Mapleton Hill is one of the most sought after and oldest neighborhoods in Boulder. Prices rate in the millions of dollars, but with nineteenth century architecture and tree-lined streets, the price is worth it! Most homes in the area are single-family and exude Victorian and Queen Anne style architecture. Credited to the 200+ silver maple and cottonwood trees planted when the neighborhood was first developed, the neighborhood is thought of not only as gorgeous, but as calm and family friendly as well.
For lower priced housing, the area has developed some town homes and condominiums. But, beware, getting in this neighborhood is hard to come by. Many of Mapleton Hill's first residents still reside in the neighborhood. And why wouldn't they? With its prime location, large lawns and extensive porches, getting residents to want to move is not easy. And if those attributes aren't enticing enough, living in a historic district has its perks. One major perk is that the Colorado Historical Society maintains this luxurious neighborhood with state tax credit and preservation grants.
Though the neighborhood lacks new build amenities such as retail stores and restaurants, the neighborhood has a prime location. Nestled underneath the mountains, access to popular hikes such as Mount Sanitas is easy. It also lies just minutes from Pearl Street Mall and, according to WalkScore.com, ranks as one of the best in terms of walkability.
For more information on this neighborhood, visit the Boulder Neighborhood Guide