8 Best Luxury Communities in Boulder

04/29/20

Whether you’re seeking a hip urban oasis or classic rural hideaway, you’re sure to find your perfect fit in one of these Boulder neighborhoods

Boulder, CO is widely recognized as a scenic haven with something for everyone. From nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts to foodies and patrons of the arts and entertainment, residents and tourists love Boulder’s charm. When it comes to the diverse range of luxury Boulder-area neighborhoods, homebuyers have a wide selection to choose from to find their ideal fit. Whether searching for the privacy and security of a gated community or the personality of a historic neighborhood, Boulder has a lot to offer. Take a look at our list below for the best luxury communities in Boulder!

Carolyn Heights

A house for sale in Carolyn Heights by The Burgess Group at 3639 21st Street
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The Boulder neighborhood of Carolyn Heights is often described as an “urban oasis” with the ideal combination of a central location in the heart of Boulder and the effortless tranquility of sprawling lots and lush landscaping. 
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Located just north of Downtown Boulder, the Carolyn Heights neighborhood provides a convenient commute to high-end restaurants, quaint coffee shops, grocery stores, and additional businesses. Pedestrian and bike paths are located nearby for daily runs or rides. Take a short walk to Parkside Park or Catalpa Park for an afternoon of fresh air and exercise. 

​​​​​​​This exclusive neighborhood features one-acre lots that cannot be subdivided. Carolyn Heights’ range of luxury homes feature exceptional architecture in a variety of styles and amenities, such as pools and pool houses. With the convenience of city living and the pace of the countryside, Carolyn Heights is the perfect balance for any homebuyers’ lifestyle. 

Chautauqua

ChautauquaImage of the Chautauqua Dining Hall courtesy of Chautauqua.com

Chautauqua is one of Boulder’s oldest and most popular neighborhoods. Established in the late 1890s when the Texas Board of Regents initiated a retreat for school teachers, this neighborhood is well-known for its postcard-perfect views of the Flatirons Mountains, hiking trails, and picturesque homes.

Building from its storied background, Chautauqua continues to be a sought-after location to host lectures, outdoor concerts, and film screenings to the public. The Chautauqua Dining Hall has built a strong following on the popularity of its brunch and special event dinners overlooking breathtaking views from its wraparound porch. Hikers can work up an appetite on the trail before tucking into the Dining Hall’s fare. Additional restaurants and shopping are a short bike ride to Downtown Boulder.
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Homes in the neighborhood include a mixt of historical Victorian styles and new, modern builds with old-time charm. Featured styles include traditional brick Tudors and unique mid-century architecture. Homebuyers interested in living in Chautauqua should act fast to join this desirable community.

Whittier

A house for sale in Whittier by The Burgess Group at 2325 Panorama Ave

Whittier, one of the most established neighborhoods in Boulder, is a highly sought-after area for homebuyers. With tree-lined streets and large, Victorian houses, this historic neighborhood exudes a welcoming and vibrant aura to residents and visitors.

Located adjacent to Pearl Street, this neighborhood was established in 1859. Several historic houses are still present on Whittier’s streets, which gives the feeling of stepping back in time.

Homebuyers can choose from Whittier’s mix of traditional single-family homes to grand historic houses. Regardless of the type of home, the neighborhood’s residences and structures all share an attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. Quirky artistic touches, historical influences, a spectrum of facade colors, and interesting lawn ornaments make walking or driving down Whittier’s streets a fun activity.

Easy walkability and accessibility to nearby Pearl Street and Downtown Boulder’s restaurants, shopping, and entertainment puts Whittier in the middle of the city’s happenings. Bike down for lunch and stop by the local farmer’s market for a family-friendly outing.

As an additional fun fact, The Mork & Mindy House from the popular 1970s sitcom starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber is located in the Whittier neighborhood. In the show, the character of Mindy was a college student at the University of Colorado in Boulder and many exterior scenes were shot in and around the Boulder area.
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While the house is now a private residence, visitors can check out this famous neighborhood landmark while exploring all Whittier has to offer!

Boulder Heights

A house for sale in Boulder Heights by The Burgess Group the “Green Meadow House”
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For homebuyers looking for Boulder real estate with spacious lots surrounded by nature, Boulder Heights is the mountain subdivision for you! Although the community is less than 10 miles from downtown, visitors will feel fully immersed in mountain life.

