Welcome to Boulder


Welcome to Boulder!

 

Boulder has over 300 sunny days a year!

 

Cresting over the hill on Highway 36 into Boulder, it’s easy to see why this intriguing town has been dubbed “the city nestled between the mountains and reality.” At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space roll into Boulder’s quaint cityscape tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

 

Boulder Colorado


Location:

 

Nestled in the foothills, Boulder is within an hour of Denver, Denver International Airport, Eldora Ski Resort and Rocky Mountain National Park. Boulder is 1-3 hours away from many of Colorado's world-famous ski resorts including Copper Mountain, Vail, Aspen, and Steamboat Springs.

 

Age Demographic:

 

18-24 years: 26.4%

25-44: 36.9%

45-64: 13.7%

65+: 7.9%

Median Age: 29

 

Elevation & Size:

 

5,430 feet (Denver is 5,280 feet); City of Boulder is 27.8 square miles.

 

Population:

 

103,673 residents, including 29,000 students at the University of Colorado.

 

Weather:

 

Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year (more than San Diego or Miami). Average 83.3 inches of snowfall a year.

 

Average temperature highs/lows:

 

Spring (March-May) 63/35° F

Summer (June-August) 83/55° F

Fall (Sept.-Oct.) 72/45° F

Winter (Nov.-February) 45/23° F

 

Recreation:

 

Recently rated the "#1 Sports Town in America" by Outside Magazine, offering countless year-round recreational activities. Take advantage of the 200 miles of public hiking and biking trails, approximately 30,000 acres of open space, or Boulder Creek, which runs through the middle of town and is great for tubing or kayaking.

 

Arts & Culture:

 

Boulder has more than 30 art galleries, 4 local museums, and 32 movie & stage theaters. There are many festivals including the Colorado Shakespeare Festival , Boulder Creek Festival, and the Colorado Music Festival.

 

Dining:

 

A foodie's mecca, Boulder is home to more than 300 restaurants featuring local, regional and international cuisine. From Italian to Nepalese to Vegetarian to Organic, you will always be able to find delicious and healthy food in Boulder.

 

Accommodations:

 

Approximately 2,000 guestrooms ranging from rustic cabins to historic Victorian suites. Whether you are staying at one of the cozy Bed & Breakfasts or the largest conference hotel, mountain views and proximity to activities will ensure an unparalleled experience.

 

Schools:

Boulder is an epicenter of intellectual activity. For the second straight year, Forbes magazine has ranked Boulder as the smartest city in the USA. Whether you’re looking for a top-notch public school, private school, charter school, university, or technical college, you’ll find it in Boulder.

Boulder Valley School District http://www.bvsd.org/

University of Colorado at Boulder www.colorado.edu

Naropa University www.naropa.edu

Culinary School of the Rockies www.culinaryschoolrockies.com

 

Sister Cities:

 

Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan; Yateras, Cuba

 

Related Links:

 

Boulder Chamber of Commerce

Boulder Economic Council

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