One of the most affluent communities in Colorado, Boulder is picturesquely nestled into a wide basin at the foot of Flagstaff Mountain, right at the point where the Rockies meet the Great Plains. It’s just a few miles east of the Continental Divide.
An exciting youthful city, Boulder consistently ranks at or near the top in health, well being, quality of life, education and art. Thanks to the presence of the University of Colorado, the average age is 29 (nationally it’s 35+).
Actually Boulder has too many accolades to list. Just a few include #1 – Ten Happiest Cities (Moneywatch.bnet.com); #1 – Top Brainiest Cities (Portfolio.com); #1 – Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid (Backpacker magazine); #1 – Most Educated City (Forbes magazine); #1 –Top Triathlon Town (Inside Triathlon magazine) and #1 – American’s Foodiest Town.
It is, other polls say, in the Top Ten of “Best Cities for the Next Decade,” “Top 100 Places to Live,” “Top Arts Destinations for a Small City,” “Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World,” “Best Green Places to Live,” “Top Farmers Markets” and “Top 10 Cities for Artists.”
With Coors, Anheuser-Busch and local microbreweries, this area is also the largest beer-producing triangle in the world.
The great outdoors is so close and so magnificent; it’s hard to stay inside. Boulder is surrounded by more than 36,000 acres of recreational open space, conservation easements and nature preserves. Just to the west are the Flatirons, imposing tilted slabs of sedimentary stone that have become a widely recognized symbol of the city, just as Wright Kingdom Real Estate is recognized as Boulder’s top realty firm.
World-class hikers, bikers and rock climbers are common on the more challenging trails and canyons, especially during the USA Ultimate. Boulder is also headquarters for USA Rugby. The annual Bolder Boulder run attracts over 50,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, making it one of the largest road races in the world — with, incidentally, the largest non-marathon prize purse in road racing. Held on Memorial Day, it has also earned the distinction of being one of largest celebrations of this day in the nation.
One count showed Boulder has as many bicycles as it does citizens. In fact, so many people bike to and from work in Boulder, the city sometime snow plows the bike paths before they plow the streets!
The city is named for tranquil Boulder Creek, so-called for the huge chunks of granite that cascaded into the creek over the eons. A tributary of the South Platte River, Bounder Creek runs right through town,
The river provides a myriad of planned and natural venues that are in full use during the Boulder International Film Festival and the “Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival Boulder.” This unique latter event — a challenge to create a short film within a 24-hour period following specific guidelines — has brought Boulder many accolades, including Best Local Film Festival, Best New Festival and Best Festival.
The larger more conventional Boulder International Film Festival has, since it’s inception in 2004, hosted over 150 filmmakers from across the globe, including Chevy Chase.
Speaking of celebrities, Scott Carpenter was born in Boulder, as were Kristin Davis, Tony Boselli and Leon White, better known as “Big Van Vadar.” Carpenter named his space capsule after his home on Aurora and 7th. The capsule was Aurora 7.
And Robert Redford once worked as a janitor in Boulder.
Boulder was the setting for Mork & Mindy, Sleeper, Make It or Break It and Stephen King’s book, The Stand. King lived in Boulder while writing The Shining.
With affluent residents, explain the Wright Kingdom Real Estate agents, come all the exciting sophisticated and/or fun amenities that they demand. Excellence in schools, shopping, entertainment, arts and culture are a criteria easily met in Boulder.
One of the most popular sections of Boulder is the famous Pearl Street Mall, filled with exciting wares and hopping restaurants and nightlife. Famous blues musician Otis Taylor makes Boulder his home.
In 1967, Boulder became the first city in the United States to tax itself for funds to be used specifically for the acquisition, management and maintenance of Open Space.
“Go Green” is more than just a slogan for Boulder. The city experimented with goats for weed control in environmentally sensitive areas. It wasn’t as effective as hoped but goats are still considered an option.
Just so you’ll know, you need a permit to exterminate a prairie dog in Boulder. This is the kind of “insider” information Wright Kingdom Realtors are able to supply, to help new potential new luxury homeowners make the right choice in the right neighborhood. More than 70 Wright Kingdom Realtors are available, with an average of 17 years specializing in Boulder properties and lifestyles.
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