Boulder, Colorado

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"Boulder is the most populous city, and county seat, of Boulder County, in the US state of Colorado. Is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 m) above sea level. The city is 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Colorado's largest city, Denver, and has a population of 97,385 (in 2010); the population of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area was 294,567.

Boulder is famous for its colorful Western history, being a choice destination for hippies in the late 1960s, and as home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state's largest university. The city of Boulder frequently receives high rankings in art, health, well-being, quality of life, and education. It is well-known for being among the earliest US cities to implement comprehensive "growth-management" strategies, including an urban growth boundary. It is a home rule municipality under Colorado law.

-adapted from "Wikipedia: Boulder, Colorado.


Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan ( BVCP) 

Organizations in housing / land-use


  • Better Boulder - YIMBY-affiliated group.  
  • Livable Boulder - key proponents of 2015 growth-control / neighborhood control initiative.  
  • Plan Boulder.