Established in the 1950s, Boulder Heights has been a popular area for the past several decades. With nearly 300 single-family homes, properties in the neighborhood include striking views of the plains and foothills.
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Boulder Heights’ close proximity to public mountain and hiking trails gives residents extensive opportunities to take advantage of outdoor recreation—including many professional athletes who call the area home! 

Mapleton Hill

A house for sale in Mapleton Hill by The Burgess Group at 652 Concord

Widely considered to be one of Boulder’s most established neighborhoods, Mapleton Hill features beautiful, tree-lined streets along Mapleton Avenue, lush lawns, and 19th century-style homes.

Built in the late 1890s, this neighborhood has enjoyed continued popularity for over a century! Mapleton Hill residences are usually quite large and include Victorian and Queen Anne styles. Much of the area is a designated historic district, which means that homeowners receive state tax credit and preservation grants from the Colorado Historical Society for restoring their properties. Meticulous care to the area’s historic homes has resulted in a neighborhood with unparalleled charm.
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This quaint neighborhood is within walking distance of Downtown Boulder and the area has an impressive bike score of 89 and a walkability score of 83 from WalkScore.com. Take a note from this welcoming, family-oriented community and enjoy all the scenery Boulder has to offer!

Silver Maple Village

A house for sale in Silver Maple by The Burgess Group at 2930 18th St.

Located within Old North Boulder near the neighborhoods of Newlands and Mapleton Hill, Silver Maple Village is a peaceful community known for its namesake trees: lush, leafy silver maples lining the neighborhood’s streets and yards.

The village features a variety of single-family homes, ranging from historic properties to new builds with a median price of $2.3 million. Residents enjoy the community’s walkability, eye-catching gardens, landscaping, and dog-friendly amenities.

Described as a “biker’s paradise,” residents can enjoy quick rides at nearby Elmer’s Two Mile Creek Greenway or Goose Creek Greenway. Head down to Central Park for a range of shopping, dining, and family activities to break up the ride.

Local favorites such as Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage and Natural Grocers are conveniently located near the neighborhood for stress-free trips to grab a New York-style pie or local, organic groceries.
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Silver Maple Village checks off even the longest of must-have lists for homebuyers searching for a welcoming and beautiful Boulder neighborhood!

Newlands

Image courtesy of YourBoulder.com

Newlands is an exclusive neighborhood in North Boulder. Established by the Newland family in 1871, the land was originally an apple orchard before being sold as lots for single-family residences.

This community is located between Mapleton and Woodland Hill and within minutes of Downtown Boulder shopping and dining. Built in 1922, the Boulder Community Hospital is located in the heart of the Newlands and is an anchor in the neighborhood.

This classic Boulder neighborhood is still abundant with apple trees from its roots as an orchard and has easy access to North Boulder Park and the North Boulder Rec Center—ideal for active residents and local families. The neighborhood also sits at the base of Mount Sanitas, which offers a variety of hiking trails.
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Along with striking scenery, easy access to nearby commercial areas—including Pearl Street— and high-end, eco-friendly homes, this luxury neighborhood is one of the most expensive in the area. However, Boulder residents agree that this gorgeous family-friendly area is well worth the price tag!

East Boulder

A house for sale in Carolyn Heights by The Burgess Group at 7568 Arlington

Neighboring Colorado University’s east campus and a stone’s throw from Chautauqua Park, East Boulder is in the heart of the action.

With just over 8,000 residents, the community has a lot to offer while maintaining a personal connection between neighbors. Ranked in the top five neighborhoods to live in Colorado, East Boulder is well-loved.

Residents can take advantage of all the amenities provided by the East Boulder Community Center, from multiple pools and a well-equipped gym to a rock-climbing wall and dance studio. Local families won’t run out of fun, healthy activities to stay occupied!

In partnership with the city of Boulder, the East Boulder community has created the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan for a focused vision of the neighborhood’s future goals. The plan includes improving renewable energy generation, revamping the pedestrian experience while walking through the neighborhood and offering wider opportunities for utilization of public transportation.

Plan a peaceful staycation just 10 minutes down the street at the highly-rated Bradley Boulder Inn

Interested in learning more about Boulder area neighborhoods and communities? Contact The Burgess Group today to learn more about all that Boulder has to offer, as well as Boulder homes for sale! Their expertise—and love—of Boulder, CO will help you find your perfect home.
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. Enjoy beautiful views of downtown Boulder and the feeling of a relaxing escape without the headaches of tiring travel. Continue the rest and relaxation once home in the comfort of beautiful East Boulder!

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