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Where to Retire in Boulder and Home Prices

Real estate developers have taken note of Boulder's popularity with retirees and have responded with many 55+ developments. They range in price and in amenities (see Active Communities link at right).
Boulder real estate is quite expensive compared to U.S. averages and  some other cities in Colorado. According to the National Association of Realtors the median selling price of a single family home in Boulder was $631,100, in the 2nd quarter of 2018, up from $588,500 in the 1st quarter of 2018.

What is special about Boulder

University town; 54 urban parks; The Rocky Mountains; Mapleton Historic District ; 13 ski resorts within 100 miles;  54 golf courses within 30 miles; Boulder is a very walkable town.

What is not special about Boulder

This is a very green, liberal community (which might not appeal to those on the other side of the spectrum). Housing is very expensive (but stable).

Climate and Physical Environment

Boulder is located in a basin in north central Colorado at 5344 feet above sea level. The Rocky Mountains rise immediately to the west, as does the Continental Divide. Boulder Creek flows through town. Boulder has an unusual weather combination- it boasts of 300 days of sunshine per year, and 102 inches of precipitation (83 inches of snow).

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Macky Auditorium Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Colorado provides ballet and a concert hall; there is a Nomad Theatre as well as ensemble and dinner theatres; the University has an excellent Museum of Natural History; there are a variety of cultural events throughout the year;  the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Bach Festival are two of the more famous.

Crime

Boulder's crime rate is well below average.

Medical facilities

Boulder Community Hospital

Transportation

Denver International Airport is 43 miles away. 

Valuable Links

Boulder on Wikipedia

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