Boulder, Colorado, located in Boulder County, offers an array of outdoor activities to choose from. That's not surprising, considering it includes more than 30,000 acres of land and 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails. Come see what homes for rent in this beautiful, mountainous city about 30 miles northwest of Denver have to offer.
Boulder's Valley School District includes two of the largest high schools, Boulder High School and Fairview High School. The city has numerous charter schools, colleges, universities and science institutes. Tens of thousands of residents can be attributed to the University of Colorado at Boulder. A variety of private and charter schools, including Boulder Preparatory High School and Horizons Alternative School, also operate throughout the city of Boulder.
Residents and visitors of Boulder enjoy many premium shopping areas. Many trendy eateries, fine dining and exceptional boutiques can be found in the Downtown area of Boulder. Annually, Boulder hosts various art and cultural events like the Bolder Boulder, which culminates with one of the biggest Memorial Day gatherings in the U.S.; the Boulder Creek Fest; Shakespeare Festival; Boulder International Film Festival; and the bi-weekly Farmers' Market, held during the summer.
Boulder offers residents the allure of being a mountain city and a hip urban town. The city often appears on various magazine lists for honors such as the Best Places to Live, Best Cities for Singles and the Best Cities for Relocating Families. For this reason, many relocating people choose Boulder as the place to live. The cost of living is very reasonable in Boulder. Residents enjoy a calm, appealing and affordable place to live in the city.
Boulder's business environment helps partnerships and collaborations thrive due to a strong foundation and a vibrant economy. Boulder has redefined the heart of its retail industry and has boosted economic wealth overall. Major businesses in Boulder include IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Celestial Seasonings.
There have been many notable residents of Boulder. Included is Kristin Davis of Sex and the City fame. Also, Arleigh Burke, United States Navy Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations, was born in the city. George Garnow, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist who discovered quantum tunneling, lived and worked in Boulder until the late 1960s. Eric Cornell and Thomas Cech, Nobel Prize winners and university professors, both live in Boulder. Musicians who reside in the city include Blue Note Records' Chris Wood, Stuart Davis and Grammy award winner Otis Taylor.
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