Whittier Neighborhood Boulder CO

A funny thing about many Boulder neighborhoods is that over time, different ideas develop about what the boundaries are for the area we think we know.
If you’re interested in Boulder real estate and want to know more about different neighborhoods, I’m offering this as a resource, and I’ve compiled information from a variety of different sources.

Here’s a short video tour of my thoughts on the Whittier neighborhood below. There’s also a useful map and additional information here below the map!

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I’ve lived in many different parts of Boulder. The Whittier neighborhood is one of them. When you drive around the downtown area many people think only of the vicinity of Boulder near Whittier Elementary as the true Whittier neighborhood.

The City of Boulder data says that the Whittier neighborhood encompasses the residential sections of Boulder between Bluff Street to the North, 28th Street to the East, Canyon Boulevard to the South, and Broadway to the West.

That’s a pretty large area and most of us consider those parts of downtown something other than ‘Whittier’. With all the changes and developments in the central Boulder area, it’s probably more useful to talk about Whittier as the eastern part of central Boulder from about 18th or 19th streets eastward over to 28th Street as a maximum eastern boundary.

One of the cool things about the Whittier neighborhood is that it’s home to Whittier Elementary School, which is the oldest continuing operating school in the state. It’s also an International Baccalaureate school.

I have a friend that grew up in Boulder and went to Whittier Elementary. I’m pretty sure one or both of his parents went there. I know that his kids went to school at Whittier Elementary, and even though he and parts of his family have lived in other parts of the country, he has lived in the Whittier neighborhood for the last decade or two… in the home that his grandparents owned since he was a child. Now that’s some local history and connection.

Besides having friends in the Whittier area, I’ve helped both buyers and sellers in this neighborhood over the years. If you think you might need some help with real estate in Whittier, why not call or email me soon so we can talk about what you’re planning?
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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, and 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.

Old North Boulder Neighborhood Profile

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The area between Broadway, Folsom, Iris, and Edgewood/Balsam streets is now commonly called the Old North Boulder neighborhood.

Prior to the time that land was developed beyond Norwood, this area was North Boulder. Now with development stretching to the far reaches of the Dakota Ridge neighborhood, the Old North Boulder neighborhood is really a very central residential opportunity.

I’ve spent many days exploring on foot, the roads and paths around central Boulder, and if you do the same you’ll come to realize just how close everything is in this part of town. It’s only a few blocks between local landmarks such as Vics and Ideal Market, over to Pearl Street, or up to Salberg Park.

The two sister shopping centers, Ideal Marketplace and Community Plaza are home to many local favorites. Ideal Market has a long history that spans well beyond the age of the current shopping center, and it became an anchor for the other shops back in 1958. The Community Plaza shops on the south side of Alpine were built just two years later in 1960.

Other businesses such as Alpine Barbers, Radda Restaurant, Breadworks, Marie’s Restaurant, The Boulder Wine Merchant, and the Pekoe Sip House give residents of the Old North Boulder neighborhood a plethora of opportunity for meeting most shopping needs without much travel. What a great concept in the days of higher gas prices and strong desires to conserve natural resources.

One of those local businesses that’s been thriving in the area, The Pekoe Sip House, has a decade long history in the area. It was originally founded as the Tea Train in Longmont. After many accolades, and eventually being voted as having the Best Tea, and being the Best Tea House in the Denver Metro area in 2000, Tea Train evolved into Pekoe Sip House and moved to Boulder under the new name in 2003.

Schools that service the area include Casey Middle school, Columbine Elementary and Centennial Middle school to the north. The former Washington Elementary school which is north of Cedar Ave, and just south of the Red Arrow Condos is now part of a redevelopment plan that’s been fairly controversial.

For those not wanting to drive, and seeking public transportation, RTD offers the Skip bus line which runs up and down Broadway. If biking is your thing, don’t risk your life jousting with cars on Broadway, try 13th street; it features its own bike lane straight into the heart of downtown.

If you’re considering a move, and want to explore more of what the Old North Boulder neighborhood has for you, call or email me today to get started!

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, and 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.

Exquisite Sunset Boulder Home For Sale

This is an exceptional downtown Boulder home, built by custom home builder Ellsworth Builders Inc. This is a green built home on over a quarter of an acre lot which features top-of-the-line finishes, unobstructed views of the front range, and a solar Photo Voltaic system.
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This beautiful home is certainly one of Boulder’s finest homes, on a quiet cul-de-sac, just steps away from Pearl Street, Ideal Market, etc. and right on the edge of the Whittier Neighborhood, and the southern edge of what we now call Old North Boulder Neighborhood.

Here are some additional highlights:
Almost 5000 square feet
Over-sized 2 car attached garage
Solid Mahogany 3 panel doors
Anderson high-efficiency low-E exterior sliding doors
Interior front and back-lit glass waterfall
Professionally Landscaped
Sub-Zero, DCS, Wolf kitchen appliances
Solid Mahogany locally made custom 36″ kitchen cabinets
Antique heart pine kitchen floor

Thinking about buying a new home, or getting ready to sell? It may be time to talk…

Call, Text, or Email me. I will listen to you.

