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Life in Boulder

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Life in Boulder

Life in Boulder

Is Boulder a good place to live?

Yes, Boulder is a great place to live or visit.  Below our guide to Boulder will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.

Visas required to live in Boulder

If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Boulder, you are going to need a visa to do so.  Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Boulder.  Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.


If you are moving to Boulder and want to find a job in Boulder we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Boulder for new arrivals.  Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.

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Weather in Boulder


In geology, a boulder (or rarely bowlder) is a rock fragment with size greater than 25.6 centimetres (10.1 in) in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles. While a boulder may be small enough to move or roll manually, others are extremely massive.
In common usage, a boulder is too large for a person to move. Smaller boulders are usually just called rocks or stones. The word boulder derives from boulder stone, from the Middle English bulderston or Swedish bullersten.

In places covered by ice sheets during ice ages, such as Scandinavia, northern North America, and Siberia, glacial erratics are common. Erratics are boulders picked up by ice sheets during their advance, and deposited when they melt. These boulders are called “erratic” because they typically are of a different rock type than the bedrock on which they are deposited. One such boulder is used as the pedestal of the Bronze Horseman in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Some noted rock formations involve giant boulders exposed by erosion, such as the Devil’s Marbles in Australia’s Northern Territory, the Horeke basalts in New Zealand, where an entire valley contains only boulders, and The Baths on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Boulder-sized clasts are found in some sedimentary rocks, such as coarse conglomerate and boulder clay.

The climbing of large boulders is called bouldering.

Media related to Boulders at Wikimedia Commons

Hotels and Accommodation in Boulder

There are all types of accommodation available in Boulder.  The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save

This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.

Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.

Boulder Adventure Lodge
69 reviews
91 Fourmile Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO 80302
Foot of the Mountain Motel
101 reviews
200 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast
49 reviews
Bed & Breakfast
2151 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Hampton Inn & Suites Boulder-North
37 reviews
6333 Lookout Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boulder
1 review
5397 S Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO 80303

Boulder is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.

Accountants in Boulder


Flatiron Advisors Tax & Accounting
4 reviews
Tax Services, Accountants, Business Consulting
2400 Central Ave, Ste P-3, Boulder, CO 80301
Atlas Capital Management
14 reviews
Financial Advising, Investing
4450 Arapahoe Ave, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80303
Origin Cpa Group
1 review
Accountants, Bookkeepers, Tax Services
1470 Walnut St, Ste 200, Boulder, CO 80302
Henry Waters & Associates
3 reviews
Accountants, Tax Services, Bookkeepers
4740 Table Mesa Dr, Ste A, Boulder, CO 80305
Alfonso, Brooks, Lev-Ary
2 reviews
Accountants, Tax Services, Business Consulting
3020 Carbon Pl, Ste 102, Boulder, CO 80301

Banks in Boulder


Flatirons Bank
3 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions
1095 Canyon Blvd, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80302
ANB Bank
4 reviews
Banks & Credit Unions
1360 Walnut St, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80302
1 review
Banks & Credit Unions
3000 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Vectra Bank Colorado
1 review
Banks & Credit Unions
1700 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Great Western Bank
1 review
Banks & Credit Unions
1900 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302


Cafes in Boulder


The Point Cafe
76 reviews
Cafes, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch
1101 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Boxcar Coffee Roasters
382 reviews
Coffee & Tea, Bakeries
1825 B Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Bona Coffee Roasters
9 reviews
Coffee & Tea, Coffee Roasteries
3550 Frontier Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80301
The Tune Up Taproom & Espresso Bar
21 reviews
Coffee & Tea, Beer Bar, Sports Bars
2355 30th St, Full Cycle, Boulder, CO 80301
Seeds Library Cafe
17 reviews
Cafes, Coffee & Tea
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302


Carpet Cleaners in Boulder


Boulder Carpet Cleaning Masters
25 reviews
Carpet Cleaning
1905 15th St, Ste 4494, Boulder, CO 80301
Precision Carpet Cleaning & Janitorial
10 reviews
Carpet Cleaning, Office Cleaning, Home Cleaning
4919 Broadway St, Ste 8, Longmont, CO 80501
Nesheim’s Cleaning Service
27 reviews
Carpet Cleaning, Damage Restoration, Grout Services
1212 Commerce Ct, Lafayette, CO 80026
Altitude Carpet Care
52 reviews
Carpet Cleaning
1025 Jade St, Broomfield, CO 80020
All-Pro Steam Clean
22 reviews
Carpet Cleaning, Damage Restoration, Grout Services
8060 Niwot Rd, Apt 75, Niwot, CO 80503

Dentists in Boulder


Jeffrey Patrician, DDS – Boulder Dental Arts
45 reviews
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists
4520 Broadway, Ste B, Boulder, CO 80304
Alber Dental Studio
9 reviews
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists
3020 Carbon Pl, Ste  203, Boulder, CO 80301
Weissman Family Dental
6 reviews
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists
2551 31st St, Boulder, CO 80301
Carmen Burke, DDS
8 reviews
General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentists, Endodontists
1840 Folsom St, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80302
Elliott Higgins, DMD
18 reviews
General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists
2575 Pearl St, Ste 200, Pearl Street Dental, Boulder, CO 80302


Doctors and Medical clinics in Boulder


You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.

