Colorado Communities: Boulder  Colorado Homes and Real Estate

When it comes to Colorado communities, Boulder Colorado just might be the most unique city in the world; nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Colorado. You’ll love the spectacular scenery, beautiful parks, mountain trails and a variety of lifestyles, cultural interests, business enterprises, educational and employment opportunities, and concern for the enviroment. Snuggled amongst towering mountains to the west, and surrounded by more than 31,000 acres of recreational open space and nature preserves, Boulder Colorado is the essence of “outdoor heaven”.

If family growth and business development is one of your requirements for your next home, you won’t find a better option than Boulder CO real estate. You will love this community!

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Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Dakota Ridge Subdivision
Nestled against the foothills in northwest Boulder and embraced by open space, the Dakota Ridge Subdivision is a beautiful place to live. Families enjoy the newest in construction, both townhomes and detached single family homes, and a less crowded neighborhood. Dakota Ridge boasts a newly formed Neighborhood Association, easy access to parks, hiking/biking trails, and sparkling mountain streams. This new neighborhood features breathtaking views of the nearby Flatiron Mountains and the Boulder Valley to the east.

Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Devils Thumb Subdivision
Devils Thumb Subdivision is picturesquely located in the southwestern portion of the City Limits of Boulder CO. Snuggled amongst towering mountains and encircled by a myriad of scenic nature trails and wildlife. Many cul-de-sacs within the subdivision provide both safety and privacy. Homeowners will also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool and many tennis courts. Exceptional schools with short traveling distances feature Bear Creek and Mesa Elementary Schools, Southern Hills Middle School, and Fairview High School. Spend some time at the recently remodeled South Boulder Recreation Center, Viele Lake, and Harlow Platts Park.

Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Meadow Trail Subdivision
Rarely Available in Boulder CO is a new Luxury Home Subdivision named Meadow Trail. Nestled on top of a hillside with heavenly panoramic views of Boulder’s famous Flatiron Mountains. Secluded cul-de-sac location. Encompassing the dramatic styling found in Aspen and Telluride CO, and the magnificent blend of European elegance. Two (2) homes completed March 1, 2007 and an additional two (2) “build-to-suit” luxury homes sites. Lot and complete build packages starting at $2,200,000.

Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Rolling Hills Subdivision
This subdivision can be easily found just southwest and west of Harlow Platts Park, and directly east of the Devils Thumb Subdivision. Primary access routes are through Greenbriar Blvd, Lehigh Street, and Ithaca Drive. Homeowners of the Rolling Hills Subdivision enjoy the towering Flatiron Mountains. Many homes are positioned to see spectacular Viele Lake.

Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Shanahan Ridge Subdivision
This subdivision is located in the southwestern part of Boulder. Much of the Shanahan Ridge Subdivision is on the border with City of Boulder Greenbelt, and adjacent to Rolling Hills Subdivision. Homeowners embrace a myriad of scenic nature trails, abundant wildlife, and the towering Flatiron Mountains.

Central : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Wonderland Hill Subdivision

Northeast : Gunbarrel
Gunbarrel Colorado Real Estate and Gunbarrel CO Homes
Incorporated in 1963, Gunbarrel Colorado is estimated to cover 6.4 square miles. Gunbarrel began as a 668 acre subdivision shortly after construction of IBM’s plant near 63rd Street and the Diagonal Highway. Located just 2 miles from Boulder (Jay Road) and 6 miles southwest of Longmont along the Diagonal Highway, the town is situated nicely between the two cities with awesome views of the Front Range mountains.

Northeast : Gunbarrel : Neighborhoods
Country Club Estates Subdivision
Established in 1996, Country Club Estates in Gunbarrel Colorado is comprised of 169 single family homes. Common areas such as the park, entrance, cul-de-sac islands, tennis, volleyball courts, pool and clubhouse are maintained by the Homeowner’s Association.