You may also find my neighborhood profiles, and Boulder business profiles informative and useful. They’re both great ways to learn more about what’s going on in Boulder. Call, Text, or Email me today!

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide.

Also, I’m never too busy for your referrals. As a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful RE/MAX Professional.

Boulder Neighborhood Lake Valley Estates

If you’re looking for a new home in Boulder, you might want to think about this Boulder home for sale in Lake Valley Estates. Here’s a video profile of the Boulder neighborhood called Lake Valley Estates, and I think you’ll be quite surprised by the amenities of this quiet neighborhood.

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Some of the benefits of this Boulder neighborhood aren’t obvious until you do a little exploring in person, so take the time to drive out and get a closer look after watching this short video profile.

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Boulder Lake Valley Home For Sale

Here’s a beautiful Boulder home for sale. It has excellent kitchen, and bath updates, and many other wonderful features that are certain to please even the discriminating buyer. Call, text, or email me if you want to get a private showing of this fantastic home.

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With a circular front drive, and side-loading garage, almost a half of an acre of land, and exquisite details, this is a home you will absolutely love once you see it in person.

When the current owners purchased this home three years ago, they had seen many homes around Boulder, and in the Lake Valley Estates area, and this home immediately stood out to them as something truly special and extraordinary.

You’ll love the location, the neighborhood, and the lifestyle in this exclusive and quiet neighborhood, just north of the hustle and bustle of central Boulder.

This one is sold, and I’m sure we can find others for you!

Call, text, or email me today!

-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.

Boulder Home For Sale 5333 Euclid Beautiful Remodel

Finding great Boulder real estate for sale can be labor intensive. Sometimes watching video tours of Boulder homes for sale can be an easy way to get most of the info you need so you know if it is good use of your time to go see the inside.

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Another way is to go to open houses, like the one I’m hosting on Sunday 12/6/9 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at 5333 Euclid Avenue in Boulder. If you can’t make it to the open house, or you missed it, Call, Text, or Email me so that we can make an appointment for you to have a private showing at your convenience.

This is one of many Boulder homes for sale that will likely intrigue you and please you when you see it in person.

Local Builder Jeff Davis hired  VaST Architecture, and Laura Hutchings and David Neiger, at Populus Sustainable Design Consulting.

The work of these experts assures you get a home that will likely exceed most of your expectations for efficiency, comfort, style, and compelling design.

Some details:

  • Tank-less Hot Water Heater
  • High-Efficiency Furnace
  • Bosch Appliance Package
  • HERS Rating: 61 (energy star is 85… the lower the number the better)
  • Completely remodeled home includes a second-level master suite and office
  • All New Marvin ultra-efficient fiberglass frame double-paned windows
  • 12,000 square foot lot (nearly 1/3 of an Acre!)
  • Fenced  Back Yard with Two Gates
  • Outstanding Flatirons View From Master Suite
  • Massive Redwood Deck in Back Off Dining Room

Of course, the best way to really get a feel for how well Jeff, and the folks at VaST Architecture re-created this house to fit our modern lifestyles is for you to see it with your own eyes.

Won’t you join me at my open house, or better yet, Call, Text, or Email me so that we can make an appointment for you to have a private showing of this beautiful home.

While you’re here browsing, check out this  Louisville land for sale, , a beautiful Broomfield home for sale , or you may enjoy looking at my new neighborhood profiles, and  Boulder business profiles.

I strive daily to give you the helpful information and critical support you want to make a well-informed decision.

Call, Text, or Email me. I’m never too busy for your referrals, as a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful Realtor, and I will listen to you.

Zachary Epps, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Neighborhood Guide.

Boulder Condo For Sale at Horizon West!

This Boulder condo for sale is considered, for many reasons, “The Top Of Boulder” This beautiful, spacious and affordable penthouse level condo has the best views in all of Boulder. You can keep looking, but you won’t find a Boulder condo with expansive views anywhere near what this tastefully remodeled top-floor home offers you in the Horizon West building on Folsom Street in central Boulder. Call me today for a private showing!
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Call, Text, or Email me I want to give you a chance to get inside this beautiful Boulder home right away. It’s the top floor condo, in the tallest residential condo building in the City of Boulder. With both south, south west and north facing windows, you get outstanding views of Dakota Ridge, The Flatirons, the twinkling lights of central and downtown Boulder, and the beautiful red tiled roofs of the University of Colorado!

(Sold late 2009 in less than three weeks)

And, if you’re not ready to consider an 11th floor Boulder condo, you may want to know about a great  suburban Boulder mountain home for salewell-located Louisville land for sale, a very hip and energy-efficient remodeled home for sale in east Boulder, a beautiful Broomfield home for sale (subject to short sale approval from Bank of America), or you may enjoy looking at your neighborhood profiles, and helpful business profiles, I strive daily to give you the helpful information and critical support you want to make a well-informed decision.

