Martin Acres Neighborhood Boulder Colorado


The Martin Acres neighborhood in Boulder is in a part of town that was once a Boulder suburb.

When it was built in the 1950’s, it was considered a bit of a distance from the center of town, but now as the City of Boulder has grown, and other locations like Devil’s Thumb and Shanahan Ridge carve out the southern edges of the city, Martin Acres is, by most standards, a very central and convenient location.

There are about 1300 single family homes in Martin Acres, and three apartment complexes. A few businesses are also technically in the Martin Acres neighborhood, at it’s northern boundary, but it’s really a secluded and quiet area.

My Take On This Neighborhood: 

Remodeling and renovation of these homes is still the order of business currently. Prices have come up, and anything in Boulder generally sells quickly if it’s priced below $500,000.

Martin Acres homes have been selling below $400,000 in the past couple of years, which translates into very low market time.

You have to move quickly if you see something you like in this neighborhood!


Over the years, it has seen some changes as it went from a community oriented around young families, to a neighborhood full of rental homes fueled mainly by CU college students.

The trend in the recent decade or so has been back towards owner occupied homes. Many families with children do seem to love taking advantage of the beautiful park and adjacent Creekside Elementary.


What’s New Today: 

Martin Acres neighborhood association was formed in 1977. So for those of you who want to live in an area that has some sort of community guidance towards how well the neighborhood is maintained, how big houses can get, or other typical association guidelines, this may be a bonus for you.

Local Highlights: 

The core of the area is the park and  the elementary school. It’s at the south end of the park just across the creek.

This area is considered centrally located by today’s standards. There’s easy access to local labs: NIST, NCAR, NOAA and  of course CU.

Also, the Table Mesa  shopping area including Southern Sun, and King Soopers…

Schools Serving Whittier Neighborhood: 

• Creekside Elementary • Manhattan Middle •Fairview 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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