Hillcrest Neighborhood Boulder Colorado


The Hillcrest is in central Boulder, just north of the Whittier neighborhood, and just south of Old North Boulder neighborhood.

Folsom St. is the eastern border, Bluff St. to the south, 19th St. on the West and its northern boundary runs down the hill to the edge of the back yards of the homes which line Edgewood Drive.

My Take On This Neighborhood:

There still aren’t any new hills popping up in the middle of town, and the views in various parts of Hillcrest of the city, the foothills, and the Flatirons give you an opportunity unmatched around town depending on the lot and location. If you can find one for sale (there are two as of this publishing, and both are early 1950’s era homes, one remodeled,

one that looks pretty UN-remodeled. $789k and $675k respectively) … well you know what they say about real estate, it’s the three “L’s”. (yes, location, location, location)


Homes in this neighborhood were originally built in the early 1950’s as Boulder began to expand. This was essentially a lot and block subdivision at a time when the town

was moving northward. Fortunately the lot sizes are reasonably good sized, and can accommodate the larger homes coming into this neighborhood.

What’s New Today: 

One word: teardowns. Tear-downs and major remodels have been pretty commonplace around Boulder for years and Hillcrest is no exception. A “teardown” property at 2010 Alpine (see the second photo from the top) sold in July 2012 for just over $1.2 million. It’s all about the location, and in Boulder a big part of that is VIEWS.

Local Highlights: 

It feels like you’re away from it all, perched up on the hill, but really it’s a short walk or bike ride to Pearl Street, Whittier, Mapleton, and the Community Plaza / Ideal Marketplace shopping and restaurants.

Schools Serving Hillcrest Neighborhood: 

• Columbine Elementary • Casey Middle • Boulder High

Please refer to the school section for more information on Boulder Valley Public Schools.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.