Tubers on Boulder Creek. Courtesy photo

Living in Boulder and Enjoying Boulder Creek


Staying cool during the summer in Boulder is a priority, and Boulder Creek is the perfect place to do just that. It is about 5.5 miles long with different sections for kayaking, tubing or floating down the creek. One of Boulder’s favorite pastimes is tubing. Whitewater Tubing & Recreation is a great place to rent tubes and other water equipment, and they are open May 15 to Sept. 15.

The Boulder Creek Path runs along Boulder Creek for walking, running and biking. Be careful and pay attention to the bike traffic. Along the creek path, you will find a number of unique parks that are all quite different. There are few parks along the creek: Eben G. Fine ParkEvert Pierson Kid’s Fishing PondCentral Park with the bandshell and, downstream, Scott Carpenter Park featuring a new beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

Come visit or, if you are a local, make the time to stroll down the creek path this summer. Enjoy the day.

So you want to live in Boulder … here are our favorite unique homes for sale in the Boulder and surrounding area. Property descriptions and images provided by the website listing.

Mountain Living – $1,495,000

161 Bristlecone Way, Boulder, CO 80304

Listing by:

Alissa Peterson – Compass – Boulder


Imagine yourself in this Pine Brook Hills hexagonal masterpiece with ponderosa pines and westward snow-capped views – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Meticulous renovation complete with chef’s kitchen, 48″ dual convection Wolf stove with griddle, expansive Cambria quartz waterfall island, beverage fridge, and hexagonal tile backsplash. Enjoy the open concept main living level with post and beam ceiling, Pella windows, and 16′ glass sliding doors that frame breathtaking views. Cozy up on your radiant-heated floors before a wood-burning fireplace. Savor sunset on your continuous wrap-around deck in your private hot tub cove, nestled among a stunning rock formation on a 1.28 acre lot. Walk-out level flows from a stunning owner’s suite featuring a luxury bath with steam shower, makeup vanity, Jason microsilk jetted tub and a private patio. Enjoy your quiet retreat just 12 paved minutes from downtown Boulder. Natural gas, high-speed internet, tankless boiler, smart-home enabled lights.

Mountain living – $1,375,000

6532 Flagstaff Rd, Boulder, CO 80302

Listing by:

Julie Gullett- RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc



A view of a lifetime. Located on 5 secluded acres bordered by, and overlooking, Walker Ranch Open Space this property offers incredible views of the Rocky Mountain peaks and grand forests below. Located 15 minutes, 6.5 miles, from Boulder on a well-maintained, priority-plowed road. This SW facing, 2-story, home is filled with classic mountain comforts: warm knotty pine walls, wood floors, sandstone fireplaces, large picture windows. Highlights include a sunroom, formal living & dining areas, large rec room, private master suite, ample closets and bathtub w/a view. 2 bdrm downstairs is perfect layout for an in-law unit w/separate entrance. Outdoor features include a wrap-around deck, lower level patio, professional rockery and your own natural forest. Surrounded by endless recreation – hiking, biking, rock climbing, kayaking & canoeing. Gross Reservoir just minutes away. Professional fire station 1 mile away an added bonus. Excellent school district & reliable school bus route.

Wonderland Lake – Home – $1,200,00

1030 Union Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

Listed by:

Christopher Botsy Phillips – Compass – Boulder


Modern, Contemporary and Refined, this spacious, updated home, sits at base of the foothills in North Boulder near Wonderland Lake. The kitchen boasts a farm-style sink overlooking the mountains, stainless appliances, subway tile, granite counters, pantry and it opens to a large living & dining room. Sit on one of the 2 decks and sip coffee while taking in the views. Primary bedroom feels like a treehouse w/panoramic views of the foothills, walk-in closet & office. Open and bright w/Skylights, tall ceilings, hardwood flrs, lvg rm fireplace, large private fenced & smart irrigated yard & xeric landscaping and retractable awning. 4 Minisplit a/c units, 7kw PV Solar system w/ battery ready inverter, new concrete drive & walkways, new gar w/ skylights, mudroom, flex space, beautiful lower level bedroom (or guest suite) w/ brand new bathroom, Walk and ride to all that Boulder has to offer, trails, shopping, Lucky’s Market and Bakehouse. Additional secure storage under the back deck.

East Boulder – $2,600,000

255 Barcelona Dr, Boulder, CO 80303

Listing by,

Arn Rasker – LIV Sotheby’s Intl Realty



Fantastic views all day, every day! Elegant 5 bedroom home in coveted Spanish Hills neighborhood. Chef’s kitchen, open floorplan family room, and new 2000 sq ft deck for outdoor living and entertaining. One acre lot with extensive views extending all the way to the continental divide. Many updates. Meticulously maintained. This lifestyle-oriented design connects the home to the expansive views from every room in the home. High-end materials and finishes, low maintenance construction, and new impact-resistant roof and new windows, make this a turn-key move-in ready home. Beautiful cherry cabinets, alder doors and trim, hickory hardwood floors through most of main living space, automatic sun screens, Thermadore gas cooktop, sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, large walk-in pantry, 4 bedrooms have en-suite full bathrooms, 3 fireplaces, steam shower and indoor pool to cool down in after a hot day. Electric blinds in living areas and master. Electric awning and shutters on the west.

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