1. Superior

Superior has everything you need, whether it be the grocery store, Starbucks, high quality restaurants, movie theaters, malls– all within walking distance. Mountain biking trails are abundant with the closest one being 10 minutes away. The community is family-friendly and extremely welcoming, plus the commute into Denver and Boulder is a breeze.

2. Louisville

Louisville is a wonderful community, and there are many events in the town that are open to everyone. Louisville has expanded drastically over the years into a great community, and if you are looking for a town with a lot of personality and charm that is still close to the mountains and the city, Louisville is the perfect place.

3. Gunbarrel

Lots of restaurants, minimal traffic, and lots of open space set Gunbarrel apart from some other cities in Boulder. The area is pet friendly, and there are lots trails close to Boulder Reservoir.

4. Lafayette

Main street is the bustling center of town, and since the creation of Eats and Sweets and Festival Plaza, extremely family friendly. There are places for children, teens, and adults alike including parks, recreational facilities, and specialty coffee houses, and many new and local beer breweries, including The Post and Front Range Brewing Co.

5. Niwot

Niwot has a small town feel that is more secluded than some other town in Boulder County, making it a quiet sanctuary where you can rejuvenate and relax just minutes away from the gorgeous flatirons. Niwot was also named one of the best neighborhoods to raise a family in!

6. Longmont

Longmont is smack in the middle of Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, making it an excellent choice for college students at any of the three major universities in Colorado. Longmont is also a good place for anyone looking for good beer, with two national-level beer producers in Left Hand and Oskar Blues, as well as numerous smaller breweries.

7. Nederland

Nederland, with its odd tradition of Frozen Dead Guy Days, is where the true hippies of Boulder have called their home for years. Although a bit of an oddball town, Nederland is right outside of Eldora Mountain Resort which makes skiing a very convenient winter activity.

 

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.