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24 Units Available
Apex 5510 Apartment Homes
5510 Spine Rd
Boulder, CO | Gunbarrel
Studio
$1,309
705 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,638
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,712
1097 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:36 AM
Premium location in North Boulder's Gunbarrel business district. Gourmet kitchens, 9-foot ceilings and luxurious bathtubs. Close to Boulder Reservoir and many of the city's big employers. On-site coffee shop and sparkling pool.
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3 Units Available
Violet on Broadway Apartment Homes
4456 Broadway
Boulder, CO | North Broadway - Holiday
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,955
798 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:36 AM
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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13 Units Available
Glenlake Apartments
2995 Glenwood Dr #202
Boulder, CO | Glenwood Grove - North Iris
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1 Bedroom
$1,430
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,301
1005 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 03:36 AM
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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9 Units Available
Uptown Broadway
4560 13th Street
Boulder, CO | North Broadway - Holiday
1 Bedroom
$1,599
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
1096 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:45 AM
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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52 Units Available
Griffis 3100 Pearl
3100 Pearl Parkway
Boulder, CO | Transit Village
Studio
$1,506
622 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,736
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
1080 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:02 AM
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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10 Units Available
Boulder View
6655 Lookout Rd
Boulder, CO | Gunbarrel
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,548
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1009 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:15 AM
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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13 Units Available
Henley And Remy
635 Mohawk Dr
Boulder, CO | Frasier Meadows
Studio
$1,631
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,775
921 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,080
1205 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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36 Units Available
Alexan Diagonal Crossing
3773 Canfield St
Boulder, CO
Studio
$1,604
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,634
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,194
1074 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
Introducing Alexan Diagonal Crossing — a newly designed living community in North Boulder. Spread out amongst 17 separate cozy buildings within an inclusive neighborhood, our residences are spacious, energy-efficient and tech-friendly.
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3 Units Available
2121 Canyon
2121 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO | Whittier
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1 Bedroom
$1,725
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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.
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2 Units Available
2000 Walnut
2000 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO | Whittier
Studio
$1,550
425 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
850 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
2000 Walnut is more than an apartment building – it's a community. We offer extensive outdoor living spaces to encourage socializing and resident interaction and high-quality finishes for a modern lifestyle.
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12 Units Available
The Boulders
2850 Kalmia Ave
Boulder, CO | Glenwood Grove - North Iris
1 Bedroom
$1,578
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,818
1005 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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20 Units Available
Verdant
4970 Meredith Way
Boulder, CO | East Foothills
1 Bedroom
$1,585
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,920
963 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
Sleek apartments just east of Foothills Parkway. Recently renovated with modern backsplash and granite counters. Hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Community has coffee bar, dog park and pool.
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3 Units Available
The View on 26th
1853 26th St
Boulder, CO | Whittier
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1012 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
1345 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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3 Units Available
Valencia Gardens
2734 Juniper Ave
Boulder, CO | Glenwood Grove - North Iris
1 Bedroom
$1,595
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
705 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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
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1 Unit Available
1707 Walnut Street
1707 Walnut St
Boulder, CO | Downtown Boulder
1 Bedroom
$1,750
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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16 Units Available
Two Nine North
1955 30th St
Boulder, CO | Transit Village
1 Bedroom
$1,830
914 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,120
1224 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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7 Units Available
Madeline Creek Apartments
1700 17th Street
Boulder, CO | Goss - Grove
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,130
780 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
Creek-front living! These units, located at Madeline Creek, have everything you could need: a great location, HUGE living space, creek-side outdoor patios, spacious bedrooms, pet-friendly and so much more! You can walk to class, the Transit Center,
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8 Units Available
The Lodge
2900 E Aurora Ave
Boulder, CO | Baseline Sub
Studio
$1,395
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,550
322 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
This pet friendly complex is ideally located just half a block from The University of Colorado, putting you right in the heart of Boulder.
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17 Units Available
Gunbarrel Center
5340 Gunbarrel Center Court
Boulder, CO | Gunbarrel
Studio
$1,395
547 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,559
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,778
1121 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
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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3 Units Available
Buffalo Canyon
730 29th Street
Boulder, CO | Baseline
1 Bedroom
$755
371 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 01:35 AM
Buffalo Canyon Apartments is just East of CU Boulder.
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22 Units Available
Meadow Creek Apartments
5131 Williams Fork Trl
Boulder, CO | Gunbarrel
Studio
$1,096
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,208
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,372
900 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:45 PM
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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8 Units Available
Boulder Creek Apartments
3455 Table Mesa Dr
Boulder, CO | Table Mesa North
Studio
$1,345
417 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,442
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,941
874 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:45 PM
Downtown Denver and Flatiron Crossing Mall are both easily accessible from this community. On-site amenities include garage parking, coffee bar, pool and 24-hour gym. Units include hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances.
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5 Units Available
Parc Mosaic Apartment Homes
1590 Eisenhower Drive
Boulder, CO | East Foothills
Studio
$1,594
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,042
679 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,789
1116 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 02:45 PM
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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1 Unit Available
Goss22
1707 22nd Street
Boulder, CO | Goss - Grove
1 Bedroom
$1,495
540 sqft
Last updated September 11 at 03:37 AM
Welcome home to Goss22 Apartments! These one bedroom units offer modern kitchen and bathroom remodels, new hardwood flooring throughout and full appliance packages.

