A family home: convenient, comfy, and designed for the whole family
Boulder has been named the smartest US city 2 years in a row because it has a higher percentage of college and postcollege graduates than anywhere else in the country.
The people here are very fit and are known for enjoying skiing, hiking, biking, and mountain climbing. Several National Parks are within driving distance: Rocky Mountain (45 min.s), Monument (4 hrs), Dinosaur (5 hrs). Arches (6hrs), & Yellowstone (8 hrs).
The city is ringed by 43,000 acres of protected open space -- that's nearly three times the landmass of Manhattan -- and laced with 300 miles of greenways, trout-filled creeks and designated bike lanes.
Within 2 hours are some of the famous ski towns of Colorado, naturally formed Red Rocks Amphitheater for concerts, the Garden of the Gods Park, and the US Air Force Academy.
``Top 25 Arts Destinations`` - (small city category; Boulder ranked #8) American Style magazine, Aug. 2008
``America's Top 5 Cities for Cycling`` - Bicycling magazine, June 2008
``Top 10 Cities for Masters Runners`` - (Boulder ranked #3), Masters Athlete magazine, May 2008
``Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.`` - Trip Advisor, April 2008
``Best Green Places to Live in America`` - (Boulder ranked #5), Country Home magazine, March 2008
``Smartest Cities in America`` - (Boulder ranked #1), Forbes magazine, February 2008
``6th Top 10 Healthiest Cities to Live and Retire,`` AARP Magazine, July 2008
When the Web site TotalBeauty.com put together its list of ``10 Hottest Guy Cities,`` Boulder came in No. 2 in the nation. October 2009
Boulder ranks as No. 1 USA city in well-being survey according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released February 2010.
Galleries/Museums, Cultural/Tourist Attractions, Children's Activities, Public Parks, Restaurants/Bars, Clubs, Theatres, Health Club, Tennis, Golfing, Outdoor Biking, Canoe/Kayaking, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Climbing, Skiing/Snowboarding
Hike/climb/photo the Flatirons and Chautauqua
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