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Boulder Apartments
Last updated January 30 2023 at 12:21 AM

407 Apartments in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 105,673
Population Density: 4,019.1 people/sq mile
Median Age: 29
Percentage of Family Households: 44%
Median Annual Income: $84,167 / year
Median Rent: $1,892 / month

What locals are saying

Oh you poor thing! You're moving to Boulder, Colorado! I feel so bad for you! How are you ever going to survive in this beautiful, scenic city that has been consistently ranked by a variety of sources as one of the best places in the world to live ever? Dry your tears, and let's find you an apartment, you lucky jerk.

Boulder is located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a little over an hour drive to the entrance of the national park, and about 30 minutes northwest of Denver

Oh you poor thing! You're moving to Boulder, Colorado! I feel so bad for you! How are you ever going to survive in this beautiful, scenic city that has been consistently ranked by a variety of sources as one of the best places in the world to live ever? Dry your tears, and let's find you an apartment, you lucky jerk.

Boulder is located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, a little over an hour drive to the entrance of the national park, and about 30 minutes northwest of Denver. The hulking, snow-topped silhouettes of the Flatiron formations can be seen throughout town. The air is crisp and clean, and the art and music scene thriving.

So, what are you going to do in Boulder? Well, if you're an outdoorsy type, you'll have plenty of year-round activities available to you. Boulder's dry climate means the sun is out pretty much all the time. Snowfall and cold temperatures during the winter make Boulder a winter sports paradise, and things really heat up during the summer months, making the city great for hiking, biking and swimming.

If you're more of an indoor type, don't worry! Foodies will love the city's beloved farmer's market in the downtown area, and the plethora of haute cuisine offered throughout town. Boulder also has a variety of cultural events and institutions, including several film festivals and music venues.

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About Your Apartment Hunt

Boulder's municipal government has systematically bought up land around the city to create a green belt. These open spaces protect the city from the miles of sprawl that can be found in Boulder's neighbor, Denver. Great, right? Well, yeah, in theory, but in practice, things are a bit trickier.

If possible, start your search at the beginning of the summer to beat the housing rush, and don't be shy about negotiating with landlords to get a lease on your terms.

Neighborhoods

Downtown Boulder is home to the Pearl Street Market, an open-air shopping center with four blocks of independently-owned boutiques, restaurants and bars. Apartments near Pearl Street Market are newly renovated or developed condos and complexes. Expect to pay between $1600-1800 for a two bedroom in this area. Newer, luxury developments can cost up to $2000 for a two bedroom.

The Hill, another hot spot, has rents for two bedrooms that generally run between $1300-1600.

The southern area of Boulder is more recently developed than the northern regions. This means lots of ranch-style homes and newer shopping centers. Finding rental homes in this area can be challenging. However, the far southern reaches of the Table Mesa area frequently have a number of affordable single-family rentals, generally ranging from $1200-1400 for a two bedroom. Table Mesa also has the added benefit of being the closest part of Boulder to Denver, making commuting in and out of the city slightly easier. North Boulder also has less suburban-feeling neighborhoods, including the Westminster section of town.

Commute

As many Boulder residents commute to work in nearby Denver, rush hour is a big event along the I-36 and I-25 corridor. But, Boulder hasn't gotten the reputation of being an incredibly livable city by resting on its proverbial laurels! Recent developments in HOV lanes have helped ease congestion considerably, cutting commuting time during rush hour to between 35-45 minutes.

Additionally, Boulder has a local community bus service that ferries passengers around town, and also connects with the RTD, which operates express buses into downtown Denver for both the daily commuter and the Boulder resident heading out for a night on the town.

But why bus or drive when Boulder is such a walkable and bike-friendly city! There are over 300 miles of bike paths, bike lanes and off-road routes that make commuting around the city by bike safe and easy.

Now that you know the ins-and-outs of beautiful Boulder, you're ready to find an apartment. Happy hunting!

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Boulder Demographics


How diverse is Boulder?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Boulder is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Boulder are White (77.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (11.8%), Asian (4.9%), Two Or More (4%), Black Or African American (1.3%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Boulder residents?

