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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.


  • Location: 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range
  • Country: United States
  • State: Colorado
  • County: Boulder County
  • Metro Area: Boulder

Quick Facts About Boulder

    The unemployment rate in Boulder County is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boulder County jobs have Increased by 2.94 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Boulder County's cost of living is 31.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Boulder County's population is 297,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.23 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Boulder County is $345,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.80 percent.
    Boulder County public schools spend $12,060 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Boulder County.

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re: Boulder has NO MANNERS!!! - 3/3/2011
I completely agree. I took a visit to boulder yesterday for the first time and encountered the rudest people I've ever met. It's full of wannabe "hippies", pretentious... (read more)
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