College Town – Living in Boulder


If you have ever lived in a college town, you know that in the early fall, new youthful energy is brought into the community. The city of Boulder is no different, as Boulder comes alive in August with students returning to the University of Colorado – Boulder campus. Move-in weekend took place this past weekend and school started August 23.

Approximately 35,000 students enroll each year, with about 59.7% Colorado residents and 39.3% from out of state or international. The University provides 24 residence halls and two apartment-style living halls. Most of these accommodations are used by the 6,400 freshmen who are required to live on campus and have a meal plan. The majority of the student body finds housing throughout Boulder by living off-campus. The popular places to live are The Hill, around Boulder High School which is near to the university and downtown, in South Boulder and the Table Mesa area. The cost to live in these areas is quite high, with individual rent from $700 to $1,000+ per month. Many parents choose to purchase apartments or homes as an investment while their children are attending CU, however, this cost is also expensive.

Boulder was also just named the best place to live.

This month, we look at student housing for sale in the Boulder area. Here are some of our picks.

Near Downtown and The Hill – $649,000

600 Arapahoe Ave APT 3, Boulder, CO 80302

Listed by: Patty Petry – Area 303 Real Estate


(303) 995-1218

Beautifully updated 3 bedroom condo in downtown Boulder features a wood-burning stove, Mitsubishi zoned AC unit, in-unit Washer and Dryer.  Recently renovated kitchen and baths, brand new flooring throughout and everything freshly painted. Walking distance to town, schools, restaurants and parks.  One assigned an off-street parking and storage unit.


Renovated Apt. – South Boulder – $619,000

4264 Greenbriar Blvd, Boulder, CO 80305

Listed by Daniel Jorgensen Open House Realty, LLC

(303) 875-4440

Location, location, location!!  Completely gutted and remodeled Townhome in desirable South West  Boulder. The floorplan is open and inviting. The custom design is modern with a beautiful chef’s kitchen that centers around a large quartz island, all new appliances, and a ton of cabinets. A stone/quartz wall in the living room area has a fireplace that adds to the beautiful finishes.  Bedrooms, bath and utility area are at garden level.  The flooring is all Luxury Vinyl. New windows & doors. Steps to BOCO open space & walking trails. Close to Table Mesa Shopping, restaurants, and pubs.  The large patio abuts open space.


2902 Shadow Creek Dr APT 103, Boulder, CO 80303

Listed by: Eduard Lugo Colorado Home Realty


720-981- 4109

Beautifully updated turn-key home with custom hardwood flooring, washer/dryer in unit, and updates throughout. Current owner has never had renters!  Incredibly clean and well-maintained clubhouse with pool, hot tubs, fitness center, racquetball courts, tennis court, sand volleyball court, basketball court and even a community garden you can join. New paint throughout unit, freshly updated landscaping outside of the patio and an assigned parking spot right out front. The Shadow Creek complex is quiet and the complex is well cared for. Would be a great place to live yourself or a great investor opportunity with the CU Campus only 1/2 mile away. Information provided herein is from sources deemed reliable but not guaranteed and is provided without the intention that any buyer rely upon it. Listing Broker takes no responsibility for its accuracy and all information must be independently verified by buyers.

2992 Shadow Creek Dr. APT 212, Boulder, CO 80303

Listed by: Terri Taydus CNE, CRS, GRI – WK Real Estate



Don’t miss out on an opportunity to own vs. rent! South facing 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath unit in Gold Run (close to CU); one of the few with an assigned underground parking space! Wonderful division of space for a roommate situation. Unit is currently rented for $2020 per month until August 12, 2022; new owner will need to assume the lease. This unit has an elevator in the building. Buyer to verify square footage.

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