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Things to Know about Living in Boulder, CO

Places like Vegas and Silicon Valley get a lot of publicity for their lifestyle and glamor. If you're looking for the all-around best places to live in the USA, Boulder, Colorado, would be one of the top national picks.

It's one of the most expensive places to live within the US, with an index score of 167.4. Note that the national average index score is 100.

Combined with a Walk Score of 57, it's undoubtedly an eye-popping, mouthwatering location for folks who enjoy quiet in the picturesque county playing host to the University of Colorado.

Read on to find out more about this serene location.


Boulder is in the Midwest, nestled in The Rockies' expansive foothills. It's 25 miles to the northwest of Denver, the state capital.

Overall, it's Colorado's 12-largest city, with a population of just over 100,000.

About a third of this population comprises the students of the nearby University of Colorado.


The weather is quite warm, with more than 300 days of sunshine annually.

Rains aren't frequent, and the atmosphere only just stops short of being outright humid in the autumn.

However, extreme weather has been reported with infrequent Chinook winds, hail storms, and floods.

Cultural peculiarities

Boulder has a thriving culture of young and seniors. It's also a great place to live, even with the relatively high living costs.

Consider some of its most interesting cultural tidbits:

No fireworks

In Boulder County and the city of Boulder, it is illegal to discharge or possess fireworks and other similar pyromantics.

Bounder is a highly residential area, with noise and fire risks strongly discouraged in the area.

Fresh lawns…all the time

If the grass on your lawn is longer than 12 inches, you'll have to cut it. Else, the City of Boulder will come at you. It's a big deal.

Also, you could get a citation if you don't keep your immediate area free of garbage. There are lots of trash cans and recycling bins around.

Keep your lawn and neighborhood areas free of trash, as you could receive a citation. Most parks have both recycling bins and trash cans, as well as ways to clean up after pets.

Boulder is quiet

Residents in Boulder prefer the quiet of the indoors. As a result, be expected to discover odd spells of quiet in the city. These quiet periods are important. Violating them can land you a noise citation.

During the day, you have the right to stay indoors and enjoy the quiet and peace of home. And if there will be any noisy parties in neighboring houses, expect to be informed well ahead of time.

At decibel levels of 50, you can go about your daily activities. Regular conversations hold within pretty much the same range.

A specialist Boulder Realtor is what you need to land your dream home in this beautiful city. Thinking about moving? Call or text me today! 303-520-0070

I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

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