Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Having a little trouble getting motivated to get fit these days? Maybe a new wardrobe is in order. Nothing like a slimming new pair of yoga pants to help you book it to that five o’clock yoga class. We have found the best places to get your workout in motion right here on Pearl Street in Boulder. Check out our picks and get closer to that new you.

 

Our first stop is Umba at 2043 Broadway. This cute boutique not only smells amazing, but is truly abiding by the green lifestyle that Boulder encourages. Not only do they buy from local suppliers for their comfy workout options, but they stick to those that use all natural material and dyes. This small shop carries products from over 75 local artists at any given time. So why not grab a lavender eye

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World-renowned architect, author, and keynote speaker Sarah Susanka is known for her unique architectural designs and her vision for living life in the present. As she worked closely with many clients, listening to what they were looking for and noticing what they found truly appealing in a home, she developed an idea for an architectural design concept, which she has dubbed the “Not So Big” home theory. 

The idea behind this concept focuses on making life simpler and more efficient for homeowners who see quality of life and craftsmanship as more significant standards than square footage. Not at all the same thing as the “tiny house” or “pixy home” movement that some people find appealing, the Not So Big home theory simply does away with

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The County of Boulder offers its residents tons of opportunities to be environmentally responsible, which is a very important to most.  With regular curbside pickups, recycling and compost receptacles all over the city, the Boulder recycling industry is not only efficient, but booming.  For residents who do not wish to pay for the curbside recycling or have additional items, including hazardous home waste, the Boulder County Recycling Center and Hazardous Material Management Facility will take pretty much everything you have, except electronics and furniture, for free!

Located off Arapahoe Avenue on 63rd Street, this facility prepares over 45,000 tons a year of recyclable materials for shipment to recycling mills all over the nation. If you are

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Although St. Patrick's Day isn't an official holiday we enjoy celebrating it because it gives us an opportunity to play and be a 'bit of the Irish!   Every year the Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder hosts one of our favorite events, the "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" sponsored by Connor O'Neill's.  Here are a few of our favorite photos (from years' past).

We would also like to share one of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day prayers:

Take time to Work, It is the price of success.  Take time to Think, It is the source of power. Take time to Play, It is the secret of perpetual youth. Take time to Read, It is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to be Friendly,  It is the road to happiness. Take time…
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Construction barrels full steam ahead on the new Boulder Junction/Transit Station Village that is being developed at 30th Street and Pearl Street/Parkway. Offering mixed use accommodations, this area will feature condos, a hotel, retail shops, commercial real estate and more when completed! Innovations surrounding this “multimodal, transit-focused residential and commercial hub” (Daily Camera 4/8/2012) are expected to help further transform the City of Boulder’s growing real estate and transit industries.

Here are some progress pictures of the various new construction projects going on:

Depot Square at Boulder Junction will cover 3.28-acres and consist of a 60,000 sq. ft. underground Regional Transportation District Park-n-Ride bus station.

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While exploring all that Boulder has to offer, you are bound to get hungry. I don’t know about you, but if I’m hungry a bakery sign will always lure me in. Not sure where to go? I have done the dirty work for you, and I have narrowed it down to five must-see bakeries that are baking up unbeatable treats.

A cold morning may send you running into Breadworks, located at 2644 Broadway. With the brick oven sending warmth throughout this large bakery you won’t have the chills for long. The only problem you’ll have here is deciding what to order. Will it be a pear tart, a chocolate croissant, a carrot cake bar, or maybe a bread pudding muffin? (Better hurry, these sell out fast!)  Are you a bargain hunter? Be sure to pick up a bag of yesterday’s bread for a

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Living in Colorado one of the most recognizable names in recycling, by far, is Eco-Cycle. From their big recycling trucks that the kids love so much, to their name proudly displayed on every trash and recycling bin around downtown, Eco-Cycle has helped elevate Boulder County and the rest of the Front Range to its current status as the eco-friendly capital of the U.S.  Further solidifying their reputation as the leader in the industry, Eco-Cycle has developed their Green Star School Program, which helps to facilitate responsible eco-friendly practices that significantly reduce local school’s carbon footprints.
 
Partnered with schools throughout Boulder County, Eco-Cycle has enabled 35 schools to move toward a Zero Waste philosophy when it comes to cafeteria

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