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138 apartments for rent in Boulder, CO

Wonderland Creek Townhomes
3701 Paseo del Prado St
2 Bed
3 Bed
Verdant Apartment Homes
4970 Meredith Way
1 Bed
2 Bed
Meadow Creek Apartments
5131 Williams Fork Trl
1 Bed
2 Bed
The Boulders
2850 Kalmia Ave
1 Bed
2 Bed
Gunbarrel Apartments
5340 Gunbarrel Center Court
1 Bed
2 Bed
The Lofts at Peloton
3601 Arapahoe Ave
1 Bed
2 Bed
Two Nine North
1955 30th St
1 Bed
2 Bed
Boulder Creek Apartments
3455 Table Mesa Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
Uptown Broadway
4560 13th Street
1 Bed
2 Bed
2726 Moorhead Ave
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
Glenlake Apartments
2995 Glenwood Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
Boulder View
6655 Lookout Rd
1 Bed
2 Bed
Violet on Broadway Apartment Homes
4456 Broadway
1 Bed
2 Bed
Eastpointe Apartment Homes
1550 Eisenhower Dr
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
2616 Juniper Ave Apt 3
2 Bed
3250 O'Neal Circle D11
Glenwood Grove - North Iris
1 Bed
7382 Buckingham Ct
3 Bed
2735 Darley Ave
Table Mesa
3 Bed
695 Manhattan Drive #112
2 Bed
5708 Table Top Court
3 Bed
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City Guide
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.


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.


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
January 2017 Boulder Rent Report

Boulder rents increased this past month

Boulder rent prices grew by 0.3% over the past month, and prices are now 2.1% higher than last year. 1-bedrooms in Boulder have a median rent of $1,550, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,800.

Boulder has the highest rents in Colorado

  • Denver: Denver is the 2nd most expensive city for renters in Colorado. 2-bedrooms in Denver rent for $1,760, and 1-beds cost $1,350. Denver rents decreased by 0.4% over the past month.
  • Lakewood: Lakewood has the 4th highest rent prices in the state. Median rents are at $1,450 for 2-bedrooms and $1,210 for 1-bedrooms. Lakewood rents are 0.5% lower than last month.
  • Westminster: In Westminster, a 2-bedroom rents for $1,420, while 1-bedrooms run $1,220. Rents decreased by 1.4% over the past month in Westminster, and prices are down 0.1% over last year.

Centennial shows the fastest-growing rents

  • Centennial: With rents 6.2% higher than last year, Centennial shows the most rent growth in Colorado. 2-bedrooms in Centennial cost $1,710, while 1-bedrooms rent for $1,430.
  • Colorado Springs: Rent prices in Colorado Springs grew by 5.8% over the past year. Median rents in Colorado Springs are at $1,000 for 2-bedrooms and $820 for 1-beds.
  • Thornton: Thornton shows the 3rd fastest-growing rents in the state, with prices up 3.6% over the past year. Rents increased by 0.7% this past month, and 2-bedrooms now have a median rent of $1,410.

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

City Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Boulder $1550 $1800 0.3% 2.1%
Denver $1350 $1760 -0.4% 0.8%
Centennial $1430 $1710 -0.8% 6.2%
Lakewood $1210 $1450 -0.5% 1.3%
Westminster $1220 $1420 -1.4% -0.1%
Thornton $1190 $1410 0.7% 3.6%
Aurora $1050 $1350 -0.3% 0.6%
Arvada $1100 $1290 -2.3% 1.0%
Fort Collins $900 $1250 -2.0% -2.3%
Colorado Springs $820 $1000 -0.9% 5.8%


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Boulder Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Boulder ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A+ Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
A+ Recreational activities
D Affordability
A Quality of schools
A- Weather
A+ Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
A+ Public transit
A+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Boulder’s results from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Boulder renters expressed great satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received stellar scores.”

Key findings in Boulder include the following:

  • Boulder renters gave their city an A overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Boulder were safety (A+), local jobs and career opportunities (A), and quality of local schools (A).
  • Renters here are relatively satisfied with their weather (A-) and state and local taxes (B+).
  • The greatest source of dissatisfaction for Boulder renters is affordability/cost of living (D).
  • Boulder ranks highly for renter satisfaction, along with other Colorado cities like Fort Collins (A+) and Denver (A-). Renters here are more satisfied than in other cities such as Colorado Springs,CO (B-) and Aurora, CO (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.