February 21, 2019

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Boulder Neighborhood Guide: Mapleton Hill

Looking for more information on another neighborhood in Boulder? Check out our other guides: South Boulder, Chautauqua/University Hill


It is widely recognized that Boulder is a great place to live but the neighborhoods in Boulder are a bit hard to characterize. Boulder was developed over time in a piece-meal fashion. The result is that many of the neighborhoods are only a few hundred homes in size. It is common to have two adjacent neighborhoods developed at different times and have completely different characters and price ranges.


While this report is not comprehensive, it will give the reader valuable information from which to start understanding the real estate market in Boulder. Below is the official City of Boulder sub-community map that shows Boulder split into nine different segments.



Mapleton Hill

The Mapleton Hill neighborhood is one of the most iconic and desirable neighborhoods in Boulder. This is a historic neighborhood in Central Boulder that started in the 1880s. Many of the homes are over 100 years old and represent almost every late 19th century architectural style. The price per square footage basis is high and many of the houses are quite large; it is all about location. This is where the original mining mavens lived when Boulder was settled.


Central Boulder offers some of the best shopping, restaurants, services, entertainment and recreation opportunities in the state. It is a hub of civic activity and a central gathering place for the community and the region, and a variety of iconic events such as the Farmers’ Market, Boulder Creek Festival, and many others, are hosted here.


** All market data is for the 12 months ending December 2018. Source: InfoSparks


Number of sales past 12 months: 38 (up 8.6%)


Sales Mix: 51.5% single family; 48.5% attached dwellings (2017 – 45.7%, 54.3%)


• Elementary – Whittier
• Middle School – Casey
• High School – Boulder
• Private – Sacred Heart of Jesus


Nearby Shopping: The Mapleton Hill neighborhood is in the heart of Boulder and its main attraction is the proximity to Downtown Boulder and the Pearl Street Mall. There is an eclectic mix of world class restaurants and shopping all centered around a four-block pedestrian mall.


Open Space, parks: Mt. Sanitas is a popular Boulder hike and the trailhead is at the far west end of Mapleton Avenue. It is a rewarding 30 -45 minute hike and there is a choice between the level valley or the steep ridge. There is also easy access to the multi-use Boulder Creek Path.


Major Subdivisions: Mapleton Hill

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