Northeast : Gunbarrel : Neighborhoods
Lookout Ridge Subdivision
Lookout Ridge Subdivision in Boulder Colorado was established in October of 1988. The First Filing was compromised of 106.48 acres. Seven homes were built from 1989 through 1999, each on 3 to 5 acre lots. The Second Filing of 57.079 acres occurred in April of 1989, and an additional three homes were then built in 1990 and 1994, each also on 3 to 5 acre lots.

Northeast : Longmont
Longmont Colorado Real Estate and Longmont CO Homes
Longmont Colorado was founded in 1870 as a hub for farming activities. Large irrigation ditches brought then and still bring water from the rivers to the rich farmland soil. The Great Western Sugar factory, which manufactured sugar from sugar beets until the 1970’s, still hovers near Old Town today as a monument to the past. Majestic views to the west of Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak are available over 300 “sunshine days” a year. The town is only 8.2 miles from Boulder.

Northeast : Longmont : Neighborhoods
Prospect New Town
In the early 1990’s, a new Urbanist community came to life…Prospect New Town, located just south of Pike Road on the west side of State Highway 287. This community is a livable blend of traditional and modern planning concepts, built-out in a broad range of architectural styles. Home types include detached houses, townhouses, courtyard houses, apartments, and live/work lofts. Mature trees have been planted along Prospect’s streets. A large community park surrounded by shops, a swimming pool, restaurants and offices comprise the town’s center.

Northeast : Niwot
Niwot Colorado Real Estate and Niwot CO Homes
Originally platted in 1875, Niwot Colorado is located midway between Boulder and Longmont with easy access to the Diagonal Highway. Niwot Colorado began as a railroad town in 1873 and was named after Chief Niwot of the friendly Southern Arapahoe Tribe.

This nostalgic community has emerged as one of Boulder County’s premier residential addresses. Newer neighborhoods include Somerset, Springhill, Waterford, and Legend Ridge.

East : Lafayette
Lafayette Colorado Real Estate and Lafayette CO Homes
Lafayette Colorado envisions a future that mixes small town livability with balanced growth and superior technologies. Founded in 1889, Lafayette Colorado was the largest coal mining center in Boulder County. Its land size is estimated to be 8.9 square miles. Lafayette’s major sector employers are comprised of IBM, Storage Technology, Sun Microsystems, Boulder Community Hospital, Centrobe and Level 3 Communications.

East : Erie
Erie Colorado Real Estate and Erie CO Homes
After the completion of a spur of the Union Pacific Railroad from Brighton Colorado, Erie Colorado was established in 1871 by the Boulder Valley Coal Company which owned many coal mines. Incorporated in 1875 with only 600 residents, Erie was named after one of its founders whose hometown was Erie, Pennsylvania.

Come enjoy Erie’s new Vista Ridge Community…complete with golf course and club house. Also, a new Erie Community Center opened in late December 2007 at a total cost of $16,800,000. Hopefully, this new Community Center and a new Library in January 2008 will attract even more residents and businesses to this community.

East : Erie : Neighborhoods
Vista Ridge Subdivision
Vista Ridge is a new 900 acre family community in a spectacular setting with stunning mountain views and scenic nature trails.

East : Louisville
Louisville Colorado Real Estate and Louisville CO Homes
Louisville Colorado has approximately 19,000 residents and is located in Boulder County about 8.5 east of Boulder and 25 miles northwest of Denver. Historically, during the time period of 1890 to 1928, over 30 coal mines were located in and around Louisville. In 1952 the last of these mines closed. Flowers and a golf course now flourish with never a hint of the mining history and underground passageways they now cover.

East : Louisville : Neighborhoods
Grove at Harper Lake Subdivision
The Grove at Harper Lake is a subdivision adjacent to and east of Harper Lake in Louisville Colorado. Located on serpentine streets with many cul-de-sacs, The Grove boast 58 lots with homes and a total land size of 27.07 acres, including 4 outlots (3.08 acres). These fine homes were built from 1988 through 1992.

Southeast : Broomfield
Broomfield Colorado Real Estate and Broomfield CO Homes
Broomfield Colorado is located near the intersection of US 36 and State Highway 287, only a few miles from Denver and Boulder. It began as an agricultural community. Tenant farmers worked half the land in dry crops and half in irrigated farming. Adolph Zang brought in a railroad spur in 1885. Present day Broomfield combines the advantages of small town living with the conveniences of a large city. It became its own county in 2001 and is a master planned community.

