The Martin Acres neighborhood in Boulder is a part of town that was once a Boulder suburb. When it was built in the 1950′s, it was considered a bit of a distance from the center of town. You should check out this video tour, and the map below, if you think Boulder real estate in Martin Acres might be for you.
Over the years, it has seen some changes as it went from a community oriented around young families, to a neighborhood full of rental homes fueled mainly by CU college students. The trend in the recent decade or so has been back towards owner occupied homes, many of them with children who seem to love taking advantage of the park, based on what I saw during our visit.
There are about 1300 single family homes in Martin Acres, and three apartment complexes.
The core of Martin Acres is the large piece of real estate which includes Martin Park and Creekside Elementary. Creekside boasts that it’s K-2 classes are sporting a low student to teacher ratio of about 18-1. Compared to many others that can run well over 20 or more, that’s admirable.
The homes are essentially built around the land that includes the park and the elementary school.
This neighborhood is now considered a very central part of Boulder by today’s standards. It’s an easy walk over to the Table Mesa shopping area which includes many well known businesses including Southern Sun, King Soopers, North Face, and a plethora of other local favorites.
What’s also really nice about this neighborhood is that it’s so convenient to local transportation options; a major bus route along Broadway, the table mesa park-n-ride for RTD, the Baseline Rd. ramp onto the Boulder turnpike (Hwy 36), and best of all, the bike/pedestrian path that connects with the Boulder trail system.
Martin Acres has a neighborhood association which was formed in 1977. So for those of you who want to live in an area that has some sort of community guidance towards how well the neighborhood is maintained, how big houses can get, or other typical association guidelines, this may be a bonus for you.
There’s easy access to the local labs like NIST, NCAR, NOAA and of course CU Boulder.
If you want to know more about homes in Martin Acres, or another Boulder neighborhood, please call or email me now so that we can get started answering your important questions.