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Best Places To Live In Boulder, CO

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  • Boulder, CO
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 105,420
  • This is by far the worst city that I have ever lived in, and I once lived in Ft. Lauderdale. It's full of entitled, narcissistic, ignorant a**h***s. There is no sense of community, no shopping, no…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Superior, CO
  • 8.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,928
  • I enjoyed the great scenic mountainscapes while living in Superior Colorado. The city is situated in Boulder County. Superior is close to Boulder Colorado. The scenic community has excellent education…[read more]
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  • Seven Hills, CO
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 98
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  • Palo Park, Boulder, CO
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,365
84
  • Pine Brook Hill, CO
  • 3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,091
84
  • Louisville, CO
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,972
  • I really loved living in Louisville, Colorado. With virtually no crime, this is one of the safest small cities in Colorado. With a population of approximately twenty-thousand, this is an ideal community…[read more]
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  • Lakeside, CO
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10
81
  • Leyner, CO
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27
81
  • Erie, CO
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,801
  • Living in Erie Colorado was an amazing experience. My family and I lived there for over 5 years. We enjoyed the transparent sense of security and safety that the town provided. The weather there can be…[read more]
80
  • Rollinsville, CO
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 146
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  • Crisman, CO
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 402
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  • Coal Creek, CO
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,821
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  • Lafayette, CO
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,053
  • Lafayette is a beautiful town in Colorado, northeast of Superior. When you get up towards the Rocky Mountains there are truly some of the most breath-taking towns and the sunsets are worth more than a…[read more]
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  • Firestone, CO
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,709
  • Living in Firestone Colorado has been an awesome change in my life! I have lived in Denver Colorado most of my life and wanted to move but stay here in Colorado. Everyone seems so friendly and I feel…[read more]
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  • North Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • 2.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,930
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  • Arvada, CO
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 113,532
  • My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there…[read more]
77
  • Gunbarrel, Boulder, CO
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,722
77
  • Twin Lakes CDP (Lake County), CO
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 97
76
  • Niwot, CO
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,588
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  • Golden, CO
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,268
  • You would be hard-pressed to find a more scenic place to live than Golden, Colorado. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Golden is an amazing place to live for people of all ages. I love…[read more]
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  • Paragon Estates, CO
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 892
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  • Wheat Ridge, CO
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,044
  • Living in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is the only place I want to be. With over 30,000 people going out to restaurants, parks, bars, and shopping areas never gets boring. I love meeting new people everyday and…[read more]
74
  • Federal Heights, CO
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,173
  • Federal Heights is a large industrial city within Adams County. The amazing community feel is one of the reasons I love it here! The other advantage is the job growth, due to the rise in jobs about 2%…[read more]
74
  • Eldora, CO
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 119
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  • Frederick, CO
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it…[read more]
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  • Broomfield, CO
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 62,449
  • Broomfield is called what it is because Mayberry was already taken... Great city that is only going to get better. I am not a fan of suburbia but if you are going to live in it, Broomfield is as good…[read more]
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  • Westminster, CO
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 111,770
  • In order to tell you how I feel about Westminster, CO, allow me to first tell you how my visit came to be. While stationed at Fort Huachuca Arizona I became interested in butterflies. After retiring…[read more]
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  • Dakota Ridge, CO
  • 3.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,133
  • Living in Dakota Ridge, Colorado is simply wonderful. There are plenty of great areas to see, but the best areas in Dakota Ridge, Colorado are found just outside your door with wonderful views of…[read more]
73
  • Dacono, CO
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,623
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  • Gunbarrel, CO
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,559
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  • Lodo, Denver, CO
  • 23.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,519
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  • Lyons, CO
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,027
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  • Applewood, CO
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,976
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  • Fairmount, CO
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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  • South Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,230
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  • Valmont, CO
  • 2.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 55
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  • Berthoud, CO
  • 21.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,766
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  • Hidden Lake, CO
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 0
70
  • Mountain View, CO
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 522
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  • St. Ann Highlands, CO
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 366
70
  • Northglenn, CO
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,128
  • Northglenn: The Fun Doesn’t Stop Northglenn is an exciting place to live! As any city there is the good and the bad. Northglenn has tried to maintain the nicer end of living, which mostly has been…[read more]
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  • Colorado University, Boulder, CO
  • 1.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,791
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  • Mountain Meadows, CO
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 167
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  • Thornton, CO
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 130,511
  • As someone that has experienced the city life of Thornton Colorado for many years I can say it is one of the best places not only to visit but to live and raise a family. It is one of the nicer areas of…[read more]
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  • Park Hill, Denver, CO
  • 25.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 28,587
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  • East Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • 1.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,257
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  • Bonanza Mountain Estates, CO
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 167
68
  • Ward, CO
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 129
68
  • Longmont, CO
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 90,719
  • I lived in Longmont from 1988-2009. I moved away ten years ago to a better place in Colorado. You people who have littered Longmont have destroyed it. The cost of living for friends and family who WERE…[read more]
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  • Southeast Boulder, Boulder, CO
  • 2.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,905
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  • Crossroads, Boulder, CO
  • 0.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,095

Listed above are the best places to live in Boulder, CO for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Boulder, CO, followed by the best places to live near Boulder, CO, sorted by Livability Score.

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