Holiday Neighborhood Boulder, Colorado


The location might not be obvious until you approach from the south on

28th Street / Hwy 36, and see the Holiday Drive-In Marquee sign.

My Take On This Neighborhood:

If you’re into green built homes, opportunities to walk instead of drive, having a well thought out planned community with work/live arrangements, multi-use spaces, and want to get into an area that’s pretty hip, Holiday might be your speed. If you want a big chunk of land, and lots of mature trees/landscape, you may be barking up the wrong tree if you’re looking at Holiday.

It’s a great choice with easy access to some of the same amenities that you get living  in Dakota Ridge, (like proximity to Amante Coffee, Lee Hill Drive/Hwy 36 north  or biking enthusiasts) and the shops and restaurants of Uptown Broadway and  other north Broadway businesses.


You might think so, but I think you’ll like what you find if new urbanism is what you’re into.


As several developers worked towards plans to find good locations for new homes,

and Boulder continued to move northward, the Holiday location was perfect. The drive in opened in the late 1960’s. One of it’s first big draws was the movie Easy Rider, consequently there’s a street named after the famous movie which starred Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper! The drive-in closed in 1988, but the memories live on in the restored Marquee sign.

What’s New Today: 

Don’t expect too much new in the Holiday neighborhood. Although I’ve seen some changes in the commercial spaces as different businesses come and go, for the most part Holiday and the north Broadway area are complete. There are quite a few ‘mixed use’ buildings, so you’ll see everything from Architects, Yoga Studios, Coffee shops

and Massage Therapists. A friend used to have his offices for Extreme Ice Survey in a space along Yarmouth, but they’ve since moved as they needed more space. This is a thriving area that’s more or less self-contained if you want it to be.

Local Highlights:

At night, an especially nice feature is  that you can see the stars!

Thanks to outdoor lighting designed to maximize energy efficiency, reduce light pollution, and promote safety.

Artist’s lofts, pedestrian walkways, a two-acre city park, community garden, and pocket parks. Some homes have great views  of Dakota Ridge and The Flatirons.


Schools Serving  Holiday  Neighborhood: 

• Crestview Elementary  • Centennial 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.