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Boulder County- Horse Property in Northern Colorado

Located along the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder County in the Northern Front Range stretches across 740 square miles and is home to over 300,000 people. It is surrounded by the counties of Grand, Larimer, Gilpin, Jefferson, Weld, and the City and County of Broomfield.

The county seat, the city of Boulder, is the 11th most populous city in Colorado and is consistently hailed as one of America’s best places to live. The main campus of the University of Colorado is also based here.Other economic centers like Denver, Fort Collins, and Greeley are all just a half hour or hour’s drive away from the heart of Boulder.


Boulder County is composed of the following cities, towns, municipalities, and census-designated places:


  • Boulder
  • Lafayette
  • Longmont
  • Louisville

Statutory towns and municipalities

  • Erie
  • Jamestown
  • Lyons
  • Nederland
  • Superior
  • Ward

Census-designated places

  • Allenspark
  • Altona
  • Bark Ranch
  • Bonanza Mountain Estates
  • Coal Creek
  • Crisman
  • Eldora
  • Eldorado Springs
  • Glendale
  • Gold Hill
  • Gunbarrel
  • Hidden Lake
  • Lazy Acres
  • Leyner
  • Mountain Meadows
  • Niwot
  • Paragon Estates
  • Pine Brook Hill
  • Seven Hills
  • St. Ann Highlands
  • Sugarloaf
  • Sunshine
  • Tall Timber
  • Valmont
  • Wondervu

The unincorporated communities of Caribou and Hygiene are also in Boulder County.

Boulder County is one of the 17 original counties that made up the Territory of Colorado when it was created in 1861. Its significance as an agricultural region has been notable since the beginning – at first being the primary source of the food that sustained Colorado’s early mining settlements, and later on earning renown for its wheat fields and beet farms in the early 20th century.

The county sits amid thriving American wilderness. It includes portions of protected areas like:

  • Arapaho Natural Forest
  • Roosevelt Natural Forest
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness
  • James Peak Wilderness
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park

Boulder County ranch homes, hobby farms, and equestrian properties for sale

Here, wide, open spaces are punctuated with vibrant cities and historic mountain towns and you will find most of the population living in the cities of Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette. Boulder County’s expansive space means there are plenty of options when it comes to residential acreage, ranches and farms, horse properties, and vacant land.

Properties range from low-key 3 to 4-bedroom houses sitting on small acreage to elegant, luxurious estates, fully equipped horse properties, and raw land. Residences, in general, combine rustic comfort with modern convenience.

Boulder County Highlights

  • The top industries here in terms of number of employees include healthcare; retail; manufacturing; accommodation and food services; and professional, scientific, and technical services.
  • Boulder County maintains a total of 104,339 acres of open space, around a quarter of which is protected private agricultural land. It has a network of trails that extend for more than 110 miles and has over 20 parks, preserves, and other open areas.
  • The county is served by the Boulder Valley School District and the St. Vrain Valley School District.

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If you are interested in buying your own ranch, farm or horse property in Boulder County, get in touch with me, Claudia Hewell, today. Call me at 970-672-6976 or send me an email at Claudia(at)HorsePropertyDeals(dotted)com.

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