Stately architecture and wide, tree-lined avenues make up this neighborhood’s quiet grandeur.
Perched on a hill overlooking the city, the enormous mature trees and historic homes of Mapleton Hill make it perfect fodder for a Rockwell painting. Residents enjoy the peaceful quiet amongst the historic homes while remaining a walk away from Pearl Street and other downtown Boulder delights.
Mapleton Hill was desirable since its inception. The beautiful views it afforded of the area and superior drainage allowed by the hill made it one of the first populated Boulder neighborhoods. Many of the Victorian and Queen Anne residences which sprung up between 1895 and 1910 are still standing today, designating the neighborhood as a historic district.
The beautiful lawns, wrap-around porches, and preservation grants offered to residents restoring their properties make the neighborhood highly sought-after. Sales in Mapleton Hill are expensive, starting at around one million. There’s a handful of converted townhomes and condominiums, but most residences are single-family homes with high listing prices.
Life in Mapleton Hill is sophisticated and quaint. Locals take pride in their neighborhood’s highly-visible historical nature and embrace the enriching cultural experiences offered by Boulder. Many of the residents have been living in their homes for generations, while newcomers tend to be well-off professionals with families. Like the rest of the city, Mapleton Hill remains unpretentious, and residents value the relaxed, healthy lifestyle Boulder is famed for.
Mapleton Hill’s quiet enclave is located just north of the heart and soul of Boulder—the pedestrian-only thoroughfare of Pearl Street.
One-of-a-kind home décor, exquisite local art, delectable baked goods, and more can be found on a stroll down the city’s central hub. Peppercorn purveys a unique and colorful array of nearly every type of flatware, glasses, and utensils for cooking and entertaining. Nearby, Piece, Love, & Chocolate Company is filled with irresistible and delectable truffles and cakes. To work off those indulgences, Patagonia sells a selection of luxury sportswear to take on one of the many beautiful nearby hikes.
For dining, locals head to Japango for a flavorful and exquisitely prepared Japanese meal with a glass of plum wine. Delicious seafood can also be found at the Jax Fish House, which prepares beautifully arranged plates of Grilled Swordfish, Albacore Tuna, and other American-style seafood. On the weekends, Lucile’s serves up creole and old-fashioned southern-style brunches in its charming yellow house.
Boulder is one of the most vibrant cities in the West. Its yearly calendar is packed with festivals and other events showcasing music, art, intriguing lectures, and more. This city is the place for the curious.
One of the most enriching yearly events is the Jaipur Literature Festival. As the city’s scenic vistas have been inspiring authors and poets for decades, the written word has always been a part of Boulder’s DNA. Originating in India, this festival is a weekend-long celebration of literature - featuring lectures, readings, live music, and more. Additional intriguing literary events include the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and Naropa Summer Writing Program.
Surrounded by the city’s vibrancy, Mapleton Hill also features several nature activities located only steps away from its homes. The Sanitas trailhead is an invigorating way to start a day and offers hikes for both beginner and serious hikers. Locals also love the Red Rock trail, as it provides numerous photo opportunities amongst the impressive sandstone formations along this short hike.
Mapleton Hill is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
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