The median age in Boulder is 29 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Boulder?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Boulder is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Boulder are White (77.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (11.8%), Asian (4.9%), Two Or More (4%), Black Or African American (1.3%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.2%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Boulder residents?

The median age in Boulder is 29 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Boulder Crime


Overall Crime

Above Average
Overall crime in Boulder is above average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Boulder is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Boulder is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Boulder


Elementary Schools

10 /10
Boulder Community School/Integrated Studies
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
304 Students
3 Reviews
304
Students
3 Reviews
9 /10
Mesa Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
272 Students
21 Reviews
272
Students
21 Reviews
9 /10
Bear Creek Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
448 Students
9 Reviews
448
Students
9 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Horizons K-8 School
Charter
K-8
Charter
K-8
348 Students
20 Reviews
348
Students
20 Reviews
8 /10
Summit Middle Charter School
Charter
6-8
Charter
6-8
357 Students
19 Reviews
357
Students
19 Reviews
8 /10
Southern Hills Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
555 Students
12 Reviews
555
Students
12 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Fairview High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,226 Students
10 Reviews
2,226
Students
10 Reviews
8 /10
Boulder High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,064 Students
12 Reviews
2,064
Students
12 Reviews
7 /10
New Vista High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
304 Students
19 Reviews
304
Students
19 Reviews

What Renters Say about Boulder


Apartment List has released the results for Boulder from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Boulder renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."
94%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
84%
Safety and Crime Rate
84%
Pet Friendliness
80%
Weather
71%
Quality of Schools
69%
Commute Time
68%
Public Transit
62%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
60%
Social Life
42%
State and Local Taxes
42%
Dating
8%
Affordability
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Check out 407 verified apartments for rent in Boulder, CO with rents starting as low as $650. Some apartments for rent in Boulder might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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17 Walnut Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,500
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,250
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1336 sqft
The best of downtown loft living in gorgeous, entertainment-rich Boulder, CO. Units have fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Interiors are upgraded with modern kitchens and flooring.
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The View on 26th Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$2,150
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,095
947 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,486
1300 sqft
Units feature open concept living areas, complete stainless steel or black appliance packages, in-unit laundry and personal balconies or patios. Residents can enjoy scenic city and mountain views, community BBQ/grill and pool. Pet friendly.
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Glenlake Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
Verified
8 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,671
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
1000 sqft
A pet-free community with bike storage, on-site laundry and 24-hour maintenance service. Smoke-free units that have spacious closets, well-equipped kitchens and extra storage space. Pearl Street Mall is just 1 mile away.
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Violet on Broadway Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,895
614 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,325
887 sqft
Recently renovated apartments have in-unit laundry or washer/dryer hookups, as well as patios or balconies. Playground and pool available. Close to Violet Park and Foothills Community Park. Minutes from Shining Mountain Waldorf School.
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Average rent in Boulder, Colorado

