittier listings:    

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Mapleton Hill

Mapleton Hill is a designated historic district with streets lined with Silver Maple trees, heritage homes and new construction. Along with Whittier, Mapleton Hill was one of the first neighborhoods to be established in the city of Boulder. This gorgeous community is within walking distance of the downtown core and the ever-popular Pearl Street Mall. There are also numerous hiking and cycling trails to enjoy in the region. Children in Mapleton Hill attend schools that are part of the Boulder Valley School District, with many of the younger children going to Whittier Elementary. Many Mapleton Hill homes were constructed between 1895 and 1910, a number of which still stand today. There is a great deal of Victorian and Queen Anne architecture in the community, with houses having ample room to spread out. In addition to single family houses, Mapleton Hill also has attached dwellings such as townhomes and condominium developments that have been converted from estate homes. The average listing price for a home here is above the $1 million mark. For more information – Mapleton Hill listings:    

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Newlands

Newlands is located in the northwestern portion of Boulder, and is among the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. The community is situated along the famous Boulder foothills, and has grown gradually since the early 1900s. Newlands is in a prime location, within walking distance of North Boulder Park, the North Boulder Recreation Center, and hiking paths. Newlands is also close to Pearl Street Mall, Ideal Market, and the University of Colorado. Due to the neighborhood’s desirable locale, homes in Newlands are some of the most expensive in the city of Boulder. Homes here range from the mid-$500s to about $3 million, and the majority of them offer exceptional views of the mountains. Newlands homes vary in age and design, with properties built in 1900 intermingled with houses from the 1940s, and new custom homes. Many of the older properties have been updated to meet the needs of today’s home buyers, without losing their character and charm. For more information – Newlands listings:    

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Wonderland Hills

The Wonderland Hills area is home to a nice variety of condos, townhouses, and single family homes set along quiet residential streets at the base of the Rocky Mountain Foothills. Homes in Wonderland Hills are ideal for those looking for the feel of mountain living, but need to be within easy reach of Downtown Boulder. This North Boulder community features mature trees, lazy hillsides, and beautiful views of Wonderland Lake and the mountains. Close by are Pearl Street Mall, the North Boulder Rec Center, and the neighborhoods of Uptown Boulder and Northbriar. For more information – Wonderland Hills listings:    

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Uptown Broadway

Uptown Broadway is a new mixed-use development in the north end of the city. It has live/work homes, townhouses, condos, and commercial properties available. The area features a colorful collection of architectural styles that highlight the urban, fun, and friendly vibe of the neighborhood. There are public plazas and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, as well as an abundance of street-side shops and services. There is ample parking for residents of Uptown Broadway, though much of it is hidden behind or underneath the various properties. The Uptown Broadway development has been designed to be a modern, walkable neighborhood, where residents don’t need to drive to access recreation or amenities such as banks and restaurants. Close by there are hiking and biking trails, parkland, and excellent transit service that goes straight to Downtown Boulder. For more information – Uptown Broadway listings:    

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Moores

Moores is one of the city’s more well-established and upscale neighborhoods. Located in the northern section of Boulder near Uptown Broadway, Moores is homes to nearly 900 people. Real estate buyers will find single family homes with large plots of land in Moores, as well as vacant property for sale. Moores homes tend to be priced on the higher end of the scale, though there are houses to be found under the $500,000 mark. Buyers will find a variety of older homes in Moores, tucked away on tree-lined streets. The area itself was developed in the 1940s, but there are a handful of houses that were constructed in the early 1900s as well. Though the neighborhood is mature, a large number of Moores homes have been renovated extensively. There are many tear downs and complete remodels in the area, which has brought fresh new energy to the landscape. For more information – Moores listings:    

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Northfield Commons

There’s an air of excitement surrounding Northfield Commons real estate at the moment. This brand new housing development is located in the heart of the popular Palo Park area, on the fringes of Boulder city. With gorgeous views of the mountains and easy access to hiking trails and parks, Northfield Commons is attracting buyers that are keen to enjoy the lifestyle that’s to be found in this breathtaking part of Colorado. Situated northeast of Boulder city, this 22-acre residential site has been designed to incorporate a wide range of housing types—from affordable condominiums and townhouses to impressive duplexes and stunning detached family homes. Environmental awareness is key at this new home development. All Northfield Commons homes are being constructed to meet the latest ENERGY STAR ratings and Built Green® standards. For more information – Northfield Commons listings:    

