Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 25 miles northwest of the Colorado capital, Denver. Boulder is now commonly recognized as the home of the University of Colorado, the state’s largest University. While famous for its colorful western history, Boulder, in recent years, has gathered numerous top rankings for its health, well-being, quality of life, education and art by respected publications such as Forbes, USA Today, Business Week and Bon Appetit magazine.
If you’re considering a move to or from this incredible city, Stevens Worldwide would like to tell you more about Boulder, CO.
Get to Know Boulder
The city is situated in the Boulder Valley, where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. West of the city are slabs of sedimentary stone tilted up on the foothills, known as the Flatirons, a widely recognized symbol of Boulder. The city has a dry climate, typical of the state, and receives many sunny days throughout the year. Summers are warm and dry while winters range from being generally mild to the occasional bitter cold. Due to the mountains in the west drying out the passing wind, the city is often shielded from precipitation in winter, though heavy snow falls can still be expected.
Boulder is surrounded by thousands of acres of recreational open space, conservation easements and nature preserves – almost 60% of land, totaling over 61,000 acres, is open to the public. This means that your love of rock climbing, hiking, biking and all things outdoorsy will all be fulfilled. Keep in mind however, that some areas will be seasonally closed due to the needs of the wildlife population. Luckily, you have tons of other fun events to take part in throughout the year.
If you’re a runner, jogger, walker or wheelchair racer, join over 50,000 others at the Bolder Boulder as you race 10km on Memorial Day, an event that has occurred every year since 1979. If you’re a modern philosopher, attend the annual “Conference on World Affairs” – a one-week conference featuring dozens of discussion panels regarding a variety of contemporary issues. If you’re looking for a little excitement, join hundreds of other Polar Bear Plunge participants as you jump into the freezing Boulder Reservoir on New Year’s Day.
However, if you’re looking for a mainstream attraction, treat yourself to one of the most popular sections of Boulder at the Pearl Street Mall. Home to unique shops and restaurants, the four-block pedestrian mall is a social hotspot. During the summer and on the weekends, expect to discover many street shows and acts throughout the mall. Also, be sure to explore the Farmer’s Market, open every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening, April through October at 13th street, next to Central Park, for all your local and fresh produce.
Rated as the number one spot of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well by Forbes and number one on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index by USA Today, there’s never been a better time to move to Boulder.
Boulder Moving and Storage
When you’re ready to or from this outdoor wonderland, full of physically and mentally stimulating activities, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is ready to help! With over 110 years of professional moving and storage experience, our family-owned company is excited to assist through your latest move. Our knowledgeable moving representatives are more than qualified to take care of all your seen and unseen moving challenges.
When you’re ready to hit the road, fill out our Online Estimate form or give us a call today to find out why Stevens is The Way to MoveTM.