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.
Northeast Boulder/Palo Park
The northeast section of Boulder east of 28th Street has single family homes as well as condominium, townhome and apartment complexes.
Originally developed in the 1950s, Palo Park is named after Paul and Louise Hoffman, who used the first two letters of their first names to create the name “Palo”. Palo Park is adjacent to the Fourmile Canyon Creek greenway and the Pleasant View sports complex.
Boulder’s Four Mile Creek is a quiet neighborhood featuring larger homes, modern construction and easy access to the Diagonal Highway. Houses in Four Mile Creek offer contemporary design and expansive layouts, with many lots backing up to neighborhood open space.
Northfield Commons, a new neighborhood tucked into the residential area at Jay Road and 47th Street in north Boulder. A variety in architecture and a wide range of home types (single family to condo lofts) in a combination of styles – traditional, craftsman and contemporary residences, all constructed with green building practices.
** All market data is for the 12 months ending December 2018. Source: InfoSparks
Number of sales past 12 months: 73 (down 24.7%)
Sales Mix: 54.8% single family; 45.2% attached dwellings (2017 – 50.5%, 49.5%)
• Elementary – Crestview or Columbine
• Middle School –Centennial
• High School – Boulder
• Private – Shining Mountain Waldorf, Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten
Nearby Shopping: Iris Commons (28th and Iris), and 28th Street shopping corridor, 29th Street Shopping Center
Open Space, parks: Palo Central Park, Mountain View Memorial Park, Sale Lake, Pleasant View Sports Complex
Major Subdivisions: Fourmile Creek, Northfield Commons, Orange Orchard, Palo Park. Various condo and townhome developments.