Mapleton Hill Neighborhood Boulder Colorado


Mapleton Hill Neighborhood is basically bordered by Alpine on the north, Broadway on the east, and Pearl or Spruce to the south (there’s some debate on this border), and 4th street (or the foothills, essentially) on the western edge.

My Take On This Neighborhood: 

It’s about stately homes, big trees, and a great location.

The nearby Sanitas trailhead at roughly 3rd and Mapleton Ave is a favorite of serious and casual hikers. The dog friendly Sanitas Valley trail is a walk that I’ve done with my children all the way back since they were in a backpack, and easily now that they’re on their own.

For dog lovers, the Sanitas Valley trail is a wonderfully easy stride up to the edge of Dakota ridge with views of Boulder and beyond. Sanitas Mountain trail is a favorite of those more robust and adventurous hikers, but with the uber-athelete crowd that calls Boulder home, it’s still pretty tame by local standards. Check out the bouldering opportunities for those of you interested in testing your skills without a rope.


Mapleton Hill is one of the first neighborhoods in Boulder, along with the Whittier Neighborhood. Actually, it’s ancient by western standards since it was established in the late 1800’s. Mapleton Ave was originally called “Hill Street”, for obvious reasons you’ll see. But then some changes were made…

What’s New Today: 

The District is planning to open an Early Childhood Education center at Mapleton Elementary in Boulder beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. This program is possible thanks to the generosity of Boulder Valley School

District voters and funding from the City of Boulder. The program will serve up to 128 students ages 3-4 and 5 until school age. The program offered at Mapleton will be consistent with the preschool program offered in schools across the district.

Local Highlights:

The Mapleton School closed in the mid 2000’s, the bonus is you’re now in the Whittier School zone. With its International Baccalaureate designation, Whittier is a magnet for some high achievers. Many locals and transplants alike gravitate towards having their kids attend Whittier School.

The Sanitas Valley and Mount Sanitas trails are some of the most popular trails for Boulderites, and especially for Mapleton Hill residents.

Schools Serving Mapleton Hill:

-Whittier 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.


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