Boulder is a medium-sized city with a more urban feel with its mix of educational entertainment and health care options. Boulder is also a town of firsts, as determined by experts nationwide. In fact, believe it or not, a recently released report by Gallup found Boulder to be the nation’s “happiest and healthiest city,” for its lifestyle and attitudes. Other notable and recent firsts include:
- “One of the top 10 “Cities for the Next Decade,” Kiplinger Personal Finance
- “America’s Foodiest Town,” by Bon Appétit
- “One of the top 25 Destinations in the U.S.,” Trip Advisor
- “One of America’s 9 Best College Towns, IndependentTraveler.com
- “One of the Best Cities for Business and Careers,” Forbes
- “Best mid-size city with the Best Quality of Life in America,” Portfolio.com
Contrary to what folks on the east and west coasts think about weather in Colorado, Boulder boasts a moderate temperature that include 300 days of sunshine each year, low humidity, and four distinct seasons. The city has a little more than 100,000 residents, including 20,000 CU-Boulder students.
Boulder city and county is also heavily influenced by federal laboratories, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
Residents of Flatirons Terrace are within 15-20 miles of many bedroom communities of Boulder County that each offer their own amenities and flavor, including Nederland, Lyons, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville and Broomfield. Residents of the city and county have invested extensively in open space. As a result, residents have access to beautiful and accessible corridors in nature.