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-College-town atmosphere
-Attractive downtown
-Educational attainment


-Cost of living and housing
-Traffic and sprawl
-Economic cycles

What Bert Has To Say About Boulder Metro Area

Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, is a lively and classic college town, with liberal politics, alternative social lifestyles and attitudes, and an assortment of trendy small businesses, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues. There is plenty to do in this bicycle-friendly town, which has a pedestrian mall downtown and outdoor recreation in the nearby mountains. The area has one of the highest combined 4-year and graduate degree attainment rates in the nation. There are some larger business and government research facilities adding to the area’s economy, and there is a sizeable high tech belt towards Denver.


Quick Facts About Boulder

    The unemployment rate in Boulder is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boulder jobs have Increased by 2.94 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boulder's cost of living is 55.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Boulder's population is 99,177 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.52 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Boulder is $471,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.80 percent.
    Boulder public schools spend $12,060 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Boulder.

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Growing Up in Paradise or Long Live the Republic o
Boulder is an anomaly. I grew up in the Republic of Boulder (as the State Legislature called it) and lived there from 1963-1980. Even then I felt like a stranger in a... (read more)
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Proximity to nature, access to culture and fresh food, easy climate, well-read and creative people, and general safety all make for a very nice place to live ... if you... (read more)
re: Boulder for Real - 11/7/2009
sorry, but the cell drivers and rubber neckers or otherwise challenged etc in the denver metro, including boulder, are some of the most confounding in the the country as... (read more)
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