The Boulder-Denver area is rapidly growing, with many young adults and families moving from all over the U.S. and world. Boulderites generally enjoy outdoor activities like hiking or running, visiting one of the over 30 art galleries or museums, shopping at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, touring a local brewery, yoga, and shopping or dining on Pearl Street. The Boulder area has historically ranked well for education, health, dining, the arts, and raising families.

Boulder is a unique area to live within the U.S because of its geography and culture. The climate is generally mild and dry, with over 200 sunny days per year.

One of Boulder’s best assets is its location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and plethora of nearby outdoor activities. The Front Range is home to a number of parks and trailheads as well as Boulder Creek. Additionally, CU Boulder and the greater Boulder-Denver area house numerous museums, attractions and cultural events.

Campus Life

Things to Do

Front Range and Greater Colorado Events and Attractions

Denver skyline

Denver skyline


Road cyclist on scenic road

Cycling along the foothills

Museums and Attractions

Couple exploring a museum

Exploring museums


Buffs nighttime football scene

Sunset over a Buffs football game

Things to Do with Kids

Families watching a rocket take off

Families enjoying blast-off