A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$554,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,313
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

Boulder Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    512
    500
  • Theft
    2,287
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,569
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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Boulder is an interesting mix between a college town and a hippie/hipster commune. There’s great food, great education, and lots of interesting folks. The only real issue I have with Boulder is how awful and entitled their pedestrians are, they are terrible jaywalkers, and extremely rude at traditional social norms for pedestrians, walking as slowly as they can through the cross walk, taunting drivers, and just being overall snobs. Other great things about Boulder is it’s outdoors and health culture, it’s extremely pet friendly, it’s cultured, and it’s close to Denver!
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Boulder is a splendid place to live. It perfectly mixes together a small town vibe and an urban metropolis. There are always things to do because of the young vibrant university atmosphere, and the multitude of outdoor activities. With the various canyons that have world renowned climbing, 100+ miles of hiking trails, fly fishing in the Boulder Creek; it is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise.

There are tons of options for groceries, housing styles, options for schools, and any and all types of restaurants. It's a town that is small enough to bike to just about anywhere you need to go, and also a magnificent amount of bike trails and lanes throughout the city and suburbs.

If you're looking for a forward-thinking town that is inclusive and pushing the boundaries, Boulder is just the town for you!
Spray paint decor, a homeless person with dreadlocks on every other corner, bicycling, bright colors, and the jagged foothills that line the west end of the sky: This is Boulder. If anything is gorgeously unusual, you can find it here. The homes are expensive, but the historical district is beautiful enough to make you consider spending your entire savings account. There are activities for everyone. If you like nightlife, Pearl Street offers a variety of bars. There is hiking, bicycling, aerial circus, and rock climbing for the adventurous. The artists can take art classes at the local college, stroll though parks full of sculptures, or spend hours painting along boulder creek. The only disadvantage is that fast food is scare. Numerous Whole Foods and local groceries offer healthy choices for health nuts, vegetarians, vegans, and more!