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Retire To Boulder, CO
City Report

Boulder, Colorado is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.


The interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city. See how home prices are trending over the past few years. Read a city profile and search homes for sale.

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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado


Boulder Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2016 (est.)
Boulder County blank blank blank 322,226
Boulder 83,312 94,673 97,385 108,090



Boulder
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2017 .$760,4272.9%
Dec $723,614 . .
Nov $800,425 . .
Oct $752,770 . .
Sep $772,882 . .
Aug $720,135 . .
Jul $773,873 . .
Jun $742,616 . .
May $897,430 . .
Apr $770,975 . .
Mar $707,140 . .
Feb $690,085 . .
Jan $762,604 . .
2016 .$739,06718.8%
2015 .$622,07012.0%
2014 .$555,3192.3%
2013 . $543,020 9.2%
2012 . $497,076 -1.6%
2011 . $504,956 4.5%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2017)
. Boulder GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $760,427 $398,000
Nearest Big City Denver na
Home Sales Price in Denver $463,000 $343,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 133% of Denver home prices 94%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2017)
. Boulder GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $760,427 $398,000
Monthly Rent $2,056 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 24.8 times the annual rent 17.9



Boulder
Cost of Living (2018)
155% GPTR 99 City Average
107%



Boulder Taxes
(2018)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 7.5% -- 35* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 106 days 27* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the lowest taxes



Boulder Building Permits
(single family homes)
2016 85
2015 127
2014 104
2013 89
2012 68
2011 59
2010 115



Boulder Interactive Maps


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