Superb location and beautiful renovations make this home a must see. Ideal 3bd/2ba low-maintenance, light-filled contemporary style single-family home located on a corner lot in Sundance, just steps from Elks Park and Pool and <10 min bike ride to NoBo restaurants, shops, and schools. Open concept floor plan with gorgeous kitchen complete with concrete counters, cork floor, and glass panel fridge. Work from home in the sunny upstairs loft with built-in bookshelves. It doesn’t get more turn-key than this. NoBo living at its best!
4131 Amber Street has truly been a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is perfectly tucked into a quaint, quiet corner of North Boulder while in biking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and shops in NoBo (North Boulder) as well as a variety of trails for hiking, running, and biking. Connecting with nature is as easy as walking a few hundred feet from my front door to the early-morning serenity of Elks Park, which hugs the southern border of the neighborhood. The park awakens later in the day as the neighborhood kids swing, balance, and jump in the renovated play space and fly kites in the sprawling field. I will miss the stillness and sense of peace that I felt living here. Perhaps it’s the perfect amount of mature landscaping that buffers the house from the street or the way light seems to infuse each room due to its ideal lot orientation, skylights, and color palette. Regardless, my home is a special place and I hope that its new owners will enjoy the many elements that I grew to cherish.
My favorite areas in the house are the kitchen with its honed concrete countertops, stainless steel farm sink, and open glass refrigerator; and the master bathroom with the frameless glass surround shower and skylight that creates an “outdoor shower” feel. The loft is perfect for working from home and has built-in bookshelves that I’ll miss. The clean lines of the steel railing leading upstairs and defining the loft space provide the perfect contrast against the contemporary colors throughout the rest of the main living area.
I have many fond memories of living here. Some of my fondest include hosting friends for weekly dinners and enjoying many wonderful evenings sitting on the back deck; walking to Lucky’s Bakeshop for breakfast on Saturday mornings was a real delight. Weekend runs to Wonderland Lake and stopping for a raspberry scone at Spruce Confections as a reward, and biking the Wonderland Creek Greenway trail to enjoy a beer and music at Rayback Collective.
This is definitely a sweet spot in terms of accessibility to Trails and Open Space. The best family-friendly trails and parks are a stone’s throw away. Adjacent to nearby Elks Park is Elks Pool. This pool is North Boulder’s little secret! It’s a 25 meter, heated pool that is open year-round and open to the public for a daily admission fee. Wonderland Lake Trailhead and Park is a beautiful loop that does not disappoint in terms of views. The Boulder Reservoir and Boulder Valley Ranch trails are less than 10-minutes away. Kids flock to the nearby Pleasant View Soccer Fields for practice and games in the Fall. Indoor fitness options near my home abound. I’ve enjoyed practices at Kitani Yoga, Raj Yoga + Meditation, and Core Power. Strength training classes at Bella Strength are unlike anything I’ve experienced in a good way! The playful & competitive culture at Rally Sport is a Boulder hallmark.
I will miss the vibe of the Boulder lifestyle. The city hosts a steady stream of fun events year-round. Highlights in the Fall and Winter months include the Boulder Creek Festival and the Bolder Boulder over Labor day weekend, the Farmer’s Market from April – Oct, the Pearl Street Munchin Masquerade on Halloween, the Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder’s Restaurant Week, St. Nick on the Bricks, the Lights of December Parade, and Chanukah on Pearl Street. College sports enthusiasts attend CU basketball games. The Boulder International Film Festival is a four-day event that features films from award-winning local and international filmmakers. Spring and Summer events include Boulder Arts Week, the Tulip & Fairy Festival, Conference on World Affairs, Taste of Pearl, Boulder Startup Week, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Trips to grocery stores and general shopping are a breeze from the house. Lucky’s Market and Bakehouse is a fully-stocked grocer with an amazing bakery and is 2-minutes by car. Safeway Market and ethnic grocers including Indian and Asian are less than 10-minutes by car. Larger retailers including Target, Home Depot, Sur la Table, Apple, Nordstrom Rack, and H&M are located 12-minutes south at the 29th Street Mall outdoor shopping district. Whole Foods, Hazels Beverage, REI, Boulder Running Company, Barnes & Noble, and many local retailers are located in the same general area.
