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Boulder Neighborhoods 102

By Michael Hughes-Sotheby’s International Realty-Boulder

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!

Schools in the area Whittier International Elementary and the newly renovated Casey Middle School.

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.

Schools in the area are Columbine Elementary and the newly renovated Casey Middle School.

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.

Schools in the area Whittier International Elementary and the newly renovated Casey Middle School.

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.

Schools in the area Whittier International Elementary and the newly renovated Casey Middle School.

If you have questions regarding this article any of the neighborhoods or have any questions about Boulder or would like information about Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.


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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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