Boulder CO Homes and Real Estate

Boulder, CO: Past, Present & Wondrous Growth
Boulder City was originally a part of the Nebraska territory. In 1861, a federal bill made Colorado its own territory. Boulder was a county seat by 1867. Mining was a vital component in the city’s early development. It brought many settlers in, looking to mine and labor. To support this, an agricultural industry grew. After incorporation, “City” was dropped from the moniker.


Boulder’s legacy in education started in 1860. They erected the first schoolhouse. Citizens also lobbied to have a university in the area. By 1875, after a long political process, the first building for the University of Colorado was constructed. It still stands.

Today, that university has 30,000 students and is only one of many Boulder crown jewels. The city’s prosperous growth hasn’t interfered with its natural beauty, thanks to careful planning and preservation. Boulder has solidified its reputation as a residence of value, unique, and a great place to work and play.

The city has always maintained an environmental conscious so it’s no surprise it has many wondrous open spaces for recreation. There are sports complexes, outdoor pools, an outdoor skate park, the Boulder Reservoir, golf and over 60 parks. Some of these parks have majestic mountain backdrops and offer playgrounds, sheltered picnic grounds and dog parks. Boulder has three fitness and recreation centers.

Boulder is filled with fun attractions for the entire family. The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts has cooking and baking classes that cover a range of delicious tastes. The Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark is one of the cities proudest treasures, featuring, among other things, educational and cultural programming. For the vino lovers, BookCliff Vineyards Tasting Room can be a peaceful afternoon or evening of pleasure. The Boulder Theater is a century old and today offers live shows instead of silent movies.

Boulder’s events calendar can keep the entire family busy all year round. The festivities run the gamut of culture. This year includes the “Children of the Rains” Exhibit, an exploration of water’s influence on western North America. “Beer! Boulder’s History on Tap” examines the ever evolving brewing industry that’s been a part of Boulder since the 1800s. Colloquium is a series of live musical performances that take place on the university’s main campus.

Boulder wants to challenge all its residents professionally and personally. If you want to know more about Boulder, contact us today. One of our reps would love to show you why we love living in this great city.

The Kirkendall Team
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