Southeast : Broomfield : Neighborhoods
Anthem Subdivision
In November of 2005, a special new housing development named Anthem opened its Model Villages in Broomfield. Located on over 2,600 acres of beautiful land at Lowell Blvd and State Highway 7.

Southeast : Westminster
Westminster Colorado Real Estate and Westminter CO Homes
Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Westminster Colorado has direct access to major highways and is within easy reach of major businesses and retail centers, along with a variety of entertainment and recreation facilities. Adams County’s largest employer is Lucent Technology. There are more than 100 other high-tech firms. A new Westin Hotel and Conference Center was recently built. Denver International Airport (DIA) is only 30 minutes away.

Southeast : Superior
Superior Colorado Real Estate and Superior CO Homes
Founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904, Superior Colorado was named after the “superior” quality of the coal mined in the area. In 1987, land was subdivided for a new development known as Rock Creek Ranch. A newer subdivision named Sagamore has also been developed to the west.

Upscale shopping is just a few minutes away at the new Flatiron Crossing Mall, with a myriad of feature stores, including Nordstrom, restaurants, theaters, an outdoor village and services. Superior Marketplace has grown tremendously, with many retail outlets minutes from home.

West : Nederland
Nederland Colorado Real Estate and Nederland CO Homes
Approximately 25 minutes to the west from Boulder, and at an elevation of 8,233 feet, nestles the scenic town of Nederland Colorado. One of the most majestic drives in the State is the Peak-to-Peak Highway that runs 55 miles from Central City/Blackhawk to the south and Estes Park to the north. The highway is paved and open all year. Nederland is the largest town along this highway and is a primary tourist destination for all four seasons; summer recreational opportunities, the spectacular vistas of golden aspens in the fall, and winter cross country skiing in the mountains. Come visit the local ski area and enjoy the mountain panoramas of the Continental Divide.
Northwest : Estes Park
Estes Park Colorado Real Estate and Estes Park CO Homes
Some have stated Estes Park Colorado to be the “perfect Colorado”. It is enjoyed by people from around the world; time and time again. The town is surrounded by the number one tourist destination in Colorado, and is considered the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. This delightful town, at an elevation of 7,522 feet, welcomes visitors of all ages with festivals, such as the Longs Peak Scottish Highland Festival, Rooftop Rodeo, cultural experiences, lush gardens, river walks, bike trails and grassy parks, featuring sculptures of mountain wildlife. Come mingle with a permanent elk herd of over 3,500.

Northwest : Estes Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park has its Gateway through Estes Park Colorado. The park was first discovered in 1859 by Joe Estes and was created as a national park in 1915 by a legislative bill signed by then President Woodrow Wilson. The park is deemed to be a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the grassy wetland valleys to the weather ravaged top of Longs Peak at 14,259 feet. Over sixty mountain peaks rise above 12,000 feet; the park contains over 150 pristine lakes. Wildlife watchers of all ages will delight with the park’s elk, deer, moose, bighorn sheep, bears, eagles, hawks and many smaller spirited animals.

Mountain Communities : Aspen
Aspen Colorado Real Estate and Aspen CO Homes
Aspen Colorado is located in Pitkin County at the southeastern end of the Roaring Fork Valley. This resplendent town is surrounded by the White River National Forest with Aspen Mountain, Smuggler Mountain and Red Mountain on three sides. The town encompasses 3.5 square miles of relatively flat valley land at an elevation of 7,908 feet…located from Denver 200 miles to the southwest and from Grand Junction 130 miles to the east. This heavenly valley is in the heart of some of the world’s finest mountain country. If family growth and business development is one of your requirements for your next home, you won’t find a better option than Aspen CO real estate. Aspen Colorado…you will return again and again to this pristine mountain paradise.

