Boulder's Dakota Ridge Neighborhood
Updated: Oct 9
Some consider this one of the Best Boulder Neighborhoods. Dakota Ridge Neighborhood runs northward from Lee Hill Road, along the foothill's sought-after open space until it hits the end of the plateau, which is also part of Boulder's open space land. The eastern border is Broadway Avenue.
MY TAKE ON THIS NEIGHBORHOOD:
Dakota Ridge continues to be a sought after and attractive neighborhood to buyers, especially those who want to live close to the foothills trails.
The home values in Dakota Ridge, along with Mapleton Hill, East Chautauqua, western University Hill, and the Newlands neighborhoods all are continuing to increase.
This north Boulder neighborhood has been a magnet for many folks wanting to be close to the foothills and trails for years. Residents feel a heightened quality of life due to the location, at least those that like to venture out onto the open space just steps away from their homes. There are also many restaurants and other support businesses in this area.
This is a very popular neighborhood in Boulder. Years ago it was considered a bit of a rough, and unpleasant part of town due to the industrial feel of the area. Now it has many new buildings, homes, and businesses. It's popular with buyers who are both new to Boulder, as well as locals relocating from other parts of our area.
WHAT'S NEW TODAY:
Dakota Ridge is essentially built out. The most recent project at 10th & Lee Hill Rd. is called Trail Crossing at Lee Hill. The project includes 31 homes. Prices on single-family homes here are around $1 million and up. The builder is KUH: Koelbel Urban Homes, a Denver-based firm founded in 1952.
Homes built by various custom builders, including Markel Homes have been popular. Inventory has been tight for the last five years, which means very few homes have been available for sale, and those that have come up for sale sold quickly. Both the townhome and condo market as well as the single-family home market has been fairly hot up here.
We don't expect things to change much this year so be prepared to act decisively if you want to purchase a home in the Dakota Ridge area.
Many avid cyclists and runners gravitate to this neighborhood. (Boulder is home to more cyclists and triathletes per capita than any other town in America.)
Some days, you can see people flying hang gliders over the open space just to the north of Dakota Ridge. There's a trail out there where I've often enjoyed riding my mountain bike. The trail from this region comes off the hogback down a steep single track, and takes you under Highway 36. From there you can take a nice route out to and around Boulder reservoir and back into town.
SCHOOLS SERVING THE DAKOTA RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Foothills Elementary Centennial Middle Boulder High
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