Boulder

148 reviews
  1. City in Colorado
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$499,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,203
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    39
    37
  • Robbery
    27
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    461
    575
  • Theft
    2,058
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,062
National
$53,046
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

148 reviews
  • Excellent
    46
  • Very Good
    54
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
Spray paint decor, a homeless person with dreadlocks on every other corner, bicycling, bright colors, and the jagged foothills that line the west end of the sky: This is Boulder. If anything is gorgeously unusual, you can find it here. The homes are expensive, but the historical district is beautiful enough to make you consider spending your entire savings account. There are activities for everyone. If you like nightlife, Pearl Street offers a variety of bars. There is hiking, bicycling, aerial circus, and rock climbing for the adventurous. The artists can take art classes at the local college, stroll though parks full of sculptures, or spend hours painting along boulder creek. The only disadvantage is that fast food is scare. Numerous Whole Foods and local groceries offer healthy choices for health nuts, vegetarians, vegans, and more!
  • Former Resident
  • 28 days ago
Boulder is rich in cultural and spiritual influence with highly desired artistic flare! Multiple venues including historical buildings, museums and fine art, exciting nightlife and caters to an active lifestyle outdoors.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 3 months ago
My neighborhood is quaint, swimming in colors and full of chatter during the daylight hours. My home is on the way to the local grocery store, so there is a constant flow of baby strollers, doggie tails and people with leafy greens popping out of bags. Boulder is a unique community, those conscious of their surroundings and the people who share the neighborhood with them them. It's almost eerie how nice people are. However, there is a lack of culture to be found in my neighborhood. It seems as though everyone is on the same path, out doing the same things and speaking the same way. I wish for a more culturally diverse neighborhood, where children are playing quirky games they've never heard of before. And you walk past a home & distinctly know their origin of food. It's a place of personal freedom with the bountiful opportunities to express it. It's a growing genome of talented and educated people, who are happy to share their opinions and knowledge.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago