Boulder, is a city at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is a college town with a reputation for progressive values, enjoying the great outdoors and thus a very pleasant place to live and visit.

Landmarks in the Area

Government building
The US National Center for Atmospheric Research is a US federally funded research and development center managed by the nonprofit University Corporation for Atmospheric Research and funded by the National Science Foundation. is situated 2½ miles south of Boulder. Photo: Daderot, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Flatirons are rock formations in the western , near Boulder, Colorado, consisting of flatirons. is situated 2½ miles southwest of Boulder. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

JILA, formerly known as the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, is a physical science research institute in the United States. Photo: DanHickstein, CC BY 3.0.

Localities in the Area

The Hill, a neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado, lies directly west of the University of Colorado campus.


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