Boulder Information

BOULDER INFORMATION

Age Statistics
Median resident age: 29 years

Awards
• CNNMoney.com Best Places to Live 2005
• Top 25 Arts Destinations (Boulder ranked 10 for small cities) - AmericanStyle Magazine, June 2006
• 50 Best places to live (Boulder ranked #3) - Men's Journal, April 2006
• Most Vegetarian-Friendly Cities in the U.S. (Boulder ranked #7)- PETA.org, April 2006
• America's Top 100 Places to Live in 2006 (Boulder ranked #3) - Relocate-America.com, March 2006
• Place you dream of living - Backpacker Magazine, February 2006
• America's Best Vegetarian-Friendly Small Cities (Boulder ranked #7)- GoVeg.com, March 2006
• Top Biking City - Bicycling Magazine, March 2006

Business
Boulder Chamber of Commerce www.boulderchamber.com/
Economic Development Council
Economic Vitality Program 2003

County
Boulder

Downtown
The Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder is a four block outdoor pedestrian mall. Seasonal flowers and native trees adorn the streets, and street performers and musicians entertain most evenings. Several well preserved historic buildings can be found along East and West Pearl Streets where shopping and dining continues. Many of these historic buildings are from the era when the city was a supply center for mining operations in the late 1800s.

University Hill is a business district featuring an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues and businesses located just slightly off The University of Colorado campus.

 

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
2850 Iris Ave., #F
Boulder, CO
303-442-3006

Elevation
5,430 feet

Government
Council-Manager

Hospitals/Healthcare
Boulder Community Hospital

Safety and Law Enforcement
Boulder Police Department
1805 33rd Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-441-3300

Main Post Office
1905 15th ST
Boulder, CO 80302-9998

Major Employers

  • University of Colorado
  • IBM
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Storage Tek
  • St. Vrain School District
  • Ball Corp.
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • EDS
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Federal Labs (NOAA, NIST, NTIA, JILA)
  • City of Boulder
  • Maxtor
  • NCAR
  • Longmont Foods
  • Seagate Technology
  • Valleylab
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Safeway
  • Longmont United Hospital

Newspapers

  • Daily Camera
  • Boulder County Business Review
  • Boulder Weekly
  • Boulder Dirt
  • Denver Post
  • Rocky Mountain News

Library Facilities

Boulder Public Library 
11th Street and Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 441-3100

George Reynolds Branch Library
3595 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 
303-441-3120

Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline
Boulder, CO
303-441-4390

Physical location relative to Denver 
Boulder is 35 miles northwest of Denver.

Places of Interest
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder Museum of History
Chautauqua Association
University of Colorado at Boulder
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of Colorado Natural History Museum
Boulder Reservoir
Fiske Planetarium / Sommer Bausch Observatory
Pearl Street Mall
Celestial Seasonings Tea Company

Population
96,727, plus 25,000 students at the University of Colorado

Recreation
City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks has 130 miles of hiking trails! More than 30 trailheads.

Recreation Centers
Boulder Recreation North Center
Boulder Recreation South Center

Sales Tax
7.51%

Shopping Centers
Crossroads Mall / Boulder Crossroads
Flatiron Crossing Shopping Center www.flatironcrossing.com
Boulder Plaza Mall

 

Size
27.8 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats
Boulder is in the Boulder Valley School District. It has 16 public elementary schools; 8 public middle schools; and 5 public high schools.

Transportation
Mean travel time to work is 18.8 minutes.

Utility Companies and contact info
Boulder Utilities Division
Xcel Energy www.xcelenergy.com

Information Sources
Boulder Arts Commission (An agency of the Boulder City Council)
Boulder Chamber of Commerce www.boulderchamber.com
Boulder Community Network http://bcn.boulder.co.us/recreation/
Boulder, Colorado Convention and Visitors' Bureau www.bouldercoloradousa.com
City of Boulder
County of Boulder

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