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boulder is $2,113, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,623. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Kensington Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Studio
$1,750
520 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,980
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
925 sqft
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Boulder Commons Living Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Verified
9 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,785
1043 sqft
Welcome to Boulder Commons Living, an exclusive new luxury rental community located in the heart of the Boulder Junction neighborhood near 30th and Pearl in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. With easy access to the Goose Creek bike path and the Depot Square RTD station our community is close to all that Boulder, Colorado has to offer.Boulder Commons Living features one and two-bedroom luxury apartment homes. Focusing on energy-efficient, premium quality building design and construction, and onsite solar energy, we’re introducing a new way of living, where wellness and sustainability are key elements of daily life. Rental License - RHL-00996318.
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S'Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
22 Units Available
Studio
$1,890
454 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,918
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,546
765 sqft
S'Park Apartments is a unique community that’s designed to be experienced, not just “lived in.” Set in the new S’Park neighborhood in Sutherland Park, S'Park offers Boulder’s newest and highest-quality rental homes – all built within a setting that connects you to the incredible people and places that surround it. Like the people who call it home, S'Park Apartments has its own personality and style. That style carries through to the studios, 1- and 2-bedrooms, townhomes, and first-floor live/work units. This is a rare opportunity to live in a new development in central Boulder with unmatched amenities.
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Reve Boulder Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
39 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,344
548 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,658
1243 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,579
1590 sqft
REVE offers a total community with something for everyone, including micro, studio, apartment, townhome, and live/work residences. It is the perfect combination of natural surroundings and comfortable urban living.Luxuriously modern dwellings feature 9’ ceilings, balconies, full-sized kitchens, and thoughtful floorplans. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, pool deck, private gazebos, and wonderful spaces for pets.
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Mysa at The Crossing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 40
Studio
$2,172
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,083
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,081
1051 sqft
Introducing Mysa at The Crossing a brand new apartment and lifestyle community in North Boulder. Our residences are spacious, energy-efficient and tech-friendly. Modern finishes include 9 or higher ceilings, stainless steel-style appliances with front control ranges, contemporary cabinets and WiFi-enabled Nest E thermostats. Tour today and see the great outdoors, from your doorstep.
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Henley And Remy Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
$1,645
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,867
872 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1075 sqft
Charming apartments near the Foothills Parkway. Fireplace and hardwood flooring. Recently renovated with air conditioning and walk-in closets. Community has indoor pool, clubhouse and garage parking. Buildings have elevators.
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2121 Canyon Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,835
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
815 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,120
970 sqft
Completely renovated to fit your Boulder lifestyle, 2121 Canyon offers modern studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Central Boulder, with fresh new features indoors and out. Indoor community features include: Resident lounge, dog wash station, and the most stylish apartments in Downtown Boulder! Embrace the outdoor Boulder lifestyle - hang out by the pool, jump on the creek path, or head to Pearl Street. RHL2016-00447 Zoned for Max 4 Unrelated Occupants
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The Magwood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
Verified
14 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,376
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,232
970 sqft
Colorful apartments in North Boulder. Near Sale Lake. Hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Recently renovated with in-unit fireplaces. Tenants have access to private community yoga studio and dog park.
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Valencia Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
Verified
37 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,045
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,175
705 sqft
Who says grad students, young professionals and all residential renters alike can’t afford a Boulder apartment with new finishes, and still walk to your gym, your grocery store, out to dinner or a nearby park? The Valencia gives you the convenience of downtown life without sacrificing space, your wallet, or your privacy. This quiet North Boulder community has flexible pet policies, mountain views, and covered parking – which are a daily reminder of why you call this home, but hop on the bike path or zip down 28th street to remember why you love to get out! Call a Four Star leasing specialist to see the Valencia and find a little piece of Boulder to call your own.
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Goss22 Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
17 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,825
440 sqft
Welcome home to Goss22 Apartments! These one bedroom units offer modern kitchen and bathroom remodels, new hardwood flooring throughout and full appliance packages. Not to mention fresh paint colors in every room, stunning tile work, butcher block counter tops and ample off-street parking. The Goss Grove neighborhood is a vibrant residential area located in the heart of Boulder. It's only a stone's throw to both the University of Colorado and Naropa campuses. Pearl Street Mall is also right next door, offering a large variety of trendy restaurants, bars and shops. Rental License Number: RHL-0003053 All units zoned for: 2 unrelated occupants (Please note, photos may be of a similar unit in the complex.)
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1700 17th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
Verified
1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,290
780 sqft