Call, Text, or Email me. I’m never too busy for your referrals, as a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful Realtor, and I will listen to you.

Zachary Epps, full-time RE/MAX professional.

Boulder Wonderland Hill Neighborhood

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Call, Text, or Email me. I’d love to talk to you about the Wonderland Hill neighborhood, or any other Boulder neighborhood, especially if you’re thinking of a move, or know someone that is moving.

A key part of what makes the Wonderland Hill neighborhood special is Wonderland Lake, and the extensive hiking and biking trail system that weaves through Wonderland Hill connecting it to the a 21-acre wild-life refuge which really defines what Wonderland Hill is all about.

The lake area includes a beautiful park with a children’s play area, convenient benches, and a large well-maintained open lawn perfect for an ad hoc game of frisbee.

One unique aspect of Wonderland Hill is that there’s no real parking for ‘guests’ around the park, lake or other areas, which means that while it’s a haven for its residents on many levels, it has not, and probably never will become a ‘destination’ location for Boulder locals who live outside the Wonderland Hill neighborhood. Except for the frequent bikers and hikers using the hogback trail system along the western edge of the neighborhood.
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Homes in this area are typically spacious and many live on large lots which by today’s standards is somewhat uncommon, and is definitely one of the draws for Wonderland Hill.

Many of the homes are modern in look and feel, either due to the custom-built nature of their architectural style which goes back a few decades; or due to the fact that many of the homes have been remodeled and updated to include the amenities and styling that today’s home owners demand, especially in kitchens and baths.

This is a quiet and inviting neighborhood for even the most discerning buyer, with wide tree-lined streets, and in many cases great views of the foothills and the flatirons.

There are many local businesses that Wonderland Hill residents favor, including Lucky’s Market (a locally-owned grocery store), China Gourmet (a long-term Boulder favorite), a locally owned wine & spirits retail store, and several other restaurants which all bring a shopping balance within steps of most homes in Wonderland.

The Wonderland Hill neighborhood started out for the most part in the 1970’s as a new development of a mix of condos and single-family homes. One of Boulder’s first ‘high-end’ suburbs, fueled by IBM executives and others looking for a quiet setting with a close-in feel to Boulder.

I strive every day to give you the useful information and critical support you need to make an informed decision.

Call, Text, or Email me. I’m never too busy for your referrals, as a real estate professional intent on giving back to the community, my relationship-based approach is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a helpful Realtor, and I will listen to you.

Zachary Epps, full-time RE/MAX professional.

Boulder Real Estate For Sale 2068 Alpine

This is a great location if you desire to buy Boulder real estate with outstanding views. All the south-side homes have pretty amazing views of everything from the flatirons, devil’s thumb, shanahan ridge, over the entire downtown and even the beautiful CU campus.

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Boulder Architect Alex Platt

Ever wonder how to get the home of your dreams, designed by a great Boulder architect, without getting the run-around? Many people think that hiring professionals is a tricky business. That’s why I bring you profiles on local businesses, and business professionals like this Boulder Architect, Alex Platt. Would you like to know the story behind my first meeting Alex? Watch this video profile, read what I have to say below, or heck, just Call, Text, or Email me today!

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The first time Alex and I met was because I had finished my EcoBroker certification, and realized I had a new way to help people. I sought out a new path to get to know the people behind what I believed to be good work in the Boulder housing community.

One of the projects I looked at was called Solar Village. It’s a development actually out in the north eastern part of Boulder County in an area called Prospect. There are many really cool things that Alex did with Solar Village, and it intrigued me to want to get to know him. So guess what I did; I just looked him up and went over to his office.

What I found was someone who, like me, has a desire to bring great solutions to home buyers who are looking to learn more about, and embrace green building techniques.

More and more of us are focusing our attention on green building, and many people are concerned about how to make the right decisions about green building. I know some of us have spent lots of money on upgrades like new windows, and renewable energy solutions for our houses, only to be disappointed by the poor financial return on the initial capital investment. If you have, you are not alone, and you should know that it’s very easy to be misled in this industry.

Actually, it’s more common than you might think to get caught up in the advertising hoopla that encourages us to spend our money in certain ways, with the promise of great returns on energy and money savings.

When I first walked into Alex Platt’s office in Boulder, I thought I might find some guy either too busy to take the time to talk to me, or someone that was ready to sell me on why he was the only one with all the right answers.

Not so on either account. Alex was very friendly and amazingly low-key. We spent over an hour talking about his business, and the architecture and building business in general. We shared some ideas about green  building and what we thought was happening in the industry, which let us to this video you can see here today.

I’ve found after learning more about many architects work, that we can actually save money, get a better return on our investments and decision making when building or renovating a house, and cut through the clutter if we pick the right professionals.

I think Alex Platt is one of those professionals.

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Whether you, or someone you know may be thinking of a move, or you’d simply like to get a personal introduction to a great local architect, Call, Text, or Email me… I hope we can speak soon.

Zachary Epps, full-time professional Realtor® and EcoBroker® at RE/MAX Alliance Boulder

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