Boulder, Colorado started off as a small mining town and has grown into a destination for outdoor, lifestyle, and technology enthusiasts. What may seem to be an idyllic town from the outside, though, has its share of quirky real estate facts!
No, no — this isn’t your cue to be alarmed. The quirky facts about Boulder’s real estate history just lend to the city’s overall charm.
Boulder’s most expensive home: According to a report compiled by The Huffington Post in 2012, Boulder’s most expensive piece of residential real estate is in the $11 million range. It’s an 8700+ square foot five bed, seven bath. You can view the photos here.
Aliens welcome! Did you know that the house featured in the iconic late 70s/early 80s TV show Mork & Mindy is located in Boulder? Well, the exterior is, at least. The Victorian home located at 1619 Pine Street was used for exterior shots of the home featured in the TV show (actual filming was done on a sound stage). The home was also featured in such TV shows as Perfect Strangers and Family Matters.
What’s at the top of that hill? It’s pretty hard to miss the massive building nestled at the top of Table Mesa in South Boulder. That’s NCAR – the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Not only does the property boast some of the best views in Boulder, it’s also marks the beginning of many trailheads for hiking. Parts of the Woody Allen film Sleeper were also filmed here.
Boulder really IS on the map. Baseline Road in South Boulder marks the 40th parallel on world maps.
Keep it close to home. The University of Colorado – Boulder’s red brick buildings are all built using red sandstone, quarried in Lyons, CO (15 miles to the North).
Keep comfy — inside. In Boulder, it’s illegal to place a couch on your front porch.