Mountain Communities : Boulder
Boulder Colorado Real Estate and Boulder CO Homes
Boulder Colorado just might be the most unique city in the world; nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the heart of Colorado. You’ll love the spectacular scenery, beautiful parks, mountain trails and a variety of lifestyles, cultural interests, business enterprises, educational and employment opportunities, and concern for the environment. Snuggled amongst towering mountains to the west, and surrounded by more than 31,000 acres of recreational open space and nature preserves, Boulder Colorado is the essence of “outdoor heaven”.

The community is making every effort to keep the Boulder mountains as beautiful as they always have been. Purchasing Boulder real estate in the mountains is a great way to personally participate in the conservation of one of this country’s most pristine mountain areas.

Mountain Communities : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Boulder Heights Subdivision
Boulder Heights is nestled in the hills only 5.6 miles from the heart of Boulder Colorado, at altitudes ranging from 6000 to 8000 feet. This subdivision was founded in the mid-50’s by William Stasick from New Jersey. Continual growth occurred during the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Mountain Communities : Boulder : Neighborhoods
Pine Brook Hills Subdivision
Pine Brook Hills is known for its very close location and easy access to downtown Boulder. The entrance to this mountain community begins one (1) mile west of N. Broadway by way of Linden Drive. Views vary from the eastern lakes and plains to the western snow-laden Continental Divide. Many homes enjoy their own unique hillside setting with a myriad of valley vistas.

Mountain Communities : Lyons
Lyons Colorado Real Estate and Lyons CO Homes
Lyons Colorado was founded in 1880 by Edward S. Lyon, platted in 1881, and incorporated in 1891. Beautiful red cliffs border the town. The Town, itself, features enough amenities to be comfortable, but still enjoys a traditional small town atmosphere. Some of the best mountain hiking, biking, fly fishing, tube floating, and rock climbing can be found outside of Lyons. Located only 14.2 miles north of Boulder, Lyons is the confluence of the North and South St. Vrain Creeks. Whichever activity you choose, a river is a great way to cool oneself on a hot summer day!

Mountain Communities : Golden
Golden Colorado Real Estate and Golden CO Homes
Golden Colorado played a dominant role in opening the West to settlement. Golden (originally Golden City) was founded in 1859; for several years thereafter, Golden was the leading town in Colorado. By the end of that year, there were nearly 800 citizens in town. After coal was discovered just 15 miles north of Golden, along what is now known as Coal Creek, miners discovered superb deposits of clay. The establishment of weekly mail service for the mining communities soon followed.

Mountain Communities : Nederland
Nederland Colorado Real Estate and Nederland CO Homes
Approximately 25 minutes to the west from Boulder, and at an elevation of 8,233 feet, nestles the scenic town of Nederland Colorado. One of the most majestic drives in the State is the Peak-to-Peak Highway that runs 55 miles from Central City/Blackhawk to the south and Estes Park to the north. The highway is paved and open all year. Nederland is the largest town along this highway and is a primary tourist destination for all four seasons; summer recreational opportunities, the spectacular vistas of golden aspens in the fall, and winter cross country skiing in the mountains. Come visit the local ski area and enjoy the mountain panoramas of the Continental Divide.

Mountain Communities : Rollinsville
Rollinsville Colorado Real Estate and Rollinsville CO Homes
The mountain hamlet of Rollinsville is located in Gilpin County. This small community was named after a settler, John Quincy Adams Rollins. From 1859 to 1954, Gilpin County produced nearly $1.2 billion (at today’s prices) in gold, mostly prior to World War I.

Mountain Communities : Ward
Ward Colorado Real Estate and Ward CO Homes
The historic town of Ward Colorado is situated on one of the most scenic byways on the Front Range, the 55 mile long Peak-to-Peak Highway. Just one (1) hour from Denver, Ward Colorado is close to Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests, ghost towns, the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area, and Eldora Ski Resort.

Mountain Communities : Jamestown
Jamestown Colorado Real Estate and Jamestown CO Homes
Established in 1867, Jamestown is located only 10 miles northwest of Boulder. Jamestown is one of the oldest mining towns in Colorado. At one time, 400 miners lived in Jamestown and produced a windfall of more than $5,000,000 (at today’s prices) in gold and copper. Today, the town’s most visible elements are a series of old cabins, now converted to splendid “year round” residences.