Crossroads Medical Center
6 reviews
Family Practice
2760 29th St, Ste 2B, Boulder, CO 80301
Hillary L Browne, MD FACP
2 reviews
Internal Medicine
2575 Spruce St, Spruce Street Internal Medicine, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder Internal Medicine
1 review
Internal Medicine
2880 Folsom St, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80304
David W Luce, MD
5 reviews
Internal Medicine
885 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder Natural Health
10 reviews
350 Broadway, Ste 200, Boulder, CO 80305


Contact one of the Boulder Electricians below


Kowar Electric
7 reviews
2037 Walnut St, Unit 101, Boulder, CO 80302
Windward Electric
18 reviews
4450 Arapahoe Ave, Ste 100-160, Boulder, CO 80303
Piper Electric
90 reviews
5960 Jay St, Arvada, CO 80003
Just In Time Electrical Services
22 reviews
Electricians, Lighting Fixtures & Equipment, Generator Installation/Repair
2200 E 104th Ave, Ste 205, Thornton, CO 80233
Done By Dad
16 reviews
Appliances & Repair, Electricians, Plumbing
Lafayette, CO 80026


Hospitals in Boulder


Crossroads Medical Center
6 reviews
Family Practice
2760 29th St, Ste 2B, Boulder, CO 80301
Dr. Whitling, Boulder Community Hospital
1 review
Urgent Care
1100 Balsam, Boulder, CO 80304
Boulder Holistic
12 reviews
Naturopathic/Holistic, Alternative Medicine
2355 Canyon Blvd, Ste 102, Boulder, CO 80302
Doctor At Your Door
3 reviews
Pediatricians, Urgent Care
Boulder, CO 80305
Charles G Jones, MD
1 review
4743 Arapahoe Ave, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80303


Mechanics in Boulder


Hoshi Motors
66 reviews
Auto Repair
2907 55th St, Unit 1, Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder Valley Automotive
23 reviews
Tires, Auto Repair, Transmission Repair
4700 Pearl St, Ste 3, Boulder, CO 80301
Repair Masters Automotive
67 reviews
Auto Repair, Oil Change Stations, Transmission Repair
3501 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80301
Independent Motors
41 reviews
Auto Repair, Tires, Transmission Repair
5440 Arapahoe Ave, Unit A, Boulder, CO 80303
AutoHaus of Boulder
36 reviews
Auto Repair, Car Window Tinting
4840 Sterling Dr, Boulder, CO 80301

Newspapers in Boulder


Radio 1190
13 reviews
Radio Stations
1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302



Pest Control in Boulder


EcoTek Pest and Wildlife
37 reviews
Pest Control
Broomfield, CO 80020
Bugs and Beyond Pest & Wildlife Control
25 reviews
Pest Control, Wildlife Control
Longmont, CO 80503
Monster Pest Control
59 reviews
Pest Control
Arvada, CO 80002
Pest Arrest
13 reviews
Pest Control
85 S Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80123
2 reviews
Pest Control
Boulder, CO 80301



Plumbers in Boulder


Planet Plumbing & Drain
132 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair
729 Walnut St, Ste D-4, Boulder, CO 80302
Dr. Drain
52 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair, Hydro-jetting
4450 Arapahoe Ave, Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80303
Homestead Plumbing & Heating
21 reviews
Plumbing, Water Heater Installation/Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC
5454 Conestoga Ct, Boulder, CO 80301
Mayfield Plumbing & Backflow
6 reviews
Boulder, CO 80302
TNT Home Services
38 reviews
Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning/HVAC, Electricians
4104 Sable Ave, Ste 2, Longmont, CO 80504


Real Estate Agents in Boulder 


The Schlichter Team
93 reviews
Real Estate Agents, Real Estate Services
200 Columbine St, Ste 500, Denver, CO 80206
Century 21 Elevated Real Estate
79 reviews
Real Estate Services, Real Estate Agents
1001 Bannock St, Ste 128, Denver, CO 80204
Daphne Queen – 8z Real Estate
17 reviews
Real Estate Agents
4041 Hanover Ave, Ste 200, Boulder, CO 80305
Jill Grano – PorchLight Real Estate Group
10 reviews
Real Estate Agents
1911 11th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Sundberg Real Estate
26 reviews
Real Estate Agents
2539 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302


Restaurants in Boulder


The Buff Restaurant
1653 reviews
Breakfast & Brunch, Salad, Soup
2600 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO 80302
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1575 reviews
Pubs, Burgers, Breweries
1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
155 reviews
2460 Canyon Blvd, Ste 1, Boulder, CO 80302
Il Pastaio
489 reviews
3075 Arapahoe Ave, Ste B, Boulder, CO 80303
42 reviews
Tapas Bars, Wine Bars
1115 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Schools in Boulder


Shining Mountain Waldorf School
10 reviews
Elementary Schools, Waldorf Schools
999 Violet Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Dream Makers
3 reviews
Elementary Schools, Preschools
1345 28th St, Boulder, CO 80302
Boulder Country Day School
7 reviews
Preschools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools & High Schools
4820 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301
Snow Lion School
1 review
Elementary Schools, Preschools
2580 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Temple Grandin School
2 reviews
Middle Schools & High Schools, Educational Services, Special Education
3131 Indian Rd, Boulder, CO 80301


Solicitors in Boulder



Supermarkets in Boulder 


Dedalus Boulder
117 reviews
Cheese Shops, Sandwiches, Meat Shops
1825 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
Le Frigo
55 reviews
Delis, Cheese Shops, Sandwiches
5360 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303


Vets in Boulder 


Boulders Natural Animal Hospital
57 reviews
685 S Broadway St, Ste A, Boulder, CO 80305
Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital
37 reviews
Veterinarians, Pet Sitting
3015 Sterling Cir, Ste 300, Boulder, CO 80301
Rise Vet
7 reviews
2624 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
South Boulder Animal Hospital
40 reviews
4660 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
Uniquely Cats Veterinary Center
19 reviews
Veterinarians, Pet Adoption, Pet Boarding
1915 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301


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