Life in Boulder
Life in Boulder
Welcome to Boulder. We know you are going to love living in Boulder and have a great time if you are passing through.
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.
Map of Boulder
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 Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com 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 is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
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Doctors and Medical clinics in Boulder
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Boulder Electricians below
Hospitals in Boulder
Mechanics in Boulder
Newspapers in Boulder
Pest Control in Boulder
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