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.
The Whittier neighborhood is a well-established, quaint and charming neighborhood east of Broadway but within an easy walk to the Pearl Street Mall. The houses are historic and many are Victorian in style. The houses are not nearly as large as the Mapleton neighborhood but are of the same era. These homes were the worker’s homes when Boulder was a mining supply town. Its vibrant mix of older single family homes and student housing, combined with the revitalization of East Pearl Street, have made this neighborhood a walker’s dream.
** All market data is for the 12 months ending December 2018. Source: InfoSparks
Number of sales past 12 months: 75 (up 8.7%)
Sales Mix: 41.3% single family; 58.7% attached dwellings (2017 – 31.9%, 68.1%)
• Elementary – Whittier
• Middle School – Casey
• High School – Boulder
• Private – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mt. Zion Lutheran, September School, Watershed School
Nearby Shopping: The Whittier 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. North Boulder Shopping Center with a pint-sized Whole Foods, wine store and several restaurants and shops is a short walk.
Open Space, parks: There are several small pocket parks in the Whittier neighborhood which add to the charming feel of this downtown neighborhood. Greenleaf Park, Spruce Pool.
Major Subdivisions: Whittier