The roads are windy and can get snow packed – being on a bus route in the foothills is key because the roads will be plowed more often. Steepness and directional orientation of driveways are also important to pay attention to up in the foothills for snowpack reasons, small domestic animals and children can’t be left unattended outside because of wildlife and there are no stores to pop into if you forget to pick up the oat milk.
There are a variety of “communities” in the Foothills. Some are gated communities like Carriage Hills Estates, some have their own water district like Pine Brook Hills – make sure to do your research before buying a Foothills property.
If you are hearty and up for a more “wintery” lifestyle, don’t get scared away – the Foothills can be a wonderful place to live.
Average Home Price
Single Family Average: $1,745,700 (2021)
(Note: as you get further away from Boulder prices go down in the Foothills. This average was taken from homes about 2 miles or less from the western city border).
Attached Dwelling Average: No attached dwelling units sold in 2021
Elementary: Heatherwood / Crest View
Middle/Jr.: Platt / Centennial
High School: Fairview / Boulder
School District: Boulder Valley Dist Re2