Located only 30 minutes away from Denver, Boulder is known for its scenic sandstone slabs known as the Flatirons and gorgeous views of the mountains and foothills. Stroll down Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, experience one of Boulder’s amazing restaurants or grab a beer at a craft brewery.
Boulder was first called Boulder City, and it became a county seat in 1861. By 1871, Boulder dropped “city” from its name and became incorporated. Boulder continued to grow over the years, and people and businesses began to flourish. At the same time, Boulder purchased land for preservation over the years, and this continues to be an area of focus. In 2018, Boulder’s population was 107,000. Boulder is also known for being home to the University of Colorado.
Top Boulder Employers
Large corporations and smaller startups both help Boulder’s growing economy. Top employers include, according to livability.com:
Fun Facts about Boulder
Ready for some random facts about Boulder?
Boulder’s Third Flatiron is 1,400 feet, which is taller than the Empire State Building. This has been climbed by people only using their hands, a climber on roller skates and even someone naked. One climber even even tackled the Third Flatiron in 8 minutes.
Boulder’s bike lanes are such a priority that the Boulder Creek bike path gets plowed before the roads.
The Flatiron Mountains got their name from pioneer women who thought the mountains looked like flat, metal irons they used to iron clothes.