Gunbarrel, CO

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Gunbarrel, CO

About Gunbarrel, CO

Gunbarrel, CO is located in Boulder County boasting a population around 10,400 people. Here you can find attractions like Gunbarrel Community Center which features various monuments perfect for history buffs while also taking part in various festivals like the Annual Gunbarrel Days Festival showcasing some of the area's best talent throughout the year! College town / suburban complex - 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

Location Details

State: Colorado
County: Boulder County
Metro Area: Boulder Metro Area
City: Gunbarrel
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: 41.3% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5332 ft above sea level
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The Boulder, CO metro area is a special place in north-central Colorado. It's right at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which means it has amazing views and lots of chances for outdoor fun. The history of Boulder starts in the mid-1800s when people found gold. This discovery made lots of miners and settlers come to the area. Over time, as the mining decreased, Boulder became known for its education and research, especially because of the University of Colorado Boulder, founded in 1876.

The geography around Boulder is stunning. You've got mountains, valleys, and open spaces that are perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities. Whether it's hiking, biking, skiing, or rock climbing, there's always something to do here. Boulder Creek runs through the city too, offering more spots for fishing, kayaking, or just enjoying a picnic.

Boulder's economy is strong and varied. There are lots of tech companies and startups, plus a big focus on renewable energy. The University of Colorado Boulder is a big part of the local economy, bringing in students and researchers. Arts and culture are also important, with many galleries, theaters, and music venues around.

As for voting, Boulder leans towards progressive and environmentally conscious candidates. People here care a lot about sustainability, renewable energy, and social justice. They're active in local politics and community projects.

Living in Boulder means being part of a community that loves the outdoors and has a relaxed atmosphere. People value health and wellness, and there's a strong sense of community involvement. The downtown area is lively, full of local shops, restaurants, and art spots. However, new residents should know that Boulder is quite expensive, especially when it comes to housing. The cost of living is higher than in many other parts of Colorado.

For those thinking about moving here, it's good to know that Boulder has a semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. Summers can be warm, and winters cold with snow. Also, because Boulder is at a high elevation, it might take some time to get used to the altitude. And while the natural beauty and outdoor activities are major pluses, the high cost of living and potential traffic could be downsides.

In summary, Boulder offers a beautiful setting by the mountains, a strong economy, and a community that cares about the environment and being active. Newcomers should be ready for the higher cost but can look forward to enjoying a great quality of life and a welcoming community.

Gunbarrel Cost of Living

College-town atmosphere, attractive downtown, and educational attainment make Gunbarrel a great place to live.

+50.3% higher than avg
+29.3% higher than avg
$1,606 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+28.5% higher than avg
Gunbarrel Crime
34.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Gunbarrel
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   Attractive downtown
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I have one word for those who hate Boulder: JEALOUSY Amazing weather (always sunny), great hiking trails, awesome running trails, my dog off-leash, gorgeous views,  More

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