Whittier Neighborhood-Boulder, Colorado


Whittier Neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado another place to thrive

By Michael Hughes  January 15, 2010

Next to downtown Boulder, though much quieter and seemingly worlds away from the pace of downtown, is the neighborhood of Whittier. Another of Boulder’s first neighborhoods, Whittier has a quiet charm, massive trees and incredibly beautiful homes. The Whittier neighborhood encompasses part of downtown Boulder and boasts numerous home styles  including many historic and land marked homes. Whittier Elementary school is the oldest continuing operating school in the state. The neighborhood encompasses the residential sections of Boulder bordered by Bluff Street to the North, 28th Street to the East, Canyon Boulevard to the South, and Broadway to the West.

Neighborhood events include:

  • An annual “Council Tea” to meet Council candidates;
  • Alley parties;
  • A Labor Day potluck;
  • Maintenance of the flower plantings at neighborhood bus stops.

Properties in this area are well taken care of and much-loved by their owners, and these large, homes compliment the traffic-less streets. The fascinating architectural details in this area set it apart from newer Boulder neighborhoods; with slanted rooftops, curved windows, stone facades, arched shingles and contrasting trim colors. It’s a feel good neighborhood.

Whittier echoes expense and luxury in a very down-to-earth manner. The neighborhood’s sumptuousness is reflected in its character. It feels like a close, family neighborhood where your kids could actually play in the street.

The Pearl Street Mall and an amazing array of shopping and dining options are just minutes on foot from Whittier, but this neighborhood does have a few hot spots of its’ own. Great fine dining in the area at Johns Restaurant, Mateo and Fresca.  Also if your looking for sandwiches Snarfs or Salvaggios both on Pearl St.

Visit Whittier and you will feel the quiet,  the warmth and charm of this wonderful downtown neighborhood.

If you have questions or need help finding the perfect home call me, Michael Hughes 303-359-6627 at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, you can also visit my website  www.bolderrealestate.com or e-mail me  michael.hughes@sothebysrealty.com

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