University of Colorado Off Campus Apartments
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Remember that viral YouTube video "Let Me Borrow that Top?" “I’ve already been to heaven, I’ve already been to heaven. I was there for like five minutes and I was like, let’s go.” Clearly Kelly had not been to heaven, because she didn’t have an off-campus apartment in Boulder and was not attending the University of Colorado.
What is the first thing you think of when you hear “University of Colorado, Boulder”? Is it the 150 majors there are to choose from? Is it the Buffaloes stellar football or the IM ski team? Is it the liberal Berkeley-like vibe? Or is it the beauty of the towering snowcapped mountains that are always in view? Whatever it is that you think of, you are right to be in awe of all the wonders this campus has to offer. You will be satisfied academically, athletically, and atmospherically. It really is hard not to be happy at a place that is filled with such magnificent natural sights. Perhaps the collective happiness of Boulder is what makes it such a pleasant place to live and go to school.
Mountains of Apartments
I don’t know if students can actually afford an apartment in the mountains, but there are mountains of choices…as in a lot of choices. The Hill is an ideal student living spot, very close to campus and also cafes, restaurants and shops. The price you pay for such a great location may be a high one, however, so students also like to venture out to Moorehead or Pearl Street. Our apartment guide is a great resource for finding an apartment that is right for you! Wherever you choose to go in Boulder, you will find that the people remain open and accepting of liberal ideals, love independent businesses, and attend yoga. Nameste Boulderans. Boulder keeps getting better and better. Most everything is in walking distance of campus, but for the things that are not, public transportation is easy and available. Just flash the sticker on your school ID and hop on the magic school bus.
Boulders of Fun
So Boulder might be a bit touchy feely, but when it comes to partying, they aren’t kidding around. In addition to all the house parties, frat parties, and gatherings you will be hosting in your new apartment, Boulder is full of bars and college hangout spots. Pearl Street Pub and Cellar at 1108 Pearl St. is a great place to shoot pool, grab a drink and hang out on the patio. For some live music (and even more pool) check out Catacombs Bar at 2115 13th St.
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What are some quiet neighborhoods in Boulder?
South Boulder is one of the quietest areas. It's mostly residential with families and it is close to all sorts of outdoor recreational places. Gunbarrel is also a quiet area. It's about five miles north of the University of Colorado campus and there's also a lot of open space up there.
What neighborhoods in Boulder are good for eating out?
The Hill area is great for all sorts of restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Add that it is so close to the University of Colorado and it means you can find ethnic and less expensive eats too. The Pearl Street area of downtown has some good spots too, and just walking around on the pedestrian only streets is nice after lunch or dinner.
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Situated in the heart of Boulder's downtown vicinity, Pearl Street is a vibrant spot with loads of art galleries, boutiques, and hip restaurants, bars, and clubs. Boulder Cafe and Hapa Sushi are just some of the downtown sidewalk cafes where patrons can check out the colorful assortment of street performers and musicians. Some other favorite downtown destinations included Willow, an eclectic art store, and Mountain Sun, a popular local brewery. Pearl Street also hosts several community events throughout the year including the Downtown Boulder Art Fair and Bands on the Bricks.
What would an ideal weekend be like in Boulder?
You can't enjoy a weekend in Boulder without exploring the town's beautiful natural surroundings. Start out the weekend with a trip to the scenic Eldorado Canyon or head to the Flatirons where you can view the unique sandstone rock formations that are the distinctive symbol of the city. Follow up your excursion with an exhilarating bike ride along the picturesque Boulder Creek Path. After you get your exercise outdoors, drive over to the Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory, (or perhaps the Boulder Brewery if this is more to your liking). Top off the perfect weekend with a stroll along the town's charming Pearl Street Mall and be sure to stop into the locally famous Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery.
Does Boulder have any famous museums or exhibitions?
The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is considered one of the top comprehensive university museums of natural history in the country. Its aim is to enhance knowledge of the natural world through research, teaching, and public education. Located on the University's Boulder campus, the museum's collections include more than four million objects in anthropology/archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and zoology. The museum also offers educational activities and programs, including lectures, classes, tours, and workshops, for both adults and children.
Are there any quiet neighborhoods in Boulder?
Yes. Niwot Rd / 63rd St is one of Boulder's quieter neighborhoods. With mostly single-family, medium-sized homes, this neighborhood is located on the northernmost side of Pasadena. This suburban area also contains the Boulder Valley Ranch and Boulder Reservoir, which is a factor that may contribute to its tranquil nature. Located on the opposite side of town to the south, Eldorado Springs is another quiet neighborhood in Boulder.