Learn About The Area


Boulder Colorado was founded in 1859 by explorers seeking the riches of gold. Boulder enjoys a colorful and interesting history. Since it’s founding, Boulder has celebrated a rich tradition of historic preservation and boasts a successful Historic Preservation program. This program helps the public to preserve the community’s unique heritage and character by protecting the architecture of Boulder’s past. This effort has resulted in more than 1,300 designated historic properties in Boulder, including 162 individual landmarks and 10 historic districts.
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Boulder is also home to CU Boulder. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – CU has a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. CLICK HERE to learn more about the University of Colorado.

Boulder is centrally located in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, just 35 minutes northwest of Denver. The City of Boulder sits 5,430 feet above sea level. Boulder enjoys 300 plus days for sunshine a year and moderate weather. There are approximately 102,500 residents in Boulder, including about 25,000 students who are enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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