Tucked away in the northeast part of town, Boulder’s Four Mile Creek is a quiet neighborhood featuring larger homes, modern construction and easy access to the Diagonal Highway. (It’s also an actual stream that flows through Four Mile Canyon so don’t get too confused.) The neighborhood isn’t that far from the hustle of Boulder but with the many cul-de-sacs and few through-streets, it offers a feeling of community that’s lacking in other parts of town. With the large lots and gorgeous landscaping, Four Mile Creek is a great place for Boulder-loving families needing more space.
History: Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of history to be had in the Four Mile Creek neighborhood. Houses were constructed in the mid-90’s, which, despite what your younger friend might think, was not that long ago. The entire area has only existed as a developed neighborhood for about 20 years. For this reason, the neighborhood has a newer feeling. What it lacks in maturity, it makes up for in charm.
Housing: This neighborhood consists mainly of single family homes, although a few condos and townhomes are for rent in the very near proximity. Houses in Four Mile Creek offer contemporary design and expansive layouts, with many lots backing up to Open Space. The median sales price for homes in Four Mile Creek was $725,000, with many going well over the million dollar mark.
Restaurants & Shopping: There aren’t an abundance of retail or food choices in Four Mile Creek proper but there are options galore nearby in North Boulder. Just a short jaunt down the Diagonal Highway, Four Mile residents will find many restaurants in Niwot and Longmont. Additionally, Four Mile Creek is minutes away from 28th Street and all the shopping opportunities along the 29th Street Mall.
Family & Fitness: There are a wealth of outdoor options available at your doorstep if you live in Four Mile Creek. Three parks (North Palo, East Palo and Palo Central) are within walking distance, the Pleasant View Sports Complex features soccer field after soccer field and the Four Mile Creek Greenway connects you to 28th Street, making for a wonderful bike or hike into town. And let’s not forget that the Boulder Reservoir and Walden Ponds are both located just a short drive from this neighborhood.
Schools: Crest View or Columbine Elementary, Centennial Middle, Boulder High.
Quirks: None that I’ve discovered as of yet — but give it time!
Major street boundaries: Jay Road on the north, 47th on the east, 30th on the west and open space bordering the south.
Four Mile Creek is a family-friendly choice for those who are willing to pay for the comfort and convenience of living in a newer home, in the midst of a younger neighborhood, with easy access to the commuting of the Diagonal Highway.