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Palo Park

Popular Palo Park sits to northeast of the city and attracts a wide range of home seekers—from young families to professional singles and couples. Conveniently located within easy access to Boulder Municipal Airport, and major routes in and out of the city, this growing semi-rural neighborhood enjoys many of the benefits of a modern community. Many Palo Park homes were built in the 1970s and 1980s onward, and prices can vary from the mid-$100,000s for an apartment, up to almost $1 million for a large family home. With almost 3,000 people living in the district of Palo Park, this attractive neighborhood is within walking distance of local shopping facilities and public transport services to the heart of the city. For more information – Palo Park listings:    

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Table Mesa

Located in southern Boulder, Table Mesa has a quiet, relaxed, almost suburban feel to it, which is perfect for families and those looking for a place to live that is less hectic than areas closer to the downtown core. Fortunately, homes here are still within easy reach of Downtown Boulder and Pearl Street. The SKIP bus for instance, offers daily service from Table Mesa to Downtown, via Broadway. There are several parks in the Table Mesa area, including Martin Park, Tantra Park, and Harlow Platts Park. Harlow Platts features tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, basketball hoops, and a popular disc golf course. Harlow Platts Park is also home to Viele Lake and the South Boulder Recreation Center, which houses a 25-yard indoor swimming pool, and a racquetball court. There is also an athletic course that surrounds the lake. For more information – Table Mesa listings: Here are wonderful videos of the neighborhood on the Table Mesa Community Hub on YouTube at: lnkd.in/eS_RuMv    

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Majestic Heights

Located to the south of the city, Majestic Heights offers an attractive traditional neighborhood lifestyle. Bordered to the west by South Broadway Street, and just a short distance from Highway 36, Majestic Heights homes are within easy commuting distance of the city. The convenient location attracts many young professionals and families to the area. Majestic Heights is flanked by green space, with Tantra Park, Harlow Platts Park, and Martin Park all close by. The area is also home to the South Boulder Recreation Center, which houses racquetball and basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, and a spacious indoor swimming pool. For more information – Majestic Heights listings:    

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Pine Brook Hills

As one of the most desirable mountain communities in the Boulder district, Pine Brook Hills remains as popular as ever. This unique neighborhood is set in a stunning upland landscape, and homeowners admire the breathtaking views over the rolling foothills and on towards nearby Boulder city. Set on magnificent, secluded hillside plots, many homes in Pine Brook Hills take full advantage of the rural setting, while the residents enjoy the benefits of a close-knit community. Many homes were constructed from the mid-1960s onward to the present day, and the whole area has a spacious feel, with strikingly designed houses placed sympathetically within the spectacular scenery. With just over 400 dwellings currently occupying the site, Pine Brook Hills property continues to attract buyers’ interest and new plots are frequently available. Despite the exclusive location, Pine Brook Hills real estate offers some of the best value housing within the Boulder district, with distinctive properties that can be found for under $500,000. For more information – Pine Brook Hills listings:    

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Martin Acres

As one of Boulder’s most established neighborhoods, Martin Acres attracts a wide range of home seekers and investors. Its close proximity to the University of Colorado means that students add to the mix of families and professionals to create a vibrant, friendly community. Primarily built in the 1950s, much of the Martin Acres real estate market is centered around spacious ranchers—many with generous yards. Martin Acres is conveniently located just south of the city, and sits between two major routes in and out of Boulder, with excellent public transportation links. Many Martin Acres homes have been remodeled to a high specification and the variety of properties makes for an aesthetically lively, and very affordable neighborhood. House prices range from between the low-$300,000s up to, and beyond, the mid-$500,000s. For more information – Martin Acres listings:    

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Northbriar Estates

Northbriar Estates is a budding, medium-sized subdivision located along the Boulder foothills in the northwest section of the city. The community was developed by J.F. Young, and is home to approximately 50 lots. Homes in Northbriar were built in the 1990s—many of which were custom-built. Homes in Northbriar were built in the 1990s—many of which were custom-built. Homes in this community have a median price around $530,000. Northbriar Estates has excellent views of the foothills, and is close to Boulder’s famed trail network, as well as Wonderland Lake and its resident wildlife. The community is also conveniently located near the North Boulder Recreation Center. The popular facility has lap and leisure pools, a fitness studio, outdoor tennis courts, a sauna, and gymnasium. For more information – Northbriar Estates listings:    

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