My sweet home here on Amber Street has afforded me the opportunity to live in a truly special place and community. Living here has always felt like a bit of a vacation to me. I look forward to providing you the opportunity to experience the same.
Elks Park: 90-second walk
Elks Pool: 4-minute walk
Wonderland Lake Trailhead: 5 minutes
Boulder Reservoir: 6 minutes
Pearl Street Mall: 7 minutes
Denver: 35 minutes
Rocky Mountain National Park: 49 Minutes
Denver International Airport: 46 minutes
Eldora (closest ski mountain): 45 minutes
Vail (i.e. ski mountain towns): 2 hours, 13 minutes
Boulder is often described as “25 square miles surrounded by reality”. The city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the beautiful red rock outcroppings known at the Flatirons. Approximately 107,000 residents call Boulder “home”. Boulder is a college town with a vibrant start-up scene. The city has a strong health and fitness focus, enjoys over 300 days of sunshine, is a foodie’s paradise, and is pedestrian and public transport-friendly to the point of not needing a car.
Boulder was populated originally by gold prospectors in the 1850s. It was incorporated in 1871 and businesses opened their doors to supply prospectors and established mines. Folks also relocated to the area as news of its’ natural beauty spread. The first large residences were built in the Mapleton and Whittier neighborhoods. The state appropriated funds and approval for the establishment of the University of Colorado in 1877.
- Visit the Boulder Farmer’s Market (Wed & Sat during Summer-Fall)
- Enjoy a meal and watch the street performers along the Pearl Street Mall
- Hike in the Foothills – Visit one or all of Boulder’s infamous flatirons (the vertical rock outcrops rising out of the foothills above Boulder) or hike into the foothills along Boulder’s 151 miles of hiking trails.
- Tour the National Labs
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) – Take a tour inside and visit the theater, art gallery, climate and weather exhibits, and supercomputers. This facility is also tucked right up against the Flatirons and is an ideal starting point for hikes.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)– This facility offers weekly tours through sections of the laboratory and is geared towards educating visitors on the science and process of weather forecasting.
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) – This facility does not offer public tours.
- Take a tour of Celestial Seasonings Tea Company
- Walk the Boulder Creek Path – this a paved path that runs east/west through Boulder. It is accessible off of Canyon Road and a great way to see the town.
- Enjoy brunch and a hike at Chautauqua Park – Established in 1898
- Take a brewery tour
Boulder is well known for its unique geologic formations, the Flatirons, which consist of three prominent rock outcroppings that mark the start of the foothills into the Rocky Mountains. The city abuts the foothills on the west and stretches east in a grid pattern. Numbered streets run north-south while all other streets run east-west. The small town of Lyons is located directly north, Gunbarrel and Niwot are located to the northeast, Erie is located to the east, and Louisville and Superior to the southeast and south respectively.
Boulder communities located in the western parts of the city, just against the foothills, see a good degree of wildlife activity ranging from frequent deer sightings to the occasional bear or mountain lion. Most communities in Boulder offer immediate or proximal access to the 150 miles of trails within the city. An extensive paved trail system runs throughout the entire city and is heavily used by folks commuting to/from work. A dedicated paved trail linking Boulder to Denver was completed in 2017 and parallels Highway 36. There are over 80 individual neighborhoods in Boulder. Niwot and Gunbarrel are small towns/villages immediately adjacent to Boulder that are also popular.
Boulder’s shopping areas are located roughly in the center of the city. The 29th Street Mall is a promenade type shopping center with boutiques like the Apple Store, Sur la Table, Lululemon, and Anthropologie. Larger retail stores like REI, Bed Bath Beyond, Barnes & Noble, and Whole Foods are also in this area. To the west of 29th Street Mall is the iconic Pearl Street Mall, where most visitors start their tour of the town. This area contains many great small shops and restaurants along a pedestrian thoroughfare. The Boulder Creek Path, which is part of the aforementioned trail system, can be accessed south of Pearl Street Mall and is a great way to take in parts of town. A handful of grocery stores are sprinkled throughout the city ranging from conventional chains like King Soopers and Safeway to Whole Foods, Alfalfas, Lucky’s, and Sprouts.
