Home to the University of Colorado and its sprawling, striking campus, Boulder is part college town, part thriving artistic and active family community. Its residents are consistently listed among the fittest in the nation, and with Boulder's astounding number of parks, bike trails and hiking areas, it's not too hard to see why. It's a city that values its recreational opportunities, and it welcomes many an active visitor coming to train in the high-altitude environment, climb the numerous peaks in the Flatirons or take part in the Bolder Boulder, one of the nation's most popular and well-attended annual 10K races. Boulder residents are also an increasingly health-conscious bunch, and this sentiment is reflected in the many vegetarian, vegan and specialty restaurants that dot the streets of the city's downtown area.

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Boulder, Colorado, is among the most desirable residential destinations in the entire nation, and anyone who spends even just a few days there will easily understand why. With endless recreational opportunities, stunning views of the surrounding landscape and top-notch shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, the city of Boulder offers it all, and has a hot housing market with an array of high-end options to match. From downtown residences to those that are found more "off the beaten path," there's quite a bit to behold in the city of Boulder.

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