People choose Boulder real estate because of its proximity to the mountains, the views, the clean air, world-class trails, outdoor sports and a great place to meet people and raise a family. The neighborhoods; Dakota Ridge, Holiday, Wonderland Hill, Crestview, Silver Maple, Newlands, Whittier, University Hill, Martin Acres, South Boulder, Rock Creek (Superior), Louisville and Lafayette.
Dakota Ridge is bordered on the east by Broadway jogs northward from Lee Hill Road along the western border (the foothills open space) and goes north until it hits the open space plateau.
Dakota Ridge boasts good values in Boulder real estate, it offers a high quality of life and access to open space trails and road bike access. Only a short distance from the Uptown Broadway Shops and Restaurants. This part of town was a little dicey but has had a nice turnaround. The new shops, coffee shops and restaurants have added to the eclectic mix in this neighborhood. Can you say outdoor sports; Mountain biking, Road cycling, Trail running or go for a hike. Then settle in at Amante’s for an authentic Italian Espresso.
The Holiday area is where the Holiday drive in theater used to be. The marquee still exists to this day just off of 28th St (Highway 36). Holiday is hip. Numerous green built homes, condos and mixed use dot the landscape. It’s a newer community so the landscaping is not extremely mature and lush. Similar to Dakota Ridge for Amenities. New urban near Amantes and trail heads. Outdoor lights are energy efficient low level emitting so the stars are numerous.
The Wonderland Hill area is bordered to the west by the foothills and Broadway is the eastern boundary. The southern boundary is Linden. The north boundary is Wonderland Lake where the trailhead is located. Big lush trees, winding wide streets. Many older homes ripe for remodeling. Many hidden trails and paths in Wonderland. Many homes built in the 70’s are being updated.
Crestview area is east of Broadway east to 28th (Highway 36) Violet is the north boundary and Sumac to the south. Crestview typically has larger lots and mature lush landscaping. Older homes and some great renovations happening. Opportunity knocks with a larger lot. A quieter neighborhood with larger lots.
Newlands is bordered a little north of Hawthorn on the north and extends all the way to Alpine to the south. Broadway is the eastern border and the western border is the foothills around 3rd and 4th Street. Newlands remains one of the most popular areas and the prices show it. It’s a quick walk to Community Shopping Plaza, Ideal Market, Vic’s Coffee (don’t miss the Sunday afternoon live jazz), Radda Trattoria, Breadworks’ and many more shops and restaurants. North Boulder Park is great for winter time cross country. A path quickly forms when the snow flys.
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