Top three reasons to move to Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder, a city of approximately 98,000 people (metropolitan area population of approximately 295,000), is located in the state of Colorado. The County of Boulder was founded in 1858 by gold prospectors, followed by the City of Boulder in 1859. The population grew slowly until 1873, when the railroad laid tracks in Boulder. In seven years the population tripled.

What are possibly the three top reasons to move to Boulder, Colorado?

First reason

With only 300,000 people it has a good chance of being a better place to live than any big city in the United States. It’s the 280th largest city in the United States. And if you like to visit the city? Denver, Colorado is only about 30 miles southeast of Boulder. If you’re looking to get an education or further your education The University of Colorado is located right in the heart of the Boulder. There are also plenty of restaurants there. Casual food can be found at “The Kitchen”, handmade pastries at “Shamane’s Bake Shoppe”, elegant fine dining at “Flagstaff House”, pizza at “Pizzeria Locale”, and much more.

Second reason

According to the City of Boulder website, “Businessweek Magazine calls Boulder the best place to start a business in Colorado.” Both IBM and The University of Colorado supply a large amount of jobs in the area. If you’re looking for a science job The National Center for Atmospheric Research, The National Institute of Standards and Technology and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are all located in Boulder. The City of Boulder has an Economic Vitality Program which offers business assistance, business incentive programs and business partner initiatives. The area between Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins has become the biggest beer producing area in the world: The Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado is the largest brewery in the world, accounting for numerous job opportunities. 

Third reason

 Move to Boulder for the scenery. There are numerous natural attractions in the area, including Boulder Falls and Chautauqua Park. The Rocky Mountain National Park is only about 35 miles northwest of Boulder and contains lakes, mountains, wildlife and more. Not to mention Boulder’s extensive bike trails, which are managed by Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP). Or you can get in your car and go for a scenic drive. And if you ski or want to start, Colorado has plenty of ski resorts. The Eldora Mountain Resort is approximately 20 miles west of boulder. There is plenty of outdoor activity to keep you busy for a long time.

In this article only a few of the reasons to move to Boulder, CO are listed. Many more can be found at the City of Boulder website. But remember to bring warm clothes; average low in December is 21° F and the average high in December is 45° F. The lowest recorded temperature ever was -24° F. But even with the cold weather, there are still plenty of annual events held there; Chocolate Lover’s Fling in February, St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, the Farmer’s Market April through October and Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast, just to name a few.