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10 Things You Could Do if you Lived in a Downtown Boulder Condo

published on 2014-06-19

It seems like every time you turn around there’s another new loft or condo development in downtown Boulder. People used to flock to the suburbs to put down roots but these days there’s a mass migration to town. Ever wonder why?

It’s not just about convenience. It’s stimulating and there’s a ton of stuff to do. And though you can just visit downtown Boulder for a day or for vacation, you can't beat living here for full access to the action and no worries about parking or driving home after a drink. Here are a handful of fun things you could do if you lived in a downtown boulder condo.

Visit the Farmer’s Market. This is absolutely one of the best ways to spend a spring or summer day in Boulder. If you’re a locavore, the Boulder Farmer’s Marker is pure heaven. Ask the farmers what’s best this week.

Fill your basket with crisp greens, cheeses and fresh cut flowers. Some days there’s an arts festival at the Farmer’s Market too so you can double your pleasure and take home an original by a local artist.

Sit on the rooftop sun deck at Absinthe on Walnut with an appetizer and a shot of Jade 1901. Stick around for a casual dinner with friends and dance to some of Boulder’s best music.

Dine at the Black Cat on 13th Street – This is  Boulder’s best farm-to-table organic eatery. Chef Skokan and his wife Jill grow most of the food (including the animals) themselves.

Sip a steaming cup of joe at the Laughing Goat Coffee Shop. It’s easy to get into casual conversations here. Who knows? You might even make a few new friends.

Walk, jog or bike on the Boulder Bike Path. This is a fantastic trail-most-travelled-by in the green belt that runs alongside Boulder Creek. There are tons of bike trails in Boulder but this is a local favorite.

Hike the Royal Arch and reap the reward with the panoramic views of Boulder. This is a moderate to strenuous trail, a little over 3 miles, high in the Flatirons. Bring plenty of water then hot foot it back to town for a handcrafted sandwich or salad at Snarf’s.

Head down to the Pearl Street Pub for a game of darts. The pool tables are free before 7 pm. Or grab a pint of White Rascal at the Avery Brewery. It might just be the best brew you’ve ever tasted.

Treat your ears to the Colorado Music Festival at the Chautauqua Theatre. You can still see daylight through some of the old wooden walls – but the acoustics are amazing. Check out the Music Discovery Garden in the park and chime in on one of the massive outdoor percussion instruments.

Shop the Pearl Street Mall. This is a must-do in Boulder for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the street musicians and world-class people watching as you stroll the historic sidewalks. The Pearl Street Mall, once a dirt thoroughfare for traders during the gold rush, was literally transformed by an act of City Hall to cater to pedestrian traffic.

Pearl St. is lined with colorful boutiques, restaurants, bookshops and bars. Grab a yummy burger or tasty entre at Riff’s in the west end. It’s some of the highest rated places for American cuisine in Boulder with a comfortable casual atmosphere and moderate prices.

The Annual Open Arts Fest is held on Pearl St. every July. Over a hundred different artists from Colorado and across the country display their works in outdoor tents. Each artist is chosen by a panel of judges so the level of artistic skill is truly top notch.

If you had a downtown Boulder condo at  Arete you could walk to the shops on Pearl St. Wednesday nights in the summer- the Pearl St. Mall hosts free concerts at Bands on Bricks. Kick up your heels and dance under the stars.

Wax philosophical at a poetry reading at Monday’s open mic night at Red Letter Second Hand books. This beloved bookstore is also on Pearl St. and stacked to the ceiling with used books and people who love to read them.

Trip on down to the far, east end of Pearl St. to Fresh Baked – a gourmet medicinal and recreational marijuana dispensary – where you can choose from an extensive menu of award winning, hydroponically grown pot. They also sell cookies and other goodies laced with bud.  Since this is legal now in Colorado, we feel ok about mentioning it.

If you don't mind a longer walk and want to spend a little less on your home, Central Boulder has some older condos that’ll keep you in the middle of the action too.

 

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