Hiking and general outdoor activities prevail in Boulder with 54,000 acres of open space. Over 150 miles of paved, gravel, and dirt trails weave throughout the city and surrounding areas. The system is truly amazing and allows for residents to bike and travel by foot from home to work to shopping to trails. Boulder has three fantastic recreation centers with pool, weights, ball courts, and classes for youth and seniors. Additionally, the city operates an outdoor Olympic-sized pool, a golf course, and the renowned Valmont bike park. The city maintains more than 60 parks, many of which have play structures and picnic shelters. There are also four fantastic dog parks.
Festivals, Events & Fun
Boulder kicks off Fall with their annual two-day long Boulder Creek Festival over Labor day weekend. The Boulder Farmer’s Market, which runs from April – Oct and was voted #1 in the nation by USA Today readers, comes to a close. Football games at the University of Colorado begin and tailgating ensues. Bike enthusiasts come out in the thousands to participate in CU’s annual bike ride fundraiser the Buffalo Classic, which offers multiple distance options including the popular century ride of 100 miles. Kiddos hit the brick pavement of pedestrian Pearl Street for the Munchin Masquerade on Halloween to trick-or-treat during daylight hours at local stores. A number of other music and film events occur in the fall including Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Philharmonic, Flatirons Food & Film Festival, and Open Studios (Tour the workspaces of local artisans). Food events include First Bite, which is Boulder’s Restaurant Week when over 40 of Boulder’s best restaurants offer three-course fixed price menu options. Boulder welcomes in the holiday season with Switch on the Holidays in November when the holiday lights strung on the Boulder County Courthouse are illuminated and Santa makes an appearance on Pearl Street.
The holiday spirit continues throughout December with St. Nick on the Bricks, the Lights of December Parade, and Chanukah on Pearl Street. The Boulder Ballet performs the Nutcracker Ballet. College sports enthusiasts attend CU basketball games. The Boulder International Film Festival is a four-day event that features films from award-winning local and international filmmakers.
Spring kicks off with Boulder Arts Week, which is a city-wide events including art walks, gallery exhibitions, music & dance performances, and workshops located at the popular Dairy Arts Center and other venues. Pearl Street comes alive during the Tulip & Fairy Festival when over 15,000 tulips planted along the pedestrian promenade bloom. The free and open to the public Conference on World Affairs draws experts from around the world to participate in over 200 panels, discussions, and events. The Taste of Pearl caters to the robust food culture in Boulder where local restaurants serve up their most popular dishes to eager foodies strolling on Pearl while listening to local music performances. The renowned Boulder Farmer’s Market also kicks off its season in April.
Boulder welcomes summer with the ever-popular Boulder Creek Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Folks come out in the 10,000s to run the BoulderBolder, which one of the most recognized 10K races in the world where elite runners attend to qualify for larger races and local residents line-up in costume to run through the streets of Boulder as bands play and spectators cheer. The thriving start-up scene supports Boulder Startup Week in May as well. Boulder’s Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) hosts its annual MediaLive festival. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers outdoor performances of the poet & playwright’s most well-known works. Summer is also a time where multiple outdoor music events are held. This is tandem to the year-long music events held at Macky Auditorium, Chautauqua Concert Hall, Boulder Theater, and eTown Hall.
Boulder is home to the University of Colorado with a student enrollment of 35,000. It’s a picturesque campus with buildings all consistently built with red Saltillo tiled roofs. Football weekends are a major event in the fall.
Boulder is part of the Boulder Valley School District and offers open enrollment. There are 18 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and 10 high schools. These schools include traditional, charter, and non-traditional options like Montessori, online, arts-integrated, and social service-based.
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4131 Amber St Boulder, CO 80304
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