Boulder County, CO Homes for Sale
Boulder County, CO Real Estate
Boulder County is the sixth most populous of the 64 Counties in Colorado. The city of Boulder is the County seat. Situated in the north-central part of Colorado, Northwest of Denver,at an elevation is 5,430 feet, the western border of the County is the Continental Divide. The eastern half presents as rolling plains and foothills.
The territory within Boulder County first became part of the United States in 1803, as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The first record of modern settlement in Boulder County dates from a March 1859 letter which makes reference to the layout out of a city to be called Boulder, in recognition of the terrain. Boulder County retains essentially the same borders it began with, in 1861, discounting the fact that a small portion of its southeastern corner became part of the City and County of Broomfield, in 2001.
Today Boulder County remains diversified, with both rural and urban settings. The University of Colorado at Boulder, two school districts and numerous scientific, research and recreational facilities are counted high among the County's many attributes. The Denver Regional Council of Governments estimates Boulder County’s population at approximately 294,000, with about 101,000 in the City of Boulder itself, another 80,000 in the City of Longmont, 24,000 in Lafayette, 19,000 in Louisville and the remainder dispersed throughout the smaller towns of Lyons, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown. Superior and Erie and unincorporated areas, including the communities of Niwot, Gunbarrel and Allenspark.
Situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains,the County is set inside 751 square miles with sweeping elevations that vary from the 5,000-foot level of the plains, to the 14,000-foot peaks of the Continental Divide.
Boulder County is home to the University of Colorado at Boulder, the state's largest university.