Boulder, Colorado has much to offer visitors and local homeowners alike. It is it the home to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Denver, the only Chautauqua west of the Mississippi and an eclectic population to rival most in the United States. It boasts one of the friendliest and most beautiful pedestrian streets in America.
Pearl Street, in the heart of Boulder, was designed after Burlington, Vermont’s walking street mall. It is home shops, restaurants, music venues and one of the most eclectic group of pedestrians you’ll ever see in Colorado. There are students, “street people”, up-scale Boulder homeowners, tourists and gawkers. It is a people-watching feast for the senses.
This year, with an early spring of crisp evenings and sunny days, the Pearl Street Mall’s tulips are as lush as they have ever been. Strolling musicians, street performers, outdoor cafes and characters abound. The Farmer’s Market has opened two blocks to the south and is a perfect way to extend your Saturday visit.
We had a most amazing dinner the other night at the Black Cat Bistro at 13th and Pearl. The chef/owner, Erik Skokan, maintains his own farm, The Black Cat Farm, and his meals are dependent on what is being harvested and available. Right now, the greens are fabulous. He also has a booth at the Farmers Market.
This is so typical of Boulder with our eco-counscious, green orientation. Boulder leans to the left not only in politics but also in holistic and organic foods. In the case of the Black Farm this combination certainly works magic on our taste buds. We had a truly culinary delight.
So, whether you are into good food, fun shopping or just the best people watching, it is the perfect time to stroll the mall and discover what the essence of Boulder is all about. Who knows you might like it so much you decide to become one of those Boulder residents! If you are thinking about becoming a Boulderite, I can help. After all, I am a Boulder Realtor. And, while Boulder homes for sale can be pricey, you can did find some very affordable housing in Boulder
Ok, that link was a joke. But, really, there are some nice homes in and near downtown Boulder I can show you!