Housing in the Boulder Area

Housing Options and Values

Agencies continue to report higher than average home values for the City of Boulder, with the median single family home price at $1,329,000 YTD October 2023. This compares to $530,100 for the state and $431,000 for the nation. The city’s tranquil location at the base of the Rocky Mountains, along with the presence of the university and research facilities, contributes to this large differential.


The median sales prices for single-family homes sold in the Boulder area in 2023 ranged from $626,000 in Longmont to $1,329,000 in Boulder. Median prices for multifamily units sold ranged from $458,700 in Longmont to $686,450 in Superior.

More than half the individuals that work in Boulder live outside the city limits. A wide variety of housing options are located within 15 minutes of Boulder, including the following communities in Boulder County:

  • Erie
  • Lafayette
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Superior

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