Mountain Communities : Allenspark
Allenspark Colorado Real Estate and Allenspark CO Homes
Established in 1896, Allenspark is located just 17 miles northwest of Boulder at an elevation of 8,450 feet. The western edge of this small mountain community borders Rocky Mountain National Park. Named after explorer Steven H. Long, you’ll enjoy the grandeur views as Long’s Peak presents its most dramatic face, at an elevation of 14,255 feet. Between 1922 and 1940, Allenspark was a hot spot for ski jumping, often holding tournaments during this time.

Mountain Communities : Estes Park
Estes Park Colorado Real Estate and Estes Park CO Homes
Some have stated Estes Park Colorado to be the “perfect Colorado”. It is enjoyed by people from around the world; time and time again. The town is surrounded by the number one tourist destination in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park. This delightful town, at an elevation of 7,522 feet, welcomes visitors of all ages with festivals, such as the Longs Peak Scottish Highland Festival, Rooftop Rodeo, cultural experiences, lush gardens, river walks, bike trails and grassy parks, featuring sculptures of mountain wildlife. Come mingle with a permanent elk herd of over 3,500.

Northern Communities : Berthoud
Berthoud Colorado Real Estate and Berthoud CO Homes
Incorporated in 1885, Berthoud Colorado was so named in honor of a civil engineer, E.L. Berthoud, who surveyed the original rail route through the valley. Prior to his arrival, a rancher named Lewis Cross had staked a homestead claim where the Colorado Central Railroad Company was planning to cross Little Thompson Creek. All of the Berthoud area is surrounded by rich farmlands and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Berthoud is located equidistantly between Longmont and Loveland. Today’s future is in Berthoud’s participation in the growth of the Front Range and real estate development. Berthoud is locally known as “The Garden Spot of Colorado”.

Northern Communities : Dacono
Dacono Colorado Real Estate and Dacono CO Homes
Dacono Colorado has a long history as a coal mining town; established in 1906, platted in 1907, and incorporated in 1908. The town’s name was coined from choosing the first two letters from the first names of three local residents, Daisy Baum , Cora Van Vorhies and Nora Brooks. Dacono is a friendly community in southern Weld County, 20 miles north of Denver. This area, in general, is commonly known as Carbon Valley or the Tri-Town area with sister towns of Firestone and Frederick.

Northern Communities : Firestone
Firestone Colorado Real Estate and Firestone CO Homes
With spectacular views of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Firestone Colorado is located midway between Denver and Ft. Collins along the I-25 Corridor. It was formed in 1908 as a statutory town, which is comprised of a mayor and 6 Trustees, with the Board of Trustees as the governing body of Firestone.

Northern Communities : Frederick
Frederick Colorado Real Estate and Frederick CO Homes
Frederick Colorado’s early history began as a mining camp and the town was soon incorporated in 1907. The immigrants who first settled in Frederick Colorado to work the coal mines were from Slavic countries, Turkey, Greece and Italy. Today, the community remains a very small town with a population of 4,651 (2002).

Frederick is situated between the sister towns of Dacono and Firestone in south western Weld County. These three towns are referred to as the Tri-Town area.

Northern Communities : Johnstown
Johnstown Colorado Real Estate and Johnstown CO Homes
Johnstown Colorado is now welcoming many new residents, due in part to a persistent new housing boom with major builders. Established in 1902 by Harvey Jay Parish, and incorporated in 1902 when two important industries had developed. The Carnation Milk Company was built in 1913 as a milk condensory; the Great Western Sugar Factory was built in 1925 to extract sugar from molasses. Johnstown is located 12.3 miles south of Loveland.

Northern Communities : Loveland
Loveland Colorado Real Estate and Loveland CO Homes
Loveland Colorado is a community that was founded in 1858, when a frontiersman from New Mexico opened a trading post in the area. In 1871 the Colorado Central Railroad was extended from Longmont to Cheyenne, Wyoming, through a 320-acre wheat field owned by David Barnes. With an ample supply of water from the Big Thompson River, the area was ideal for growing wheat. Since then, Loveland has flourished with businesses, schools, churches and families to a population of over 75,000.

