Situated just northeast of Boulder proper, Gunbarrel is a unique and luxurious neighborhood with much to offer.

Welcome to Gunbarrel

Luxurious, peaceful luxury living amid Boulder's great outdoors
From its unparalleled access to nature, beautiful homes, and vibrant lifestyle, it's no wonder why locals love living here.

Gunbarrel is known for its stunning views of the mountains and its many parks and green spaces. Its mild climate makes it ideal for enjoying outdoor activities year-round in its picturesque setting, and its vibrant community is full of people who come together for events and activities throughout the year.

The neighborhood is home to various architectural styles, from traditional ranch homes to modern residences with cutting-edge design elements. There are also plenty of condominiums and townhomes to choose from, making Gunbarrel an ideal choice for all lifestyles.

What to Love

  • Friendly neighbors
  • Walkable, quaint, and scenic mountain living
  • Trails and outdoor activities for all abilities

Local Lifestyle

Gunbarrel is the perfect spot for luxury living. Locals enjoy pedestrian-friendly streets, peaceful parks, and well-kept trails with a friendly atmosphere that caters to a relaxed lifestyle while still offering its residents all of the modern amenities they crave. In addition, the picturesque landscapes make this upscale neighborhood an ideal place for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of Boulder's city life.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Avery Brewing Company is at the forefront of craft brewing in and around Boulder. As an upscale brewery, they serve some of the most sought-after beers in America. Their flagship beer, White Rascal Belgian-Style Wheat Ale, keeps beer enthusiasts coming back for more.

With mouthwatering Mexican dishes made from only the freshest ingredients and a quaint and cozy atmosphere offering both outdoor and indoor seating, it's no wonder why Sanchos has become one of the most sought-after spots for Gunbarrel locals. From succulent tostadas to creamy enchiladas prepared with expert care and unique flavors, Sanchos provides a unique culinary experience for every palate.

The Kitchen American Bistro provides exquisite cuisine, with popular menu items including juicy steaks, seafood dishes, and renowned vegetarian selections. From its rustic, farmhouse-chic atmosphere and attentive staff to its mouthwatering steaks, burgers, and charcuterie, every detail at Blackbelly makes locals feel like they're experiencing something special.

Things to Do

Boulder Country Club offers a luxurious experience unlike any other. From its immaculate grounds to its high-end amenities, it truly is a top-notch destination. The grounds feature beautiful views and some of the best golfing Boulder offers, while the clubhouse presents state-of-the-art facilities, including award-winning dining, spa services, and recreational activities. In addition, the venue's lush landscaping and meticulous attention to detail make it an ideal space for events and gatherings.

Luxury tea lovers abound at Gunbarrel-based Celestial Seasonings. This indulgent retreat offers a tranquil environment to savor the warmth and complexity of perfected teas — all while appreciating the surrounding terrain with its majestic mountainscape views. From fruity herbal blends to smoky Lapsang Souchong, each sip catapults the taste buds on a journey of delight.

Those who love nature will be thrilled with the many outdoor recreational opportunities in and near Gunbarrel. Twin Lakes Open Space is a fantastic destination for those looking to experience nature in a pristine environment. Known for its vast open fields and surrounded by towering mountains and clear lakes, visitors can enjoy the sights of wildlife while unplugging and reconnecting with the wonders of nature on a grand scale.

White Rocks Trailhead is a destination of utter beauty and magnificence. Nestled within the rocky landscape, it provides breathtaking views and a grand escape from the daily hustle and bustle. The sunsets from this particular trailhead provide stunning color displays as the sky transitions to hues of yellows, oranges, purples, and blues that are stroked together like paint on canvas. White Rocks Trailhead provides memorable moments, whether you’re indulging in an evening stroll or an early-morning hike.


Gunbarrel is served by the Boulder Valley School District. Notable schools in the area include:


Overview for Gunbarrel, CO

10,199 people live in Gunbarrel, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $61,685. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Gunbarrel, CO

Gunbarrel has 4,495 households, with an average household size of 2.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gunbarrel do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,199 people call Gunbarrel home. The population density is 1,632.83 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

50.63 / 49.37%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Gunbarrel, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Gunbarrel. 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.
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1st - 9th
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Heatherwood Elementary School
PreK - 5th
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