The Mapleton Hill areas’ border to the north is Alpine with Broadway on the east, Pearl on the south and the foothills to the west. Big historic tree lined streets, great location, near trails. Great for the dog friendly Sanitas Trail. The genesis of Boulder neighborhoods with about 500 homes. It’s an easy walk to downtown Boulder. If you like historic homes or renovating this is the area for you. Whittier International Elementary with its’ International Baccalaureate designation is a draw for high achievers. Whittier school is attended by students from 29 different countries and speaking 19 different languages!
The Hillcrest area is in central Boulder. The neighborhood lies north of the Whittier Neighborhood or Bluff St. to the south, 19th to the west Folsom St. on the east and edgewood to the north. Some of the best views in the city. It’s a quiet area with just a hint of seclusion. Way above the floodplain with awesome views but not jam packed. Views abound from city, to foothills to Flatirons. A great neighborhood to live in. Homes originally built in the early 1950’s. Lot sizes are somewhat larger than other Boulder neighborhood and I have one friend who lives on an acre! Unheard of in Boulder. What’s happening? Scrapers and rebuilds, modern big with views to the south and the north. It feels miles away from Boulder but in reality you are a quick bike to anywhere on Pearl or the downtown area. Values in the Hillcrest area continue to rise year after year. Value and equity solid.
Knollwood is a micro-area just outside the city limits however within walking distance of pearl down a short path. Backed to the west by “Red Rocks” to the north by Sanitas Trailhead. It is a wonderful neighborhood with great Flatirons views and many new homes after scrapes and renovations. Very quiet in this neighborhood. Much like a giant cul-de-sac right across the street from the dog friendly Sanitas Trail.
Whittier areas’ border is Canyon, 26th(Folsom), Bluff and Broadway. Located in the heart of Boulder. A short walk to downtown Pearl St. Walking is easy to anywhere “Boulder.” Big trees, amenities, parks and central Boulder. Charisma and maturity of the area with great schools. Close to all things Boulder, including local coffee shops, world class restaurants, Chan’s Automotive operating out of an old gas station and home to Whittier International Elementary.
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