Northern Communities : Lyons
Lyons Colorado Real Estate and Lyons CO Homes
Lyons Colorado was founded in 1880 by Edward S. Lyon, platted in 1881, and incorporated in 1891. Beautiful red cliffs border the town. The Town, itself, features enough amenities to be comfortable, but still enjoys a traditional small town atmosphere. Some of the best mountain hiking, biking, fly fishing, tube floating, and rock climbing can be found outside of Lyons. Located only 14.2 miles north of Boulder, Lyons is the confluence of the North and South St. Vrain Creeks. Whichever activity you choose, a river is a great way to cool oneself on a hot summer day!

Northern Communities : Mead
Mead Colorado Real Estate and Mead CO Homes
Mead Colorado was founded in 1886 by Martin S. Mead and became a town in 1905, when the Great Western Sugar Company built a railroad spur and sugar beet dump. By 1910, Mead claimed 114 residents, and today, Mead is a little town with a big future!

Northern Communities : Milliken
Milliken Colorado Real Estate and Milliken CO Homes
Established in 1907, Milliken Colorado is located approximately 4.2 miles to the east of Johnstown. The town was named after a pioneer lawyer, Judge John Milliken, who helped establish the Denver, Laramie, and Northwestern Railroad (DL&N). With the growth of the sugar beef industry and its transport, Milliken was a hub of commerce in northern Colorado. Population: 6,388. Medium Household Income: $66,649.

Milliken suffered disastrous fires near the turn of the century, one of which destroyed three businesses in the town. Also, a decline in railroad transportation hurt the small community’s economy. Recently, though, the future is looking much brighter for Milliken!

Northern Communities : Platteville
Platteville Colorado Real Estate and Platteville CO Homes
Platteville Colorado was founded in 1871, after the Denver Pacific Railroad reached this site on the South Platte River. Platteville’s origins are traced back to Fort Vasquez, an important 1830s fur trading post. Over time, the adobe structure has fallen into ruins. This fort was abandoned in 1842, and by 1937 only portions of the original walls remained. Population: 2,500.

Northern Communities : Windsor
Windsor Colorado Real Estate and Windsor CO Homes
Windsor Colorado was settled in the late 1800s by immigrants who primarily farmed sugar beets. The Great Western Sugar Company provided economic stability until the closing of the plant in the late 1960s. Then, Eastman Kodak opened a manufacturing plant in 1969 with 350 employees and now employs some 2,000 workers. The plant is the primary manufacturing center for medical x-ray film, thermal media, motion picture film, and color paper. Windsor boasts a new 1,500 acre Water Valley master planned community. Population: 21,751.

Windsor Colorado is located between the three major northern Colorado towns of Loveland, Greeley and Ft. Collins, and is near Interstate 25. Its proximity to popular northern Colorado attractions such as shopping, entertainment and mountain recreation has gained Windsor a solid reputation.

Denver
Denver Wash Park Colorado Real Estate
Wash Park just may be THE habitat for the young and trendy and is surrounded by Old South Gaylord, Pearl and Bonnie Brae districts, with easy access to nightlife, entertainment, restaurants, coffee houses, and fashionable boutiques.

Just north of E. Louisianna Avenue and east of S. Downing Street you will discover a 165 acre park with two (2) lakes, tennis courts, continuous impromptu games, fishing, running path, and indoor recreation center. Take in a terrific and free concert during the summer.

Denver
Denver Cherry Creek Colorado Real Estate
Cherry Creek is roughly bound by E. 6th Avenue and Harrison Street to University Blvd. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center serves as the commercial center of this area and boasts approximately 200 specialty shops and restaurants. Immediately to the north of this shopping center is the Cherry Creek North Shopping District with matching signage, landscaping and corner treatments. With the development of these two (2) exclusive and adjacent shopping areas, Cherry Creek has now become one of “the” most exciting places to live.

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