Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

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The Best Christmas Events in Boulder, CODuring the month of December, the city is decked out in festive holiday lights and it seems that everyone is bustling about to prepare for Christmas celebrations. Luckily, for those who live in Boulder and for those who are vacationing in the city, there's a plethora of unique Christmas events to enjoy. These events often lead to the kind of lifelong memories that people cherish for years to come.

Here's a list of some of the top Christmas events in Boulder, CO:

St. Nick on the Bricks

Every Saturday leading up to Christmas, the children of Boulder can head to the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. These visits are free, and parents are welcome to bring their cameras to snap those priceless shots

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Work in Ft. Collins but have a meeting in Colorado Springs? Want to hit the slopes from your Boulder home in Dakota Ridge and make it to Vail within minutes? The dreams of Front Range commuters may be realized in the near future. 

Congratulations, Rocky Mountain Team!

The Rocky Mountain Team from the Colorado Department of Transportation and supporting partners (including engineering firm AECOM) have recently become one of ten finalists in the HyperLoop One competition. The hope is to reduce road congestion by adding a new mode of transportation called the Hyperloop. . 

CDOT Executive Director Drives in Colorado Traffic Too

The need for multiple modes of transportation is recognized by Shailen Bhatt, the executive director of CDOT. As the

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CU Boulder Conference World Affairs

What is the Conference on World Affairs?

The Conference on World Affairs, or CWA for short, is a weeklong event featuring 200 panels, and over 100 speakers and performers touching on a wide range of topics from international affairs to pop culture. A typical panel discussion consists of 3-6 panelist, half experts, half non-experts, who are given a broad topic and are free to take their own direction, offering unique perspectives.

How can you attend the Conference on World Affairs?

All events at the CWA are free and students, faculty, staff, locals, and individuals from all around the world are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The 2017 CWA will be held on April 10-14, with most events being held on CU Boulder’s campus.

How did the

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Adopting the Habit

Passed in 2012 by Colorado voters, Amendment 64 allowed Colorado’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries to open in January 2014. In April 2016, 62 of Colorado’s 271 cities and towns and 22 of the state’s 64 counties have adopted some form of recreational marijuana regulation.  

Money Does Grow On Trees

Experts predicted millions in tax revenue, but when that number nearly hit one billion dollars for 2015 the whole country took notice. 24 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana and four states have legalized recreational use.

Not in My Backyard

The groundbreaking measure specifically left it up to individual towns and cities to decide whether marijuana businesses would be allowed. Towns like

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It's October and that means... it's Octoberfest. Denver celebrated last weekend, but if you missed it more celebrations are this Saturday. Scroll down for dates and locations.

Berthoud, CO - October 4, 2014 -11am-6pm at Fickel Park - Details

Castle Rock, CO - October 4, 2014 - 11am-7pm Downtown Castle Rock - Details

Niwot - October 4, 2014 - 11am -9pm Cotton Square - Details

Enjoy these photos from Denver's Octoberfest. Good beer, good times!

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What are you doing on Sunday, April 27th? Well, we can tell you what you could be doing. Head to Pearl Street in Boulder for the annual Tulip, Fairy and Elf Festival. The event takes place on the Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 15th Streets. A performance stage will be set up on the 1300 block of Pearl where entertainment will be scheduled throughout the day. The festival runs from 1pm-5pm. Remember, you can park in downtown Boulder’s parking garages free of charge every Saturday and Sunday!

Pearl Street Mall has been an important piece of Boulder’s history for decades. Luckily, we’ve come a long way from the rickety, wooden sidewalks put up by the original Pearl Street merchants. Today’s pedestrian mall is easy to navigate. Boulder historian Silvia

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NYE 2014
Image via: www.millenniumhotels.com

What will you be doing this NYE 2014 in Boulder, Colorado? If you still don't know, check out these great events!

New Year's Eve James Bond Ball at the Hotel Boulderado
Absinthe House New Year's 2014
Millennium Harvest House Hotel New Year's Party
Out With the Old, In With the New at Twisted Pine Brewing Company
SALT New Year's Celebrations & Libations
New Year's Eve Dance Party at the Avalon Ballroom
New Year's Eve at Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
New Year's Eve Dinner Chautauqua Dining Hall
New Year's Eve featuring One On One at Nissi's
WOW!'s New Year's Eve Party World of Wonder Children's Museum

BoulderHomeSource... It's A Lifestyle

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Whenever you move into a new city, it's important to choose an area with the right schools for your children. Boulder, Colorado and its surrounding cities provide great schools for all age groups and even adults. This is not only a college town, but also a vibrant community with plenty of excellent schools.

For more information and ratings go to: greatschools.org

Boulder Valley School District

This district includes preschools, elementary, middle and high schools serving the area. Top rated schools in this district include:

  • Bear Creek Elementary School 10/10
  • Douglass Elementary School 10/10
  • Flatirons Elementary School 9/10
  • Mesa Elementary School 10/10
  • Superior Elementary School 10/10
  • High Peaks Elementary School 10/10
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It is our pleasure to support local artisans and craft folk. Here a few recommended and fun holiday Arts & Craft Fairs coming up in and around Boulder.

Image via: facebook.com/FireflyHandmade

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market - Friday through Sunday, December 6-8, 2013. Featuring 80+ Colorado artisans. 1600 Pearl Street, downtown Boulder. fireflyhandmade.com

ARTastic Market - Friday, Dec 6, 2013, 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m. One-stop, shop your heART out holiday gift market. Horizons K-8 School, 4545 Sioux Dr., Boulder

Winter Farmer's Market and Holiday Gift Show - Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 , 2013. Colorado handcrafted gifts, goodies and local food, brought to you by the producers of the Boulder and Longmont Farmer's Market. Boulder County

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Logo Courtesy of the School of Natural CookeryBoulder, Colorado is known for many things like green living, educational opportunities, hippies, outdoor adventure, fitness and of course, a thriving local economy.  In addition, Boulder is also known for its unique culinary scene, which has fully embraced the gluten free, vegan, raw, vegetarian, and all natural cooking trends that so many people all over the world are finding to be beneficial.  In perfect harmony with these lifestyle choices, Boulder is also the home of a professionally accredited vocational culinary school called the School of Natural Cookery.

Picture Courtesy of the School of Natural CookeryThe School of Natural Cookery's mission is to provide a training environment that shows home cooks, as well as professional chefs, how to “make healing whole foods [taste] absolutely delicious

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