Close in Boulder Mountains

Just west of Boulder, Colorado, lies several peaceful and private areas perfect for the discerning nature lover.

Welcome to Close in the Boulder Mountains

Peaceful and private with majestic mountain views
 
 
Boulder Canyon, Boulder Heights, Flagstaff Mountain, Pine Brook Hill, and Sunshine Canyon. From Boulder Canyon to Pine Brook Hill, each neighborhood offers something unique among its mountainous backdrop, including stunning views, amenities, accessibility, and green spaces.

Boulder Canyon's panoramic mountain vistas and rock-climbing routes are ideal for those looking for a bit of adventure. At the same time, Boulder Heights offers more traditional suburban living with large homes and sprawling lots. Sunlight Canyon has plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, rolling hills, trails, and adventure sports like rock climbing and kayaking. Meanwhile, Flagstaff Mountain is a popular spot for nature enthusiasts, as it boasts spectacular views of the continental divide. Lastly, Pine Brook Hill provides a rustic retreat away from Boulder's hustle and bustle — ideal for those seeking peace and quiet away from city life.
 
The predominant home architecture in these neighborhoods varies according to one's specific preference. Here, contemporary condominiums, luxurious townhomes, single-family homes, and historic dwellings dating back decades or centuries possess a unique charm. No matter where one chooses to live within this spectacular region, they're sure to be met with picture-perfect scenery, unmatched local amenities, and all the benefits of being close to nature yet still having easy access to big-city attractions.
 

What to Love

  • Breathtaking mountain scenery
  • Endless outdoor activities
  • Close to the city of Boulder
  • Peaceful, private Colorado living

Local Lifestyle

A day in the life for those local to these Boulder Mountain communities combines outdoor adventure and suburban comfort. In the morning, residents are greeted with stunning views as they emerge from their homes and make their way to town for errands or work. Hiking trails, bike paths, and scenic drives offer various ways to explore nature. In contrast, convenient access to nearby urban centers, such as the city of Boulder, offers all the amenities one would expect, including fine dining establishments, upscale shops, cultural attractions, and entertainment for all ages and interests.
 
The general vibe of these mountain communities is relaxed yet active. Locals take advantage of both worlds by exploring the great outdoors moments from their front doors and heading into nearby Boulder for first-rate luxuries and opportunities. The overall ambiance of these areas provides a peaceful respite in nature and a strong sense of community.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Flagstaff House delivers iconic fine dining amid a window-encased establishment that dates back to 1929. The venue contains several outdoor terraces where patrons can enjoy their meals amid stunning views from Flagstaff Mountain. The menu is full of sophisticated American dishes with creative touches, and a dedicated staff is always available to provide exceptional service. With its historical charm, delectable cuisine, and majestic settings, Flagstaff House is a must for locals and visitors alike.

Just northeast of Flagstaff House, Steakhouse No. 316 is a premier steakhouse where locals enjoy a compelling selection of dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and craft cocktails in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether for an intimate dinner for two or a night out with family or friends, Steakhouse No. 316 is sure to exceed expectations.

Located in the Boulder Canyon neighborhood, Upslope Brewing Company is a craft beer hotspot for locals and tourists alike. With trendy ales, lagers, and special releases available throughout the year, patrons can quench their thirst while supporting a beloved local establishment.

The Armory Apartments is a new 201-unit residential development located on the grounds of a previous Colorado National Guard post in the heart of North Boulder's (NoBo) Art District. The development contains its own residential village, complete with upscale restaurants and retail shops, making it easy for Boulder Mountains locals to enjoy a night out with friends and family.
 

Things to Do

Residents close to Boulder, Colorado, enjoy a variety of annual festivals, events, activities, and cultural attractions. For more than 30 years, locals have kicked off the summer with the Boulder Creek Festival. This three-day iconic event celebrates the city's vibrant culture with live music, art exhibits, and various activities.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival at the University of Colorado’s Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre is another popular local event where attendees enjoy classic Shakespearean plays under the stars.

Chautauqua Park is a National Historic Landmark offering breathtaking views and a seemingly unending list of recreational opportunities like hiking, biking, and more.

Finally, locals love The Museum of Boulder for its fun and fascinating exhibits that detail the city's history and culture. Explore the arts, sciences, and local history through interactive displays, lectures, and workshops.
 

Schools

This area is served by the Boulder Valley School District No. Re2. Notable schools in this district include:

 

Overview for Close in Boulder Mountains, CO

104,930 people live in Close in Boulder Mountains, where the median age is 28.9 and the average individual income is $52,057. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

104,930

Total Population

28.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,057

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Close in Boulder Mountains, CO

Close in Boulder Mountains has 42,610 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Close in Boulder Mountains do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 104,930 people call Close in Boulder Mountains home. The population density is 3,983.59 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

104,930

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

28.9

Median Age

51.49 / 48.51%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
42,610

Total Households

2.21

Average Household Size

$52,057

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Close in Boulder Mountains, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Close in Boulder Mountains. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Bear Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Columbine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Flatirons Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
New Vista High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Sacred Heart Of Jesus School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Horizons K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Casey Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Crest View Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
University Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
High Peaks Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Boulder Community School/Integrated Studies
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Eisenhower Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Boulder Prep Charter High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Manhattan Middle School of the Arts and Academics
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Centennial Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Foothill Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Creekside Elementary School at Martin Park
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Community Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Summit Middle Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Tara Performing Arts High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Boulder Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Mesa Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Southern Hills Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
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