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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 left).
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 $826,900, in the 3rd quarter of 2022.

What Is Special about Boulder

Boulder is a university town and home to 54 urban parks, The Rocky Mountains, and Mapleton Historic District. There are 13 ski resorts within 100 miles, and 54 golf courses within 30 miles. Boulder is also 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, and 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, with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Bach Festival two of the more famous events.


Boulder's crime rate is well below average.

Medical Facilities

Boulder Community Hospital.


Denver International Airport is 43 miles away. 

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