Median Rent in Boulder

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boulder is $1,352, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,722.
Studio
$1,279
1 Bed
$1,352
2 Beds
$1,722
3+ Beds
$2,189
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Boulder?
In Boulder, the median rent is $1,279 for a studio, $1,352 for a 1-bedroom, $1,722 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,189 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Boulder, check out our monthly Boulder Rent Report.
How much is rent in Boulder?
In Boulder, the median rent is $1,279 for a studio, $1,352 for a 1-bedroom, $1,722 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,189 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 get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Boulder.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Boulder?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Boulder.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Boulder?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Boulder apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Boulder apartments that allow pets.
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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 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.
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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 University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College, Front Range Community College, and Community College of Aurora.
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 University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, Emily Griffith Technical College, Front Range Community College, and Community College of Aurora.

Median Rent in Boulder

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boulder is $1,352, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,722.
Studio
$1,279
1 Bed
$1,352
2 Beds
$1,722
3+ Beds
$2,189

City Guide

Boulder
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.
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.

Having trouble with Craigslist Boulder? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

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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.

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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.

Neighborhoods
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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!

Commute
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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
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.
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.

Having trouble with Craigslist Boulder? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

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.

About Your Apartment Hunt
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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.

Neighborhoods
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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!

Commute
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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!

Rent Report
Boulder

December 2020 Boulder Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Boulder Rent Report. Boulder rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boulder rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Boulder rents decline sharply over the past month

Boulder rents have declined 2.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 6.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boulder stand at $1,324 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,685 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Boulder's year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at -1.3%.

    Rents steady across cities in Colorado

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Boulder over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Colorado, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Broomfield is the most expensive of all Colorado's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,928; of the 10 largest Colorado cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Boulder experiencing the fastest decline (-6.6%).
    • Colorado Springs, Thornton, and Westminster have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.3%, 2.7%, and 1.2%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boulder

    As rents have fallen sharply in Boulder, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Boulder is less affordable for renters.

    • Boulder's median two-bedroom rent of $1,685 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.6% decline in Boulder.
    • While rents in Boulder fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boulder than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Boulder is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    December 2020 Boulder Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Boulder Rent Report. Boulder rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boulder rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Boulder Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Boulder Rent Report. Boulder rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boulder rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Boulder rents decline sharply over the past month

    Boulder rents have declined 2.4% over the past month, and are down sharply by 6.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boulder stand at $1,324 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,685 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Boulder's year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at -1.3%.

      Rents steady across cities in Colorado

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Boulder over the past year, trends across other cities in the state have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Colorado, half have seen prices drop while others are seeing them rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Broomfield is the most expensive of all Colorado's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,928; of the 10 largest Colorado cities that we have data for, 5 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Boulder experiencing the fastest decline (-6.6%).
      • Colorado Springs, Thornton, and Westminster have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.3%, 2.7%, and 1.2%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boulder

      As rents have fallen sharply in Boulder, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Boulder is less affordable for renters.

      • Boulder's median two-bedroom rent of $1,685 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.6% decline in Boulder.
      • While rents in Boulder fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boulder than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Boulder is nearly twice that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Boulder Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Boulder ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Boulder’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Boulder renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Boulder include the following:

      • Boulder renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Boulder were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, quality of local schools, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Boulder renters are affordability (F) and state and local taxes (B+).
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
      • Boulder did relatively well compared to other cities in Colorado, including Denver (B+), Colorado Springs (B+) and Aurora (C).
      • Boulder did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Seattle, WA (B+) and New York, NY (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Love the pet-friendliness and the fact that 80 percent of residents are transplants from other places. It makes it easy to meet like-minded people!"- Emily C.
      • "Cost of living is high in Boulder, but the access to nightlife, education, job opportunities, transportation and outdoor activities is unbeatable." – Anna C.
      • "I like that it’s safe, clean, and has a great atmosphere and a lot of healthy food. But it’s so expensive to live here and it’s more like a small town than a city. It also lacks diversity." – Reem
      • "Boulder is a beautiful city with plenty of nature nearby. The people are friendly and outgoing, and the crime rate is extremely low. Our biggest problem is bike theft." – Jasmyn M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Boulder’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Boulder renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Th...

      View full Boulder Renter Survey

      Here’s how Boulder ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      A+
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A+
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      B+
      State and local taxes
      A+
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Boulder’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Boulder renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Boulder include the following:

      • Boulder renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Boulder were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, quality of local schools, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Boulder renters are affordability (F) and state and local taxes (B+).
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
      • Boulder did relatively well compared to other cities in Colorado, including Denver (B+), Colorado Springs (B+) and Aurora (C).
      • Boulder did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Seattle, WA (B+) and New York, NY (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Love the pet-friendliness and the fact that 80 percent of residents are transplants from other places. It makes it easy to meet like-minded people!"- Emily C.
      • "Cost of living is high in Boulder, but the access to nightlife, education, job opportunities, transportation and outdoor activities is unbeatable." – Anna C.
      • "I like that it’s safe, clean, and has a great atmosphere and a lot of healthy food. But it’s so expensive to live here and it’s more like a small town than a city. It also lacks diversity." – Reem
      • "Boulder is a beautiful city with plenty of nature nearby. The people are friendly and outgoing, and the crime rate is extremely low. Our biggest problem is bike theft." – Jasmyn M.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.