Boulder is located 35 miles northwest of Denver in Boulder Valley where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains.
Boulder is the home of the University of Colorado and is surrounded by a greenbelt of city trails and 31,000 acres of recreational open space and nature preserves.
Boulder is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation while the university provides a lively cultural atmosphere.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Boulder ranks high in natural and man-made hazards risk, recreation and family income. Boulder ranks low in price of homes and population density.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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