Coot Lake and the Flatirons in Boulder. Photo by Ann Duncan

Living in Boulder


Living in Boulder is a lifestyle all its own, where quality of life meets exceptional living opportunities in Colorado.

Boulder has a vast variety of housing options from apartments and single-family homes to luxury homes, farms and estates. You name it, Boulder real estate has it — if you can afford it.

For those who choose to live in this community, there is something for everyone. There are a variety of locations to live in Boulder — in town, the foothills, the mountains or the plains east of the city. Additionally, the surrounding area close to Boulder offers many wonderful outlying communities such as Longmont, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, which are often more affordable.

Nestled in the foothills, you’ll find the University of Colorado, great public and private school options, arts and culture, music and incredible restaurants. The community is surrounded by an abundance of nature and incredible outdoor lifestyle choices with all sorts of options close by or just a short drive away. Not only is Boulder packed with things to do, but it is also an amazing place to raise your family, grow your career, study or retire.

Boulder is a thriving community with established national industry business leaders in the natural food and outdoor industry, biotech, science, aerospace, technology companies, startups and much more. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the city of 108,000 with a leading university and incubators that stoke the entrepreneurial spirit.

Here are our favorite unique homes for sale in the Boulder and surrounding area.

Property descriptions and images provided by the website listing.

Single Family Home:

603 Highland Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

603 Highland Ave. Courtesy photo

Description: Award-winning historic home in Boulder’s premier Mapleton Hill neighborhood. Taken to its studs in 2017, the interior was meticulously rebuilt, creating a luxurious modern-day home, while preserving its historic integrity. The kitchen boasts a glass-enclosed wine cellar and accompanying restaurant-grade wine dispenser. Beneath the kitchen is a stone-pillared wine cellar that can be viewed through its glass floors. Hand blown glass chandeliers invite entrance to the dining room positioned seamlessly off the kitchen. Upstairs, awaits four bedrooms with en-suite baths, including an opulent master retreat with covered porch, dual closets and steam shower. For outdoor entertainment, infrared heaters allow year-round enjoyment of a wood-fired pizza oven, gas grill and fireplace. Across the property’s vegetable gardens is the restored barn, fully finished and air-conditioned. All within a quick walk to Pearl Street and the famed Sanitas trailhead, this home is fit for an uncompromising palate.

603 Highland Ave. Courtesy photo
603 Highland Ave. Courtesy photo

Contact Todd Gogulski – Porchlight Re Group


Apartments: In town

2336 Spruce St APT C, Boulder, CO 80302

2336 Spruce St APT C. Courtesy photo

Description: A breath of fresh air! Contemporary design meets artistic whimsy! Fabulous East End Pearl St. corridor is a short stroll to restaurants & shops. Soaring ceilings, huge south-facing windows and two wonderful decks expand living to the outdoors! An open floor plan invites entertaining. The main floor bedroom is a perfect refuge. Dramatic stairwell beckons you upstairs to the west deck. Enjoy the sunset with foothill views! Unique master with bonus loft washer/dryer! Take the elevator to apartment, parking and storage.

2336 Spruce St APT C. Courtesy photo
2336 Spruce St APT C. Courtesy photo

Contact Satir DeMarco- Zenith Reality


Mountain Home:

413 Wild Horse Cir. Boulder CO 80304

413 Wild Horse Circle. Courtesy photo

Description: 413 Wild Horse Cir Boulder, CO, 80304 Dan Fogelberg’s inspirational chateau nestled on a mountain in Pine Brook Hills 10 minutes from downtown Boulder. Unobstructed panoramic views offer spiritual refreshment, restoring peace & montane serenity. Enjoy never-ending upgrades & unique details like radiant heated floors. If you love mountain tranquility, then you will find that here, not ever wanting to leave home with the never-ending upgrades & unique details that make this house exceptionally comfortable. If you prefer to entertain, there is a substantial kitchen, multiple outdoor decks, & an Alaskan redwood hot tub. Pine brook Hills water is purified by a full house water filter & softener, UV light (reverse osmosis drinking water – kitchen) with sensors in every bathroom to activate the whole house recirculation system.

413 Wild Horse Circle. Courtesy photo
413 Wild Horse Circle. Courtesy photo

Contact: Joni Renee- Colorado Landmark – Boulder


Luxury Homes:

1228 7th St, Boulder, CO 80302

1228 7th St. Courtesy photo

Description: Beautiful craftsmanship! This beautiful contemporary home has a peaceful setting with high-end finishes. Newer roof. Large windows provide lots of natural light. Relax on the backyard patio by the outdoor fireplace or on the side deck. Snowy days are a breeze with the heated driveway! Short walk to Pearl Street and Chautauqua Park.

1228 7th St. Courtesy photo
1228 7th St. Courtesy photo

Contact Jeanne Bellomy – Re/Max of Boulder, Inc


Farms & Estates:

McKenzie Farm Estate – 5163 Independence Road, Boulder, CO 80301

5163 Independence Road, Boulder. Courtesy photo

Description: Step into this 80-acre postcard setting and feel city street melt away.

Just 3 miles from the Pearl Street Mall, this extraordinary land is home to owls, fox, deer, wild turkey, and eagles, with 4000 feet of lazy Four Mile Canyon Creek banks surrounded by towering cottonwoods and wild plum trees meandering through it. This idyllic property has jaw-dropping panoramic views from Long’s Peak to the Flatirons. Use it for a peaceful retreat, organic farming, or a private home.

History of McKenzie Farm Estate
The McKenzie family has been the steward of this land since the late 1800s. The original 480 acres were crop and dairy farm for many years. In 1901, the first discovery of Denver Basin oil occurred on this property. In the 1970s, 400 acres were sold to developers and to the City of Boulder for Open Space.

The McKenzies planted the remaining 80 acres with 10,000 trees, creating a natural habitat, including trout pond, which is home to owls, wild turkey, fox, deer, bald eagles and more. Eventually, the farm converted to an organic operation.

In the early ’70s, Celestial Seasonings founder Mo Siegel handpicked wild herbs here. CU’s mascot Ralphie the Buffalo lived in the McKenzie corral in the early ’80s. Ask the seller about Ralphie’s escape at closing!

Enjoy your oasis of calm with the best of Boulder minutes away: Frasca, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, eTown, Rapha Cycling Club, Council on World Affairs, The Dairy Center, Sanitas and Chautauqua trails and more.

The abundant water and lush soil of McKenzie Farm Estate make this magical property ripe for farming. Farming can provide a full, peaceful, purposeful life, while also teaching science, environmental stewardship and healthy eating.

5163 Independence Road, Boulder. Courtesy photo
5163 Independence Road, Boulder. Courtesy photo

Contact Catherine Burgess – Burgess Group


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