Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boulder, CO


Where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains.

Boulder is one of the liveliest college towns in the country, filled with a young population that seems to divide its time between phenomenally healthy daytime pursuits and almost equally unhealthy night-time activities.
With an easygoing, forward-looking atmosphere and plenty of great places to eat and drink, Boulder makes an excellent place to return to each night after a day in the mountains. Downtown centers on the leafy pedestrian mall of Pearl Street, lined with all sorts of lively cafés, galleries, and stores – including several places where you can rent mountain bikes. The most obvious short excursion is to drive or hike up nearby Flagstaff Mountain for views over town and further into the Rockies. (Yahoo, Travel Guide)

Facts: At least 300 days of sunshine!
           #1 Happiest city
           #1in the top 25 towns to live well
           #1 Brainiest city
           #1 Sports town in America
           #1 Best city to raise an outdoor child
           #2 Most secure places to live 2011 (mid-size city)
           #2 Healthiest city
           #2 in the top 10 best midsize metropolitan areas
           #4 Most bike friendly city
           #5 Most green city to live in the US
           #8 in the top 10 cities for artists to live
           #8 in the top 25 arts destinations for a small city

Population: Younger population. Average age of persons living in Boulder is 29
Climate: Dry climate. 
               Winter - highs mid 40's & lows 20's
               Spring- highs 70's & lows 30's
               Summer- highs upper 80's & lows mid 50's
               Fall- highs upper 50's & lows mid 30's
Events: Bolder Boulder - 10km run
             Boulder Creek Festival- 3 day live music and food fest.
             Polar Bear Plunge- New Years Day
             Naked Pumpkin Run-  Halloween Run!
                 April 20th- You can guess
                 Boulder International Film Festival

Just a quick little list of things that make Boulder Great.