Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Working in the Real Estate industry we need to categorize our listings as either in the flood zone, minimal risk, high risk, etc. When check-marking the appropriate box I never imagined that I would see what the high risk flood could really encompass.


September is always an amazing time for me. The weather is generally amazing as is the excitement in the air for all the holidays to come. Especially September 12th, my birthday - I love my birthday. Unfortunately, over the course of the last decade it has change. 9/11 happened, now the "100 year flood", or some say the "1,000 year flood". Evidently we had three extremely moist and warm weather systems from different directions come together and basically get trapped against the mountains, a very, very

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Boulder Wine MerchantThe City of Boulder is known for a lot of things like the University of Colorado, our green spirit, and our gorgeous Rocky Mountain landscape, but a few other things outsiders might not realize is that Boulder, Colorado is a mecca for food, beer and wine as well! In Boulder if you want killer food you go to Frasca, if you want the best beer you go to Boulder Brewery, and if you want to purchase high quality fine wines from a master sommelier you go to the Boulder Wine Merchant! With more than 30 years of business under its belt and its 2010 acquisition by a young up-and-coming master sommelier, the Boulder Wine Merchant offers wine lovers of all kinds with valuable resources, and of course, amazing vintages and varietals. Regardless of your wine

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When I think of the ideal place to buy a home outside of Boulder, Colorado my mind automatically goes to the city of Erie. Erie, Colorado is a fairly new community located along the Front Range that is attracting people looking for quiet family oriented neighborhoods that offer a large variety of newly constructed homes. In fact, residents of Erie report having some of the highest ratings in the Front Range as far as quality of life and community growth are concerned. Located in between three of the state’s top producing local economies, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, Erie is the perfect place to buy real estate no matter where you work. Also boasting an above average median household income, affordable housing options, and gorgeous surroundings, it is

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If you frequent Boulder's awesome hiking trails as much as we do, you will be thrilled (just like our dog Jasper) to learn that the City of Boulder has re-opened several popular trails, including Chautauqua and Mt. Sanitas (pictured here), which were closed on September 12, 2013 due to the flooding. 

From the City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks web page:

"The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP) has re-opened a limited number of trails. Trails will be open from dawn to dusk, and anyone traveling on them must remain on-trail. Trails will be closed at night because of hazards not visible in the dark. All other OSMP trails remain closed under an emergency order."

"The following OSMP trails are now open for the

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Longmont is one of the Front Range's most popular places to call home for people looking to move into the Boulder County area.  Located northeast of the City of Boulder and directly in the center of Downtown Denver and Fort Collins (45 minutes either way), Longmont offers a wide range of lifestyle choices, fantastic schools, affordable living options, and a prime location for ample employment opportunities.  Over the last 25 years or so, the City of Longmont has seen a lot of change, especially when it comes to the construction of subdivisions.  Being a progressive kind of community, the City of Longmont along with Boulder County offer tremendous resources likes parks, walking trails, recreation centers, pools, senior centers, and of course, tons of fun

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Broomfield is one of the Front Range's most popular communities for young families and active adults. Offering a way of life that is unique to Colorado, Broomfield is an amazing place to live, and I can sincerely say that because it happens to be the place that I call home! But don’t just take it from me, this community has been recognized many times by national publications for its overall family friendly environment, outdoor recreation, ample employment opportunities and amazing neighborhoods. One of my favorite parts about the community is that we sit right in between Denver, Boulder and Longmont, making it about a 20 minute drive to just about any place I need to go! What also attracted me to Broomfield was its peaceful well-kept surroundings and

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The 100 year flood could not stop this couple! 

Katie Brooks, one of our BoulderHomeSource team members, and Justin Leonard were to be married on September 15, 2013 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Estes Park is a beautiful mountain resort town just 35 minutes from Boulder, and is considered the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, heavy rains, eventually turning to devastating floods, made the roads in the towns of Lyons and Estes Park inaccessible cutting off all access to the YMCA. The bride and groom had to think fast if they still wanted to get married on September 15, with family and friends gathering from outside of Boulder for the wedding.

Presented with the huge challenge of finding a new

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All across the world people are hearing about the natural disaster that has literally ripped through parts of state in the 2013 Colorado Flood. Although these times are tragic for the community as a whole and certainly more tragic for some individuals than others, the flood has also brought out the best in the communities we are proud to call home. 

The Republic of Boulder is not only a cool hippie college town, but it is a mecca for strong minded and strong willed positive thinkers.  As we get more and more reports of human compassion, camaraderie, and selflessness, on a whole other level than what we are used to experiencing, the true overall spirit of the community of Boulder, Colorado can be felt.  It has been tremendous to watch Boulderites and

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