Photo by Ann Duncan

Living in Boulder – A Local Experience


September is winding down, the overnight temperatures are falling and the aspens are changing the mountain landscape. If you haven’t experienced this opportunity to see the leaf change in Colorado, you should visit or make that drive into the mountains. It is well worth it.

For more of an adventure, make the 50-minute drive from Boulder and visit Rocky Mountain National Park. You will need to make a reservation until Oct. 11, 2021 to enter. The experience will be amazing not only the changing colors but also the elk bugling in the meadow and throughout the park.

A great route to Estes Park/Rocky Mountain Park is to take the Peak to Peak highway. tThe views are incredible and fall colors are beautiful. On the way, to the west you will see Longs Peak at 14,259 ft., one of 58 mountain peaks in Colorado over 14,000 feet.

Don’t be surprised when you drive through Estes Park to see elk walking around town and on the golf course. Enjoy your trip.

Read More: Changing of the Aspens and How to Experience Them

This month we look at mountain/foothills homes for sale in the Boulder area.

Here are some of our picks:

East Boulder Home – Mountain Views

1044 White Hawk Ranch Dr, Boulder, CO 80303  $3,350,000

Listed by: Jeffery Erickson – LIV Sotheby’s Intl Realty



Ryan McIntosh – LIV Sotheby’s Intl Realty



A luxurious custom-built ranch-style residence in exclusive White Hawk Ranch. Incredible curb appeal, gorgeous landscaping, mtn. views, and significant indoor-outdoor entertaining areas to host family and friends.  Impressive 14 ft. coffered ceilings, exquisite finishes, gourmet Chef’s kitchen w/ Miele & Dacor appliances, abundant Alder cabinetry, open floor plan w/ 3 en-suite bedrooms including primary on the main floor, and spacious guest suite above 4 car garage w/ balcony and mountain views.     White Hawk Ranch is one of Boulder’s most coveted neighborhoods. Surrounded by mature trees, and populated by quietly elegant homes. Seller is custom builder built for himself. Anderson windows and doors, marble columns, formal dining room w/mtn views, main floor master has fireplace, two walk-in closets &  luxurious bath. The  25′ by 25′ covered porch with vaulted ceiling is perfect for entertaining al fresco. The 5th bedroom is currently used as an office, & has access to outside patio.

Mountain Living

1306 Reed Ranch Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

Listed by: Jed MacArthur – RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc



One of the most stunning settings in all of Boulder. This beautifully designed custom home is surrounded by incredible views & includes 36 acres of serene mountain living. Quiet oasis w/close proximity to all Boulder has to offer. The design blends w/its natural surroundings w/ full sized logs & natural stone.  Rare gated mountain setting; 1 of only 10 homes on over 700 private acres.  This home exudes quality & is perfect for entertaining with its dramatic staircase, hardwood flrs, custom stained and etched glass windows, maple/cherry cabs & custom woodwork thru-out. Chef’s kitchen features butler’s pantry, sub-zero appliances & miles of granite counter space. Retreat to the luxurious master suite private deck, soaring ceilings, walk-in closet w/5-piece bath or head to the lower level & enjoy the bar, media room, exercise room w/sauna & impressive office/library. Don’t overlook the wine cellar! Cozy up to one of 6 fireplaces or wander mile s of private trails right outside.

Mountain Home – 5 Acres

639 Arroyo Chico, Boulder, CO 80302 $1,250,000

Listed by: Steve Altermatt – RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc



Modern Frank Lloydesque designed home with panoramic views located on a 5 acre lot only 10 minutes west of Boulder. Superbly well built by a renown Boulder builder for his personal residence, with hand selected natural materials and thoughtful design to accentuate the views and bring the outdoors in. This passive solar hillside home features poured concrete and timber construction, stucco and stone exterior, an open great room on the main floor, a stunning chef’s kitchen, a luxurious primary bedroom suite, views from most rooms in the house, and an incredible live roof over the huge garage. Patio doors open from the great room to a wonderful outdoor living area with a live roof that provides one with a rare opportunity to create a lush & private oasis. Viessmann boiler with radiant in-floor heating make this a very efficient home. Home theatre/library (listed in measurements as a rec-room) & upstairs family room provide spaces for kids to get away while adults are entertaining.

Mountain Home – Seven Hills neighborhood

218 Anemone Dr, Boulder, CO 80302, $2,233,000

Listed by: Joy Ginsberg – Titan One Realty Group



Jerid Wempen – Titan One Realty Group



Welcome to the Seven Hills neighborhood and quite possibly Boulder’s best kept secret because of its proximity to town. The home is only a 7min drive from downtown Boulder and Pearl St, and nestled within the Sunshine Canyon. Dedicated trails out your door make it a quick walk for coffee on Pearl St. This is an architectural and artistic wonder with its uniquely original circular design. This  fully renovated and upgraded home includes a bright open kitchen, luxurious master bath with dual shower heads and deep modern tub custom fitted with teak wood, marble flooring and dual copper sinks set in granite. The master suite is bright & roomy with south facing windows looking onto the private courtyard and boasts ample room in the custom-fitted walk-in closet with built-in storage cubbies. This spacious, yet cozy master suite features a built-in bookshelf, fireplace and radiant floor heating throughout. Since 2016 the property has received a full renovation to include: Aquasana Water filtration system, reconfigured both master suites on upper floor, added a guest 1/2 bath the on main floor, all wood flooring, hemp wool insulated garage ceiling, doors, hempcrete walls in workshop, cedar wood deck, exterior cedar wood stairwell, terraced garden beds, fenced in the back area, custom built shed off driveway, new driveway that was recently sealed, expanded/dug out driveway, light fixtures, rewired electric from the original, new floor & vanity in lower level full bath, steam shower in main master, new baseboard heating on lower level, added baseboard heating in guest master suite, added an additional bedroom, new wood seating on top circular balcony and a sanctuary space on property with steps leading to it off the main upper driveway. You’ll appreciate the forest feel within Boulder’s city limits and it may be the last chance to get into this beautiful neighborhood.

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