University Hill Neighborhood Boulder Colorado


Generally this neighborhood is thought to be bordered by University on the north border, (although the city of Boulder map shows it may officially extend all the way to Arapahoe Ave),

Broadway provides the eastern edge as you roll south along campus, 9th Street is the western border, and we should probably stop calling it Uni Hill at Baseline.


My Take On This Neighborhood:

If you’re interested in finding a neighborhood that’s trending upwards in terms of property values, and owner-occupied pride, with lot’s of big trees this is the neighborhood for you. Pay close attention to the differences from one portion of “The Hill” to another.

As you explore the streets and homes closer to Broadway, and the CU Campus, you’ll likely find lots of undergraduates taking up residence.

Move farther west and south within the neighborhood, and you’ll find a more serene experience.


Close to the University of Colorado, it was time to build some homes close to campus. Beginning as early as the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s… and up through the 1940’s and 1950’s homes were built in this area to serve Boulder in general, and of course, the needs of the University.

What’s New Today:

Many homes in the University Hill neighborhood are being renovated and restored to their original beauty.

Although the renovation trend is holding strong, there are some homes which are being razed to make way for larger homes.

It seems this is still in response to meet the current needs of some new residents coming to town looking for larger, more modern homes who still see the value of a University Hill location.

Local Highlights: 

Other nice trails include The Mesa Trail, which takes you behind and well beyond NCAR, the Gregory Canyon Trail, and of course the ‘main’ trail up through Chautauqua open space and right into the Flatirons. Look for black berry bushes which are a nice treat, and lots of rock climbers on various places on the large rock formations.

The commercial district around 13th Street and College offers numerous shops such as Full Cycle Bikes, The Sink Restaurant, The Mac Shack, Espresso Roma, Albums on The Hill, the Colorado Bookstore and many others. It’s time for you to explore!

Schools Serving Whittier Neighborhood: 

• Flatirons Elementary • Manhattan 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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