Nestled against the iconic Flatirons of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boulder is home to the main campus of University of Colorado and has long been regarded as a bastion for forward thinking activists, world-class athletes, and entrepreneurs. Despite enormous growth, Boulder's commitment to open space provides residents who value an active, outdoor lifedata-style a world-class outdoor playground.
Home to several national science institutes, tech companies, and a wide variety of start-ups, most Boulderites subscribe to the "work hard, play hard" attitude. Ecologically conscious, Boulder is the 17th U.S. city making the pledge to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Boulder is home to one of the largest telecommuting work forces in the United States, with about 12 percent of the population occupying a work from home career. It is also interesting to note that the largest segment of Boulder's population is made up of the 18 to 24-year-old demographic.
Boasting a booming economy, the median household income for the Boulder metro area was $72,009 in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Boulder stands as one of the most educated cities in Colorado due to 72 percent of its residents having a college level or higher education. This growing city is certainly a one-of-a-kind college town, yet offers much more.