Creek-front living just steps from downtown Boulder and Pearl Street! Located at Madeline Creek, these condos have everything you could need: a great location only 10 minutes away from the University of Colorado Boulder, 5 minutes from Naropa University, and downtown Boulder and Pearl Street. LARGE living rooms, creek-side outdoor patios, spacious bedrooms, pet-friendly, covered parking, newly added building-top deck lounge for enjoying the sun and mountain views, and so much more! You can walk or bike to work, class, the Transit Center, or Downtown bars and restaurants within minutes! By the Bed, as well as full unit, leasing available! Rental License: RHL2012-00639 // Zoned for: 4 unrelated occupants
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The Lodge Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
Verified
36 Units Available
Studio
$1,525
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,065
2 Bedrooms
$2,130
610 sqft
This pet friendly complex is ideally located just half a block from The University of Colorado, putting you right in the heart of Boulder. Our newly remodeled apartments for rent offer a washer and dryer in every unit, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, beautiful hardwood flooring, and are fully renovated. Mature landscaping and an outdoor swimming pool are just a few of the things you will love coming home to enjoy!
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Two Nine North Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
23 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,155
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,762
1217 sqft
A smoke-free community located minutes away from Twenty Ninth Street Mall. Homes have been recently upgraded with stainless steel appliances in kitchens and walk-in closets, among other amenities. Green community with 24-hour gym and courtyard.
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Gunbarrel Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
1 Bedroom
$1,870
628 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,287
1199 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,238
1375 sqft
Brand-new units with quartz counters, extra cabinet space, and walk-in closets. Pet-welcoming community contains a 24-hour gym and playground. Within walking distance of numerous shops and restaurants. Fifteen minutes to downtown Boulder.
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The Armory Boulder Photo Gallery 1
1 of 3
Verified
58 Units Available
Studio
$1,860
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,145
545 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
965 sqft
Welcome to The Armory, a brand new residential village in the heart of Boulder’s NoBo Art District. Featuring everything from studio apartments to six-bedroom townhomes, The Armory is for anyone and everyone seeking the ultimate North Boulder lifestyle. Our upscale apartment homes and townhomes have open concept floor plans complete with chef-inspired kitchens, stainless steel appliances, garden tubs, double vanities, spacious walk-in closets and more. Step outside your door and take a dip in our outdoor pool deck, walk your dog in one of our two pocket parks, go shopping in one of the many retail spots in our village, or grab a bite and a drink in one of our neighborhood breweries. Everything’s right here at The Armory.
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Uptown Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 48
Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,858
636 sqft
Numerous floor plans available in this modern apartment building. Community amenities include 24-hour gym, clubhouse, hot tub, parking and package-receiving service. Units feature hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, patio or balcony, and stainless steel appliances.
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Griffis 3100 Pearl Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
Verified
21 Units Available
Studio
$1,981
573 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,191
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,658
1072 sqft
Open floor plans with hardwood floors and modern design. Walk-in closets and private laundry. Air conditioning. Tenants have access to media room and on-site coffee bar. Community has its own yoga studio. Near SH-157.
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Boulder View Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
3 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,829
751 sqft
Close to Highway 119 and a short drive from Boulder Municipal Airport. Stylish community features a fire pit, a courtyard, a hot tub and a pool with terrace. Homes have designer kitchen appliances and closets.
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Meadow Creek Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Studio
$1,355
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,594
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,798
850 sqft
Deluxe apartments with fully equipped GE kitchens, spacious closets and patio or balcony. Enjoy community features such as 24-hour gym, on-site laundry, clubhouse and pool. Smoke-free community. Pet-friendly. Close to Highway 199 and dining venues.
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Parc Mosaic Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Studio
$2,176
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,153
679 sqft
One- and two-bedroom apartments near the Boulder Creek Path. Walk-in closets and private patio/balcony. Community has swimming pool and tennis court. Pet-friendly community with assigned parking spaces available.
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Searching for an apartment for rent in Boulder, CO? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 407 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Boulder. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Boulder is $1,879 for a studio, $2,113 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,623 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Boulder?

In Boulder, the average rent is $1,879 for a studio, $2,113 for a 1-bedroom, $2,623 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,978 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Boulder, check out our monthly Boulder Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Boulder?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Boulder by using the cheap apartments filter or you can search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Boulder?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Boulder apartments that allow pets.

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Boulder properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

How much should I pay for rent in Boulder?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Boulder.

How can I find off-campus housing in Boulder?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Boulder. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College, University of Denver, and Johnson & Wales University-Denver.

Average rent in Boulder, Colorado

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boulder is $2,113, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,623. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List