I’ve been asked the question: “Why are so many people moving to Colorado?” Well, the short answer is: “because the secret is out.” The scenery here is beautiful, the weather is great, there is strong economic growth, and frankly – there is a lot to do in CO. Many times people visit the area & then question why they would be living anywhere else. Employers are catching on to all the area has to offer as well – opening up new offices & bringing job opportunities. Take Google’s new $130 Million Boulder Campus, for example, that will bring in hundreds of new residents to the area. So, what do I mean by “the secret is out” – let me explain by diving further into Boulder specifically.
With over 300 days of sun per year, picturesque landscapes, and tons of recreational opportunities, Boulder offers people a great quality of life. On any given day, residents and visitors alike enjoy biking on the 300+ miles of dedicated bikeways or hiking on one of the many scenic trails that make up over 150 miles of hiking trails. With so much beauty & opportunity in Boulder’s backyard, it is a healthy place to live both mentally & physically. Self Magazine rated Boulder #1 in Top 10 Fittest Cities in the US (September 2017) and National Geographic rated Boulder The Happiest City in the U.S (October 2017).
Exercise is a way of life in Boulder, but so is a good dining experience. From restaurants that have received James Beard awards (Frasca Food & Wine) to Boulder institutions that are known for their award-winning beer and hippy atmosphere (The Mountain Sun) – the food in Boulder is good. Very good. So good that Bon Appétit dubbed Boulder as “America’s Foodiest Town” and Food and Wine named Pearl Street as one of the “Ten Best Foodie Streets in America.”
An added element to the restaurant scene & healthy living lifestyle is the farm culture in Colorado. With so many farms within a few miles of Boulder and an overall focus on supporting everything local, Boulder sees a lot of farm-to-table restaurants as well as an award-winning Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday morning from April – November & Wednesday evening May – October, the Farmer’s Market is packed with people looking for everything from Colorado Peaches to Boulder Beef, local honey, fresh pasta, creamy cheese, beautiful flowers, and more. Most will agree that leaving empty-handed is nearly impossible.
Finally, it’s not just about being healthy & working out in Boulder – there is a lot of other things to do. Walking the pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall, watching street performers, shopping, or dining al fresco is always a good time. Some people aren’t aware that Boulder actually has an impressive amount of top-notch craft breweries. In fact, Boulder has more breweries per capita than any other city in the country. And if you want to get out-of-town, Denver is only 30 miles away, there is a ski resort 20 miles outside Boulder, and Rocky Mountain National Park is only an hour away.
I think it’s safe to say this place is pretty great. Come visit and if you are thinking of making the move to CO, I would love to be your relocation resource. Reach out via the form below or email me at Beth@GoodacreProperties.com.